Written by: Phindile Le Bris Sithole-Spong
I never understood people who waxed down there. The idea of putting hot wax, or even a razor so close to your vagina just scared me. “Why do that to yourself?” I thought. Until I had my first serious boyfriend who happened to like me waxed. Although I was completely against it, I tried it. “What’s the worst that could happen?” I told myself.
So, I did what anyone who is doing something they are not sure about. I researched. There was one article in particular that was funny and very honest about the experience. On top of that it shared some tips on what to expect and what to wear (cotton panties) when you are going to get a wax. The experience was as expected, a little sore and very uncomfortable. The person who did the wax happened to be a lady I had been coming to for months for my nails. And now she was looking at my vagina, like really looking at it.
As we spoke, I realized it didn’t bother her so I relaxed a little and the rest was easy. After that experience I thought I might never go back for a wax, but, I did. This time it wasn’t for a guy but for me. Because I liked the way it felt and how I didn’t have to check my swimming costume for stray hairs. And although some people say its cleaner, I did find out from my DR that it actually isn’t. Because the hairs around your vagina help to protect it which is why it is recommended to not shave or wax all of it off.