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Added April 10, 2014

What Is A Brazilian Wax?

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When your mom was your age, feeling well-groomed in the summer demanded no more than some Coppertone®, a razor, a tube of Clearasil®, and some lipstick. Today's teen has a more rigorous summer regimen, one including spray-on tans, pedicures, different SPF numbers on sunscreens for different times of the day, and several options for hair removal. When we read that the Director of Adolescent Medicine and Gynecology at Montreal's Children's Hospital said that an overwhelming percentage of the teenage girls the hospital sees remove some or all of their pubic hair by shaving or Brazilian waxing, we thought it was time for us to explain what is a Brazilian wax, and what's involved in beauty's newest, most revolutionary, sought afteryet viciousprocedure!


A Brazilian bikini wax removes the hair from the entire pubic region, except for a small patch just above the vaginal area. Once relegated to strippers and Playboy models, now proponents say it makes them feel clean and neat and is as much a part of their personal hygiene routine as shaving their legs. Since 1987 when it was introduced to New York by seven Brazilian-born sisters, Brazilian waxing has gone mainstream. Its popularity stems from the freedom it provides to wear even the smallest of bikini bottoms.


That said, it's definitely an acquired taste and not right for everyone. The procedure itself occurs in a private room with a door. You'll lie on your back with your legs in the air. The best waxers are quick (duh!) as they first spread hot wax on your labia, pat a cloth over the wax, and then pull the cloth off. Waxing usually starts in the front and moves toward the back. Don't be alarmed if you're asked to move around in all sorts of odd positions in order for the waxer to do her job. If you decide that this is something you'd like to try, you should be aware: (1) Don't book a waxing just before or during your period. Your body is at its most sensitive then, not exactly what you're looking for! (2) A Brazilian wax lasts from three weeks up to two months before stubble appears. (3) Your hair has to be at least ¼ inch long. Waxing really long hairs is more painful. (4) You may experience red bumps or ingrown hairs. (5) The procedure takes 1530 minutes and can cost up to $75, whereas regular bikini waxes range from $3050.

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Posted April 21, 2014
Ok if I could get enough courage to do this I would but I don't like people staring at me naked but and it would be painful but if it works I'd try it because why have annoying hair is you could get it off ya it will be very painful but only for like a day or two so ya I would totally do it
Posted November 28, 2013
Unless you're really uncomfortable with the hair own there, I don't really see a reason to remove anything except what you'd see a bikini. And although it'll grow back quicker, why not just shave? It's easier and less expensive. Just my opinion...
Posted January 03, 2013
i don't think i would wanna do that. it sounds painful:)
Posted November 11, 2012
i want to try it. isnt it the best way? im just really shy in people seeing me naked
Posted August 12, 2012
Okay..i am waaay to scared to actually do waxing because it sounds more painful then childbirth but what I don't get is why some people think that getting one is like being a pornstar? I mean its your personal choice to have hair or not? #Society -__-
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Posted June 27, 2012
Wait so do you like get your butt and bikini area waxed?
Posted July 06, 2012
Sounds a little bit painful!. And another thing i don't know if i would want some strange Woman with wax and a towel to see My Ooo La La.! XD
Posted July 23, 2012
sounds extremely painful but i want to do it. the only part i have a major prob with is that some strange lady is gonna be looking at my vaj... does that sound appealing to anyone ?
Posted July 05, 2012
sounds painful
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