Physician: End The ‘War On Pubic Hair’

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One doctor is calling for the end to the “war on pubic hair.” Family physician Emily Gibson made headlines recently for her public assertion that modern women should shy away from the practice of bikini waxing – which she referred to as the “war on pubic hair” – as the practice increases risk of various infections.

“The amount of time, energy, money and emotion both genders spend on abolishing hair from their genitals is astronomical,” said Gibson in an article on KevinMD.com. “The genital hair removal industry, including medical professionals who advertise their specialty services to those seeking the ‘clean and bare’ look, is exponentially growing.”

Hair removal in the United States cost Americans a whopping $2.1 billion, according to news website The Independent. And not long ago, photographs of young female celebrities leaving little to the imagination were seen on a near-daily basis, the exposed nature of the pictures showing just how prevalent the trend of pubic hair removal has become.

Gibson, who also reportedly serves as the medical director of the health center at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash., additionally noted the negative health implications of the practice while explaining the biological purpose of pubic hair.

“Pubic hair does have a purpose, providing cushion against friction that can cause skin abrasion and injury … [its] removal naturally irritates and inflames the hair follicles left behind, leaving microscopic open wounds,” she noted.

The risk also extends to sexually transmitted diseases.

Said Gibson, “Some clinicians are finding that freshly shaved pubic areas and genitals are also more vulnerable to herpes infections due to the microscopic wounds being exposed to virus carried by mouth or genitals. It follows that there may be vulnerability to spread of other [sexually transmitted infections] as well.”
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BIV

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A chick in western Washington who is against waxing? Color me shocked. I bet she wears sweaters to hide he bunt.

Figures:


 

DrewDown

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Someone needs to kick her in the hairy bush. See how she brags about friction reduction after that.
 

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Fuck you guys, this woman is totally right. Girls without pubic hair don't have souls.
 

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Can you imagine that smelly, tangled mass of hirsute grossness going on? Like a hairy depends.
 

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Her "War on my Retina" has been won. I surrender.
 

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I like some hair down there.
 

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I'm so glad that I know better than to click on that link. I'm so sad, however, that I already know what the link leads to.
 

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Did I get meatspinned? Goddammit.
 
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Yep... looks like a shriveled mushroom on a desert... least he tided up the area to make it look bigger... eeeeeeeeeesh
 

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Can't there be a middle ground between Washington/Portland Hippy Juniper Bush and no pubes at all? Looks like the hair comeback thing was not to be. Gah, and when somebody does a bad shave or wax job and it gets all red and bumpy it looks like diaper rash. Oh Uncle Paul.

Just fucking trim the bush. Give it a haircut, don't go Scorched Earth Policy on me. It ain't healthy.
 

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Can't there be a middle ground between Washington/Portland Hippy Juniper Bush and no pubes at all? Looks like the hair comeback thing was not to be. Gah, and when somebody does a bad shave or wax job and it gets all red and bumpy it looks like diaper rash. Oh Uncle Paul.

Just fucking trim the bush. Give it a haircut, don't go Scorched Earth Policy on me. It ain't healthy.
The pubic hair comeback happened in a porn. There are a bunch of girls who are sporting bush these days.