You could lose more than just hair from waxing!

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Before I removed a guy's underwear, he asked me whether I mind that he did not get a wax. He was quite clean-shaven so I didn't mind at all. Anyway, waxing shouldn't be a pre-requisite. Do you know that you can lose a leg or die after a wax? No, I'm speaking in the literal sense. You can really die from it!

According to Women's Health,
- one woman developed a fever and pain in her thigh after waxing. She was diagnosed with cellulitis, a potentially life-threatening bacterial infection of the skin and the underlying tissue. She was on an IV drip with antibiotics and painkillers for 15 days and had surgery to drain the infection. She doctor said she could have lost her leg.
- two women in New Jersey, USA landed in the hospital after waxing.
- an Australian woman with type 1 diabetes almost died of a bacterial infection after waxing.

It seems waxing removes the protective layer of skin and therefore bacteria can enter the body more easily. It is not advisable for people with diabetes, chronic kidney or liver disease, skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis, or weakened immune systems to go for waxing.

If you could lose your leg, I suppose you could lose your penis (commonly referred to as the third leg). So if your partner has been asking you to get waxed but you have a low pain threshold or are too shy to let someone else see your privates, this is the perfect reason why you shouldn't have to go!

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9 comments:

andrewcha said...

So you dont mind guys who trim too instead of shave?

Anonymous said...

i was addicted to sex since last week, after finding out about Yu Kim, I am now addicted to blogging, esp yr yu kim's blog....how la

Yu-Kym said...

andrewcha, I prefer it shaved. After trimming it can still be rather long...

Anon, did you really have a sex addiction? http://yu-kym.blogspot.com/2009/05/sex-addiction.html

Anonymous said...

Once u have the pubic hair removed, man or woman.... you will appreciate its benefits. And its not only the hygienic factor. keke

Till then for all those who are doubters, I cant blame them coz they do not know what they are missing!

keke

curious cat

9136goh0350 said...

Love to lick your shaven...can i?

Yu-Kym said...

curious cat, "they do not know what they are missing!" Nice pun! ;)

Anonymous said...

cheeky ehh? lol a good sense of humour and wit is also very much useful, not only exciting sex!

curious cat

Jeryc said...

Gotta shave it everyday, else it will be ouchy... :(

I heard waxing dun remove them permanently? I can't stand waxing, but I can stand prickly... :D

Yu-Kym said...

Correct, waxing does not remove hair permanently. Even laser hair removal didn't work for me.