NSFL – Not Safe For Lunch
most of us are aware of the whole coochie landscaping trend – up to and including surgical *uplifts* as it were.
the most common of these is the so-called 'brazilian' wax, i.e. the removal of every single hair from the genital area, leaving one "as bare as a baby's bottom". NOTE: why does a procedure intended to increase one's sexual desirability is described that way is pretty god damned creepy, btw.
but besides being almost unbearably painful (or so I hear), and somewhat humiliating (requires visits to a salon; a brazilian is not recommended as a DIY project), now we read about the possible health risks associated with a cooch deforestation:
article 1 comes to us from the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases 2007;45:000 and describes in sober clinical (and very descriptive: read at own risk) terms the horrifying aftermath of a brazilian gone awry. edit:
NOTE: there is a picture therein; be forewarned. and don't click on the picture to enlarge… picture has been removed as on 06/30/2007
article 2 is a much more readable summary of article 1 that comes from the online health journal aetiology no pictures.
edit: as noted by the eagle-eyed michellemb below, the comment thread in article 2 is quite enlightening: very thought-provoking comments on the au naturel / trimming / shaving / waxing trends. not to be missed.
the moral of the story comes from the article:
keen to undertake further removal of pubic hair.