So . . . ever wonder why we have all that hair (albeit quite fine and nearly invisible) on our bodies? Well, researchers from University of Sheffield in the UK did, and what they found was quite interesting.
Turns out, that after placing so-called bed bugs–hungry bed bugs at that–on shaved and unshaved areas, “when the bug was on a hairy patch it was detected, on average, every four seconds. When it was on a shaved patch, more than ten seconds elapsed between detections.” In addition, bugs placed on hairy skin took about 20% longer before they attempted to bite the subjects.
So, does that make you think twice about shaving?