If you look back through the annals of time you will witness the results of the winds of change. Hem lines go up. Hem lines go down. Heels are chunky one season and spindly the next. Men used to wear pantaloons over their tights. Pant legs get wider and then at times, as now, skinny jeans are all the rage.
Hairstyles change right along with the clothing fashions. Whether it’s long or short, straight or curly, you can guarantee that the media will be telling you that what you’re currently doing isn’t right for the new season. Crop it, cut it, curl it, bob it, weave it, color it, or shave it. There are tons of different ways you can wear it.
We suffer for our fashion, sometimes literally. It’s not just the fashion on the outside, either. Recent study results show that we’re suffering for some grooming choices most of the world won’t even see. I’m not talking about your underwear. I’m talking about what’s under there, or in this case, what’s not under there.
University of California, San Francisco scientists analyzed ER cases involving pubic hair grooming incidents between 2002 and 2010. By 2010, they were seeing an estimated 2500 cases per year where the patient was being seen/treated in the ER due to genitourinary injuries related to do-it-yourself hair removal. It wasn’t just the women, folks. Both sexes had their fair share of impact in the study.
They saw cuts, burns, rashes, and other undesirable outcomes. According to the survey, 83% of the injuries were the result of razors. Obviously there are other things that contribute to these visits. Epilators, creams, waxes, scissors, wine, beer, whiskey, marijuana, urging from a partner, etc. can all be contributing factors. I’m guessing on a few of those, but I bet I’m right. If you look at nearly every advertised product for hair removal, even the ones marketed for bikini lines (depends on the bikini I suppose), they are not for use near those most intimate of spots. Perhaps because the makers know that you’re not able to work with your mirror image, can’t see what you’re doing, or the products are known to cause damage to sensitive skin.
The next time you decide to swipe some lava hot wax on your nether region or point something razor sharp at it … stop and think for a moment. Does the salon charge so much for a professional non-blistering wax that you’d risk trying it yourself at home and having to explain to the doctor why you’re walking like a trail weary cowboy with bandages on your bits?