STUDY: Shaving Your Pubes Could Increase Your Risk of STDs

STUDY: Shaving Your Pubes Could Increase Your Risk of STDs

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A recent survey of 7,470 adults between the ages of 18 and 65, found that those who trimmed their pubic hair had a 440% greater likelihood of also having an STD. The correlation between the two remains uncertain, but researchers suggest three possible explanations:

1) crotch-shaving could cause “microtears” which make it easier for STDs to enter the body,

2) the STDs could also be transmitted by groomers sharing their grooming devices (like razors) or…

3) pube-shavers might participate more frequently in “risky sexual behaviors.”

Either way, you might want to think twice before “mowing your garden.” Oh, and for anyone who’s curious, the study (entitled “Correlation between pubic hair grooming and STIs”) was conducted by researchers at the University of California San Francisco and published in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections.

 

 

 

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