Ok, ladies...I have a question for you. It's totally unrelated to TTC. Well, I guess it's not totally unrelated to TTC because it involves my va-jay-jay. And I'm really going to be disclosing too much information, but you gals are who I choose to ask about this as my IRL gals would probably be mortified or would think I was nuts-o.
I will start by saying that I am a trimmer and a shaver down in the nether regions. I've always been one to get rid of the few stragglers that like to stick out from my undies and my bathing suit. I am not a very hairy girl so it's never really been an issue other than bathing suit season. My ex didn't really spend time down there (I think once) so it really wasn't an issue. Now that I'm with BJ, things are very different in that regard. :-) He introduced me to trimming and then I sort of graduated to actually shaving things down nice and smooth. Let me tell you, it's a whole new world of smiles from my last marriage. Anywho...when I shave my bikini area it grows back pretty fast, and many times I have bumps. And since I started shaving more, I now have more hair to shave. Another issue I have is that the elastic in my underwear can really cause the tiny stubbles lots of pain if it happens to catch one or rub the wrong way. I was thinking of getting a bikini wax.
I'm scared to death to do this because of the pain it will cause me. I tried to wax my legs several years ago and only did one strip and called it quits. I can only imagine the pain associated with having my hoo-ha waxed. Will I be able to put underwear on afterward? Will they rip my skin off? Does it really last longer than shaving? I guess my main question is is it worth it?
The only issue BJ has with it (and he's so strange this way) is that he doesn't want another woman to see me all sprawled out nekkid. I'm sure he'd be happy with the results...which in turn makes him more likely to make me happy...wink, wink.
So there you have it...I've laid it all out there (almost literally) for your opinions. We are all adults and I hope that we can have a mature conversation about this topic. That being said....I actually looked up on Wiki the difference between a bikini and a brazilian wax and almost had a heart attack as I was scrolling down and reading (yes, I research everything) and stumbled upon 6 pictures (real life pictures!) of different ways to get your hoo-ha shaved. Holy cow, how did my work not firewall that?? I was so glad no one was walking by at the time...hard to explain that one. I don't think I've ever closed a browser so fast in my life. :-) I never did finish reading all of it, but decided heavily against the brazilian wax due to the fact that it includes my rear end....no thanks.
So please help me with this...is it worth the pain? Does it last longer? Will I faint? Will they rip my skin off? How long will it hurt afterward?