Waxing our way to the ER

Just in case you still haven’t read your December issue of Urology yet, 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 ER. 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 any more – men accounted for 43.3 percent of the injuries, and almost 30 percent of them were girls under the age of 18. To avoid becoming yet another harrowing grooming gone bad statistic, the researchers advise hair removal aficionados to “Pay attention to where you’re placing that razor. Invest in a non-slip bath mat. And don’t shave while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.” Yeah, don’t do that. For the love of God don’t do that.

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Waxing our way to the ER

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