Pubic lice are known as Phthirus pubis. Lice infestation is found mostly in adolescents. Transmission generally occurs during sexual activity. However, it also can occur through physical contact with contaminated objects such as toilet seats, sheets, and blankets. Some women have gotten pubic lice while trying on bathing suits at a store. For you information, animals cannot spread lice to humans.
Risk factors of getting pubic lice include:
- having multiple sex partners
- having sexual contact with infected person
- sharing bedding or clothing with infected person