Monday, September 21, 2009

Wax off, wax on Mamasan


If you don't feel like getting some nitty gritty on girly stuff, this might be a good time to partially cover your eyes.

Recently, I went to the spa for a little personal grooming. While there, I noticed a woman and her teen daughter in the waiting room. The girl looked all of thirteen. This is a very specialized spa in that they do nothing but waxing. I asked my licensed torturer esthetician if they did mother - daughter days. I was joking. She laughed and said no but that both of the women in the waiting room were also her clients. Bless that heart of yours if you, as a teen, willingly go and get waxed. And we are not talking eyebrows either.

Did we, as teen girls, even know about waxing? I most certainly did not. In fact, waxing didn't become a "to do" until much much later in my life. Ay carumba.

Now, on a previous long ago visit to this service provider, I once dared to go all out. Oh, you know what I mean. Viva Brazil. After I winced in pain and issued horrible bouts of profanity, she assured me it would last for weeks. Ummmm. Not quite.

So I decided, this particular grooming technique wouldn't be a long term plan. And perhaps this type of treatment was a bit S&M for me. Oh, I know some of you say you get used to the pain. Mmm hmm. I could get used to living in hell to but why would I ?

So bikini line, fine with me, and I will manage my own situation. Trust me, I am not going all 70's style. I have ways and means to take care of business.

However, when I was pregnant, and due date was approaching, I realized that I might need to do a little extra maintenance before game day.

Hey, try this, shove a Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade float under your shirt. Now, grab your favorite trimming device, and attempt to bend over to do your work without cutting a main vein. GOOD LUCK. My ob-gyn asked what happened to the inside of my leg and I told her Freddy Krueger gave me a massage.

Going forward, I made sure I became much more skilled with such tools.

But then, fast forward to the romantic weekend romp we planned six months after our son was born. Just a little break from baby. You know how much sex you are having with a six month old at home? Not enough.

So I decided, hey racy lady, let's revisit Brazil and turn it up a notch for the Hub. So back to the spa I go. And I handled it 1% better this time in that I didn't have a puffy cry baby face when I left. Until the next day. When I had an slight allergic reaction to the wax.

areyou*&#%%@ kiddingme?

Allergic reaction. Hmmmmm. I couldn't just have an easy one, like, allergic to lycopene and your tongue swells a little. Or maybe a hive or two. No. That's not what I got.

Allergic reaction. How does an allergic allergic reaction to wax used for a Brazilian feel? Go submerge your eye in a river of hot lava and you'll be close.

Do you know who knows nothing about it? JohnnyMac. The good stuff was off limits for the entire weekend. Romantic weekends are SO romantic when you are suggesting cold showers. Or sleep. Or more cold showers.

I discretely called my service provider and asked her what to do. She told me to sprinkle a little white powder on my situation. White powder? Ummmm, there wasn't enough little white powder in ALL of Babies R Us OR in all of Bogota to cure what was ailing me.

Brazilian Wax sent me a message: I am too sexy for you. You are not strong enough for me.
I soon recovered and returned to a state of Zen for my girly bits and shall NEVER revisit that mistake again.

118 comments:

Buckeroomama said...

"I could get used to living in hell to but why would I ?"

My sentiments on the Brazilian exactly.

Passion Fruit said...

Aww, you poor thing. But you know, you don't have to use wax - there's always sugaring, the depilator (my worst enemy, I think I would rather use tweezers than that cruel device again).

Jules said...

Yeah.... I did the waxing thing ONCE down there. I thought I was in a Chinese torture camp (or some other torture camp...). Torture just ain't my style.

My name is PJ. said...

Before the days of the wide spread practice of waxing, we used to call the Brazilian, "Kojak" and it was still accomplished. TMI?

Often times, our bits and bobs are not meant to come into contact with chemicals, lest they fall off, or close up shop temporarily.

I spewed my coffee this morning, once again...as I read your post!

Sharon McPherson: AUTHOR / ARTIST said...

Hillarious: Oh, sorry for laughing at your pain.

I am a bit of a wimp and never had a Brazilian and after reading your post, Sister, never will. lol

Thanks for your comments on my blog. Loving your blog. :)

Chic Mama said...

I've heard a lot about teenagers having waxing nowdays, not good in my opinion...

Ouch ouch, not a great place to have an allergic reaction. Got into a 'sticky' situation myself recently with some Nads wax...never again.

Little Ms Blogger said...

