Should A 9-Year-Old Girl Be Allowed To Have Her Legs Waxed?

According to Caroline Marcus of The Sunday Telegraph, parents in Australia have been taking their nine-year-old daughters to undergo leg-waxing treatments, something New South Wales Community Services Minister Linda Burney has criticized as emblematic of the oversexualization of children: » 4/17/10 3:05pm 4/17/10 3:05pm

Slap! Ooorgh! Pow! Kaboom! Rrrrip! Film Explores Pubic Waxing

The best thing about this excerpt from Why We Wax, Kimberly M. Wetherell and Amy Axelson's 19-minute documentary about pubic hair removal, has to be the onomatopoeia the interview subjects use to describe the sensations of a Brazilian. » 6/22/09 4:40pm 6/22/09 4:40pm

Brazilian Waxes: The Trend That Never Really Existed

There's a page-view-baiting essay in Salon today about how, because of the recession and widely acknowledged creepiness, women are going retrobush and shunning Brazilian waxes. But! » 12/11/08 2:00pm 12/11/08 2:00pm

To Strip Or Not To Strip?

I usually do not wax. Mostly because I'm cheap and lazy. The state of my pubes generally has nothing to do with whether or not I'm getting some: it's semi-seasonal but mostly whim-based. Like last week I looked down in the shower and I was like Jesus, my area looks like Burt Reynolds' chest! So i decided to get a wax,… » 11/15/07 1:00pm 11/15/07 1:00pm