New research has revealed that waxing your bikini lines and other pubic hair removal beauty regimes carry a risk of infection.

Research carried out and published in a British Medical Journal publication, has said that shaving and waxing leaves the individual more at risk of certain bacteria due to the damage caused to the skin.

And it is not just women that are at risk from this.

The study considered 30 people being treated at a clinic in France who had a poxovirus infection – 24 of whom were men.