>Is there a point to shaving your bikini line if an itchy rash will appear on that very spot within two days?  Hmmm… I didn’t think so, either.  I can’t imagine why anyone would prefer giant red welts to hair.

As I was contemplating this, I was reminded of a story I read on The Life and Times of a Twenty-Something.  Basically, our young hero went out with a girl who was coming onto to him like a drunk Modern Orthodox girl to a “lawyer” at the Matzoh Ball.  He was all game to go until he noticed that she scratched her crotch the whole evening.  Assuming it was crabs, he split before he got any action.

When I read this story, I laughed and laughed because it was funny.  However, I now wonder if in fact she had merely shaved her bikini line/crotch in anticipation of the big night, and that is what caused her to scratch the snatch.  It does make sense.  A former male co-worker who sat on the other side of my cubicle at work once had a very long discussion with me about this by yelling over the cube wall that separated us about how bad it is to shave your crotch.  My co-worker thought it would just be torturously itchy as it grew in.  He’s correct.

I guess my point hair (ha ha) is if you notice someone engaged in a lot of cooch itching, don’t automatically jump to a conclusion about the cause.  It could be one of two STDs – a sexually transmitted disease (crabs, pubic lice, scabies, etc.) or a socially transmitted disease (the urge to shave snatch when it will only look like crap any way).