A new study suggests that grooming your public hair may be bad for your sexual health. 

Summer is here and most of us are getting ready to hit the beach in our bathers. Swimsuit season can bring serious worries about achieving a smooth bikini line. However, results from a new study might leave you considering keeping things au naturel…

According to PopSugar, a total of 7,580 US residents aged 18-65 were surveyed about their grooming habits, sexual behaviours, and STI history.

Grooming practices could range from “extreme” (removing all traces of pubic hair more than 11 times a year) to “high-frequency” (daily or weekly upkeep).

Those who reported more extreme grooming habits were 28 percent more likely to report STIs than those who noted high frequency. 

Though the study proved a link between pubic grooming and STIs, it was ultimately inconclusive about exactly why these two are so closely connected. 

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It turns out shaving is the worst offender. After looking at different methods of hair removal, experts discovered that shaving was the most risky due to minor cuts that may happen while grooming ‘down there’.

Put those razors away, people! 

Source: Pop Sugar

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