Improve your sex life by getting that burning question answered by one of the world's foremost experts on sex, Dr. Debby Herbenick of Indiana University's Kinsey Institute. Submit anonymously here!What’s the best method for waxing your own pubes at home? Any way to keep it from hurting too bad? What about ingrown hairs?
Sarah: Carefully? Seriously, just get some stripless wax, sit on the floor and grab a mirror. It’s really, really messy and it hurts like a bitch, but it’ll get all the hairs the first time. Then, once you see the travesty that is your bathroom post-home wax, you’ll go straight to the salon every time.
Debby: You could wax at home, but why pour hot wax on yourself at home? Safer options for home including wax strips which don’t involve heating up buckets of wax. Or shaving. Or just going to a salon and getting waxed or a longer term solution like laser hair reduction. Do some people heat their own wax pots at home successfully? Sure. But I am a scientist who goes to meetings where doctors show slides of burns people have given themselves at home thanks to using at-home wax kits so I urge a little caution.