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What is a Bikini Wax?

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To prepare for a honeymoon or wearing a summer bikini, some women schedule a bikini (or Brazilian bikini) wax at a salon, spa, or other personal-services business.

To perform a bikini wax, a female technician applies warm wax to a woman's pubic area, places cloth strips atop the wax, and then removes them when the wax hardens by pulling the material off the skin. Often a small thatch of hair is left above the vagina, sometimes in the shape of a heart or triangle.

Why Have a Bikini Wax?

For a woman with profuse pubic hair, a bikini wax will ensure she isn't embarrassed when showing a bikini line when wearing a thong, string bikini, or other skimpy swim suit. Also, some women and their partners believe that a hairless or nearly hairless pubic area looks and feels more erotic, and say that hair removal makes oral sex more enjoyable.

If you are considering having a bikini wax, keep in mind that the pubic hair removal process can be uncomfortable and that the hair will grow back. Stubbly pubic hair is itchy, and may hook you on continuing to wax.

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