In September of 2016, I had the privilege to travel to one of the destination of my dreams, Dubai. I had the opportunity to experience this journey with a group of eight wonderful females, from all walks of life. It was a trip of a lifetime that will be forever etched in my mind. A trip that was worth every penny and all the anxiety of worrying about how I would pay for it. Every penny I spent on the trip was a penny well spent. I had the opportunity to experience a culture that was vastly different from what I was accustomed to, and I ate different cuisines that I thought I would never EVER try! I even learned a few things from the women that I shared this wonderful experience with.
One of the moments that stood out on the trip led me to write this post. It was the day that we all were scheduled for a day on the ocean in our beautiful rented yacht. It was my first time on a yacht and I was super excited! The idea of renting a yacht came from my comic twin, Melissa, who was the reason for bringing us all together for the trip. Melissa turned the BIG 4-0 and I was so excited that she chose me to share the limelight of her 40th birthday with her– as I also turned 40 the day after her. The idea to cruise on a yacht was well received by all the ladies- A day out in the Persian Gulf was all everyone needed to make this trip even more bomb diggidy!
The day before we were scheduled for the yacht experience, we were all gathered in my room of the condo, we rented in the Dubai Marina, an artificial city built along the Persian Gulf line. That was a sight to behold! We were all excited about the trip and was busy discussing what kind of bathing suits we were going to model on the yacht. You don’t want to know the energy that was put into getting the perfect yacht ready bathing suits by all females involved. It was pretty hilarious.
It suddenly dawned on me that I needed to shave my bikini line because days had passed and the bush started to overgrow. So I distressingly shouted out that I had to go shave. As soon as those words left my mouth the voices in the room suddenly disappeared and all eyes were gazed upon me. They all looked at me as if I were two- headed dragon. I curiously asked, “What y’all looking at,” and one of the girls emphatically blurted out, “Keisha, nobody shaves down there anymore.” I asked, “What do you mean?”— She exclaimed, “We wax,”and I blurted out, “Wax! What do you mean wax.” Immediately, I was given a plethora of reasons why no one ever shaves down there anymore and why am probably one of the few women left on this earth that still shaves down there. I felt like a fish out of water, because I was, at the time a shaver; as well as a NARS shaving cream kind of a gal!
The girls kindly explained to me the benefits of waxing vs shaving. Do you want to know? Because I certainly was very intrigued by this discovery. One girl told me, it was the best thing she had ever done. I curiously asked why and she quickly told me that waxing her vajajay lasts much longer than shaving and it helps prevent razor bumps from appearing. Another girl told me, that down there will be smooth as a baby’s bottom and that my husband will love me forever, if you know what I mean. Another girl, so vividly described the experience of a total stranger up, close and personal in your vajajay as well as up, close and personal in your butt area, even closer than your own gynecologist. Now, I must admit that although the idea of waxing sacred the heck out of me, and the idea of a total stranger looking down there freaked me out. But I was brave and I was ready to experience what everybody else had already experienced.
That day, I took my little razor to the bathroom and got busy shaving my honey pot, while thinking about what the girls had just described to me. Knowing the person I am, who is always willing to try something new, I vowed to myself that when I got back to the US, I was going to bravely schedule not just a bikini wax, but a Brazilian wax. I was going all the way from a regular shaving gal to a wax connoisseur. For those of you who don’t know, what a Brazilian wax is, let me tell you. It’s when your entire vajayjay and your butt is waxed to a smooth perfection.
Yes, I was going to be brave because I wanted to find out what the girls were all talking about.
My take away from this experience is that we can learn so much from each other and even the most intimate experiences and moments can be shared amongst your girlfriends. Yes, that includes sharing vivid details of a Brazilian wax. YOU gotta love girlfriends!
Remember take care of your inside and your outside will shine!