Latest beauty fad: Facials for your vagina!

I don't know about you, but I've just about had it with the world treating our vaginas like they're the dirtiest, nastiest things on the planet. First there was labia dye, then vaginal rejuvenation surgeries, lightening creams (because apparently are vaginas are too dark) and even jewels to bedazzle your va-jay-jay. So I wasn't at ALL surprised--just disturbed--when I heard about the newest vaginal trend--the vajacial! Yes, it's exactly what you're thinking--a facial for your vagina!

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I mean really, I have a hard enough time booking a regular facial every few months. Do I really need to make room in my schedule to get a facial for my crotch? San Francisco's Stript Wax Bar has introduced the newly intimate facial that's meant to be performed a week after waxing. The 50-minute, $60 dollar treatment involves four steps. Skin is first cleaned with an antibacterial body wash and witch hazel, followed by a papaya-based exfoliating gel that's applied before the esthetician extracts your ingrown hairs using a pair of tweezers. Ouch! An anti-freckle, anti-acne mask is applied afterwards and the esthetician finishes off the job with a slathering of lightening cream, I guess implying that our vaginas really aren't the right shade.

Don't get me wrong, I get that ingrown hairs suck, but aren't there like a ton of products out there that address ingrown hair problems that we can use in the privacy of our homes? Just the idea of having some random woman massaging an exfoliant around my vulva area creeps me out! Whatever happened to the days when our Ob-Gyn doctors used to tell us that all we needed was a little gentle soap and water to keep it clean and healthy, because our vaginas naturally creates their own pH balance. Can't all these extra chemicals lead to some kind of bacterial infection down there?

Well, I for one am not planning on finding out. As if women didn't have enough insecurities about their lady parts, now we have companies and spas unintentionally or maybe intentionally telling us that are vaginas aren't clean and pretty enough. I refuse to buy into this crazed mentality and I think my cute, hairless vagina will do just fine without the labia dye jobs, bedazzles, lightening creams and CRAZY facials society is trying to bestow upon it. Alll this stuff coming out these days to beautify our vaginas is ridiculous and quite frankly, unnecessary. I'm pretty darn confident with the way it already looks, thank you very much!

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