Caution! Way, way too much TMI!

posted 3 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 3
Member
3557 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I tried shaving once, never again.I still shudder at the memory of the razor burn. I just keep everything trimmed fairly short now. If you still want some of the disguising that the hair gave you that is the route that I would go. Really though I don’t think any guy is going to judge you for having long labia.

Post # 5
Hostess
4941 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@miss-summerdays:  I used to hate shaving, but I came across this stuff at Walmart that is AMAZING! It gets rid of razor burn and any bumps. I think it’s around $6? It’s called Bikini Zone, and it’s a blue gel in a tube. 

I have tried sugaring before though and absolutely loved it. If I could afford to do it all of the time, I definitely would. 

Post # 6
Member
582 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@MrsPanda99:  I second the waxing.. It hurts but the results are so much better than shaving.

Post # 7
Member
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@PacificMrs:  I saw that stuff in Wal-Mart. It really works? I was skeptical.

Sugaring is expensive, but I love it and could never go back. Also, I found someone who does it really cheap AND comes to my house to boot 😀

Post # 8
Member
7075 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Do NOT shave it all at once if you do. It will probably burn and itch like crazy the first time, lol.

Post # 9
Hostess
4941 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MrsPanda99:  Yep, works GREAT! I also pair it with Noxzema bikini razors. They’re teeny and are by the disposable razors. 

Post # 10
Member
1234 posts
Bumble bee

@miss-summerdays:   I also shave down there, and my first suggestion is to shave once or twice before your wedding night (but not too close together- if you try to shave down there more than like once a week you’ll end up with really bad razor burn and ingrown hairs). You can try waxing at home or in a salon, and I’ve heard great things, but I’m not brave enough. So all of my tips will be about shaving. The first couple of times it feels kind of itchy and you’re more prone to razor burn, but once you get the hang of it, it’s really easy. I almost never get razor burn or anything.

Ok, preliminary dislaimers: fresh razor, try to avoid products with fragrance, trim the hair down a little with scissors first. Shave last thing in the shower so the hair is softer from the water and heat. Like you, I have “lips” so to speak; I find it easiest to put one foot on the edge of the tub (be careful!), and use one hand to pull the skin taught while shaving. After shaving, use a loufa or sugar scrub and LIGHTLY exfoliate then rinse really well. Finally, before putting on panties (I prefer going commando overnight since I take showers in the evening), rub some lotion or baby oil down there, especially in the crease where your leg/thigh meets your labia. It helps prevent friction, razor burn, and itching.

Post # 11
Member
4072 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Before having sex I think you should be able to write things without quotes and use real terminology…

Anyways, I hate shaving, and the thought of waxing terrifies me. I use Magic Shaving Powder which is advertised for men, but it works wonders for me. You just mix the powder with water to make a cream, apply to the area you want hair removal, leave it for about seven minutes, then scrape it off. I’ve never experienced any burning sensation that products like Nair can have, and I’ve never had an issue with ingrown hairs or bumps or anything with the Magic Powder. Oh, and NO itching! I highly recommend to give it a shot. It’s cheap too!

Post # 12
Member
604 posts
Busy bee

How about the Schick Quattro trimmer? It has a trimmer for the hair down there on one side, and a razor on the other for the bikini line. I used them all the time a few years back, then I just started shaving everything down there every couple of days. I don’t get any razor burns or ingrown hairs though, probably because I’ve been doing it for so long.

Post # 14
Member
3736 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@miss-summerdays:  I prefer no hair at all on myself. I’m an esthetician and I work at a laser center, so I would go the route of getting it waxed/sugared or even lasered.

If you choose to have it waxed or sugared, you’ll need the hair to be 1/4 inch long. If you have really dense hair growth, your waxer will thank you if you trim it yourself before your appointment (mens electric clippers work great for this!) or she may charge you extra if she has to trim it. You can go anywhere from 2-8 weeks in between waxing appointments depending on how fast your hair grows.

If you choose to go with laser, you’ll have to shave it all (or at least all the parts you want lasered). Shaving ensures that the laser travels down into the hair follicle to destroy it rather than just burning the hair off at skin level (which is what happens if you don’t shave). You’ll need anywhere from 4-8 laser sessions, each spaced 4 weeks apart. Ask what type of laser they are using. You want to avoid IPL machines as they tend to be less effective than a true laser. Our laser center uses the Cynosure Elite, which can treat all skin types.

 

Either route, you can choose how much or how little hair you have removed. I’ve had clients who want every hair gone and clients who only get their bikini line done and everyone in between. Make sure you choose a clean, sanitary, reputable waxer or laser center. The cheapest place is not necessarily the best value.

Post # 15
Member
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

OK so I have this one pretty much figured out. I have 0 money so waxing is out except for very special occasions, so I shave regularly. My SO hates hair down there! sorry if this is really too much detail/TMI

1) use a VERY sharp, new razor (only use it ~3x max) 

2) get good shaving cream

3) shave WITH the hair not against it (downward) especially on the front. not as smooth, but less razor burn. on the lips, you can touch up a bit going front to back, that works for me. Move around, get your legs in the air, move things around, whatever will make your skin taught enough to do a good job. No one can see you, be SHAMELESS! 

4) don’t shave every day. I shave 2-3x a week because I have sensitive skin and this way, it heals between. Then I tell my SO to deal with it the rest of the time. 🙂 

5) Find a hair removal cream you like and use it instead of shaving on your front before you shower (not the lips) then shave the rest (see above) Make sure your hair is trimmed really short first. Super smooth, no razor burn, pretty easy. Exfoliate everything off and experiment with how much coverage/time it takes. This works really well for me. 

6) moisturize. 

7) I agree, that bikini zone stuff is actually pretty great. 

Hope that helps. 

Post # 16
Member
3570 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@miss-summerdays:  I think everyone’s labia look like that.  It’s normal.

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