Ouch -- although I have a passport, no way I'm ever going to Brazil.

Besides, I try to stick to a hard fast rule: I purposely don't do things that could be painful.

Shop Girl* said...

Ohhhh you are brave... I've never been waxed! If I ever did go, I'd need earplugs, it SOUNDS so awful. Ugh.

the paris house said...

You are hysterical!! and I haven't even had my morning coffee yet :)...I'm with you I handled 1 natural childbirth better than I handle a braz. waxing, Oh the things we endure for men!!!
xoxo
Bunny

The Peach Tart said...

I have Brazilian done monthly but found a wonderful woman that uses wax from Brazil and it's not so painful.

Judearoo said...

Oh my but that sounds horrific. Allergic reaction in the nether regions brings tears to the eye.

Am a fan of waxing; have curiously high pain threshold when it comes to ripping hairs out from the roots, but oh jaysus that made me wince!

Tammy Howard said...

My daughter is 13 and has been having her lip and brows waxed since she was 11. We are a hirsute clan. Her self esteem is better for it. I never suggested it, but when she did, I allowed it.

As far as - other - waxing - I've never had it and dread the day she finds out it exists. I'm sort of a hippie. I reckon I'll leave it at that.

The Savage said...

I may, one day get my back waxed.... but ass for the nether regions, thankfully I am that skilled enough with a razor never to have to visit the Brazilian wax forest.... (shudder)

blueviolet said...

I just can't do it. I can't.

SUGAR said...

ahah oooh dear, waxing is definitely a grey area for me - sounds good in theory; makes the hair grow back thinner, lasts longer, smoother finish, but in real life... totally. not. worth. it.

and thirteen years old?! im praying that was just for a leg wax.

and thanks to this i will never ever ever ever ever let some stranger pour hot wax on my nether-regions and rip my hair out, as appealing as it may sounds ;)

sugar
xoxo

Badass Geek said...

I appreciate the pain involved in said waxing, and the end result is also appreciated but.... yeah. Ow.

jules said...

Oh the horror! I'd been so mad my sexy weekend was ruined!

La Belle Mere UK said...

I'm a shaver I'm afraid. It's easy. It's free. Ok it's daily, but it's effective. I just don't think I give enough of a f&ck about what my lady garden looks like to spend lots of money on it!!

LBM xx

A Fist Full of Dandelions said...

I've never been brave enough to try that kind of waxing.

Stopping by from SITS.

Whimsical Creations said...

Seriously, mother daughter day? Mmmm...I never had a clue when I was a teenager about waxing. Anywho, you poor thing. I will definitely have to stay away from brazilians now...I am allergic to almost everything when it comes to my skin. OUCH!

mammydiaries said...

Oh god... My one experience with bikini waxing was, like all other sexy things in life I try, an unmitigated disaster which involved the waxer telling me a) I wasn't relaxed enough and b) the hairs were too stubborn and wouldn't come out. It also involved the most gruesome sort of pain known to man/woman kind and YES! I have had a natural birth with nothing but a hot water bottle for pain relief. Thanks for the 'nam like flashback. ;p

Eyes Wide Open said...

It's so funny you posted about this today...a group of friends and I were having a very long, drawn out conversation about Brazilians/ballzilians etc. just yesterday. Always enjoying a new perspective...I may have to share the allergy story...(I'm not laughing AT you...)

Vodka Logic said...

My daughters and I do a lot of things together, that wont be one of them. Sorry about you "Lost" weekend...Surely made good blog material.
xx

ellen abbott said...

There's something a little creepy about a Brazilian. I gotta wonder why looking pre-pubescent down there is considered sexy.

Simone said...

Oh.My.Goodness. My hair is literally standing on end....ouch, ouch, OUCH!!!!

I don't think anyone could talk me into a Brazilian....I been having normal bikini waxes for over 20 years and to me they never get any less painful.....I won't ever forget the time I had one done and was pregnant but didn't know it yet....I nearly passed out with the pain, now I plan my dates much more carefully!

Thanks for the giggle JennyMac.....still smiling at your mother/daughter day comment!! :)

Lisa said...

Nope ... not gonna do it!

Sunshinemeg said...

The mother/daughter thing creeped me out, but you cracked me up like always. Hilariousness at its best.

And white powder? WTF?

Dumbwit Tellher said...

I'm rolling on the floor...your sense of humor is fabulous! Your my kind of girl. I didn't know anyone else used the term "bits" lol..Pardon me while I go have a scratch.

