Ahem. If you want to trim or remove your pubic hair, that's up to you. There are even some potential health benefits — but there are also risks.
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Writing at The Conversation, University of Sydney lecturers Spring Chenoa Cooper Robbins and Anthony Santella outline the key health benefits and risks of pubic hair removal. The big upside? There are reduced rates of pubic lice as hair removal becomes more common. (You can cringe now.) The downside is that the methods of hair removal also present health risks, particularly if you choose a salon for waxing or shaving that doesn't follow best practice for minimising the risk of infection. (You can cringe again now if you like.)
The post also discusses some common hair removal myths, including the widespread but fake belief that any method is truly permanent. Hit the link to learn more.
Bare necessity? Public health implications of removing pubic hair [The Conversation]