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Listen Up, Dudes: Manscaping Might Increase Your Risk of Catching an STI

Listen Up, Dudes: Manscaping Might Increase Your Risk of Catching an STI

Serial manscapers and bikini-waxers beware: Doctors at the University of California, San Francisco, have found that frequently removing your pubic hair may increase your risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections such as herpes, syphilis and human papillomavirus. According to the study, participants who said they had trimmed, cut, shaved or otherwise removed their pubic hair at least once in their lives were twice as likely to say they had been diagnosed with at least one STI. Participants who said they removed all their pubic at least 11 times per year were a whopping four times as likely to report they’ve had an STI. Even if you fall between the two categories as a “high frequency groomer,“ or someone who trims the hedges once or twice a month, your luck isn’t much better. Those people were still three times as likely to report having an STI. The study surveyed 7,500 men and women, age 18 all the way to age 65. The researchers asked them to describe their personal…