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How the ‘Brazilian’ waxing J Sisters wiped out pubic lice

BAD news for pubic lice. You’re dying out. Bloomberg news says the remaining lice can blame bikini waxing.

More than 80 percent of college students in the U.S. remove all or some of their pubic hair – part of a trend that’s increasing in western countries. In Australia, Sydney’s main sexual health clinic hasn’t seen a woman with pubic lice since 2008 and male cases have fallen 80 percent from about 100 a decade ago…

“Pubic grooming has led to a severe depletion of crab louse populations,” said Ian F. Burgess, a medical entomologist with Insect Research & Development Ltd. in Cambridge, England. “Add to that other aspects of body hair depilation, and you can see an environmental disaster in the making for this species.”

Posted: 15th, January 2013 | In: Reviews, The Consumer | Comment