Many of us have declared war on our pubic hair. In the last 10 years, the hair removal industry has grown tremendously, especially genital hair removal. Cultural trends spawned by bikinis and thongs, certain hairless actors and actresses, a desire to return to childhood, a misguided attempt at hygiene, or being more attractive to a partner, have all been motivations for this huge war.
Surely us humans are not so naïve as to be susceptible to fashion trends and biases. Unfortunately we are (I raise my hand), and unfortunately, we will never win this war.
Research has shown that surgeons have found that shaving a body part prior to surgery increases the opportunity for onsite infections. It doesn’t matter how fancy or expensive the method of hair removal – razor blades, electric shavers, tweezers, waxing, depilatories, electrolysis – they all can be harmful.
Here are the things you should know about pubic hair removal.