This article posted on you.beauty the other day got me thinking about what beauty/grooming secrets I and other women might keep from our partners. I admit, I’m pretty lax in my relationship in regard to keeping up some sort of “feminine mystique.” After your husband sees you in labor, blood and fluid and vomit and whatever else gushing out of various orifices (for the record, I’m pretty sure I didn’t poop, but still), any mystique — and with it, modesty or humility — that might have remained after years of living together is basically obliterated.
Still, there are a few little beauty/grooming things I like to, if not exactly keep secret, at least tend to privately, with the door closed. Things like: hair removal, particularly chin whiskers — which, oh my God, when I’m pregnant, isn’t so much “chin whiskers” as it is a whole fucking face full of facial fur; applying makeup (like, of course, Drew sees me bare-faced all the time, as well as with makeup on and I’m fine with both; it’s just the process of getting from Point A to Point B that I prefer keeping to myself); and trimming toenails (I mean, no one needs to see that). What about you? What beauty/grooming secrets, if any, do you keep from your partner? And has your secrecy/modesty changed at all over the course of your relationship?