Great post JennyMac :D

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

I'm afraid there's no way I could handle a Brazilian wax. I get embarrassed at the thought.

But there's got to be a better way than using the awful razor...

suggestions, anyone???

Katie girl said...

I tried doing this to myself... OH LORDY! I actually cut the wax off of my lady regions so that i didnt have to pull and that hurt like a..yeah.

thanks for visiting and leaving a comment! i'm enjoying your site :-)

sheila said...

Oh holy shit! Takes the sexy right out of it doesn't it? lol. I'm wincing down there just thinking of it. You poor girl!

And I loved your thanksgiving turkey scenario, blahhhaaaa hhhaaaa. Now THAT is funny!

f8hasit said...

I hate to laugh at your discomfort...but THAT was freakin' hysterical!
Although my daughter was asking what I was laughing about fromthe other room. I told her I just read a funny story about Brazil.
She didn't ask more, thank God
:-)

Dan. said...

I've wandered into a topic that frightens me.

*Closes door gently behind him and hopes no one notices*

CatLadyLarew said...

Mother-daughter waxing? So glad I birthed a boy child!

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

Thank you for reassuring me why I have NEVER gone there, done that. And I NEVER will. I like to trim my own hedges, thank you. Or I let hubby do it. Makes him feel like he's a landscape designer. ;-)

Too Many Hats said...

This sealed the deal, I won't be going to Brazil like ever!

Emily said...

YYYeeeoouch! Yep, if I had those issues, I think I would be going au natural.
And 13...yeah, that's a little young for waxing anything! I started waxing in college and now am pretty much addicted. You know, after doing it for almost 10 years, it really does last a lot longer...

Mommy Mac said...

2 words for you:

Bic and Nair.

OUCH for you!!!

.mac :)

p.s. Anytime you have someone say just coat it in white powder...it can't be good!

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

OMG. Reading this makes me so glad that I spent the time and the moolah to get lasered. It was so worth it. Now I never have to worry, and I hated waxing!! I saw the funniest billboard this morning...1-800- r-u-hairy. For hair removal.

Shorty said...

OMG... I feel for you! I'm one of those girls who was just blessed with very little to mess with down there. It was embarrassing when I was younger and trying to look 'all grown up' but now I'm grateful!

Dumblond said...

Brazilian wax....
Putting that on my list of Things I Will Never Do Even If I Was Paid Handsomely To Do Said Thing.
Thanks for the tip.

M@ said...

yeah, I'm a dude, and there's no way. That sounds painful without the reaction!!!

New England Girl said...

Goodness! I have yet to traverse down the Brazilian path, and after reading your horror story, I am pretty sure that path has suddenly become a no-go. Did you ever tell JohnnyMac why he didn't get anything but cold showers and sleep that weekend? Poor you... that must have been horrible!

Intense Guy said...

Oh dear.

What you ladies don't do for a guy... High heels, tight underwire bras, jeans you either paint on or pull up with a pair of plyers.

Its just insane. ...can I open my other eye yet?

Rebel said...

I've been getting my legs waxed here because it's so much cheaper than in the states, but there is a line that I will not cross. Even getting close is almost too painfull to stand. My girly bits are a fun-only zone - no pain allowed!

Chief said...

So, let me tell you, from a cosmetologists point of view. Waxing is masochistic! I had my armpits waxed and the blood came and I cried and then I went and bought a razor.

I also have a sign on the wall of my salon that says:

"Facial waxing only. Everything below the chin is your business."

Busy Bee Suz said...

I just started getting my eyebrows waxed and it takes me a day to prepare myself for the pain :)
Brazillian? ugghhh....I don't get this...pure torture.

Young Mom/Wife said...

For our honeymoon I thought I would be all sexy and live it up Brazilian style too....after that I told my husband that if I was ever doing that again he'd have to get his male parts waxed first!

My provider said it would feel like a sunburn on your nether region, and boy oh boy was she right!

Brandi said...

I am sure the rest of your post was funny... I did read it, but I was so disturbed by the mom and 13 year old daughter waxing that I don't remember a thing aside from that! HA! Can I just say I am SO glad I have boys!!! :P

La La La Leah said...

I started waxing my eyebrows when I was 18 ALMOST 10 years ago... sad....

