Pubic Hair Removal and Its Health Risks

The most common way to remove the pubic hair is by shaving. Though waxing is popular, most ladies stay away from it because it’s just painful, expensive and time-consuming. However, whether you choose waxing or shaving, removing your pubic hair can expose you to health problems mostly bacteria infections and STIs.

To find out the dangers of hair removal, read the pointers below⇓

1. Hair removal can give you abscesses
These abscesses are caused by bacteria entering the body through the hair follicle. The solution to this problem is either by simply ingesting some prescribed antibiotics or, having an operation, which always carries a danger risk.

2. Waxing isn’t better than shaving
Waxing is often seen as the better and safer option, but, here’s the thing, pubic hair generally grow at a slant, even waxing will not be able to fully pull out a hair strand. So there’s really no difference between these two, all you’re doing is removing hair, even if you decide to uproot the hair with your fingers.

3. Hair removal creams might be best While waxing and shaving have similar effects, hair removal cream work differently, using chemicals. Which is why this method of pubic hair removal might just be the best, because there’s no physical trauma to the skin. Your chances of getting bumps, cuts and infections are very slim.

But, the problem with using hair removal cream is that, you cant have a Brazilian with these creams as using cream on your genital area is most of the time not advised.

4. Hair removal can increase STI risks
Pubic hair absorbs moisture and drain it away from areas that aren’t exposed. Without the pubic hair, the skin is more vulnerable to infections such as herpes and genital warts.

Shaving the pubic and the method used is a personal preference, you just need to be aware of the risks, be extra hygienic when shaving your pubic hair. If after shaving, you’re worried that you might have gotten an infection, go and see your doctor.

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