Close cut: more than a quarter of those who “groom” report that they have sustained at least one injury.Getty Images

The bald truth about shaving off pubic hair
More people than ever are opting to go without pubic hair. But what you don’t know is how many are injuring themselves in the process

The revelations in a new American report on pubic grooming just keep on coming. Perhaps it’s no surprise to you that 76% of people get rid of their pubic hair. Evict it, extract it, uproot it, remove it. Perhaps you too keep a pube-free home, and pride yourself on a paved front lawn, so to speak.

“So to speak.” I’m sorry for the “so to speak”, which is something one says instead of a winky emoji, isn’t it? Or in case the person you’re talking to might have missed your half-joke about the lawn. Why did I write that? It must have been to distance myself from the subject which, even in 2017, makes me feel slightly uncomfortable, the idea of all these people spending all this time removing all this hair. And all the dandruff-like flakes of titillation that come with a headline that is genital-adjacent, and all that hair, drifting down toilets to clothe a fatberg, all that hair, matting itself into a jolly throw, for a winter in the sewer. I will keep it in quotation marks so that I can have it all, the discomfort, the distance, and the semi-joke

 Close cut: more than a quarter of those who “groom” report that they have sustained at least one injury.Getty Images
Close cut: more than a quarter of those who “groom” report that they have sustained at least one injury.

Anyway that’s not even one of the revelations. Most Americans get rid of their pubes – almost 67% of men and just over 85% of women. Fine. If they prefer a pubis that could be mistaken for Stanley Tucci kneeling down to plug his phone in, then who am I to judge? Also, Bros are back! The revelation that stunned me was one hidden in the depths of the data, where few dared to dig. And it revealed that, rather than the thriving industry reality shows would have us believe, waxing salons cater only to a tiny proportion of pube-removers, with only 4% visiting professionals. What’s far more common, at 9%, is for them to get their partners to do it. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: The Guardian

27 August, 2017, 5:20 pm

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