I have toyed with taking a trip to Brazil, but that place scares me, But I do enjoy me some Brazilian food!! .... But I did get an ingrown hair from shaving down there and it SUCKED... We, as women, can never win this battle....

foxy said...

GIRL. That sounds downright AWFUL! The waxing itself is bad enough, but then to be ALLERGIC to the wax? WTF? That's just evil.

Conquer The Monkey said...

That is the worst. The ONLY time I waxed that is exactly what happened, it was a scary site, no more waxing for me!
Hope you are all better!!!
Cameron from
Conquer The Monkey

i am playing outside said...

how very educational! *chooses not to get his lady parts waxed...*

Kathy B! said...

"I could get used to living in hell to but why would I ?"


Amen. I've never been to Brazil and I am not about to start!!

Michael Rivers said...

I can't even imagine. To Brazil I will not go. I'll keep up my current regime!

Vivienne said...

At a dinner party a guy once said that he could peg a woman's age on either side of 35 by looking at her girly bits.... over 35 = shaving; under 35 = waxing.
Prick.
As unpleasant as all this is for the waxee, how much does this job suck if you are the waxer?

kyslp said...

I'd like to try it but I'm too embarrassed. Maybe if the waxer were blind? (That probably wouldn't turn out too well, either!) If I could get my gyno to do it, that would be great since he's alredy familiar with the area and not easily grossed out.....,

Alicia said...

amen sister!! and poor johnny mac!! lol....baby talc and cold showers... every mans dream!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

I am laughing so hard right now! That was awesome.

Green-Eyed Momster said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you, JennyMac! I needed another reason to NEVER have one of those as long as I live! I'll die hairy but neatly trimmed!
Hey, when I did my post I forgot about all of your 400 followers and then I visited today and you have 530? You have more followers than anyone I know! You ROCK!
I'm sorry about the allergic reaction to the wax! :(
I just found out via your post that I'm allergic to wax too! Hmmm! :)

Hugs!!

Youngblood4ever said...

I recently (as in last week) made my first attempt at an international waxing. WOW! There are a lot of things that I can do, but WHY!?!?!? I like the feeling after, but is the torture really worth it? We'll see if I am brave (read stupid) enough to do that one again.

Magdalena said...

Hi, warm regards from Poland! :-)

Grand Pooba said...

Oh my gosh that's my worst nightmare! I don't think I'll ever try waxing, I'll just stick to the electric razor!

Jen said...

Um yeah, it hurts like hell just getting my lip and brows waxed there is no way that wax is coming near my girlie bits.

Deborah Godin said...

I say, Let's keep waxing in Gitmo, where it belongs.

J.J. in L.A. said...

My man says he can take care of my situation with his razor/trimmer. But I'm on blood thinner and I'd rather not die, thank you very much!

Em x said...

Your posts mak laugh so much, waxing is soo painful.

Trac~ said...

Stopping by from SITS to say hello and say that you are more of a woman than I am - I could/would NEVER EVER be able to be subjected to that pain in that very sensitive area - YEEEOUCH!!!!! LOL

Margo said...

I'm sorry the romantic getaway was a bust, but this is so funny. I love your descriptions - especially about hair removal during pregnancy. I can't even think about getting any kind of wax down there without screaming! I have two teenage daughters and the fact that such young girls are into this makes me kind of sad... It's hair, not cooties!

JenJen said...

Gripit and ripit baby!

Eh... pass.

word verification:
toremust

la aventurista said...

Oh my word! What 13 year old needs to be getting that kind of wax? And...ouch. Just ouch...

Kristina P. said...

I can't even wax my upper lip without breaking out! No bikini waxing for me.

And 13?!?! WTF?

B.o.B. said...

I just did a post on hair removal myself.

http://discombobulatedrunning.blogspot.com/2009/09/thankful-thursday-tmi-edition.html

This white powder is much, much better than the wax. And it's cheap!

Simply Mel said...

Believe it or not, I thought natural child birth was easier than the Brazilian wax! I also had an allergic reaction, and I basically didn't want to walk or sit for days...

And to make matters worse, the small strip left by the wax gal was not straight - and this drove my architect/artist husband nuts! But there was no way in hell I was going back for a clean-up! He endured his twitch for a few weeks, and I still wince even at the sight of honey!

Sabrina said...

I had a brazillian once and it went pretty okay. But I don't think I would ever do it again.

Orange Juice said...

I'll have you know that your resident Esthetician does not approve of this post.

lifeshighway said...

too too funny. I could not even get to the presentation let alone the actual waxing.

