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barbygirl43 06-08-2005 02:41 PM

Bikini area question
 
I know this is a very personal question and if the guys don't want to be embarrassed or want to know about that area, I would stop reading here.

So how do you groom your bikini area? I noticed over the weekend that the "hedges" needed some major trimming in my new bathing suit. I thought I would attempt to shave the area but my darn belly hangs over so far it was almost an olympic sport to get my belly up and out of the way with one hand, stand just right and have the razor in the other.

Any tips would be greatly appreciated since I do plan on spending lots of time in that bathing suit, soaking up the sun. :D

Jillegal 06-08-2005 03:09 PM

I guess if we wore those "plus size" bathing suits with the huge *** flowered skirts we wouldn't have to worry about it ;)

I have a Remington Smooth and Silky that works great - never had any irritating razor burn or chafing.

Sigh...guys have it so easy. :tantrum:

fitbyforty 06-08-2005 03:36 PM

Give waxing a try and be hair free for weeks

treefrogtoes 06-08-2005 04:30 PM

I keep everything trimmed down there with a "man's" beard-moustash trimmer. I just recently started to be able to do it without the use of a cleverly placed mirror. As for the strays... I don't have those to worry about, but Samantha always has me wax hers. So I say enlist the help of your hubby and go for it! ( and ya never know... it could lead on :o )

barbygirl43 06-08-2005 04:45 PM

LOL Sara you are too funny. I was going to try waxing next time. I usually nair my legs now but I don't want that stuff anywhere near that place :)

jerkitout 06-08-2005 04:53 PM

The Remington Smooth & Silky.. is that a razor or an electric shaver? I shave, but can only do it once a week as I get bad razor burn otherwise. I always try to shave neatly no matter what time of year it is but I eventually get little red bumps everywhere.

I naired once, but had no good results since my hair is pretty thick. I'd love to have it professionally done, but it seems to frivolous for my budget :(

teapotdynamo 06-08-2005 05:14 PM

I have shaved successfully before, BUT... I hereby present:

Jen's "Lessons Learned" for Shaving DOWN THERE

1. Use a new razor, preferably NOT of the cheapest-in-the-store variety. No exceptions. Trust me.

2. Use an emollient shaving cream rather than soap. I especially like my husband's gel stuff, although I'm sure I smell like a lumberjack after. Hm. Odd associations there!

3. Don't get overzealous! One summer I actually shaved off the whole thing, but I will NEVER do that again. When it grew back, it itched furiously for a couple of weeks! For some reason, I haven't had that problem with "edge trimming."

4. Copiously baby powder the area afterward to avoid chafing.

Goddess Jessica 06-08-2005 05:27 PM

I shave it all off with an electric razor (I use the blind woman's method of shave.feel.shave.feel.shave.feel), then I use a regular razor of the edges. Waxing is sooo the way to go but I haven't found anyone here that I trust to show them my naughty bits.

kykaree 06-08-2005 06:15 PM

I do a variation on the Jennifer technique. Now this is going to sound stupid, but since doing crunches at the gym, shaving the private area is easier. I can suck my tummy in a lot better, and still breathe, and this lifts the offending overhang. (goodness me, I do hope there are no guys reading this!!!!) No longer do I have to hold up my tummy with one hand and shave with the other!!!

lucky 06-08-2005 09:02 PM

Waxing is the way to go. Not long ago I worked up the courage to make an appointment for a Brazilian wax. This was my first professional wax of any kind so it was a big leap for me. I expected to be completely humiliated. But, when I got there the "technician" was about 8 months pregnant - not quite as intimidating as a perky skinny minnie. I braced myself for the first yank and just as she let it rip she held up the strip and said, "And THAT is why they call it SNATCH!" I thought I would die laughing and all of my modesty just rolled away.

One tip: if you do decide to go for a wax use an electric razor to trim everything down a bit first. It is a lot less painful if the hair is more of a stubble. I'm telling you, once you wax you won't go back!

