“This is not a female thing. It’s a male thing, too,” she said.
Study results showed that 58 to 78-percent of men participate in pubic hair grooming activities. Thirty-seven percent of injuries in males occurred between the ages of 19-28 with 30-percent of injuries occurring between 29 to 49-year -olds and 16-percent under the age of 18.
Researchers found that 83-percent of grooming injuries were caused by shaving razors while scissors attributed for 22-percent of injuries. Hot wax was responsible for 1.4-percent of pubic hair grooming wounds.
Dr. Glass suggests that the increase in injuries is a result of the growing trend of pubic hair removal with girls as young as 12-years-old adopting pubic hair trimming habits.
In 2011, researchers at the Center for Sexual Health at Indiana University found that the pubic hair among Playboy centrefolds began to slowly disappear between 1957 and 2007.
“Changing beauty ideals are reflected in media sources … and have likely contributed to the expansion of this cultural trend,” Glass and her team noted.