Trimming is good. Done in secret. Behind a closed door.

Ju said...

Well, being Brazilian myself, I can tell that from the age of 13, waxing (we don't call it Brazilian, we just call it waxing haha) is part of our fortnight grooming, so we get used it quite quickly. Living in the UK though, I had the most horrendous experiences in the hands of so called beauticians. Good grief, I rather just befriend a razor. Much easier isn't it?
Ju

Sharon, The Queen Blogger said...

No. I'm not one of the sheep at the salon. I'm going to use my flat iron and straigten my pubic hair so that in hangs down like bangs.

The Sharer said...

This was....ummmm...painful, but hey I was warned!

I too spit coffee, well Pepsi....over the "I could get used to living in hell to but why would I ?"

Very nice, very funny....

Have a great week,

Sharer

jenn w/ 2 n's said...

Holy CRAP! That is some funny shiz. Thanks for stopping by my digs. You always give a good laugh, glad I could return the favor. Have a good week!!!

HalfAsstic.com said...

Ohmigah. Oww. Yeah, I am not going to be doing any of that anytime soon. I have a razor with 5 blades, (at the same time) and these stupid little moisturizing strips on it for just the neither region occasions. LOTS of shaving cream and a long soak in a hot tub before hand. Burt's Bee's Body Oil afterward. So far, that's the best I can figure out for me.

Erin said...

Thank you for this very informative post. I live in such a small town I don't even know if we have a place that waxes, and I would be scared to go to it. But I'm very tempted next time I'm in the big city...

A Lawyer Mom's Musings said...

Reading this makes me glad the only thing I've ever done was get my eyebrows waxed . . . twice . . . in my entire life.

Love,
Andy Rooney

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I know someone who got a staph infection while getting a wax job and you know what that means...flesh eating your goods is not on my list of things to experience! I'll pass!

Rosemary said...

Hi there Jenny,
Thanks for your kind words!!
I have to say that I hate getting waxed, but I do it.
Rosemary

secret agent woman said...

Oh my God! I would never get a Brazilion wax (or what a friend of mine used to call a mohawk) both because I don't like pain and because I think it looks kind of freakish. When did we decide adults aren't supposed to have any pubic hair?

Bruce said...

that has to be the strangest, most well written blog a man has evern read......I am still mulling over how you addressed such a sensative subject with such dignity. (what? no pictures???)

MG said...

Thirteen! Does she even have anything that she needs waxed? Or have the need for waxing?

ItsKelly said...

Uh, no, I had no clue about waxing when I was thirteen. And if you told me about it I would have died.

Oh the joys of being a girl!

Amy said...

Not in this lifetime! Too big a chicken!
When I was pregnant with my first child my sister told me they shave you just before the baby comes--WHAT? I don't know why I believed her, not only is she younger but she ain't never had a baby! I was more terrified of that than labor--which was no picnic as it turned out.

Thanks for the birthday wishes!

Samantha said...

Oh. My. Word.

I can't breathe I'm laughing so hard.

Bless your heart...I'm not laughing at you. I'm really not because this only further proves my point about this argument.

Thank you.

Constructive Attitude said...

poor little thirteen year old. I too was not thinking about that kind of stuff at that age.

Queenie Jeannie said...

I've never had the "pleasure" of waxing. Sounds like I'm not missing much, lol! OWIES!!!! I have a very low threshold for physical pain!

Kristin said...

I'm happy leaving Miss B. alone and taking care of business myself. It was quite the chore when preggers I will admit. Ah ha

Bloggin Betty said...

I have been contemplating going all out for a while now. You just made my decision much easier, thanks.

Amanda said...

If ever a girl needed a great pickmeup in the middle of the day, your post is it. I am still giggling. My little girls once had the joys of accompanying me to the beauty therapy clinic on waxing day - just a regular old bikini wax you understand, not a Brazilian. Anyway, were there some eyes on stalks when they saw what was happening. No more questions for a wee while!
Thanks for such a fun post - for me, not you I understand!

Mark said...

More than I wanted to ever know, I know you warned me, I could have turned away ... no I couldn't ha!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

I'm dying here Miss Mac-alicious.

Oh man.. you need to warn a girl not to do an ab workout BEFORE you have her abs spasming in fits of uncontrollable laughter... Seriously. I'm in pain. Thought not as much pain as you're in I imagine...

Leah Rubin said...

