(Mirror Daily, United States) – Mostly all people in the US use to groom, namely wax or shave their pubic hair. However, as common this practice may be, it is as dangerous. A recent survey has revealed many people suffered injuries after trying to groom their pubic hair. Most of these injuries are cuts and, although they are not usually serious, some of them require close medical attention.
Many people experience injuries while grooming their pubic hair
The survey has recently been published in the journal JAMA Dermatology. About 76 percent of the interviewed adults admitted they groomed their pubic hair. This doesn’t sound surprising. However, it seems that around a quarter of them suffered injuries while engaging in this practice, such as cuts, rashes, or burns.
The survey was especially conducted by the vice chair of urology at the University of California in San Francisco, Dr. Benjamin Breyer. They designed a questionnaire where they asked people regarding their pubic hair grooming habits, as well as possible injuries they could have suffered while performing the procedure.
Breyer discovered how 3 percent of people who usually ended up in the emergency room had got there after suffering pubic hair grooming injuries. Therefore, he decided to further investigate this phenomenon. The results he obtained were not really surprising.
Razors tend to be more dangerous in grooming
Those who suffered more injuries were also those who performed this habit more often. They also tended to do it on a larger surface, most of the time removing the entire pubic hair. This should work as a warning for those people who often experience injuries. If this happens to them more often, they should reconsider how often they groom or the areas they choose to groom.
Also, the survey is not meant to establish which is the safest method to groom, namely either waxing or shaving. However, about 60 percent of the injuries were cuts. This means razors had been used, so shaving might be slightly more dangerous than waxing. Also, people should pay more attention when grooming, as injuries facilitate the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.
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