I got a Brazilian bikini wax for the first time last night. I love the results and I’ve already scheduled my next appointment!
But wait, V is really for Valentine’s Day, right? And not “vagina.” Because today is February 14th? Are you celebrating love?
In a relationship or not, I’ve never been too fond of the V-day charade. Hmm. I just thought back to grade school (first, second grade, etc.), when I could never afford those little heart-shape cards that kids gave out to the whole class, or at minimum, their best friends. I felt poor and dejected. Seems random, but maybe there’s a connection. Then again, I’m all the way anti-commercial holidays now. They feel forced – contrived, and like a good way to get folks to spend money…
Aside from that, too many women determine their self-worth (or at least ponder it for a day) by what their partner does for them on this day. Or by their relationship status. One thing has nothing to do with the other.
Last year, I went to a burlesque show – alone. How’s that for a V-day date with myself? Watching voluptuous Black women strip down to tittie tassels. I wrote about how little they seemed to care about cellulite, stretch marks, and dimples on their thighs. And how some of us are less body conscious than others. But I digress.
If you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day, I hope you enjoy it. Since it’s a “day for lovers,” I hope you get all the love you can handle – even if it’s self-love, or even self-pleasure. Love yourself first. Treat yourself to some waxing if you dare. Go bare!
As for me, I’ll get to spend some quiet time with someone special. I’m excited.
What are your thoughts on Valentine’s Day? Are you celebrating? How so? Is the “holiday” overrated? If you’re single, what are your plans?