but stay away from delicate areas!!!

yikes! it picked up delicate skin and drew blood.

i think there are some places which will always just need to be shaved…

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(This is from personal experience)
1: you must shave the delicate area and only try epilating when hair is still pricking short. If hair is longer it’s much more painful.
2: Talcum powder helps to avoid catching skin and gliding the machine easier.
3: IMPORTANT you must make sure you have stretched the area you are epilating with your fingers as much as you can. Ex. just raising the arm isn’t enough, you must also use your fingers to stretch the armpit skin as well.

It’s not as dramatic if you follow these rules and go really slow.