Is Your Vagina High-Maintenance?

Real women reveal what they do to take care of their lady business.

wax"For years I went in for regular waxes, mostly for personal-hygiene preferences, but once I started getting lazy, I kind of liked having it back. My boyfriend doesn't care, so I reserve Brazilians for vacations or special occasions." -Kate, 33, doctor, Portland, Oregon

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"I get it all waxed off once a month. Even after doing this for a while, I still find it incredibly embarrassing to hold my cheeks open, but I suffer through it because it makes me feel so clean." -Sarah, 24, PR account executive, NY

"I have dyed the hair hot pink before and vajazzled myself several times. Last Valentine's Day, I did my boyfriend's initials right above the landing strip." -Jen, 34, aesthetician, Ventura, California

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"I've been shaving it all off since age 14, and now I wax it on my own with the help of red wine and some other natural substances." -Jill, 23, bartender, Seattle

"I gave up the coifed look, along with the ingrown hairs, redness, and pain. Now I keep it looking nice just by shaving the bikini line." -Vanessa, 41, professor, Des Moines, Iowa

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