I don't know how many of the current forum members shave or wax down below, but if you do, I have great news. I could never shave regularly and avoid painful bumps, no matter what advice I took, so I endured waxing with muslin strips. OUCH. Where I live there is a new method called European waxing. They put the way on, then peel it off. There is MINOR PAIN. By the third time I went, there was barely a pinch; virtually pain free. The smoothness is lasting, and regrowth is slow and light. Just an FYI for those pain avoiders like myself who are sensitive to shaving. If you want specifics on the actual salon chain or method PM me.