Reaferg 06-08-2005 10:07 PM

I'm sitting here cracking up because everything you guys are saying I've done. And yes Jen's rules are the way to go. I'm crying over here :rofl: :goodvibes

Jillegal 06-08-2005 11:01 PM

Here you go, jerkitout:

http://www.remington-products.com/us...al/ep1000.html

Some of these posts are reminding me of a time (long, long ago) when I made an entirely unsuccessful attempt at shaving a certain area into the shape of a heart for Valentine's Day... :twirly:

Jessie_777 06-09-2005 12:17 AM

This subject came up on another message board I frequent :lol: One of the ladies swears by using dove's unscented deodarent after. Some girls tried and agreed that yes....that was the way to go for an itch free shave :)

SuchAPrettyFace 06-09-2005 12:30 AM

I use a combination of the Jennifer/Jessica methods. Jessifer? Jennica? :lol:

I have a bikini trimmer, and trim & feel until there is almost nothing, then I finish off w/the Venus & a hair softener called...Coochy. Yes, it's name is Coochy. Accidentally leave it on your bathroom counter during a party for all sorts of commentary. :lol: This stuff is DA BOMB, and can be used to shave legs, armpits, and even as a hair conditioner in a pinch. I got mine @ a 'naughty party' (Slumber Parties), but I've seen it at the...um...adult book store, too. *cough* :angel:

Noxzema makes these cute lil bikini razors, but they're really made for a mouse or something, they are tinyyyy.

SwimGirl 06-09-2005 01:14 AM

This is too funny, I am laughing.. it's interesting being a plus size gal trying to get rid of hair down there! I usually go with the rule "if I can't see it I can't shave it", however swimsuit season that becomes a problem (unless you get a swimsuit with a skirt! ;) ). I trim with a pair of sissors I got when I was in grade 6 (I don't even wanna think about that.. ), and then I use the bf's gel shaving cream, and his razor (I use a fresh blade ONLY got that region). I discovered using firming lotion helped with the itchy feeling, and made it look more pretty. There is nothing like proping up the belly .. lol.. makes me giggle!

-Aimee

taekwondomom 06-09-2005 01:35 AM

So happy to have found you guys, err I mean gals! LOL Where else could you have a discussion regarding your bikini area and have total understanding about 'lifting the tummy out of the way"!
:grouphug: You all rock!
BTW, I use the feel and lift method myself. I also trim with a small scissors. :o :D

SuchAPrettyFace 06-09-2005 01:46 AM

Nair for Bikini Area works, too. Smells like vanilla, you have to carefully apply it though, and not leave it on for too long. That's one place you don't want a chemical rash. :eek:

BethC 06-09-2005 08:19 AM

Boy, this is a more interesting topic than my egg whites...

I wax, usually a Brazillian ;) that way I don't have to worry about it for weeks...

jerkitout 06-09-2005 08:52 AM

I've tried the shave into a shape thing several times.. but not only is it a weird area to see, from upside down mind you, and hair is not easy to work with.. so it never really worked. However.. I tend to shave it in what becomes a small triangle I guess, not by choice.. must making sure I get the edges for some of my pretty panties. My husband the other night though remarked how it looks like a tree.. gee, isn't that romantic? ;-)

ingrid 06-09-2005 10:52 AM

This topic is great, chicks. But I am wondering how odd I must be compared to the rest of you. I have never had to shave/trim for a swim suit or my bikini/thong panties. I have thick hair on my head, but not on my 'area,' as my hubbie likes to call it. I guess I should be thankful. I have been swimming 3-4x a week for the past month with nothing peaking out of the suit. And I prefer the higher cut suits to the conservative ones to elongate my legs.

barbygirl43 06-09-2005 11:11 AM

I used to not have to worry about it either but the adventurous side of me decided to go bald a few years back and ever since then I have a few runaways and have to take care of it or look like chewbacca in a bathing suit :D

josie4 06-09-2005 11:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by teapotdynamo
3. Don't get overzealous! One summer I actually shaved off the whole thing, but I will NEVER do that again. When it grew back, it itched furiously for a couple of weeks!

