Does a Bare Bush Increase Your Risk for STIs?

Does a Bare Bush Increase Your Risk for STIs?

A recent study from Dell Medical School at the University of Texas has found a link between extreme pubic hair grooming and increased rates of sexually transmitted infections. The results indicate that high-frequency shavers have a quadrupled risk of contracting an STI. One reason, researchers speculate, might be that infections can spread more easily due to tiny cuts or tears in the skin that occur from grooming. Another theory is that people who groom more often engage in more sex and are thus already at higher risk for contracting STIs.

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