13 things you really want to know before your first (or next) bikini wax
A Male Brazilian Wax Is a Painful Way to Make Your Junk Look, Uh, Bigger | GQ
Despite the fact that it's long been common practice, landscaping our nether regions is an act that's shrouded in mystery. When it comes to waxing as a means of pubic hair maintenance, the particulars can become especially convoluted. Waxing salons often boast a menu of exotic names that sound more like cocktails than designations for taking care of hair down there. Waxing styles come down to essentially three categories, depending on your intended level of bareness.
Bikini wax styles: All the shapes and confusing salon lingo, explained...
Before a recent trip to Los Angeles, I decided to embark on a womanhood rite of passage: get my very first bikini wax. Not knowing that you must grow out your hair beforehand, I shaved two days earlier. The aesthetician who shall remain nameless began ripping strips of hot wax over and over from the same areas, like a five-year-old opening presents on Christmas morning. I was doing both.
To feel that sort of vulnerability is jarring, and takes some getting used to. Even for the more advanced spa-going self-indulgers out there—of which I consider myself one—getting your private parts waxed is some next-level shit. But the benefits are billed as such: In terms of scale, not being buried in a forest of hair makes your, um, you know, look bigger. In recent years, guys have been embracing services beyond basic upkeep — think facials , manicures, cosmetic procedures like Botox—once thought of as only for women. Ideas that personal care is feminine are falling by the wayside in younger generations, just as broader notions of gender roles are slowly eroding.