Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

A Trip Upstairs to Tidy Up Downstairs Remains a Painful Memory

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

A Trip Upstairs to Tidy Up Downstairs Remains a Painful Memory

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CAN we talk about waxing?

It's a painful subject as any woman who has ever sported a dark and stormy moustache will tell you.

Thankfully waxing today is quick and low cost so there is no excuse for eyebrows to make John Howard envious or legs to make a bear jealous.

Once a woman reaches an age where menopause has been happily waved out the door, body hair growth slows (everywhere but the upper lip where it flourishes like mushrooms after rainfall) so there is no need for a lot of waxing. That's my experience, anyway.

I like to think I was a pioneer of the waxing table in the early 70s when the term "bikini wax" had yet to be coined and no woman would have been brave enough to have hot wax poured "down there" let alone talk about it.

Always ahead of my time and looking pretty spiffy in a skimpy bikini, I did my research about the waxing of this delicate area and was up for it even if it involved a trip to the city.

The waxing pot had yet to venture out to the eastern suburbs where I lived (I know, hard to believe) and I could find only one place in the heart of the city that offered such a service. …

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