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Tea1Sugar Sat 15-Feb-14 19:20:47

I just got a mirror to inspect my lady garden and. my fanny looks like a yeti.

Desperately desperately need a wax. Anyone else been ignoring their "upkeep"?! I'll book one for Tuesday at 31 weeks and hopefully that'll last me until another one at 38 weeks before elcs.

Poor poor dp :-(

LottyLikesWindows Sun 16-Feb-14 10:21:49

Ladies, in labour the last thing that will be on your mind is how much you resemble Chewbacca - and this is coming from someone who could have easily passed for his long lost twin. Embrace the inner Ewok and have another cake. It's the only way forward grin

SomethingOnce Sun 16-Feb-14 10:33:19

I agree, Saucy. Labouring with a fresh Brazilian would feel a bit inappropriate somehow, like going for a smear test wearing one's pulling loveliest bra and knickers.

I'm going for utilitarian.

PenguinsEatSpinach Sun 16-Feb-14 10:41:53

I couldn't give a toss how the OP - or any other poster- grooms their pubic hair.

My point was that 'poor DP' is an odd joke to make. I would have said the same to "I have put on so much weight this pregnancy. poor dp".

volvocowgirl Sun 16-Feb-14 11:14:49

Chewbacca is a wookie, not an ewok. gringringrin

Preggo and struggling with downstairs hair here too!!

I've been shaving it all as I can't see enough to trim evenly but can 'feel' to shave it all off (and my maternity swimming costume is a bit higher legged than my normal so completely unforgiving in the pube area). But this last week I've just not had the flexibility at all! And I'm due for induction tomorrow. Don't trust OH with a razor as his neck is usually a mess! hmm So I'm going to have an attempt in the bath later, or resign myself to looking like a spiky alien peach downstairs for birth. smile

No experience of waxing in pregnancy personally, but I've been told by a friend (who is hardcore when it comes to body hair removal and waxes regularly) that she found it too painful in pregnancy downstairs to experience it more than once. confused

Snowlet Sun 16-Feb-14 12:38:58

Jesus lord ladies, do you know how much more blood is going to our lady bits right now?? I'm seriously impressed anyone could put up with a wax during pregnancy.

I have taken the electric trimmers to my bits, and it was a struggle to see them, but at least with the guard on (at a #1) I didn't have to worry about nicking myself with a razor. I know it might seem like a luxurious purchase, but I've had my trimmer for years (it's one made for lady parts) and it's been one of my best 'beauty' purchases. When I get even fatter, I'm going to ask DP to do the trimming for me (ahhh, what we do for love)

MrsRV Sun 16-Feb-14 12:45:06

loving the sound of these clippers!!! must ensure poor DH helps grin

Bonnella20 Sun 16-Feb-14 13:01:21

This thread made me lol smile thankyou

JohnnyBarthes Sun 16-Feb-14 13:08:02

I was pretty [shocked] by "poor DP" too, Penguins.

Maybe it's an age thing. In my adult life I have seen pubic hair (or rather lack of) going from something regarded as a bit kinky (there were specialist porn magazines dedicated to it) to a point where, apparently, it is embarrassing to have pubic hair even in the late stages of pregnancy.

Each to their own and everything, but it's a massive shift in "normal" in quite a short period of time.

Snowlet Sun 16-Feb-14 13:15:11

MrsRV I've got a wireless one that takes batteries (not waterproof though) so I just do it standing in the shower and then I shower, it's dead easy smile

BlindKitty Sun 16-Feb-14 13:34:53

I'm totally on the 'poor Dh' bandwagon! Good topiary is just good manners <awaits the feminist backlash>. I'm fortunate in that I've never been able to see that far without my lenses in so I can do if with my eyes shut!

McFox Sun 16-Feb-14 13:50:39

I'm normally impeccably groomed down there, but with spd it's proving very difficult! Is it my imagination or have growth rates increased dramatically?! I'm terrified of hot wax at the moment though, DH will be wielding the clippers soon I think! smile

livingzuid Sun 16-Feb-14 14:05:40

confused at the bosom clutching of the 'poor dh' comment. I always feel bad if dh encounters a forest even though he's unfussed.

Asked him for lady clippers which I think is a genius idea to which he sniffed and said his were perfectly adequate grin

LottyLikesWindows Sun 16-Feb-14 14:05:45

I know Volvo I was just trying to get in as many furry creature references in as possible grin

Evie2014 Sun 16-Feb-14 14:57:34

I've had two waxes done (22 weeks). There's a place near me that does the Lycon wax which is much, much less painful. Really nothing more than a couple of twinges, certainly not grip-the-table-and-roar stuff.

DH doesn't seem to notice whether I'm waxed or not! I do a full wax because it's easier to keep clean (especially given the, erm, loo issues this pregnancy, yeuch) and I do it regularly because it doesn't hurt if it's not a huge bushwhacking job.

I hope that it will make healing after birth easier too. That's why professional cyclists shave their legs- because hairy legs mean cuts and grazes are more likely to get infected. (Or so I've been told.)

livingzuid Sun 16-Feb-14 15:04:46

Is lycon the hot wax? I don't have strippwaxing down there thank god and normally it doesn't hurt but it was more the heat of the wax rather than the rest of it. Intrigued if there is something else to try...

Mummytobe2014 Sun 16-Feb-14 15:05:36

Im 37 weeks tomorrow and shave (blinded) once a week roughly, I just go for it lol it does seem to be decreasing in size though shock. I know what op means when she says poor dp! grin

Evie2014 Sun 16-Feb-14 15:09:56

Yes Lycon is a hot wax but it's different from other hot waxes- more rubbery or something. No idea where it comes from but definitely less painful.

JohnnyBarthes Sun 16-Feb-14 15:16:18

I'm not bosom clutching - just trying to understand why someone would risk injuring themselves or put themselves through considerable discomfort in order to save their husbands from female pubic hair.

Things are very, very different now than a few years ago, when it honestly wouldn't have occurred to most women to do this, especially not during pregnancy.

re hygiene, I can understand why people find they feel cleaner without pubic hair, especially post-birth, but depilation puts you at risk of some nasty skin infections. It's not that clear cut, basically (pardon the pun).

Showy Sun 16-Feb-14 16:08:44

I think the language used about something as natural as pubic hair is as interesting as it is damming. It's not just the faux 'poor' dh, it's the talk of it being 'nicer' without, 'cleaner', men having to 'venture' down there, 'embarrassing'. I know a couple of men who freely admit that they find pubic hair 'disgusting' and 'expect' women to remove it.

It's quite hard to see it as lighthearted when the language you couch it in is a reflection of some quite iffy and proliferate views.

Evie2014 Sun 16-Feb-14 16:16:03

Sorry, but what's a proliferate view?

Showy Sun 16-Feb-14 16:23:30

Proliferate is what my tablet's autocorrect changes proliferating too. Just did it again. Bloody thing. It also just changed bloody to bloods. Why? Why?

Mintyy Sun 16-Feb-14 16:34:10

Why not get a tatto on your bald badger when its been done saying "sorry dh, luffoo"

SaucyJack Sun 16-Feb-14 16:44:18

Piss off back to the feminist boreds some of you...........

PenguinsEatSpinach Sun 16-Feb-14 16:47:11

I think you'll find that opinions are allowed on all boards actually. Even feminist ones.

Mintyy Sun 16-Feb-14 16:48:37

Piss off? that's not very nice.

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