If It Weren’t For Brazilian Waxes, We’d Probably All Have Crabs

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At least, that’s what doctors think. Pubic lice, the crab-shaped creepy crawlies that have dwelled in human groins since the beginning of history, are disappearing, and according to a recent report, Brazilian bikini waxes may be the reason. Bloomberg News reports:

“[The STD] used to be extremely common; it’s now rarely seen,” said 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. “Without doubt, it’s better [pubic] grooming.”

Brazilian waxes began in a 1990s Manhattan salon run by seven Brazilian sisters, and despite resembling a medieval torture tactic, have somehow become the ubiquitous mode of grooming in the U.S. – apparently, more than 80 percent of U.S. college students now remove all or some of their hair down there. Thanks to this…deforestation, crab infestations have been on the decline, since their natural habitats are being destroyed.

So if you’re one of the 80% of American youths frequenting the waxing salon, take a good look at the person who you are voluntarily allowing to rip hair from the most private crevices of your body – because you are looking into the face of an unsung public health hero my friend.