BikiniCan't find the time for that bikini wax?

Well, maybe it's a good thing.

Doctors warn that shaving or waxing the bikini area can lead to a virus called Molluscum contagiosum -- and you won't believe what the virus leaves in its wake.

Doctors are seeing an "explosion" in the number of cases of the virus, which causes water warts -- small pink bubbles that can break out all over your body.

Do you feel the immediate need now to cancel that Brazilian appointment? Go ahead and do it. I'll wait.

Back now? Okay, good. Let's continue.

This virus can also be transmitted sexually. The water warts tend to spread over the victim's abdomen and/or thighs. (Is victim the right word? Because I just feel like these poor people are victims.) I really feel for the poor people who've come down with this virus, because you know many of them got their bikini line waxed specifically so they could either wear a bathing suit in public or so that they could feel groomed in front of a special someone. Well, nothing ruins both of those scenarios like a whole bunch of WARTS, right?

If that's not enough to make you think twice about waxing your pubes, Jezebel cites a study that shows pubic hair grooming-related emergency room visits are on the rise.

I'd hate for any of you to end up in the emergency room because of a pubic hair grooming incident.

What's the answer? Going au naturel, I guess, although I realize that most of you are against it. At least if you notice small pink bubbles "down there" after your next Brazilian, you'll know what it is.

You're welcome!

Does this virus make you think twice about getting a bikini wax?

 

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