I did that once, too. STUPIDEST thing I ever did!!! :o

tolose85 06-09-2005 11:48 AM

This cracks me up. You know what I do? Especially since I'm pregnant and can't see a damn thing... Once a week, ole hubby gets out the clippers, shaves it down then he gets a fresh razor (his) and shapes it up for me. While I lay there on the floor and relax! He warms up the shaving cream and everything and follows it up with a dusting of baby powder. I look forward to it every week! lol!!! Now if THAT'S not sharing too much info.... Oh and I TOTALLY agree with the shaving it all off thing.. It's a no no unless you like to scratch down there!! :) This has been a very fun topic to discuss!! What shall we talk about next??/ :)

famograham 06-09-2005 01:47 PM

AWWW, Gretchen, that's so sweeeeeet in a TMI sort of way :lol:

My hubby used to trim for me a looong long time ago...but relationship and self image issues have made that a thing of the past. You're so lucky! :)

Linda

kykaree 06-09-2005 06:26 PM

Wow, my dh would be more likely to run to the store naked and fetch a pint of milk than help in "that" department!!!!! Perhaps I need a new model, dh.ver.3.0 instead of the old model I bought!!!! LOL

I now know more about you girls and your relationships than my closest IRL (in real life) friends!!!

SwimGirl 06-09-2005 07:28 PM

Gretchen - that is TOO cute! I need to talk to my other half about doing that!

I am pretty... open... with most of my friends, we talk about the most ODD things, ranging from our other half's.. "self pleasure" frequency, to the hair down there.. it keeps things fun! TMI probably.. you just have to forget it when you see their partner .. lol..

-Aimee

Goddess Jessica 06-09-2005 09:08 PM

My Cute Boyfriend did the exact same thing for me once because he thought it was sexy. The entire time I was clenched up, trying not to wince and trying not to think about this inexperience man with a razor near my friggin' temple of Goddess Jessica. Afterwards I was like, "Yeah, we're not doing that again."

howie6267 06-09-2005 09:15 PM

I was not going to post to this but after seeing Jills post of a heart shaped doo I could not resist. I'm here at work and it's a good thing no one else works second shift because I am laughing my a## off.

This thread comes at a good time for me. Because I get to go home and shave down there tonight. I go for the big SNIP tomorrow. So they want me to shave tonight. Now I'm thinking of how I could be creative in shapes for the doctor. Hey doc you ever done a vasectomy to a guy with a heart shaped patch. :D :o :lol: :devil: :love: :angel:

famograham 06-09-2005 09:21 PM

LOLOLOLOL :lol:

HOWIE, that would be awesome!

yikes!, the snip...big decision...good luck and godspeed! Do you guys have kids?

xox
Linda

howie6267 06-09-2005 09:39 PM

Don't have em don't want em. We have our dogs and cat and that's plenty.

Jillegal 06-09-2005 10:00 PM

I figured you'd make your way into this thread sooner or later, Howie! :lol:

Good luck tomorrow - here's hoping the surgeon has a keen eye and a steady hand :s: Although I don't know why you're bothering with a doctor, I've heard "Gardenwife" is very handy with the shears and weedwhacker! :devil:

DishyFishy 06-09-2005 10:02 PM

Hey, Howie! Why don't you and K make a night of it and do each other? Oo-er! :o You know what I mean! :rofl:

howie6267 06-09-2005 10:32 PM

She's a little to handy. She keeps saying she will cut my hair (on top get you mind out of the gutter people) and I won't let her do that. So what makes you think I would trust her in more delicate area's.

Gardenwife 06-09-2005 11:48 PM

First off, this thread's cracked me up to the point where I nearly peed myself laughing...Even the replies crack me up!
Quote:

AWWW, Gretchen, that's so sweeeeeet in a TMI sort of way
Howie, tell the doctor it's your lucky patch. :devil: Delicate areas? Oh, don't flatter yourself...You, the delicate flower.

