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  • Writer's pictureHayley from HRM Beauty

What is more painful: Chest Wax or Testicles?

Back, Sack and Crack Wax...'Ouch! No way!!!' This is what most men jump to straight away, but a chest or back wax; ' oh, it can't be that bad'.

Truth is a chest wax is the worst area for a male to get waxed. The hair is a lot thicker and dense. In the pubic region the hair is a lot lighter and we can stretch the skin a lot more to reduce the 'ouch' sensation. Both chest and the intimate area both take roughly the same time as well.

Chest and back waxes can lead to a histamine reaction, common with male chests/backs, which means you get little red spots after which last a few days to a few weeks. You can reduce this by exfoliating the day before and a few days after and following all your therapists aftercare advise.

There are two types of wax, warm/strip wax which is used for bigger areas like chests/backs/legs/arms. The hot/hard wax is what we use for the intimate area as it sticks to the hair not the skin , a lot kinder to delicate thinner skin.

The worst thing about a pubic wax is you can't stick your hands down there to check if everything is still there for about 20 mins instead of the usual 2. (Don't worry everything will still be there after!) Sadly nothing would have gotten bigger, although getting rid of the hair does give that illusion. As well as feeling of being more clean and hygienic, there is no reason not to give it a go.

Always look for a qualified therapist. (although it will be difficult to find reviews on the subject as most men don't want to advertise they are having it done in a review. It is a specialised course and few therapists offer the male intimate wax compared to the female equivalent.

My comedy gold moment was a client asked if I liked my job while I was waxing him...erm...'like' was properly the wrong terminology at that moment, no job is glamorous 100% of the time. I'd say it gives the same satisfaction is picking a spot; it looks a lot better after.

Here are a few of my most FAQ:

What if I get an erection or 'leak'?

Touch administered to any part of the body can activate the parasympathetic nervous system, resulting in a partial or complete erection.

Don't worry it's more common than you think, just ignore it as I will. In waxing an erection actually helps! It stretches the penis so we can reach all the stray hairs in that area, without pulling you about too much.

Leaking again is something that is very common and will will give you a tissue to clean this.

Will I be judged or compared to other men?

No! We see so many (in a professional capacity) that if we put you in a line up an hour after we would not be able to pick you out. Everyone is a different shape and size, we don't care, we aren't looking in a sexual way we are looking in a professional way, same as a doctor or nurse.

How long should the hair be?

Long enough so the hair is no longer at the 'prickly' stage but if you can wrap the hair around your little finger it is too long.This is different time lengths for different people. about half way round your little finger is perfect.

Can it be a sexual experience?

It is not a sexual experience for either party, although I'm sure there are a few people who get their kicks from it, there's a market for all sorts nowadays same as massage.

If you want this type of service, same with a massage and 'massage', research before you ask, most of us (professionals) will find it an insult and you may be subject to a follow up from the police! Any therapist who offers sexual services should make it clear. i.e. a 'therapist' (and I use the term loosely) with a picture of themselves in underwear is NOT the same as a professional therapist in a tunic.

Full ejaculation is also not acceptable and you will be asked to leave.

What should I do before an appointment?

Wash! Use an exfoliating scrub to get rid of any dead skin and release any trapped hairs. Make sure all areas (front and back) are clean.

Waxing can make a 'big' difference in looking and feeling better.

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