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Brazilian Waxing…The Cure to Crabs (Pubic Lice?)


Animation of lice “down there!” Courtesy of sexualityandu.ca

I JUST got an alert on a very interesting article, detailing the drastically reducing cases of pubic lice (or crabs) possibly due to waxing the pubic area.

The Bloomberg article by Jason Gale and Shannon Pettypiece basically states that the Phthirus pubis, the infestation organism more unfondly called “crabs,” may become an endangered species because of the growing amount of men and women waxing those balls and coochie hairs!

It almost makes sense…I mean, the insect lives amongst the pubic hair and skin of an infected person, thus causing horrible irritation and itching. If there is no hair for it to be a nuisance, it likely will not be able to live very long or develop at all. This is just my educated guess.

Because people are getting more hair removal done (commercial depilatories, waxing, shaving, tweezing, laser or electrolysis) the multi-billion dollar business of getting rid of hair is growing even more.

So it may quasi-official that “waxing it all off” may actually be good for your pee-pee’s health!

Of course this is no excuse NOT to protect yourself if you sexually active. Ignorance is not cute!

Thanks for reading!

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