The Brazilian Bikini Wax -- Would You Dare?

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About a year ago, I finally did something I'd been curious about for years.

I got a Brazilian bikini wax.

And yes, it was every bit as awkward and frightening as I'd been led to believe.


You can read the intimate and awkward details of the experience in this column I wrote about getting a Brazilian wax.

In short, though, I lay down on a table, exposed it all to a total stranger (who was one of the best in town, by the way -- I'm not going the bargain route when it comes to my hoo ha!), and endured hot wax being poured you-know-where and then ripped off. It didn't end until every last hair was gone.

Honestly, it sounds like some sort of ancient torture technique, doesn't it?

One year later, I haven't been back. Want to know why?

For one thing, I didn't think it looked that great. I felt especially naked and vulnerable when I was ... naked and vulnerable.

For another, when I read that I could go four to six weeks between waxings, I had thought I'd remain completely bare for the majority of that time.

Um, no.

Er, regrowth, you know, returned, within a few days

For me, that was a deal-breaker. If I'm going to spend $90 on hair removal, I want the removal to last longer than that.

The upside of this story is that we went to the beach shortly after I got the Brazilian and for the first time, I was bikini-ready (or in my case, one-piece-ready) without having to do a thing. It was a great feeling.

We're planning another beach trip this summer, and if that happens, I will definitely go in for another Brazilian. It will be worth it for that week alone.

Therefore, I would heartily recommend the Brazilian bikini wax for those of you who are going to the beach or spending a lot of time at the pool this summer, those who want to surprise your husbands in the bedroom, and those of you who make adult movies for a living.

Otherwise? Not worth it.

What do you think about the Brazilian wax? Have you done it? Would you?

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