I've been waxed lots of times. First time is the worst, and the bikini line itself is the least painful. Brazilian is a cusser, especially the closer you get to your clitoris where the hair is heavier. I now epilate everything (legs, pits, hoo-hah), but leave "safety patch" in a "guitar pick" shape of the cusser area of the hoo-hah. The further "south" you go, I find it less painful for some reason. I hate hair, it itches me BAD, so keeping it isn't an option. What's left behind in the safety patch is trimmed short.