You could be at greater risk of STIs if you shave off your pubic hair

You could be at greater risk of STIs if you shave off your pubic hair

Some people like to have pubic hair removed and completely smooth, but doctors are warning if you do that, you could be at greater risk of STIs.

Small tears in the skin from shaving or even trimming could make it easier for infections, according to new research.

The findings, from a survey of more than 7,500 men and women, also found public hair trimmers were more likely to engage in ‘risky’ sexual behavior.

Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, found any type of grooming was linked to an increased risk of having a sexually transmitted infection. The more frequent and excessive the grooming, the greater the risk. Those who completely shaved off their public hair were three to four times more likely to contract a STI, particularly herpes and HPV.

Doctors advised to let the skin heal before having sex if you remove your pubic hair, or to remove it less frequently.

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9 Comments

  1. Reaper
    December 12, 06:45 Reply

    No research is even needed to buttress this point. It just makes common sense. The tiny cuts resulting from shaving could get exposed to infected body fluid and that’s it.

  2. Bain
    December 12, 08:34 Reply

    is that not Adam Levine?….his v lines are memorable.

  3. KryxxX
    December 12, 08:40 Reply

    STI or know STI, I actually don’t find a clean(extremely) shaven Penis attractive. It gives off the feel that I am about to let a snake invade my holies of holies **shudders**. A lil hair hurts nobody biko.?. Especially when the chest hair trails down to connects with the Amazon rain forest below! Ah! And the slight tropical ? musk that comes with it **rolls eyes**…. .. Heaven!!!!

  4. KryxxX
    December 12, 08:44 Reply

    So, y’all fellas trying to achieve the long Penis effect by shaving like your entire generation depends on that place looking like the Sahara, STOP!

    Save your lives, save our sights and save our minds!

    STI on the loose!

    • Simba
      December 12, 10:28 Reply

      Obara blood… U need Jesus sister

      • KryxxX
        December 12, 10:52 Reply

        **singing in Whitney’s style** I learnt from the best………… I learnt from y’all!!!!!!!! ?????????

  5. Frank_Einstein
    December 16, 10:16 Reply

    And why do you suppose the rain forest is safer???

    Personally I detest it!

    A clean shave would do no harm; just let any wound heal before having sex.

    Simple!

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