On the suggestion of my better half, I went out for a much deserved, much appreciated spa day. The hubby had the kids and all I had to do was enjoy my day. He had already scheduled a massage with this nice place that provided free mimosas and a very relaxing atmosphere. I left there to get my mani/pedi and eyebrow arch. While I absolutely loved the result of my nails, they were unable to do my eyebrows because it was the lady’s day off. But they did refer me to the Brazilian wax company a few doors down.
I promise you I went in there to only get my eyes done. I asked for just that. Then I sat and waited. As many of us women do, my mind went through fifty million thoughts- what all is a Brazilian wax again, who gets these things, do women like me get these things, surely they hurt, but I’m a strong woman, high tolerance for pain, I couldn’t possibly want one, do I want one, what will my husband think, how will this feel when we make love, I’m intrigued- all within 3 seconds. I immediately jumped back up and asked for the full Monty! I was at peace with my impulse decision; actually, I was kind of giddy inside!
The esthetician took me back immediately. She asked me to take off my clothes, everything from the waist down. I complied and jumped on the table. Then the surprises started and didn’t stop.
She was “down there”, with no warning or pause or NOTHING! Wax hit my labia and then the strip and then….the pain! Oh my word!!! After getting adjusted to her moving and spreading and pressing me everywhere, the shock wore off and also did the ouch. I settled into to our conversation (about her boyfriend problems- I never get a break) and tried to tap into my inner chi.
After it was all said and done, every lick of hair was gone and I was a new woman. I felt vindicated. Of what, I do not know, but I did! I left there ready to explore life as a hairless-crotch female that lived to tell about it. And tell I will! So here are the things I want you to know from my experience that no one told me.
- You cannot have sex for 24 hours- YIKES! This defeats one of the few purposes I did this. I just knew the minute my husband lucked up on the reality that he was no longer “in a bush” I would be able to benefit from the enthusiastic reaction. She said “no friction” of any kind. This included oral and digital- I’m dead! This definitely should have been stated B-E-F-O-R-E I laid down.
- You can actually lose skin. She took out a plug of my skin. While this may not be completely avoidable, which is why they have you sign waivers, I did not expect to look at my brown skin and see white flesh.
- You should go commando the first 2 days. I guess I should have figured underwear friction could be included in her caveat but I just wasn’t thinking that way. Forgoing the underwear feels very “freeing” but do remember…
There’s no hair to catch ANYTHING! So with no hair and no underwear, for women with medium to heavy discharge, this can become very uncomfortable (and possibly embarrassing) very quickly. Plan accordingly.
Please take the time to, not do what I did, and think this whole Brazilian thing through. I’m not voting against it but I am advising to approach with caution.
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