Ouch: Pubic-Hair Grooming Injuries Are On The Rise

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Apparently, we really need to start paying more attention in the shower. Jezebel reports that the number of pubic-hair grooming injuries which have landed people in the hospital increased fivefold between 2002 and 2010. What the what?!
Indeed, 83% of these injuries were related to the use of shaving razors, and women ages 19 to 28 were the most at-risk group. (Jeez, can't us ladies ever catch a break?) So, it seems that (unless we can magically afford laser treatments), women have two major options: Rip the hair out of our skin violently with wax or risk lacerations/rash/abrasion/burn with the ol' razor. Fan-tastic.

So, the takeaway here: Pubic-hair removal is to be taken seriously, done with caution and a really, really good razor. Don't mess around here, ladies. And, hey, if all of this brouhaha makes you reconsider why we assault our most sensitive parts with razors and hot wax, you won't be alone if you decide to go au naturel.

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