Trimming your pubes comes with a danger factor, stats prove

Alice Sholl
Is it really worth it? [Photo: Pexels]

If you needed another reason to give your grooming routine up and let your hair run wild, it’s this.

Amongst those that trim their public hair, one in four people will injure themselves in the process.

Cuts being the most common – yes, cuts on your delicate, delicate genitals.

Findings published by the journal Dermatology found that cuts were the most common injury, followed by burns and rashes.

And a particularly-unlucky 1.4% of groomers needed medical attention for their injuries.

Hedges weren’t made to be trimmed [Photo: Pexels]

To get these numbers Doctor Benjamin Breyer from the University of California and his colleagues surveyed 7,570 American women and men, and found that more than three quarters (76.1%) of them had trimmed or shaved their nether regions.

They also found that 25.6% (1,430) had experienced a hair-removal related injury.

Big risk factors being the frequency of grooming and the intensity of it (in other words, getting a Hollywood every month or so won’t do your vagina any good).

Keep those scissors miles away [Photo: Pexels]

In response, doctors have called for a better understanding of how trimming and waxing could lead to injury.

Dr Breyer said: “This study may contribute to the development of clinical guidelines or recommendations for safe pubic hair removal.”

Clearly we need it.

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