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Re: The Female Thread-Men are welcome but enter at your own risk
« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2007, 11:03:24 am »
I've only ever had 2 pelvii exams - my next one will be shortly (in the Uk you get them every 2 years from when you turn 20). but i also found it uncomfortable.

So girls that wax! ........ suggestions puh-leese - I'm going to go for a bikini wax for my holiday - so how long before I go should I get it done - so I don't have big welts on my bikini line while I sunbathe but not lots of hairs either!!!
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Re: The Female Thread-Men are welcome but enter at your own risk
« Reply #21 on: September 02, 2007, 11:16:42 am »

So girls that wax! ........ suggestions puh-leese - I'm going to go for a bikini wax for my holiday - so how long before I go should I get it done - so I don't have big welts on my bikini line while I sunbathe but not lots of hairs either!!!

You shouldn't have big welts on your bikini. If that happens, they may be using wax that is too hot, or too thick. I had one woman who used the wrong kind of wax on my underarms once and I ended up with huge red welts...believe me, I never went back to her!

Before vacation...I would think a week would be safe.

The welts can also be a result of ingrown hairs. Since pubic hairs are tight and curly, they have a tendency to become ingrown...more than hairs on your legs (at least for me). So keep an eye on that. There is a product called "Tend Skin" which is supposed to help prevent this. I have read mixed reviews on how well it works. One comment I read said just use vodka on a cotton ball!

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Re: The Female Thread-Men are welcome but enter at your own risk
« Reply #22 on: September 02, 2007, 11:28:34 am »
You shouldn't have big welts on your bikini. If that happens, they may be using wax that is too hot, or too thick. I had one woman who used the wrong kind of wax on my underarms once and I ended up with huge red welts...believe me, I never went back to her!

Before vacation...I would think a week would be safe.

The welts can also be a result of ingrown hairs. Since pubic hairs are tight and curly, they have a tendency to become ingrown...more than hairs on your legs (at least for me). So keep an eye on that. There is a product called "Tend Skin" which is supposed to help prevent this. I have read mixed reviews on how well it works. One comment I read said just use vodka on a cotton ball!

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heh perhaps welts was the wrong wording - but looking a bit tender and plucked chicken like - the last time i did it a week before I went on hol but there was stray hairs starting to appear back within 10 days.  >:(
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Re: The Female Thread-Men are welcome but enter at your own risk
« Reply #23 on: September 02, 2007, 02:49:28 pm »
I had the bikini wax done once.  I couldn't bear the thought of the Brazilian, though.....

It didn't hurt much at all down along the sides of the triangle, but  across the top it hurt a lot.  You can expect redness and soreness there for a while, esp. the first time.   

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Re: The Female Thread-Men are welcome but enter at your own risk
« Reply #24 on: September 02, 2007, 05:37:58 pm »
I had the bikini wax done once.  I couldn't bear the thought of the Brazilian, though.....


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Re: The Female Thread-Men are welcome but enter at your own risk
« Reply #25 on: September 23, 2007, 11:41:41 pm »
I'm jumping back into this thread to suggest a different course of discussion... away from waxing, etc.  ;D

Over in Safe Haven, there's a really, deeply important thread in progress on the often disturbing topic of misogyny in societies around the world.
http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,13013.50.html

I thought that in this thread, I might ask some questions about what you all think are the most empowering and wonderful things about being female...

How do you define yourself as female?  Is it just a biological identity or do you think of it as something deeper or more profound? 

And, again, what are the aspects of being female that you find most exciting, powerful and important? 

When confronted with a misogynist/ sexist situation how do you cope and where do you find your strength?
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Re: The Female Thread-Men are welcome but enter at your own risk
« Reply #26 on: September 30, 2007, 09:33:31 am »
My niece is 9 years old and started her period yesterday!

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So young but seems to be so much more the norm now.....
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Re: The Female Thread-Men are welcome but enter at your own risk
« Reply #27 on: September 30, 2007, 10:32:41 am »
My niece is 9 years old and started her period yesterday!

Wow, that is young. But it's true, not unusual these days.

It must be difficult to manage all the period ... arrangements, at 9. Heck, it's difficult to manage them at 49. My sons, 11 and 13, are just barely getting down the basics of ordinary grooming. I can't imagine them dealing with pads and tampons and that stuff.

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Re: The Female Thread-Men are welcome but enter at your own risk
« Reply #28 on: September 30, 2007, 10:49:05 am »
My niece is 9 years old and started her period yesterday!

:o

So young but seems to be so much more the norm now.....


Wow, that is young. But it's true, not unusual these days.

It must be difficult to manage all the period ... arrangements, at 9. Heck, it's difficult to manage them at 49. My sons, 11 and 13, are just barely getting down the basics of ordinary grooming. I can't imagine them dealing with pads and tampons and that stuff.


Funny you're mentioning this today. My daughter is 11 and a half and started her period - today.
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I was 11 too then, but 9 seems awfully early  :-\

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Re: The Female Thread-Men are welcome but enter at your own risk
« Reply #29 on: September 30, 2007, 10:52:28 am »

Like Leslie, I had a baseline mammogram done at age 35.  I find mammograms painful but not unbearably so.