Inner Life, Outer Coat..


No Joke (hashtag-no-filter-added) this arrived through our door yesterday. ‘Guys, let us inflict extreme pain and fleece your crown jewels (literally) for your hard-earned cash’.  It’s the biggest rip off I’ve seen in a long while….waxing is the love child of the devil with the craft and credentials of Nurse Ratched. And then they have the cheek to call it Serene..

Apparently Essex is the Mordor and birthplace of this spawn and the materialistic home of the pejazzle – a county sadly known more for it’s orange tans and love triangles than brains, a place where this torture is considered an accepted part of male grooming with crystal tattoos (slot eyeballs back in) applied during treatments.  But for this madness to reach the leafy shade of South West London?…it’s the world gone mad. I’ve been against the silly stripping of women to prepubescent levels since the plucked chicken look became a brand – a women should be a woman, it’s one of the things that defines us as adults. Keep things under control by all means…but this phobia against body hair because porn stars want to look like girls? it’s just plain wrong.  And now men want to follow the same route?? All I can say is you’ve got a lot to learn…watch this video without wincing (a man, no less, going through a wax sack and prepared)..and then, if you still think this is something that floats your boat…don’t look to the Essex boys for advice, skip a few generations of intelligence, ask the girls and google electrolysis.  But believe me, a man obsessed with body hair shrieks of narcissism, sheep and the need for help.  Just don’t do it –  remember everyone loves a man’s man with something to hold onto and plait.


Laters, Kate x


  1. Wonderlusting Lynda

    What starts in Hollywood and we all mock, ends up here 10 years later and becomes the norm! I personally can’t think of much worse than a plucked male. I do think every man should endure waxing at least once for empathy’s sake.

  2. elizaberrie

    I loved listening to Simon Doonan on the radio last week who is a fashion guru at Barney’s. He was so outrageously flamboyant but right on the mark about the fashion industry, stating that they were all a bunch of idiots.

    In his book, Eccentric Glamour, “porno chic,” he described, “Imagine if you said to people 20 years ago that, in 2008, a significant number of women would be going around dressing like porno stars with fake hooters and butt cracks showing? No one would have believed you”

    He needs to add waxing to the description of porno chic.

      • elizaberrie

        He was actually on a game show on our National Public Radio (NPR) called “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me.” You can find the podcast online, free to download…you will probably find the show quite a hoot itself

  3. happyface313

    😀 Oh, my! I had a real good laugh!
    I can’t remember how long I’ve been waxing my legs (30 years?) – it’s still painful, but it does the trick. And I think every man should have his shins waxed just once in his life to get the feel for what us ladies are going through.
    😀 Still laughing. This is too good to be true! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  4. dievca

    Not with you on this one….very good friend hates his hairy back and swims regularity — so he waxes. The amount of hair has gotten less and less and he is very happy. Me? Waxing helped clear up raw thighs from shaving. Less and less hair for me, too. Electrolysis would have been seriously costly for legs. Honestly, the pain is minimal if you have a good technician. To each their own. XO