Pubic Hair The Risks Of Waxing Does pubic hair removal affect health in any way? The Spanish Academy of Dermatology (AEDV), defends the need to keep hair intimate, since waxing it favors the spread of STDs.
The trend to shave intimate areas in their entirety has caused controversy around the world. While the “Brazilian English” or male genital hair removal gain followers, some celebrities, such as Cameron Díaz, defend the right amount of pubic hair as a hygienic measure. Dermatologist Ramón Grimalt, member of the Spanish Academy of Dermatology, defends the need to keep pubic hair intimate and alert to the danger of this unsupported fashion, which he describes as “absurd”, arguing that plucking pubic hair favors Transmission of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). Dr. Grimalt clarifies some doubts for us.
Body hair is intended to protect; that of the head, to avoid sunburn and trauma; the one of the eyebrows and the eyelashes, to palliate the traumatisms and the spots in the eyes and the eyelids; and pubic hair, to keep wounds, genital bumps and infections at bay during sexual intercourse. To avoid the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, we must maintain pubic hair. “The condom only protects a small part of that risk,” says Grimalt.
Genital condylomas caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). If one uses the condom properly and keeps pubic hair unshaven, the risk of contagion is almost zero. Since the latest fashion for pubic hair removal in both sexes, dermatologists helplessly witness an alarming increase in sexually transmitted diseases.
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Pubic hair has a protective function against the inevitable friction during sexual intercourse. If both subjects have a hairless pubis, any skin infection that is on the skin of one of them will inevitably pass to the sexual partner. The condom protects from a small part of sexually transmitted diseases, but does not protect the pubic area.
If the pubic hair removal is the same or the day before, the skin is still irritated and this favors the transmission of infections. If the hair has been shaved two or three days ago, those hairs act as mini blades that will scratch and hurt the skin of the sexual partner with the inevitable sway of the sexual act.
The small wounds that occur above the pubic skin allow microorganisms to penetrate and create an infection: condylomas (warts, papillomas), herpes (fevers), insteps (fungi, ringworms), impetigo (staphylococcal or streptococcal bacterial infections) or even the dreaded syphilis returns to being habitual in the consultations of the dermatologist.
It is necessary that one of the two members of the couple keep the hair in the central area of the pubis to avoid direct rubbing of skin against skin in the area. In the lateral area of the pubis there is no such high risk of contagion, due to the slightest touch. We can also trim the hair, it does not pose any risk.