OK, here's the question I've always wanted to ask someone who would answer me honestly -- maybe my readers can help me out: Why oh why do women get "Brazilian bikini wax" treatments?
I understand bikini-line hair removal if you're talking about the hair that shows when you're wearing a bikini. (Duh.) But I DON'T understand why women are waxing the whole pubic area (or creating cute designs). To make sure I wasn't misunderstanding, I went to About.com's Beauty site and read this:
Basically, with the Brazilian, hair is removed in the front, back & everything in between. Most of the time a 'landing strip' is left in the front, but some clients opt for everything removed.
Whoa. "front, back & everything in between"? How can our most sensitive areas withstand this kind of torture? Are women who inherited the perks of our feminist crusade putting themselves through procedures more painful than four-inch heels? Is it for a lover's delight? Is it to -- oh dear -- look prepubescent as a thrill? I don't get it.
Is it an age thing? Something young women do, like piercings (more than earlobes) and tatoos? Is it a fantasy thing? (If so, whose fantasy is it, and where did it come from?)
Call it a generation gap (I'm 64), but I'd really love to understand this. I think it has something to do with sex, though it's hard for me to figure out what. Seems to me that hairless friction would be rough and unpleasant on our tender "front, back & everything in between." And what happens when the hair starts to grow back bristly?
Clearly I'm out of touch. If you have an opinion or experience to share, please comment, whether you're female, male, in favor, against, waxed or bushy. I'd appreciate it if you'd state your age, just so I can get a sense of whether this is an age thing or not.