Topic: waxing

Sally Hansen Ouch-Relief Wax Kit Takes The Pain Out Of Conforming To Societal Norms

Sally Hansen Ouch-Relief Wax Kit Takes The Pain Out Of Conforming To Societal Norms

It’s no secret that womanhood can be a little rough at times–quite literally, even. I’m talking about hair here, people.

Thanks to conventional beauty standards, we are often forced to surrender our hair follicles. In response to these pressures, there seems to be a never ending battle between methods of hair removal. Shaving, on one hand, may be less painful but usually doesn’t last as long as a more painful wax. So what’s a woman to do? More »

When Did Pubic Hair Become The Enemy?

When Did Pubic Hair Become The Enemy?

Pubic hair. The number of stories that I’ve read addressing it in the past few weeks is boggling my mind. Apparently I live in a happy little bubble – because pubic hair has never really brought me any stress. I’ve never been on the receiving end of a Brazilian, had my vagina bedazzled, or slept with someone who insists I have a hairless vagina. It seems I may be in the minority, though. More »

Beauty Trends From History: How To Shave Without A Razor

Beauty Trends From History: How To Shave Without A Razor

Don’t let your boyfriend read this column. Especially not if your boyfriend looks at pornography and makes puppy dog eyes while pleading with you to remove every single hair down there. How do you deal with this? I have frequently pointed out that untold generations managed to lead satisfying sex lives before the mass deforestation started by late ‘80’s porn.

But it turns out that smoothness down below is not just an invention of late stage capitalism. Nope. Turns out that the ancient Greeks, alongside being masters of art, literature, philosophy, and toga parties, were also quite skilled at getting their women to engage in pubic hair depilation. More »

Men Are Getting Brazilian Waxes Now (What Dumb Name Will They Give This Trend?)

Men Are Getting Brazilian Waxes Now (What Dumb Name Will They Give This Trend?)

It’s obnoxious enough that we have to wade through so many trend pieces about the death of pubic hair (just because it isn’t in porn doesn’t mean it’s dead; stop), but now we have to wade through trend pieces about men getting waxed bare, too. Worse still, whenever men do something traditionally female, someone has to come up with some thoroughly insufferable vocab in lieu of having an actual angle… More »