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January 3rd, 2007, 05:26 PM
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I have always heard a brazillian wax is extremely painful - and hte only women I know who have done it went to spas. I don't think a pro can numb your follicles...so it can't be much different.[/b]
Some actually do use a topical numbing spray prior to waxing. It doesn't help much, but it's better than nothing. I used to have a prescription numbing cream from my esthetician that I would use before being waxed. That stuff was awesome! I also use Neosporin+ Pain Relief immediately afterwards, and that really helps too! It does hurt though. I'm not going to lie!
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January 3rd, 2007, 05:51 PM
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I guess my question is stuff like -
do you "pre-groom" like trim? My dh has waxed me and it hurt like holy h*ll - is it that bad when a pro does it? Do the waxers "walk you through" the process? Do you get butt naked from the waist down - I guess you would have to. How long does it last?


I have no problem discussing this subject. I have no shame! LOL..

I've been getting brazilian waxes for about 4 years now. In Southern California, there are salons that specialize in this, if you can believe it. The one I used to go to was called "Pink Cheeks." Here in NC, most nicer salons and day spas offer brazilian waxing in addition to all their other services.

I would NEVER attempt to do it myself or have my DH do this, simply because a professional knows how to do it in the least painful manner possible. Yes, you get butt naked from the waist down, and they do remove ALL the hair down there (yes, your butt too). You can ask them to leave a small triangle or strip in front if you prefer it that way. A good waxer will talk you through the process if it's your first time. How long it lasts depends on how fast your hair grows. It needs to be 1/4" long before they can rewax, and for me that's 6-8 weeks. It costs about $60 + tip on average per session.

I love the results from waxing and could never go back to au naturel or shaving. That's just my preference. DH does love how it feels waxed, but ultimately he could care less whether I have hair down there or not.

As for men, I can't stand a man who is waxed down there. I like my men hairy, but nicely trimmed! There were always men in the waiting room at Pink Cheeks, and I just can't stand the thought of a guy who is as smooth as I am!

Hmmm, I might just try it. So do I trim up a bit first?
Pink Cheeks - what a great name!!!!
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January 4th, 2007, 06:12 AM
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Hmmm, I might just try it. So do I trim up a bit first?
Pink Cheeks - what a great name!!!![/b]
Yes, definitely trim first, although they will also do that for you if need be. If the hair is too long it makes waxing more difficult and painful. It should be about 1/4" long. Keep in mind that the first time is the worst in terms of pain. After that it's not so bad unless you shave and then go back to waxing. Good luck and don't forget the Neosporin + Pain Relief for afterwards!
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January 4th, 2007, 12:37 PM
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Wow..and they made it look so easy to get the Brazilian on Sex and the City. Oh well..can't trust a T.V. show lol
I was wondering if maybe the whole hair down there issue varies with age?? My mother is a Baby Boomer..born in 1954 and I am absolutely certain that she would consider having no hair or even trimmed hair down there just plain whoreish....LOL.... which, just for the record I do not think shaving, not shaving or grooming makes any woman slutty. Fast forward to now and it seems that tons of women like mid to late 30's and down seem to favor the no hair and groomed look. Could it be that t.v. (sex and the city), celebs, and porn for those who watch it have made this trend popular with today's generation.
I would try the Brazilian thing but I am so embarrassed that it's hard for me to make my one year appointment with the Gyno.
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January 4th, 2007, 02:52 PM
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I think with a Brazilian you can get whatever you want i.e. "The Bald Eagle" or "The Landing Strip"
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January 4th, 2007, 09:56 PM
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Brazilian doesn't leave anything. It waxes all around your anus, vulva, everything!!! You can request that a landing strip be left, but in general, it ALL goes!

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January 10th, 2007, 03:14 AM
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I find the regrowth with waxing much better as well, with shaving it grows back all itchy etc. When we get brazilians done here in oz they actually get you to wear a gstring. By using these you never really expose anything and it allows them to get proper tension without touching anything.

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January 10th, 2007, 09:24 AM
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I think it's all just a personal preference and has nothing to do with what kind of person the woman is. Someone who likes to be bare (like me) isn't a **** just because that's what she prefers, just like someone who likes to go natural isn't unclean or disgusting. I think I started shaving down there when I was around 14 and it had nothing to do with being sexual (I didn't have sex until my senior year of high school). There were times when I wouldn't even have a boyfriend and I would still prefer to shave. My husband doesn't care either way lol. He's, um, all natural down there so I guess he wouldn't have much room to talk if I did like being natural down there lol.
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January 13th, 2007, 01:17 AM
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I get brazillians while I'm pregnant because, well, I can't see or reach down there around the belly so it's just so much easier to get it all taken off. I get body sugaring, which I have heard is much less painful and better for the skin than waxing. I haven't been once since I had my son, (just haven't had the time or money) and I really miss them. I hate trimming down there, I love the feel of the brazillian (after!) because it just feels so clean and fresh! It's especially nice when AF is in town.

I go to my massage therapist, who also runs a holistic spa from her home. So I do the "job" and then get a nice hour long massage afterwords and forget all about it. It is painful at the time but it doesn't last long, and it gets easier every time. I started out with just the bikini wax and moved inwards from there each time.

However, I say it's very easy and totally worth it FOR ME. I don't get red or itchy or bumps or anything at all. Some people get very irritated for a couple days after, if that happened to me, I might feel differently about it.

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