- 8 years ago
- Wedding: July 2010
I wanted to “prepare” because I am planning on getting one before the wedding. I never had one before and I got lots of good advice from you, bee’s! I heard: take pain medication before, have a glass of wine before, exfoliate afterwards, the pain decreases after the frist time.
So, I took 800mg of Ibuprophin and had about a half glass of wine. I was actually pretty giggly. Maybe it wasn’t “safe”, but it ended up fine.
First, I asked for a brazilian but they said “there’s very few places in this area that do the brazilian”. All she could do was remove the hair on top (front) and right along my “thigh line”. So I said, Ok, it’s better than nothing.
One of my BM’s came with, she sat right next to me the whole time, she made it bearable. I don’t know what I would have done without her! Even though I was exposed to her, she totally loved it.
So– Pain factor- eeek. Along the thigh-line, it was like “ooh” like, “well that’s completely bearable!” BUT, the further she went towards the middle of the top (front), the worse the pain got. It was completely unbearable on about 3 strips. And sometimes she had too much wax and she had a hard time pulling it off- so I bet you can imagine what that was like! She also had to tweeze a few hairs, and that was worse sometimes than the waxing.
Overall, the pain wasn’t as bad as I expected. I was pleased. I was, however, left very sticky and she said to use baby oil to remove the rest of the stickiness. I didn’t swell at all, I was sort of red, but that’s it. Pain afterwards was very minimal and I felt like it never eveb happened close to an hour after it was over. I do have some small bumps, but I think exfoliating will take care of them.
BUT. I look like a prepubescant 8 year old. And that freaks me out. Usually I shave inbetween my legs and trim the top (front), so I do not look like an 8 year old. I feel very perverted, and I think that it’s gross that men hate pubic hair so much, that they would rather us look like this. Why is it that looking like I haven’t gone through puberty so aestetically pleaseing to men?? I haven’t felt this smooth for about..12 years. It’s weird and I want it to grow back so I can go back to my regular routine. But it was a good experience and I’m glad I did it!