Taking the Embarrassment out of Brazilian Waxing

I have a lot of tips about making your wax more comfortable physically. But what about the embarrassment of being exposed? Getting your first intimate waxing can be really awkward.You come to Citrus Skin Studio and you and I meet and within a few minutes your bare butt is on the table and I am all up in your lady bits. Some people are lucky, less reserved and just jump right on up on the table. I usually hear ” after having kids I have lost all modesty”. But even those who have a few kids can still feel really shy. I get it. I went to the same waxer for a long time and it still felt weird. I have been a nurse for 25 years, even working in Labor and Delivery and I still can’t totally relax for my gyn exam.  I am talking to you from a point of empathy and hope that by sharing what you can expect from the minute you come to see me, at least some of the anxiety will dissipate and even if you feel shy, you will be able to relax enough for me to do a good job and make it as pleasant as possible.

When you arrive at Citrus I will introduce myself to you as soon as possible and I will give you forms to fill out. There are certain medications that could cause you to be more sensitive so we need to talk about that. I also will want to know if you have ever been waxed before and if you had an adverse reaction to the wax. I will give you an opportunity to use the ladies room. A full bladder during waxing can add to your discomfort. I will also offer you wine. Excess alcohol can cause more sensitivity but a little glass to take the edge off is fine.

When you are ready you will be taken into a private room and be instructed on how to prep. I will step out of the room to give you privacy while you undress and use a pre cleansing wipe. You will then get up on the table and drape your lap with a towel. When I come in I will  put on gloves, cleanse all the skin where I am going to wax and just start on a small area. If it is your first wax I want you to be acclimated to the sensation. I also use a lot of hard wax, so if you were waxed elsewhere with soft wax I want you to feel the difference. Hard wax is much gentler. I will do a strip or two in the bikini area. At that point , if you are still really uncomfortable, we can stop. Almost all the time a newbie tells me that the waxing wasn’t nearly as painful as they expected it be. But if it is too much from you it is ok to call it quits. Some clients start out with scheduling just a bikini their first appt and then move up to a Brazilian.

After the first couple strips the rest goes quickly. Usually less than 15 mins for the whole thing. We will chat about work, kids, This is Us, football, your wedding..anything to keep your mind off what is  going on down there. The next thing you know your back out the door. It is not so bad once we get started and when we do get to more sensitive areas I will show you how to hold your skin to make things more comfortable and we will do some breathing techniques to ” blow away the pain”.

I hope that you can sort of visualize the process now and that alleviates some anxiety. But there are a few things that may be running thru the back of your mind that I will be upfront with you about. Things that may be making you afraid to book that appt:

Will I see everything ? Yes. Some of us have hairs on our inner labia. I will get those. Most of us have hair in our butt crack. I will get those. As one client recently said ” you see parts of me that even my husband doesn’t see”! Somehow,it seems normal. We get to talking. Things happen quickly. For most of the procedure you are in a frog leg position. At the end you will pull one or both legs back to get the crack. Yep. It is awkward but really worth getting the hair out I cannot even guess how many vaginas and butt cracks I have seen in my nursing and waxing career. Anyone who does waxing sees them day in and day out. We don’t even think twice about it. Chances are, yours is not special or memorable in any way. Just run of the mill girl parts. Which leads to..

Am I normal down there?  Most girls don’t get a close look at other girls like I do and they want to know. Everyone is different but the same. If that makes sense. We all have the same pieces but some of us have weird blotches, moles, fat labia, labia that turn inward, hemorrhoids, long floppy labia…you get my point. I have not seen anything so freakishly strange that it made me run.

What if I have an odor? If you care enough to get waxed, you probably already have pretty good hygiene down there. I give you a pre cleanse wipe and I cleanse again before we start. I honestly haven’t had many issues with clients, even on the hottest days. I think my nose is pretty immune. Actually, stinky feet are more of a problem during the summer. And it really doesn’t bother me.

What if I fart ? You probably won’t. But there are some people who are nervous tooters. Just give me a heads up if I am pretty close in that area. You have to have a sense of humor to do what I do and it’s really ok. I have to say out of the dozens of waxes I do a week – I might get one fart a month.

What if I scream ? Nobody does. It doesn’t hurt that bad. Scream if you want. Curse. But most people get a weird nervous laugh if anything.

What if I just can’t do it ? Intimate waxing is not for everyone. I am not trying to sell you on the service. But so many of you are curious and want to try it. I just want to tell you how it really is and invite you in to try it. You are allowed to stop the waxing at any point if it is not for you. I do need you to relax your legs and your muscles as much as possible because it will hurt less and I can do a better job. I will give you a break if you need one. I can also tell you that it is probably not nearly as bad as you think and after the first one the next is significantly easier. Your brain knows what to expect. Your hair is finer and thinner. You know me and what the process will be.

Are you ready to try it ? If you would like to schedule you can book online or give us a call!


Happy Waxing


Author: Donna

A registered nurse and licensed esthetician, I love helping people every day feel better about their skin and help heal sick skin. I have a team of three talented estheticians and a business that is growing and evolving to meet your needs. I enjoy running and time with my family while I am not busy at Citrus Skin Studio.

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