• Fede Montagud, editor

    Doctors against genital waxing

    20 Aug

    The fashion of removing pubic hair has gradually come to be a widespread practice nowadays, especially among women. The origins of this trend may be the desire to attract the opposite sex, a mistaken perception of hygiene or even an attempt to return to childhood.  But more and more doctors advise against this practice.


    Pubic hair has the important function of naturally easing friction between folds of skin in the most intimate parts of our body. Genital hair removal, irrespective of the method used (waxes, razors, creams, electrolysis, etc) irritates and inflames the hair follicles and causes multiple microscopic wounds. The natural moisture in these areas fosters pathogenic bacteria proliferation and the resulting abscesses and pustules. Recent medical reports, moreover, confirm that hairless genitalia are more vulnerable to herpes and other sexually transmitted diseases.