If you’ve always wanted to be able to numb your lady parts for a little while, you’re now in luck. Bare Ease, which was developed by anesthesiologist Dr. Edna Ma, is a kit marketed for “ouchless” bikini waxing.
Bare Ease uses a 4% lidocaine cream, which is a popular and safe topical anesthetic. (It’s used in hospitals for things like numbing skin before inserting IV’s, in derm’s offices before painful laser procedures, and in tattoo parlors.)
You smear the contents of the single-use tube of cream all over the “desired area” about 30 minutes prior to your wax–or whatever it is that requires you to have numb labia. Then pull on the included pink disposable undies, which will keep your clothes clean and keep the medicine concentrated in the appropriate spot. The anesthetic effect lasts 30 minutes to one hour.
Getting a bikini wax is a teeth-clenching and dignity-stripping experience. While piling on cream and topping it off with disposable latex undies may not help in the dignity department, Dr. Ma promises that it will make the whole thing less painful at least.
The kit costs $25, which can increase the cost of your wax by 50% or more. But if pain is just not your thing, perhaps it’s worth it.
So do you grit your teeth and bear it to bare it, or would you use this product?