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Waxing Our Way to the Emergency Room

Posted on February 11th, 2013 at 10:01 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment

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Just in case you still haven’t read your December issue of Urology, here’s the best piece of advice you’ll get today: Don’t drink and shave your pubes. You’re welcome.

A new study from the University of California-San Diego reveals that “ Emergency room visits due to pubic hair grooming mishaps,” including oh my God no no noooo“lacerations,” increased fivefold between 2002 and 2010, sending an impressive 11,704 pube-scapers to the E.R. The culprits? Scissors and hot wax did some of the damage, but plain-old non-electric-razors accounted for the lion’s share, at 83 percent. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be under my desk, rocking slowly back and forth and crying as I think about this.

The study also revealed that below-the-belt grooming isn’t just for adult ladies anymore – men accounted for 43.3 percent of the injuries, and almost 30 percent of them were girls under the age of 18.

Wait, what. Let me read that last bit again: men accounted for 43.3 percent of the injuries, and almost 30 percent of them were girls under the age of 18

So 13% of men involved in pubic-grooming injuries are actually girls under the age of 18? This is more serious than I thought.

  1. Oh, pluck it!

  2. I guess, it should read: “men accounted for 43.3 percent of the injuries, and almost 30 percent of them ended up looking like girls under the age of 18″

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