Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A Hairy Predicament in New Jersey

"...New Jersey may ban the Brazilian bikini wax as a health hazard.

The state Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling will meet April 14 to decide whether to ban genital waxing, a procedure made popular in Brazil to accommodate skimpy thong bikinis, the Associated Press helpfully points out. Normal bikini waxes would still be permitted.

The Philadelphia Daily News quotes Jeff Lamm, a spokesman for New Jersey's Division of Consumer Affairs, as saying the proposal was prompted by complaints to the board from two women who were injured and hospitalized.

The AP quotes skin care experts as saying genital waxing can be dangerous in that the hot wax can irritate or tear delicate skin in the bikini area, resulting in infections, ingrown hairs and rashes..." (source)

I, of course, would argue that the LACK of hair is much more hygienic...not to mention aesthetic. But once again we have the lowest common denominator dictating what happens to the rest of us. So two women probably went in to a salon with a circa 1972 Studio 54 situation going on down there and then had a skin reaction. Most women have skin reaction to waxing (regardless of where on the body it takes place) the first time. Now the entire Jersey shore needs to be punished...and hairy? Thankfully I already booked my house in OBX ;)

(H/T: Liz)

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