Monday, February 27, 2006

Hey, womenfolk

Anyone else have a landing strip?

29 comments:

Cricket said...

What? Are you daft?

Orange said...

I may be daft, but that's beside the point.

Stella said...

I, uh, might know something about that.

Maine said...

I have one on my chin.

Becky..Absent Minded Housewife said...

I do not shave if I don't have to. It's undescribable torture. Love me, love my four foot long pubes.

So, to answer your question, yes I have a landing strip. A really really really wide one.

Rob Helpy-Chalk said...

yes I have a landing strip. A really really really wide one.

good for landing the big planes

Mignon said...

Noooo... but I've considered installing one in homage to Apolo Ohno.

(I've tried in the past - so itchy!)

Orange said...

Yay for Stella lending support from the club.

Maine, yes, you do. What are the dimensions? Maybe that should be my template.

Becky, when you're 93 years old, those 4-footers will be sparse and white.

Rob, hah! I was trying to think of a good line. Thanks!

Mignon, go for it! (And then send a fan letter and photo to Apolo.) It's only itchy for the first few weeks, which makes you think about your crotch constantly. (This should be a very good thing from your husband's standpoint.) And then it's just status quo, no more itching.

Maine said...

I recently thinned the strip. It's about a quarter inch across now...

Orange said...

Dude, I can't do a quarter inch. Can you meet me at three quarters?

Feral Mom said...

Ha ha ha! Wide landing strips unite, take back the night! You know my position-the bikini line is the only line the feral refuse to cross. Or wax. Or shave. Or trim. Or anything else that involves pain and/or time and/or itching. My word verification sounds like a Brazilian: yowwij!!!!

Bella Sultane said...

I keep just enough around to cover my dainty bits. And enough to avoid looking like I'm pre-pubescent.

Lisa said...

all.
gone.

but the brazilian is not to be. I am beyond distraught over this. I really hate the maintenance! Long story short: friend in aesthetician's school told me to come in and have it done, but it turns out it's ILLEGAL in UTAH. Or so they said. Maybe they just didn't like the look of me...? kidding--I called. Bah. how will I let down my readers...? heh.

Orange said...

News flash! Did you read that last comment? Lisa tells us the Brazilian wax is illegal in Utah. Illegal! I would like to have been around the day they hashed that one out in the Utah legislature. Where do they draw the line? Are standard bikini waxes okay? If you do it at home, are you breaking the law? Pshaw.

lee said...

Thank goodness my husband and my girlfriend think that untrimmed is the only way to go. I personally find the landing strip unappealing; it just looks wrong to me, and I miss the V shape of the natural delta. The only advantage that I see is that there are no stray hairs that can peek out of undies or a bathing suit. I spend much more of my time without undies on or fully dressed for that to matter to me.

DoctorMama said...

Upkeep IS a bitch.
I tried a Brazilian at home (oh yes I did!) -- it gave the phrase "blood, sweat and tears" a whole new meaning to me.
Illegal in Utah -- isn't that a band name?

Dick said...

I have to tell y'all that I'm pretty damn happy you're posting about this.
Yeah, I'm a perv, from way back.

Orange said...

Dick, dear, I hope your eyes roll back in your head and your head hits the bathtub, 'cause that's the best way. I read all about it from Lisa's finest commenter.

DoctorMama, you know, I tried one of those no-heat, no-mess home waxing strip products. I applied one strip to the outer bikini line zone, ripped it off, saw blood oozing from every follicle, and gave the box to my sister-in-law. It's possible a professional waxer could handle the process more gently, but then again, I've bled from eyebrow follicles after waxing, too. I'm too delicate a creature for waxing.

Midwestern Deadbeat said...

I'm a little embarrassed to admit this, but seeing as how the Internet has eradicated any level of shame I once had...I at first thought you were referring to the ol' happy trail or the highway to heaven. My answer was, "In a word, yes."

But landing strip? Oh no, no, no. I'm much too lazy to maintain a neat strip, and fortunately my husband doesn't care one way or the other as long as the hangar is available. (See what I mean about having no shame? Good God.)

I wonder if I should tidy up for the birth?? Do people do that? But for now, no way. I haven't even seen anything down there in at least two months. I'm going to persist in blissful ignorance as long as I can.

Orange said...

Deadbeat, you lost me. "Ol' happy trail"? "Highway to heaven"? What are these things that you lay claim to?

I know someone who maintained a thorough shave throughout her pregnancy, but I was au naturel for my C-section. It's possible they shaved the top, since the scar is right there, but you don't feel much with an epidural. And I never did get a look at the area with the surgical staples.

But let me add that my nurse-midwife said she has some patients whose method of becoming pregnant is a mystery, because she's not sure how anything with sperm ever made it through the matted thatch of hair...

Kelly said...

I used to do the landing strip.

Now, no hair at all. Cabana boy's request.

Keeps me from having to get the sides all even and shit.

Orange said...

O.G., the Original Gangsta...

Mr. Tangerine has not been the driving force at all in my nether-parts grooming habits. (I'm just tryin' to keep up with blogtopia.) He finally expressed a positive, rather than neutral, opinion after the latest recession of the hairline—but ruined it by saying something about "little girl." Gah! Not what I was going for at all! (Rest assured, he won't be saying that again.)

Midwestern Deadbeat said...

Oh, you know: that ever so blonde and fine line of hair that begins below the navel and leads right down to the landing strip.

Feral Mom said...

Ah yes, the treasure trail. Mine is a six lane treasure highway.

JT said...

Landing strip? Geez, who has time and energy for such upkeep? I don't even go for waxes anymore, because A, they're painful, and B, they're expensive. I keep things trimmed so that I can wear a bathing suit. That works for me.

Oh, and to whomever was asking about trimming prior to giving birth? This sounds ridiculous, but I actually gave myself a Lower Haircut prior to going into the hospital. Cut for length, so it was easier to wash up later on. I wish I'd thought of it before I had the first two kids. Made the first few weeks a little more comfortable.

E. said...

Man, I can't believe I'm so late to this party.

No, no landing strip. I would never take a razor or wax of any kind to my tender public region. I do, however, go at the cooter with a buzz clippers every month or so. I get the bush down to a half an inch or so, mainly to faciliate access.

DoctorMama: a brazilian at home? I grow faint at the very thought. But, then again, you are a doctor and could probably give yourself stiches if need be. (Hell, you set your own broken nose, which is practically the same thing.)

Orange said...

Yesterday, we saved time with a round of family showering—first I got in, then Ben hopped in, then Mr. Tangerine got in and I got out, then Ben hopped out, and eventually Mr. Tangerine turned off the water. Anyway, when Ben and I were in there, the new landing strip caught his eye. "What happened to your penis hair?" he asked. Indeed.

Anonymous said...

I just recently moved to Utah and my aesthetician said it was illegal as well. I thought she just wasn't comfortable doing it, guess it's not just you Lisa.

Jo said...

Hey all. The Brazilian service is NOT...I repeat NOT illegal in Utah. Now, it used to be. Ha ha. So funny. And yes, I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall when that was discussed. It seems that few people are comfortable with doing a brazilian wax and I advise you to see a specialist to have one done (like me!) I would never break a law in Utah (or anywhere else) and I do brazilian waxing. I promise. It is not against the law. Check out my website (is that okay to write here?) www.waxmetoo.com
Cheers...