I Waxed My Bikini Area For the First Time — and Surprisingly, I Didn't Do a Terrible Job
On the list of things I thought I'd have to learn to do all on my own during this time, waxing my nether region was nowhere near the top. But alas, there I was two weeks ago spread eagle in my bathroom, trying to rip the hair out of my bikini area despite not having a clue what I was doing. Desperate times really do call for desperate measures, I guess.
Hair removal is a personal choice, and I have a lot of respect for people who have the discipline to wax themselves on the regular. I've been getting Brazilian waxes since I was 17 years old, and even though I know exactly what to expect from my aesthetician every time I lie down under that painfully bright florescent light — sit in the butterfly position, take a series of deep breaths, put your knees to your chest so she can reach that area — I've never felt like I had the strength, the patience, or the attention to detail to do it on my own.
Still, a few weeks into social distancing, I decided to go ahead and take the plunge and, to my surprise, it didn't end in disaster.