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The Merkin Biz is Booming!

1/17/2012 5:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Cindy Barshop
Feathers aren't just for birds anymore ... they're also perfect for vaginas ... this according to former "Real Housewives of New York" star Cindy Barshop.

Cindy has created two new lines of luxury merkins ... which she's now selling at her NY waxing salon -- Completely Bare.

The first line is called the Foxy Bikini, in which the bikini line is waxed bare and replaced with a pubic wig made from real fox fur. They come in a variety of colors ... including traditional pink!

NY waxing salon -- Completely Bare -- merkins
For those who desire a more festive flower -- Cindy also offers the Carnivale Bikini ... in which the pubic region is decorated with feathers in a variety of colors! 

But a fancy hoo-ha don't come cheap -- starting price for the Carnivale is $195 and the Foxy is $30 extra.

Barshop won't be back on "RHONY" for season 5, but from the look of it ... she's got things covered.


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Pompano Ann    

$195, in today's economy? Go to Michaels or your local art & crafts; buy some glue dots and some feathers and go to work.

976 days ago


Why bother? Strippers will probably just use pasties. And nearly all husbands don't give a crap...a merkin would be overdressed in the bedroom. You could cut the hair off a troll doll and paste it on to get the same effect.

976 days ago

tony gee    

If one can wear a merkin, is it too much to ask if the vagina lips can be applied with lipstick?

976 days ago

tony gee    

If one can wear a merkin, is it too much to ask if the vagina lips can be applied with lipstick?

976 days ago


Just keep the damn thing clean shaven!!!!!

976 days ago


At first glance, I thought she was Steven Tyler.

976 days ago


Queen of Stupidity thinks putting feathers on an area where urine and feces exit the body is a beauty choice?
Have they gone "MAD" in MADhattan?
Have aliens zapped The Rich and their brains?

976 days ago

Jay W.     

Do they have scented varieties ? ?

976 days ago

lyn parker    

Just another way to ABUSE ANIMALS!!!!!!!SHAME on YOU & BRAVO for letting this HORRIBLE PROCEDURE being promoted!!!!!!! ....PETA will be contacted about this....:-(

976 days ago


" The Oxford Companion to the Body dates the origin of the pubic wig to the 1450s. Women would shave their pubic hair and wear a merkin to combat pubic lice, and prostitutes would wear

them to cover up signs of disease, such as syphilis."

Oh... ewww!

976 days ago


Oh yay! Lets all go kill foxes so we can stick them on our vaginas!

976 days ago


OHH PETA is gonna be all over ths S*&%!!!!!!!!!! Bitch, you just lost your business!

976 days ago


Seriously, who thinks of this ****?

976 days ago


This is one bitter, nasty lady..I wouldn't buy anything she sells, I hope she and her girlfriend enjoy them.

976 days ago

I am Spartacus    

Merkins have been around forever. They have been used in films for a long time. But if i got a girl naked only to see her with a pink merkin or feathered merkin i'd wonder about her mentally because you have to be an idiot to do this just because. Guy's don't care if your va-jay-jay is colored, feathered, covered in diamonds, or bald.

976 days ago
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