Pain is not our friend, but this allergic reaction thing is adding insult to injury! Poor you!

Unknown Mami said...

Wow! Your poor lady bits. My face is cringed in sympathy.

AmyK said...

This whole experience sounds horrifing to me. But tell me you did not willingly wobble your poor pregnant privates into a place of pain and torture just before you gave birth. And then to do that, you had to lay on your back, which is impossible for a 9 month pregnant woman. Ouch is not enough.

Dustjacket Attic said...

I'm so sorry for your pain, but I was laughing (quite a bit) in this fab post! Love it.

The pregnant bit is a keeper, oh and the 1% better!!

I'm loving "Ay carumba", very hilarious JM!
xoxo

Just Playing Pretend said...

Sometimes I make stupid decisions. I once decided to by a self waxing kit and just give myself a brazilian.

I'm not kidding. Not even a little bit. So in the end... I feel your pain. I really do.

Transparent Mama said...

OUCH! Never will I embark upon this adventure. When, I was preggo, I went all seventies without knowing it.

ladytruth said...

As a young girl and even as a teen 'waxing' was something that happened in Karate Kid at Mr. Miyagi's training camp. And when I did go for my first Brazilian, I decided to keep it that way. This grasshopper was obviously not willing to learn the secrets of this tortuous way of the Western woman ;)

Surge said...

This teen is off for her first wax in due time -- and I actually can't wait! I know there's pain but pain is temporary, or at least shorter than the results.

Lynette said...

Yah, totally funny. In my last visit to brazil I was the guinea pig, practice doll, object of extreme torture. If I knew the person I was making the appointment with had never done them before and needed to bring in a teacher to teach her...well i have to say that i would have called someone else. So the teacher took one side - to teach- and was very good, but then came the student - and the screaming... anyone know a good spa?

Angie S said...

Waxing is so not for me! Ouch...eyebrows yes, but anything else no WAY! Never heard of the white powder thing...too funny. Sorry for your pain, but you are seriously cracking me up!

hotpants™ said...

I've always wanted to try it. The reason I haven't is because I know it wouldn't be worth it. My hair grows back SO FAST!

M-Cat said...

This post has prolly quite literally saved my choch. I've been considering waxing Brazil, but will now definitely be sticking with my pink gillette.

Thank you

Janelle said...

the feeling of that rash is absolutely horrendous, but mine was on my face, which not sure if that's any better considering now everyone can see it!
My condolences!

Vanessa said...

My girl told me to rub Baby Desitin on my area. I hate the smell of that stuff oh, and BTW, it didn't help.

Drahdrah said...

I am so sorry for your pain and that the week-end didn't work out, but you seriously cracked me up ! Brazilians are so not worth it for me either !

tiburon said...

I think I love you.

Liz said...

Holy crap...you comment on my blog and I find your blog (and LOVE it) all on the same day I return to brazilian waxes after a few months off and come home BLEEDING and wondering why the heck I do this and oh yeah it all started when I was pregnant with my first (the thinking anxious-prone smart-ass one you commented about on my blog) and could not reach anywhere near the necessary trimming area! Hmmmm..coincidence? What deep meaning could there be in brazilian waxes?!? Perhaps it was meant to be that we "find" each other...(P.S. In spite of the bleeding and torture, I return...pending an allergic reaction.)

Yet said...

Well goodness gracious! And can I just say...13 years old?? Getting a wax? But why? Whose going to be looking down there when you're freakin 13???? My gosh. Parents today. I wish I would let my daughter get waxed at 13. You'd have to kill me first...

Erin M. said...

I have just discovered your blog & I love it! This post in particular is great.

I *never* thought I'd get a Brazilian. And then I kept thinking about it. I hate being hairy. I have PCOS (poly-cystic ovarian syndrome) which not only resulted in my infertility, but also gives me lovely side effects like acne and excess hair. I've always been very uncomfortable/embarassed by my nether-regions. I had regular bikini waxes and then gradually let her take a little more off here and there. And then one day I decided I'd at least try it.

I don't know if I can ever go back. I can also honestly say that it is not fun, but the first and second times were the worst. On some level you do develop a higher tolerance for the pain. Plus the hair grows back finer and so is easier to pull out the subsequent visits.

I do think it would be nice if every man were required to have at least one Brazilian wax---so that he would truly appreciate what we women go through. I do it mostly for me now, but my husband appreciates it as well.

So I guess that's what I think about it.

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