David was away all last week. So on Friday, I wanted to spiff up for his return. You know, wash and style the hair, shave the legs, groom the girly bits. I wanted to be all smooth and nice smelling - although frankly after a week of sleeping on his own, a female orangutan in bed with him may well have been enough to get his motor running.
The shower went off without a hitch. I emerged squeaky clean with nicely shaved legs. Gingersnap body lotion liberally spread over my limbs had me wanting to take me to bed. Then I got down to the real business - the talcum powder and female weed whacker (Epilady) came out. I always feel like the Epilady needs to be started with a pull start, like a chain saw. Ring-duh-ding-ding-ding...
|Anyone else notice that half these designs are unsymmetrical?!?|
There was a time when 'bikini line' actually meant 'bikini line.' That time has passed. Due to peri-menopause's mad grip on my hormones, the 'must be groomed' area now really stretches from c-section scar to... knee. In fact, I AM the female orangutan. After a week apart from your loved one, you want to look good... everywhere. I'm never completely bare down there, but I do like to keep the shop tidy. The talcum powder came out to smooth the skin and I went to work.
Upper thigh, actual bikini line, always goes first. It's never problematic, you don't have to bend yourself in half to get a good view of the area. Then it's the back of the legs, which, yes, I could just shave, but I'm prone to razor burn and then I'd be all bumpy and I'd have to do it way more often than the once a month it tends to get done now. After the easy bits, it's time for the most challenging of female grooming. Inner, inner thigh and upper, upper, back of the thigh. Both areas come very close to being mistaken for delicate tissue without actually being internal organs. One has to use a cautious hand with the weed whacker in these areas.
Friday night, my hand slipped. One second I was blithely denuding my inner, inner thigh, and the next I was desperately trying to pry the teeth of the Epilady off my turkey bum.
"Mother-f*!#ing Satan tool!"
I had to rip the cord out of the wall to stop the motor, but before I managed that Herculean feat, the machine had torn through the remains of my perineum, bounced off my labia and grabbed onto my upper thigh. I'm pretty sure that I then went into shock. When I finally looked down, I saw that I had road rash on my hooha and as an added plus, a bald patch.
I had just wanted to look good and now I needed Polysporin and an ice pack. And some Band-Aids. And folks? No matter how sexy you try to say it, "Hey there handsome, want to remove my Band-Aids??" does not really set the romantic mood. Thank God I'm good at misdirection, is all I'm saying.