May 26, - Are Bikini Waxes Safe? 5 Health Risks Of Going Bare Down There — And How To Protect Yourself. Risk #1: Infection. Risk #2: Sexually Transmitted Infections. Risk #3: Burns. Risk #4: Ingrown Hairs. Risk #5: Scarring. Tip #1: Get Waxed At A Clean Facility. Tip #2: Pay Attention To Your Waxer's Hygiene. Dec 6, - A study has shown that if you shave or wax your pubic hair, you increase your risk of catching an STD by %.