I called my local salon and booked an appointment for a Brazilian bikini wax. This was virgin territory for me, and I was a little concerned. I was counseled to take three Advil and drink a half glass of wine. I downed my pain relievers, swigged some wine and added a generous amount of Lidocaine a topical numbing agent. I got this, I thought. When I arrived for my afternoon tryst, I met Lani, who would soon know more about my vagina than my gynecologist.