Goodmorning good people of Lagos and beyond…. As Nigeria prepare to vote for their candidates of choice in the forthcoming polls, I can’t but admonish our dear youths to refrain from thuggery and vandalism of whatever form. Politicians care less about everything except money and Our lives worth more than their ambitions and political inclinations. Think, vote not fight.
Todays discussion may sound somehow but believe me when I tell you its one of many ways that indecision takes the better of us. While some people prefer to go bare in their hotspots, some will rather have it coiled and rich. The variation in our decisions may be stemmed from the diversity of our culture and often times, our diverse upbringings. However, everyone is entitled to his or her opinnion and today am just gona share mine – actually am going to be in support of an existing claim by a medical researcher. Pubic hair removal naturally irritates and inflames the hair follicles left behind, leaving microscopic open wounds. I must have missed the declaration of war on pubic hair. It must have happened sometime in the last decade because the amount of time, energy, money and emotion both genders spend on abolishing every hair from their genitals is astronomical. The genital hair removal industry, including
medical professionals who advertise their speciality services to those seeking the “clean and bare” look, is booming.
But why pick on the lowly pubic hair? A few sociological theories suggest it has to do with cultural trends spawned by bikinis and thongs, certain hairless actors and actresses or a
desire to return to childhood or even a misguided attempt at hygiene. It is a sadly misconceived war. Long ago, surgeons figured out that shaving a body part prior to surgery actually increased, rather than decreased, surgical site infections. No matter what expensive and complex weapons are used – razor blades, electric shavers, tweezers, waxing, depilatories, electrolysis – hair, like crab grass, always grows back and eventually wins. In the meantime, the skin suffers the effects of the scorched battlefield.
Pubic hair removal naturally irritates and inflames the hair follicles left behind, leaving microscopic open wounds. Rather than suffering a comparison to a bristle brush, frequent hair removal is necessary to stay smooth, causing regular irritation of the shaved or waxed area. When that irritation is combined with the warm moist environment of the genitals, it becomes a happy culture medium for some of the nastiest of bacterial
pathogens, namely Group A Streptococcus, Staphylococcus aureus and its recently mutated cousin methicillin-resistant
Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). There is an increase in staph boils and abscesses, necessitating incisions to drain the infection, resulting in scarring that can be significant. It is not at all unusual to find pustules and other hair-follicle inflammation papules on shaved genitals.
Additionally, I’ve seen cellulitis (soft-tissue bacterial infection without abscess) of the scrotum, labia and penis as a result of
spread of bacteria from shaving or from sexual contact with strep or staph bacteria from a partner’s skin. Some clinicians are finding that freshly shaved pubic areas and genitals are also more vulnerable to herpes infections due to the microscopic wounds being exposed to viruses carried by mouth or genitals. It follows that there may be vulnerability to spread of other STIs as well. Pubic hair does have a purpose, providing a cushion against friction that can cause skin abrasion and injury, protection from bacteria and other unwanted pathogens, and is the visible result of long-awaited adolescent hormones, certainly nothing to be ashamed of or embarrassed about.
Isn’t it time to declare an end to the war on pubic hair, and allow it to stay right where it belongs???? – My opinnion.