"If you want to sell the house you've got to mow the lawn." says Marilyn Jaeger in answer why women are waxing every hair down there for the infamous brazilian bikini wax.*
I met Marilyn in San Francisco about 10 years ago as she was building her waxing and skincare empire Marilyn Jaeger Skincare. www.marilynjaegerskincare.com.
My girlfriends in the know told me all about the Brazilian Bikini wax, how it made sex better, how great they felt (especially the afterwards part), how their partners love it and that Marilyn Jaeger was the go-to-girl for getting it all off.
Luckily, when I was just dreaming up the first Sex With Emily podcast, I ran into Marilyn and asked her how she was doing.
"You know what Emily, I've got my finger on every hot hoo-hoo in San Francisco." Her salon was now housed in a beautiful Pacific Height’s Victorian home and boasts a list of over 8000 clients.
Marilyn agreed to be our first guest and gave a great interview
but I've been unable to get one thing she told me off my mind.
"Of course you see lots of men these days," I had said to her during our first interview, "Men are waxing their backs, right?" I had done my research, I knew all about this "manscaping" trend: the back wax, facials, trimming below, pedicures.
"Well course the BACK, (duh! Emily) but men are also waxing their balls," she explained to me like we were swapping recipes for summer cocktails.
I knew that men were trimming the bush, but mowing the lawn"? No way are men waxing their balls, the crown jewels? The stepchildren?
Soon after, the Brazilian Bikini wax also made international headlines when actress Eva Longoria admitted that she experienced her first orgasm right after she got her first brazilian bikini wax.
And since Sex with Emily is all about making sure there are more orgasms and better sex for everyone I needed to see it and hear it for myself.
So last week Marilyn was our guest once again but this time she brought props: a massage table, a pot of hot wax and some brave waxing virgins, both men and women, to do the deed in front of us.
I had some questions: why are men and women really expected to remove every unsightly hair from their bodies? How does she get the wax in all those parts? And most importantly, does it really make sex better?
It was quite a night. I saw things and heard things that almost made me blush. The men definitely yelled louder than the woman but at the end all the newbies left with soft baby bottoms and fronts..
Thanks to the guests who endured the pain. They will be calling in next week to see if their sex life has really improved. Let's hope so. Stay tuned.
**Brazilian Bikini Wax: person lies naked on table while a highly trained professional (please don’t ever try this at home) waxes the person bare from front to back down there. Landing strip optional. Hair optional.