21st January 2013
A dramatic decline in cases of pubic lice has been linked to growing enthusiasm for the Brazilian bikini wax, and trimmed shrubbery in general.
Phthirus pubis is estimated to infest between 2 and 10 per cent of people worldwide, according to this report, but the species could be heading for “disaster” if humans persist in mowing their nether regions.
A 2011 study by Kenyon College in Ohio revealed that “more than 80 per cent of college students in the US remove all or some of their pubic hair, as well as a majority of university-aged men and women in Australia”.*
Hair today, gone tomorrow. Say not that the struggle nought availeth.