I get it all off and it's absolutely fine. Try and get it done in a proper beauty (or specialised waxing) salon and get it done by a fully trained professional at least the first time. Some companies (I go to the Brazilian Waxing Company in Manchester, they're amazing!) offer discounts on their partially trained beauticians and while their work is fine, I'd really recommend that you go for a fully trained person for your first visit.
Make sure you get a good amount of growth before your first time and no shaving! If you've shaved before then your hairs will be weak and you won't get a great results the first few times but trust me, it gets so much better. After a few goes your hair will become much finer and your waxes will last longer. The day after you've waxed the area will feel like you've got a bruise and you'll notice a bruise-like pain if you put pressure on it. You can easily work around it, just sometimes it wakes you up when you accidentally knock it on the side of a table.
As for it being awkward, the salon I go to is nice and warm, has a massive TV playing music videos in your room and the women waxing me are always lovely. I love chatting with the waxers and they make me feel so comfortable. It's always good to have someone nice while you're in the foetal position with them ripping your butt hairs out...
Last edited by ellakrystina; 28-06-2012 at 15:25.