11:22 am March 19, 2009, by Fran Jeffries
In New Jersey, the state Board of Cosmetology is considering a ban on genital waxing after two women reported being injured in their quest for a smooth bikini line.
The women were reportedly hospitalized for infections following so-called “Brazilian” bikini waxes — so named because women in Brazil wax so they can wear skimpy thongs.
Jersey might be the first state to ban the procedure. National cosmetology officials said they were unaware of another state that had banned genital waxing.
Regular bikini waxes would still be allowed in Jersey.
Skin care experts say genital waxing can be dangerous because the hot wax can irritate or tear delicate skin in the bikini area, resulting in infections, ingrown hairs and rashes.
Despite such risks, millions of American women — and some men — choose to have the hair down there ripped away, and are willing to pay upwards of $50 to $60.
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