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A Very Negative Side Effect To Bikini Waxes

Bikini waxes are both a blessing and a major pain in the… you know what. Ideal for any woman looking to feel comfortable in their own skin, bikini waxes have also had some positive effects such as contributing to the extinction of crabs and being proven to spice up your sex life.

But now, a private health clinic in Nice, France, is claiming that a Brazilian may not be the best thing for you. The clinic has claimed to have found an association between Brazilian waxes and an STD called Molluscum Contagiosum.

The condition's main symptom is raised, pearly spots on the bikini line that have been spreading though sexual contact in the last few years. Of the clinic's 30 patients who sought treatment for this disease, 93 percent had removed their pubic hair via waxing, shaving or clipping.

The clinic has been unable to indefinitely prove a cause-and-effect, but a researcher at Johns Hopkins has concurred that the small cuts and nicks incurred during waxing can contribute to the spread of infectious, sexually transmitted diseases.

Larger samples of women need to be studied to take this research any further, but it's definitely something to keep in mind when you're planning your next waxing appointment.

Ally | Elite.

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Ally Batista

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Ally is a preppy tomboy who loves all things football and fashion. She's a housewife in training and is known as the highly opinionated, and sometimes rude, first woman of Elite Daily. Be prepared to always be caught off guard.
Ally is a preppy tomboy who loves all things football and fashion. She's a housewife in training and is known as the highly opinionated, and sometimes rude, first woman of Elite Daily. Be prepared to always be caught off guard.

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