Crab Lice infesting pubic hair -endangered! Is bikini wax the answer ?
Go get a bikini wax to get rid of the slimy crab shaped pubic lice! Since time immemorial these gory insects have made their home in the pubic region. It’s the hair removal that makes the blood sucking crab lice disappear.
Pubic hair remover
Pubic depilation was the brain child of seven Brazillian sisters, who started this pubic hair cleaning method in the 1990’s in their Manhattan Salon. The removal of pubic hair have been termed as bikini wax and almost 80% US college students go for this procedure . The results show that since 2008 the best sexual health clinic in Sydney , there has been no report of any woman carrying pubic lice since 2008.
Even in the case of men the cases of lice has fallen to about 80%. Basil Donovan, head of sexual health at the University of New South Wales’s Kirby Institute and a physician at the Sydney Sexual Health Centre stated that “It used to be extremely common; it’s now rarely seen. Without doubt, it’s better grooming.”
Earlier Topical insecticides were used to treat Pubic lice. It’s not that these insects lead to the spread of disease but they do cause subsequent infections and itchy skin that can make life hell. The trend says that the growth can be curbed by shaving, waxing or clipping the pubic hair off. One of the best ways to remove hair is to use a good depilatory product.
Bikini wax endangers lice
In 2005 a study paper submitted by the research experts at at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio shows that 99% of the women who are more than 16 years get rid of some of the hair on their body, it maybe the legs, pubic hair, or the underarm hair. Initially this was done because the size of the bikini was reducing day by day.
Generally the ladies come to get the bikini waxing done every 4 weeks and it costs about $ 75 dollars each time. Even men are indulging in this wax and theirs is termed as “Sunga” wax. The sisters who started this technique state that, “Hygiene and comfort are key reasons customers keep coming back.”
Talking about this technique of hair removal, Ian F. Burgess, a medical entomologist with Insect Research & Development Ltd. in Cambridge, England states, “Pubic grooming has led to a severe depletion of crab louse populations. Add to that other aspects of body hair depilation, and you can see an environmental disaster in the making for this species.”
There is a lack of data regarding this as Richard Russell, director of medical entomology at Sydney’s Westmead Hospital says “Historically, it’s been very difficult to get incidence data on pubic lice simply because people don’t like to report it. In over 40 years, I could count on two hands the number of people who had brought pubic lice in for identification and admitted to knowing what they were.” Then ten years ago things started changing, it was the bikini waxing that had done the trick.
Janet Wilson, a consultant in sexual health and HIV, did confirm that the destruction of the habitat of these pubic lice has led to their survival being questioned. Waxing also is being scrutinized under the scanner and they say that it can lead to skin inflammation and trauma. Brazilian wax has shown to cause a severe bacterial infection of genitalia in many cases. Waxing can also cause ingrown hair that leads to infection at the site of hair removal.