• Fri, Feb 4 2011

Would You Wear Bikini Wax Numbing Underwear?

I feel like the pre-bikini wax numbing underwear raises a great question about whether laziness trumps pain.

I know, we don’t usually do this, but we are about to get intimate here! Get ready! Down some wine! Okay, here are things I do to theoretically lessen the pain before/during a Brazilian wax.

1) Take an Advil beforehand

2) Pull up the skin around my abdomen during the process. Some lady one told me that if the skin is pulled tight it will hurt less, so I spend the entire process pressing my stomach skin up with my palms. I think the waxers look at me skeptically, but they’ve seen weirder stuff, probably. I do not think this works or makes any difference, but it makes me feel as though I have some control over the process, maybe? Whatever.

Amount of time this anti-pain rituals take out of my schedule: 30 seconds.

Apparently if I wore BareEase and Cream:

BareEase & Cream makes the hair removal experience ouchless, safe and convenient. The BareEase panty isolates the pain-relieving cream to desired areas, providing a barrier to maximize medicinal impact and protect your clothing. Its design delivers a numbing effect with less medication, reducing the risk of potential side effects. And, as the product works discreetly beneath your clothing, your daily routine is uninterrupted as you prepare for your hair removal treatment!

First of all, I’m skeptical about whether or not it will actually be ouchless. I imagine that it will be like pulling a band-aid off of numb skin rather than pulling a band-aid off of normal skin. I also imagine I will be going around with numb lady bits all day, and that will be awkward. I do not want numb lady bits all day. I also don’t want to be applying cream to my nether regions in the morning and then wearing plastic underwear over that cream.

Amount of time I imagine this would take actually: 10 minutes

Amount of time I imagine I would devote to feeling awkward about the numbness: At least an hour, spaced over varying intervals.

So, Advil, useless stomach pulling it is.

Sloth for the win!

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  • colette

    I feel like the terrifying potential diaper rash that these panties would incur negates their purpose of soothing you.

  • Eileen

    What’s the medication? Lidocaine? They’ve used it on my a few times when I had to have an IV inserted. It *does* hurt less, but not a lot, and it wears off pretty quickly. Plus, since you’re going to be applying it to areas that are going to be waxed, wouldn’t it make a gross mess of hair?

  • emma

    If the pain from a bikini wax is such that you need to purchase a separate cream in order to prepare yourself for the process, yet you still insist on going through with it, you should probably take a moment to think through your priorities.

  • jacqueline

    I want these panties, and I would wear them… I tried to wax one time and I got through only 3 pulls and I was screaming like I was being murdered. I’m incredibly shy and do not want to go to a salon and have my vag all out for some stranger, so having these underwear or cream in general and then doing it at home seems like a much better idea to me.