Seriously, now, surely you can trust me to shave down there at least; no one but you, me, the doctor and a roomful of med techs will ever see it. That's assuming Discovery Health isn't doing some special filming or something. (I did ask the nurse who called if anyone ever asks to observe and after a slight pause she said, "I'm pretty sure you have to arrange that with the doctor ahead of time...").

I tried the Total Shave a couple of times. The razor cuts are baaad news! Even if you're careful, it's just tooo darned easy. And it ain't worth the itching when it starts growing back in.

Yeah, and you WONDER why we don't want kids? :lol:

lessofsarahtolove 06-10-2005 12:10 AM

OMG I LOVE THIS THREAD!!! Too, too, too funny!! I may just send all my Hodgkins galpals from the Hodgkins list over here just to laugh their asses off!! (Laughter IS the best medicine, right?) Ok, so I won't actually do that....but I have to say, this thread has given me so much pleasure! It's also reminded me that this particular aspect of my chemo-related hair loss has proven quite convenient and welcome! I've got what we call over at the Hodgkins board (yes, pubic hair is an ever-popular topic there as well! :lol: ) The Moustache but not The Beard. (I'm proudly sporting the John Waters, thank you very much. :yes: ) Makes life quite pleasant, actually. And it should be easy to maintain once we have "resproutage!"

As for my own technique, I share the Jessifer/Jennica plan of attack, with a bit of what we'll call "abdominal manipulation" and some Kama Sutra-like contortions. Not pretty. :o I must say, Gretchen, I think you've got yourself a keeper there in Jeremy! ;) Never let that guy go! Now promise me you'll commit to one another TONIGHT that you're going to maintain this sweet weekly tradition when little buckaroo arrives, ok? Lorraine has frequently offered to "assist" me in this department, but I'm pretty sure I'm in the Jessica camp on this one. "Mmmmm, no thanks." Ok, so we're both chicks, but you gotta draw the line at that same-sex bonding somewhere, don't you? ;) :lol:

Howie, you killed me with the thought of you going to that appt. with a heart-shaped patch! Man, that's funny.... :lol3:

Dawnyal, you're so cool bringing this up, I swear. What started out as a simple question has turned into a real community service! :p

howie6267 06-10-2005 12:22 AM

I was thinking I could do the Monster Garage logo or something like that.

Gardenwife 06-10-2005 12:26 AM

"Resproutage"! :rotf:

By the way, I read once that shaving the nether regions is easier if you're seated. Also, shave with the direction of the hair.

lessofsarahtolove 06-10-2005 01:14 AM

Howie, I want to respond to you, I really do. I simply have no words. Monster Garage logo.....it sounds more complicated than a heart, but I wish you godspeed, man.

As for Kimberley's tips to sit and go with the grain: I sit, I stand, I prop a leg up over my shoulder....when I'm doing it, I do it all. I also approach the thing from every imaginable angle. I count it as cardio. :yes:

SuchAPrettyFace 06-10-2005 01:49 AM

Oh good lord. :lol: :lol: :lol: Howie you made me laugh out loud w/a mouthful. :rofl:

***WARNING: TMI ON THE WAY***

And you reminded me of something. I usually let it grow in for gyno appts. A few years ago my b/f at the time asked why, I said, "I don't want to my dr to think I'm freaky!" He says, "You think she's never seen a freaky *&%$# before?!?!?" I SAID, "No, she could probably tell YOU a few stories." & he said, "What's her name?" I told him & he says, "You should shave her name into it--can you imagine the look on her face when she starts your pelvic & sees that?" :rofl: :lol3: :rofl: :lol3: He was a lot of fun.

My nickname: Cue Ball/Vin Diesel
My best friend's nickname: George Michael/The Shadow

Jessie_777 06-10-2005 02:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SuchAPrettyFace
"You should shave her name into it--can you imagine the look on her face when she starts your pelvic & sees that?"


OMG!!! :lol: :lol3: That is too funny!


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