A remarkable new study claims that people are injuring themselves a lot while grooming themselves, and sometimes it's serious.
An astonishing new report finds that not only do most people groom their private area, but a quarter of them injure themselves while doing it. Based on an online survey involving more than 7,500 adults in the United States, researchers determined that people are harming themselves with cuts, burns, and even infections far more often than most people realize.
The study found that 3 percent of all urinary injury hospitalizations were due to pubic hair grooming accidents. About 67 percent of men groomed their private areas, compared to 85 percent of women, the survey found. About 26 percent of them injured themselves while doing it.
Fortunately, injuries were rarely severe. Just 1 percent of those who hurt themselves had to seek medical attention. But sometimes the wound can be serious, as even the smallest cut can lead to an infection.
“Pubic hair grooming is a widespread practice and about a quarter of people who groom reported grooming-related injuries in a national survey, according to a new article published by JAMA Dermatology,” the statement from JAMA Network Journals reads. “A better understanding of how grooming may lead to injury is warranted because of the high prevalence of pubic hair grooming.”