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A few bikini waxes ago, I pulled off my pants and underwear, loosely folded them into a pile atop my shoes, hoisted myself onto the waxing table and briskly flopped my legs into a diamond, my feet touching sole to sole.
While waiting for the esthetician to return with a cylinder of green wax and conduct my regular procedure – a “women’s deep bikini with top,” which clears the underwear lines and keeps some bush around the labia – I had a montage of thoughts.
“I’d like to say there’s less likely to be pressure to wax in lesbian relationships, but that’s not really the case,” wrote Hoffman.
When I asked Hoffman if there is a misconception that lesbians don’t care about vulva grooming, she said there is, particularly among straight people.
They provide a full menu of face, body and bikini waxing services for women, men and teens at insanely affordable prices, especially for New York City.
Women’s bikini waxes range from to , depending on the amount of hair removed.
“It’s just for me.” * * * “Can I actually be doing this for myself if it’s part of a heteronormative structure?
Her movements punctuated the way our exchange became a montage of her memory and thoughts: a conversation she had among female and male friends in graduate school where the men – uninvited – disclosed their female pubic hair preferences; a women’s studies class she took in college that examined hierarchy as a giant spider web; how she’s heard people say waxing is something only white people worry about; how she feels that women of color, as one herself, have a different view on body image and grooming; and how those of us who identify as women aren’t having enough conversations and discussions with one another across our various social identities.
And it seems, if this is our discussion around vulva grooming, isn’t it ushering us toward something deeper, so to speak? * * * For the past four years, I have been a dedicated Uni K Wax Center devotee.
To compare, at Berenice Electrolysis & Personal Beauty Center on the Upper East Side, bikinis at .
“We don’t take a sexy approach in anything that we do, but we take it from a hygienic perspective,” says Noemi Grupenmager, founder and CEO of Uni K Wax Centers.
“The woman who was doing it had asked me, ‘So, are you getting a Brazilian wax? She’s actually here with me…and now I’m getting waxed, and you’re up in my private area, and you’re talking about girls with boyfriends.