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New research has discovered that getting a Brazilian wax can make people more vulnerable to skin infections including sexually transmitted diseases.
The study, conducted in France, was conducted once Dr. Francois Desruelles recognized that more patients were coming into his office with molluscum contagiosum virus (MCV). The virus, spread from any kind of contact (skin to skin, same towel use, etc), consists of pearly raised spots with dimples in the middle. They are not painful, however, they may be a sort of weird distraction from the norm, and although they go away on their own without treatment, there have been cases of people breaking out with hundreds of these bumps, as reported by NBC News.
Desruelles’ clinic in Nice, France recognized that of thirty MCV patients studied, ninety three percent had removed their pubic hair by waxing, clipping, or shaving. Ten of the thirty attained another skin infection such as a bacterial infection and even warts, as stated by Fox News.
However, the study conducted cannot directly prove that the removal of pubic hair can make an individual more prone to skin infections such as MCV.
The study was believed to be too limited even though researchers support the fact that removal of pubic hair makes it easier for infections and viruses to prevail.