A doctor in Washington is of the opinion that all of you trimming your natural garden are causing problems and you should stop doing it. You know which garden I'm talking about; not the one everybody can see as they drive by your house, unless you are a Hollywood celebrity type.
Emily Gibson, a private practitioner and medical director of the health center at Western Washington University says shaving your private parts increases the risk of infections in women and injuries in both men and women. Dr. Gibson complains that the amount of time, money and emotion both genders put into abolishing hair from their genitals is astronomical. Really, it takes that long and it's an emotional burden?! Why? Maybe one is afraid of slipping with the razor?
Believe it or not, the hair removal industry in the U.S. is a $2.1 billion industry. Dr. Gibson said the pubic hair does serve a purpose, biologically speaking. It "provides cushion against friction that can cause skin injury and abrasions." Huh? Seems to me that a smooth surface has less friction than a hairy one. She goes on to say the freshly shaved pubic area is more vulnerable to herpes and similar STDs due to the open wounds of shaved hair follicles. I think you're doing it wrong if that's how it looks after shaving; open wounds? I wouldn't touch that at closing time...
But she does have a point, maybe she's just saying trim it up a bit; keep your garden neat and clean and not unruly. And guys, if you are shaving your man branch to make it 'look bigger' I'd say you've got a different problem if strands of hair make your twig look, well, like a twig and not a trunk.