Friday, January 27, 2006

Going bald...

Fasten your seatbelts, kids, we’re going to be talking about a pretty hairy subject. Actually, we’re going to talk about a formerly hairy subject- my bikini area. Some people would be embarrassed to discuss such a personal subject on the Internet, but not me… In the interest of saving other women from what I went through, I’m willing to share my story.
I decided a few weeks ago to get my bikini area waxed. I did it partially out of my desire to resemble a porn star (not really, but I’m trying to keep our male readers interested in this story!) and partly because my friend MM (she who will be married soon), had mentioned possibly getting it done before her wedding. So I decided to help out with the research.
I’ve had my eyebrows waxed a few times and although it’s not the most pleasant experience in the world, I survived it. I’d say it’s a little worse than going to the dentist, but still not as bad as some of the blind dates I’ve been on! So I figured, how much worse could it be?
I won’t go into minute detail about this, but it involved discussing a very private part of my anatomy with a complete stranger. Actually, she wasn’t a complete stranger because she’s also my manicurist (a multi-talented manicurist, apparently). It also involved one of us taking our pants off, but I’ll leave the rest to your imagination (if the number of males reading our blog doesn’t go up after this, I’m out of ideas!)
To illustrate what it was like, I will tell you what the conversation with MM was after I left the place.
Me: “Oh my god! Don’t do it!”
MM: “Is it that bad?”
Me: “Oh my god! Don’t do it!”
MM: “Are you OK?”
Me: “Oh my god! Don’t do it!”
To be serious for a second, it wasn’t completely unbearable, but it definitely wasn’t pleasant. I recommended to MM that she get her eyebrows waxed first so she has an idea of what the pain is like before going for the gusto. And truthfully, I’m not saying I would never get it done again because a few hours of pain is better than having to balance on the slippery ledge of the shower while trying to shave every few days.
All that being said, I would need at least a million dollars to even *think* about the idea of a Brazilian wax. The manicurist said a tough biker chick who got one done started crying and claimed the pain was worse than childbirth.
Just some things to consider… Now, excuse me while I go ice my crotch.

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