MALE INTIMATE HAIR REMOVAL FAQ's
What is male intimate hair removal?
Also known as the infamous 'back, sack and crack', Mankini, Boykini, Boyzilian,
Brazilian, Hollywood, Sunga (after a skimpy Brazilian male swimsuit), BBC (butt,
balls and crotch), The Aussie Outback (everything off 'Down Under'), The
Tropicana (banana and coconut smoothie), The Copacabana (all off South of the
border), XXX Waxing, The Bald Banana, The Kojak, The Full Monty, Extreme
this increasingly popular service involves the removal of hair from the groin,
speedo line, penis, scrotum, buttocks and crack. As much or as little hair can
be removed as desired by the customer, with the final price adjusted
What is a popular choice?
Many men today opt to remove hair from the scrotum and penis,
and trim and/or shape pubic hair.
This can lead to the 'optical extra inch', plus a clean,
fresh and tidy look. Removing
hair from the speedo line defines and pronounces the pubic hair to
enhance the look. If hair is removed from the pubic hair area, I can
'blend' it into a hairy area of the tummy (unless of
course you have the tummy hair removed aswell). Hair immediately around the anal
area can also be removed for
cleanliness. I can also blend any treated area of the crack or buttocks
into the buttocks or legs if these remain hairy.
What happens if I get an erection?
Don’t worry, it happens! Most erections that occur during a
Brazilian service have nothing to do with sexual arousal. Instead, it is
likely to be no more than an involuntary response to the manipulation of the
genitals. Any such arousal normally subsides fairly rapidly. I tend to
carry on working, asking the customer to hold himself out of the way or moving
to a different area of the body if necessary. It is not necessarily a bad thing
- it helps the skin to be stretched taut, which helps remove hair less painfully
and prevents bruising of the area.
Are STIs a concern?
Clients with known STIs and urinary tract infections cannot
be treated. If in doubt, I don’t treat. To protect myself and my clients, I follow the
universal hygiene procedures recommended by Habia: wearing of gloves, avoidance
of double-dipping of waxing spatulas, disinfection or sterilization of equipment as appropriate,
clean towels for each client and the correct disposal of salon waste. Waxing and
sugaring are very safe treatments.
How important is hygiene?
Very important – to me and to you. I provide wet wipes for you to freshen up
front and back, before your hair is removed. Pulling hair out of your skin will leave empty
hair follicles, which can be a haven for bacteria. For each client, I wear fresh
nitrile gloves, and apply skin cleansers on you before and after treatment, and
follow universal Habia rules: clean wax and wax pots, avoid double-dipping of
fresh couch roll and spatulas, correct disposal of waste, and disinfection or
sterilisation of tweezers, clippers, scissors and all waxing equipment.
Bacteria is unable to grow in sugar as it binds up the water and bacteria is
unable to grow, so pots of sugar remain bacteria free. Sugaring also provides
less mess during a hair removal treatment than waxing as there are no heating
pots, no spatulas, and no sticky residues. I
provide a free aftercare pack to help keep your skin clean, exfoliated and
moisturised for the following day, and retail antiseptic and soothing spot
sticks and gel. I also provide an aftercare leaflet with advice about caring for
your waxed skin.
What about aftercare?
Certain activities can risk irritation and infection of
newly treated skin. Please avoid the following:
Scratching and touching the area
Sunbathing or sun beds for 48 hours
Having a sauna, steam or any heat treatment for 24 hours
Taking a hot bath or shower for 24 hours
Doing any exercise that encourages sweating for 24 hours
Applying any different/new moisturisers or body lotions, perfumes,
deodorants, shower gels etc, other than those recommended by me, on the area for
Having sex for 24 hours after Brazilian hair removal
Light exfoliation twice a week after hair removal greatly reduces
the occurrence of ingrown hairs. The first exfoliation should be done 2-3 days after
Keeping the skin clean with a light antiseptic will reduce
likelihood of infection.