The Surprising Dangers of Grooming Your Privates
Most adults in the U.S. shave, wax or groom their pubic hair. But the practice is leading to a surprising number of injuries, according to the latest study on the subject.
In a new survey reported in JAMA Dermatology, researchers found that 76% of adults in the U.S. said they groomed their pubic hair. About a quarter of them reported injuries related to grooming.
The most common injuries were cuts, followed by rashes and burns. Most were not serious, but in 1.5% of cases, the injuries required medical attention.