While The Beauty Bug can speak a little Portuguese (ok, She knows 2 words) that was taught to her by The Beauty Bug Boyfriend, the word sunga is new to her vocabulary. The official definition is:
sunga - (noun) short trousers or pants worn by boys or men, especially the type used for swimming
However, chances are when that word is used here in the US now, it’s referring to a men’s Brazilian bikini wax. Christopher Hitchens, a British-American author, journalist, and literary critic was a “lucky”, brave man – he had a sunga as a part of his efforts to groom himself for a recent article for Vanity Fair. Part one describes his spa and yoga experiences at the Four Season Biltmore in Santa Barbara, CA, and part two details his 6-hour dental treatment to fix his “British” teeth, and the infamous sunga. He describes the process by saying “I had no idea it would be so excruciating. The combined effect was like being tortured for information that you do not possess…” Read his full description here (it’s the last paragraph on the page).
One thing is for sure, Christopher’s first-hand account of his experience won’t do much to help the sunga business…