Herpes and Co.
Pubic hair has long been a problem for both women and men, says the new ideal of beauty: the bush has to disappear, no matter how. But scientists in the US have found that regular intimate shaving can pose a greater risk to your health.
Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco have tested possible connections between your intimate shaving and sexually transmitted diseases, the results of their study are terrifying: if you shave your intimate area more often, you can contract venereal diseases such as herpes, chlamydia , syphilis, HIV and faster human papillomavirus (HPV) and gonorrhea.
American researchers could not name an exact cause, but they assumed that skin lesions caused by intimate shaving could be partly responsible. Hand on heart: Who can handle the perfect intimate shave at home without pimples, redness, or other minor ailments? However, small cuts and wounds on the skin facilitate the penetration of pathogens into the body.
The scientists asked more than 7,500 people between the ages of 18 and 65 about their shaving habits, sexual behavior and the possible occurrence of sexually transmitted diseases. 74 percent of respondents shaved their genital area, the proportion was particularly high among women (84 percent) and only 66 percent of men surveyed preferred an intimate shave.
Frequent venereal diseases in frequent razors.
Of those surveyed, thirteen percent, 15 percent of women, and eleven percent of men said they had already had one of the above STDs. Compared to study participants who did not shave their genital area, intimate shaving participants showed a significantly higher risk of infection – eight to 14 percent. For participants who cut or shaved their pubic hair more than eleven times a year, the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases reached 18 percent. Riskier sexual behavior among those who shave a lot could play a role, according to the researchers. Further studies are already being planned in this regard.
Note: Proper preparation and follow-up work for an intimate shave is always important to avoid injury to the greatest extent possible. But even if you don’t shave your intimate area, you can get sexually transmitted diseases, especially during sex without a condom!
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