Medical professionals in Britain and Australia have recently said that cases of crab lice are on the decline because more and more people are shaving their junk.
Their genitals, that is.
We'll let Bloomberg News take it from here:
"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…'"
"In 2011, researchers at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio reported that "A majority of college men and women in the U.S. and Australia remove all or part of their pubic hair, citing surveys and research by other scholars..."
So we're wondering: are you doing your part to rid the world of crabs by shaving your genitals? Or do you love your body hair more than you hate pubic lice? Let us know in the poll below.
And if you feel particularly strong about manscaping one way or another, sound off in the comments — we'd love to hear how your garden grows.