To all the women who have endured the searing pain (and possible pleasure?) of a bikini wax, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you. Not only because a waxed/well-groomed vagina is aesthetically pleasing and feels cool but because pubic hair’s unpopularity is getting rid of pubic lice (aka CRABS).
Over the last decade, where pubic grooming has become more and more popular, doctors in the U.S. and Australia have noticed a dramatic decline in the number of people affected by crabs. The largest sexual health clinic in Sydney, Australia has not seen a woman with a case of pubic lice since 2008.
“Pubic grooming has led to a severe depletion of crab louse populations,” said Ian F. Burgess, a medical entomologist with Insect Research & Development Ltd. in Cambridge, England. “Add to that other aspects of body hair depilation, and you can see an environmental disaster in the making for this species.” Wait…What? Continue reading “Bikini waxes are killing crabs” »