Waxing does NOT hurt as much as people say it does. When you do it by yourself at home though, that's a different story. The people that do it for a living seem to have a way to make it less painful when they're ripping at you. I went in there expecting to feel some extreme pain. I came out surprised that there wasn't much. She rubbed peroxide and some cream on me when she was done. There was some irritation, almost like a breakout, on the spots that were more dense with hair for about two days after I had it done. That's all gone now, though. I hear that the first time is always the worst, too. So I guess it's going to be even less painful from here on.