In the name of keeping your look fresh AF and your sex life mess-free, we investigated when it's officially safe to take a roll in the hay post-spa sesh. Yikes: Research shows those tiny tears in your skin from waxing can increase your risk of contracting certain STIs like HPV and herpes. Hold off for a full day after treatment—all that bodily friction on your inflamed newly hairless parts is probably going to be uncomfortable anyway, says Wise.
Waxing and shaving all the hair down there is more polarizing than you'd think. Special thanks to Carrie Bradshaw and the women of Sex and the City for bringing the Brazilian wax to the forefront of our imaginations — and keeping it there. Ever since the show's debut and the multi-million dollar success of the feature films, more and more women have dared to bare it all, or are, at the very least, have thought about shaving or trimming their pubic hair in order to keep their feminine landscape looking right and tight.
Shopping for lingerie, first menstrual cycle, and buying makeup have long been considered rites of passage every woman experiences during her formative years. Up there with those coming of age traditions is getting your first Brazilian wax. After spending years contemplating whether or not I was ready to part ways with my good ol' Nair Cocoa Butter Hair Remover Lotion and graduate to the big leagues, I finally checked that rite of passage off my bucket list.
Even if you've done it a million times, going to get a bikini wax can be a harrowing experience. Do you trim beforehand? Should you chitchat while they're doing it or just stare at the ceiling? So many questions!
I hate having hair on my vagina. Although I did my share of research on Brazilian waxesI was never convinced that someone ripping the hair out of my vagina was worth it. I decided to stick with shaving because it was easy, cost-efficient, and relatively pain-free with the exception of razor bumps and ingrown hairs that I learned to combat over the years.
If you choose to get a bikini wax, by now you probably have an idea of what to expect during the process. Thank God we live in a time when we can swap waxing horror stories with our friends so we all know what we're getting ourselves into. But what about what happens after?
When Eleanor Thompson, 33, popped into a beauty salon to get her legs done she thought she was in safe hands - but she was wrong. IT WAS three days before my sister's wedding. She was getting married in Ireland and I was to be a bridesmaid.
Carrie Bradshaw convinced me to get my first bikini wax. Being Australian, with a go-natural ethos toward beauty, I wasn't sure I wanted to be walking sex — or even what that meant — but her cheeky grin intrigued me. Besides, I was about to meet my long-distance boyfriend in Hawaii after being apart for three months. It seemed like the perfect opportunity to see if some nether-region grooming would add a little pep to my already excited step.
I spent about 70 percent of the long holiday break watching Hulu, where I heard, via the ad for the TV show Casualthe following line: "Every woman knows to get waxed the day she plans on having sex. That's dating But as I gradually rose out of my catatonic state, I started to think, What the hell?