French experts say that shaving the pubic area can cause micro-trauma to the skin which increases the chances of a pox virus called Molluscum contagiosum.
The virus causes water warts, which are small pink bubbles which can break out over the body.
The virus can be spread by skin to skin contact thus sexual activity making the virus very likely to spread to the partner and over the last decade the virus has been on the rise.
The French Experts wanted to know if the virus was related to any pubic hair removal so they visited a private skin clinic in nice and and identified 30 patients from January 2011 to March 2012 who had the virus they then found that 20 had shaved, five had clipped and three waxed and two did not use any pubic hair removal.
Writing in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections, they warned: “Hair removal (especially shaving) could favour its acquisition, propagation and transmission by micro-traumatisms.”
They said that reasoning for hair removal was unclear but could be linked to porno-graphics.
“Another reason cited is an increased sexual sensation. There may also be psychological reasons, as an unconscious desire to simulate an infantile look or a desire to distance ourselves from our animal nature.”