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Wax or shave for performance???


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Hello Mel - not sure if you will allow this post, as I am a mom of male dancer, but I know he wouldn't have the nerve to post this question himself.


He is in a quandry - his modern dance teacher is changing his costume from short-sleeved to a tight tank muscle shirt. Never danced in front of an audience before in a tank top - at 13, he's at the self-conscious age. Last night he mentioned shaving!! But I'm not sure this is the way to go - what about waxing his underarms???


Do any of male dancers have experience in this area? Many thanks in advance.



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It's OK - as long as the end user is the male dancer, and in this particular case, I understand the delicacy of the situation.


You might try a depilatory cream like "Nair". Waxing is ouchy, and shaving can irritate the skin, to say nothing of the possibility of cuts from an inexperienced hand trying to shave at an unaccustomed angle. If you decide to go with a depilatory, do a test patch on a small area of tender skin, like the inside of the bicep. If it doesn't react excessively, then go for the pits!

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E-mail me and I'll discuss it.


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Bob, if you can't say it here, you can't say it. This looks also suspicious, even though I'm sure there's no ulterior motive involved. Adult interactions with teens have to be on the up-and-up, even though there's an intermediary involved. I don't like the looks of this, and for that reason, I'm closing the thread.

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