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Embarrassment, Pain, and Facing My Fears

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Let me preface this post with the fact that I may be the last person on the planet who hasn't gotten this done yet, I may be like a lot of you who are too scared, or I may seem crazy to some of you for actually doing this! So last week in preparation for our trip I faced my fears, swallowed my pride, and lost a little bit of my dignity. Yes you guessed it, I got a Brazilian wax. Now let me tell you, I did not make this decision easily. After nightmares, serious anxiety, and complete and utter fear, it's a wonder I even kept the appointment. I have been considering getting this done for a while now, especially after two good friends swear by them, and by the place I went to get it done. I decided to finally stop thinking about it and like Nike says, Just Do It before our cruise.

Here's a few of the things that went through my mind before, during, and after this crazy experience -

. . . Do I really have to go through with this?

. . . Okay, so I guess this isn't like a massage where you leave the room before I take my clothes off

. . . Just Relax? Do you see what position you're asking me to get in to?

. . . Oh this isn't too bad - Wait this is the least painful part?

. . . You want me to lay like what? This isn't yoga class lady!

. . . . "You're doing good - you're not flinching or swearing or anything" - That's because I'm numb from the pain ma'am

. . . . Do you really expect me to hold a conversation? I'm trying as hard as I can to hold my breath so it hurts less!

. . . . What the F . . . I thought the wax was bad, Stop the Tweezing!!!

. . . . You want me to book a follow-up appointment? Lady, I was just tortured for the last 40 minutes, ask me again in a week when I've forgotten most of this experience!

. . . Okay great . . . now I walk like I've been riding a horse for 20 billion hours!

. . . . Gosh this is more painful afterwards than I thought it would be!

. . . . Wait so I should have plans of wearing pants or anything for that matter for the next 48 hours? Sure that fits in with my life!

Hopefully I haven't offended you or scared you away, I just had to share! :) All in all. . . . it was less embarrassing than I had feared, but more painful afterwards than I expected. At this point, I'm not sure if I will do this again or not, but I did book another appointment . . . so I have five weeks to decide if I'm brave enough to do it again!


  1. This post cracked me up. I haven't ever had one done either. I'm totally scared, but I love how you described it from start to finish. hilarious.

  2. Oh my gosh the tweezing is the worst. I was not expecting that the first time I had one done. And afterward i was all swollen and it hurt. I HATE waxing.

  3. love it.


  4. hahahaha I'm all for the waxing, but I agree it hurts like hell! Oh, and the tweezing... As if what just went on wasn't embarrassing enough!

  5. I have always wanted to do it for the fact of not having to deal with shaving... but nope. I can't talk myself into it for all the reasons you posted above. Its people like you that brave the actual thing that convince me to just stick with what I know :)

  6. Augh. That sounds terrifying! I've wanted to try it but I just don't know if I want to handle the pain!

  7. I have been wanting to try that but I just don't think I have enough guts to follow through lol

  8. Hahahaha! This is hilarious! Tweeting!? I didn't know about that part, that sounds horrible!