Vaginal Grooming: How Safe Are Down-There Beautification Trends?

It's not just waxing and trimming anymore. We got into the weeds on the latest vaginal-beautification trends.

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What it is: Dolling up waxed pubic skin with stick-on gewgaws. Jennifer Love Hewitt put this trend on the map when she talked about it on TV.

Is it safe? Chances are you’ll get away with it. But there’s no telling how your freshly waxed crotch will react to the adhesives. Those rhinestones might also get scratchy once you get down to business. “I would say spend your money on sexy lingerie or a good pair of shoes instead,” says Jennifer Gunter, MD, an OB-GYN and director of pelvic pain and vulvovaginal disorders at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco. “They’ll last longer.”

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