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INTERNATIONAL: Shaving pubic hair increases chances of STI by 400%

By New York Post

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shutterstock_251138536NEW YORK POST – Get rid of your pubic hair at your own risk, a new study warns.

People who prefer to go bare increase their chances of catching a sexually transmitted infection by 440 percent, University of California San Francisco researchers found.

Cleanly shaven folk have increased skin irritations, more sex, and share their shaving tools more often than their hirsute peers — three possible reasons for the increased risk, the researchers said.

“Grooming may cause epidermal micro-tears, which may increase the risk of STIs,” lead researcher Dr. Benjamin Breyer said, the Telegraph reported. “Another possible explanation for our findings, individuals who groom may be more likely to engage in risky sexual behaviors than those who do not groom.”

The researchers analyzed the grooming habits of 7,500 Americans between the ages of 18 and 65 and found that a majority of the study’s participants — about 75 percent — regularly primped their privates.


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  1. its there for a reason I sure

  2. Ladies, we men doh rel care, dont use shears or yuh skin go tear so Dont go bare except with Nair, Leave a little hair on rear, yuh hear?

  3. my people we are no longer shaving. 2017 we going in bushy! The research makes sense but for whatever reason i just find it on the "lol" side. I guess we can just trim it down not shave it off.


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