The other day, some well-traveled friends of mine were nonchalantly talking about BSC waxing. Sure sounded like a big hair-removing deal to me. I didn't ask questions, but was curious for more BSC wax details and searched the term on the Internet. I am really well informed now.
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A back, sack, and crack wax refers to a man having the following waxed: His back, his scrotum, the area between the scrotum and the anus, and the area around the anus (the "c" is for crack). The terminology makes perfect sense to me now.
But I wanted to find out if any of my male friends knew what it was and if they had ever had it done. I asked a handful of them and was surprised by their responses.
The younger ones, meaning under the age of 35, were more likely to both know what it was and to have had it done. And they were almost giddy about the effect it had on their sex lives. They unanimously agreed that the increased sensation from being hairless was phenomenal.
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Wow. Before this, the only men's hair removal that I was aware of was a friend whose wife applies Nair to his back. And my husband having his scrotum shaved before he got his vasectomy. BSC is a whole new world for me.
I'm not a stranger to hair removal. I don't wax my back and I don't have a sack but I do regularly get a bikini and eyebrow wax. I've been going to the same aesthetician for over eight years and, as part of my semi-Brazilian bikini wax, she waxes my crack. We've never talked about it. She's always just done it. The process involves a fair amount of flexibility and acrobatics but it's worth it. I like being hairless in those areas. And I know my husband likes it, too.
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But I've never given much thought to my husband's hairiness in his nether parts. Or to the hair on his back. He doesn't have what I consider to be an unreasonable amount in either location. But my curiosity has been piqued and I wonder what it would feel like for both of us if my husband had it done. He's kind of old-school and I'm not sure he could stand the pain but I think it would be sexy.
Do you think that a waxed man is sexy?
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