When i first used the epilator (dry) i got a shock at the feeling. But soon after, it felt fine (especially in the shower with shower gel and running water). I cant believe how smooth it feels and the way it cuts out the whole hair. It is a good thing to moisturise afterwards and ill probably exfoliate in the coming week too. I think it is much more cost effective than waxing and it is an effective 'at home' treatment of hair removal. Had to buy a shaver adaptor to charge it which was a bit of a pain, but worth it in the end.