I did it, ladies. I got the bikini wax on Saturday. EEEEOOOOWWWW! But it wasn't that bad. It stung, for sure, but I think I did pretty well. I let the lady know it was my first time and she explained it to me and told me that I would love it and never go back to shaving. She pulled out the strips and I told her that I was told over the phone that they don't use the strips. She replied with, "I do better work with the strips. I've been doing this for a very long time and I just like the strips better." So, the strips it was.
I put on a pair of really sexy undies (elastic waistband and a sheer thin strip of material) that she provided and laid down on the table. She took a look (and I've never been more embarrassed by a lady bits inspection before because I had to let it really grow out so the wax had something to "grab") and she said, "you're not even that bad. there's not a lot going on there." No more embarrassment...just pure pride. :-) I've never been hairy but I have my stragglers, that's for sure.
She braced me for the first one and it stung like a mother. The 3rd and 4th ones hurt but then it wasn't so bad. She did the other side the same way and then she put a soothing lotion on and cold towels. That felt pretty good. I think I might have even let out an "aaahhhhh".
Then I was told not to wear underwear for the rest of the day. Hmmmm...so that meant tucking my undies in my purse and feeling like a cheap ho that just got done with a Job and driving home. I had some loose fitting shorts on and that helped the area not get worse. I can't believe I went the whole rest of the day (BJ and I even went out Saturday night) without wearing underwear. My skin was pink and irritated and a bit sensitive but by Sunday morning, it was much better. However, I still have some pinkish/reddish dots where the hair was. I'm hoping that the next time I do it (yes, there will be a next time because there is nary a stubble yet) this won't happen. She told me that the first time hurts the worst and that the skin and hair will adjust to the treatment. I hope she's right. I will see if I can get an appointment with another lady that doesn't use the strips but uses the other wax. Just to see which I like better.
Thanks for all the advice on this ladies! I'll update with some real stuff soon but I just wanted to get this out there and share my smooth story with all of you.