“Oh my fu*king God. The wax hadn’t all come off on the strips, and it was stuck on my skin along with knicker fluff. I rubbed at it frantically until I realized it had hardened and wasn’t coming off. I needed to use some water, but it was a public bathroom. I couldn’t just rub my vagina next to the sink, could I?
Praying to God no one would walk in, I hobbled to the sink with my knickers and jeans halfway down my legs. I quickly started rubbing away at it with water and a runny pink soap I squirted from the plastic dispenser. The wax went gloopy when it was mixed with the hot water, and it spread across my skin. I had made it worse. Feeling panicky, I rubbed as hard as I could and then tried to peel it off. The sticky wax caught under my fingernails and I tried to scrape it off with loo roll, but the paper stuck to the skin on my hands and vagina. ”
One Million Page Princess
August 16th 2014
I received a copy of this book via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. And honestly? I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it either. As the above quote will illustrate, it did have some funny moments. It did have some moments that I think every female who has gone through puberty and their early twenties can relate to. I mean, you never forget your first. Wax I mean. 😛 Oh yeah, you won’t ever forget your first sexual experience either.
The story revolves around Ellie, a twenty-one year old virgin who is absolutely devastated that she is left out of all the conversations about sex that her friends are having, and is desperate to just finally get it over with and lose her v card, as she feels most guys are a bit freaked out by the fact she’s still a virgin in her 20s. At times I found Ellie’s character to be a bit irritating, self-indulgent and sex-crazed, but overall I thought the book was a very modern and honest look at sexuality for young women today. I also found it refreshing that there was no stigma or judgement attached to women liking sex.
This one falls somewhere in the middle. I enjoyed it, I found it entertaining, but I don’t think I would recommend it for anyone over the age of 24 or so. And for the record, if you are a virgin, that’s totally cool. You should never feel pressured to do anything you aren’t ready and willing to do. That includes waxing. 😉
Until next time!