Sex, lice and pubic shaving: study highlights risks

Sex, lice and pubic shaving: study highlights risksPeople who shave, wax, or trim their pubic hair are at higher risk of sexually-transmitted infections (STIs), but less likely to get lice, a study suggested on Tuesday. Sharing tools such as razors may also be a risk, they said, citing a case of HIV transmission between brothers using the same blade. Pubic hair grooming, it explained, "is correlated with an increased number of lifetime sexual partners and is viewed as a preparatory act to sexual engagement".



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