Wanderlust Daily Trifle: Merkin

Did you know... Merkin is a pubic hairpiece?

Merkins became popular in the 17th century, when they were originally worn by prostitutes after shaving their genitalia to combat pubic lice and other sexually-transmitted maladies.

Prostitutes would wear these so-called pubic hair toupees to cover up signs of disease.

So now you know.