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Brazilian wax making crab lice endangered

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Some might call them vain, but fans of pubic hair removal have a new argument for their painful habit: stopping the spread of crabs. Doctors in the U.S. and Australia have seen a dramatic decline in the number of people affected by pubic lice in the past decade since the style of grooming known as a Brazilian wax has gained popularity.

Pubic lice, crab-shaped insects which suck on the blood of hosts that most often make their home in pubic hair, have been with humans for thousands of years. But an increased focus on hair removal has curbed cases of lice dramatically. In Australia, Sydney's largest sexual health clinic has not seen a case of pubic lice among women since 2008, according to Bloomberg.

"It used to be extremely common; it's now rarely seen," Basil Donovan, head of sexual health at the University of New South Wales and a physician at the Sydney Sexual Health Centre, told Bloomberg. "Without doubt, it's better grooming."

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Eldorado

*shudders at thought of crab lice*

(I'm doing a lot of shuddering today.)

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BiffSplitkins

I wonder if merkins will make a comeback? :whistle:

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Taun

Now if we can just get bed bugs to go extinct.... (and ticks, chiggers, mosquitos....)

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Aggie

Why did I read this??

lol

On a serious note: I'm sure it's also due to people washing more.....I'm sure hygiene plays a role too.

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BiffSplitkins

Now if we can just get bed bugs to go extinct.... (and ticks, chiggers, mosquitos....)

Mosquitos wouldn't be so bad if they sucked body fat instead of blood.

On a serious note: I'm sure it's also due to people washing more.....I'm sure hygiene plays a role too.

You can be the cleanest person in the world and still get body or head lice.

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Aggie

You can be the cleanest person in the world and still get body or head lice.

Yeah, you are probably correct....doesn't this thread make you itchy?

lol

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Taun

Yeah, you are probably correct....doesn't this thread make you itchy?

lol

Reminds me of the refrain from a song by The Who called "Boris the Spider" :

"Creepy Crawly

Creepy Crawly

Crrepy Creepy Crawly Crawly...."

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BiffSplitkins

doesn't this thread make you itchy?

lol

Aboslutely!

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ReaperS_ParadoX

sick i feel sick

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Taun

Yeah, you are probably correct....doesn't this thread make you itchy?

lol

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Aggie

I swear I just scratched my head!

lol

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Gatofeo

This report didn't come with any illustrative photos? :whistle:

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Lilly

So, do we now all shave our heads?

I say, do in the bugs, leave the hair!

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brlesq1

So, um...if they've been "kicked" out of their homes, where did they go? :unsure2:

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Odds

Ha ha psycosomatic itching. Damn UM!

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