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post #31 of 46
Trim it all short with scissors first, then shave if you must.

If you're shaving, make sure you don't go against the grain. If you're trying to get it closer on a second pass, pull your skin tight with the off hand and shave at a slight angle sideways. Against the grain will get you bad bad bad news.

Thing about shaving is you have to maintain, otherwise it'll itch to hell as it grows back. Come to think of it, waxing'll probably be the same.

Don't shave your butt crack. Get some of those drugstore wax strips and have your lady help. Uncomfortable but effective.

Trivia for youse gentlemen: strippers don't wax, they shave--just before performances--because it gives them smoother skin and no unsightly bumps/rashes. My girlfriend filled me in on that one.

Great thread.
post #32 of 46
Remember too to exfoliate the area. This does not mean some expensive product slathered on the area but somethingas simple as giving it a good scrub with a shower puff or flannel.

Definately do not use Nair or any other such cream. It's not to be used on 'sensitive' areas
post #33 of 46
I haven't read all of the posts in this thread and if it's already come up then I apologise but I know I keep my groin area bare to prevent infection. I don't know if that holds necessarily true for a man, I'm sure as long as you keep it clean and trimmed you'll have no problems with bacterial and fungal growth. It took my body about 6 years to get used to the shaving. Now there are no ingrown hairs, roughness, etc.

For women, it's bad to use nair down there, but I don't see any reason why a man can't do it.

Claire
post #34 of 46
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Originally Posted by Wings_2006 View Post
I haven't read all of the posts in this thread and if it's already come up then I apologise but I know I keep my groin area bare to prevent infection. I don't know if that holds necessarily true for a man, I'm sure as long as you keep it clean and trimmed you'll have no problems with bacterial and fungal growth. It took my body about 6 years to get used to the shaving. Now there are no ingrown hairs, roughness, etc.

For women, it's bad to use nair down there, but I don't see any reason why a man can't do it.

Claire

For men, there is not really a problem with infection like women.

I think the benefit of keeping it trimmed down there for men is just the clean look, and easier access for our women I don`t know, but maybe trimming might help for smell too.

My wife is bare too, and I like the easy access
post #35 of 46
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post #36 of 46
From a skin care blog I found:

"· Scissors - The scissor will be your best friend when you need to trim down your hair. Trim it as close as you safely can. This makes shaving a LOT easier.

· A warm towel - You will have to warm the pubic area first, so can open up the pres and make shaving smoother.

· Razor Blade - Use a high quality razor blade, preferably new, so this way you’ll avoid going over and over the same area, producing irritation.

· Shaving Cream - A good shaving cream will soften your pubic hairs, which are by nature thicker. Leave the cream for about 40 secs before proceeding to shaving. I would recommend Amenity Shaving Cream, it works great and leaves no cuts and nicks.

· Moisturizer - After shaving your skin will end up dry, specially in that sensitive area. I moisturizer is a must, use any moisturizer that you find suitable, or better off use natural products. This can reduce itching on the upcoming days."

However, I agree with some of the other members -- trimming beats shaving (simply 'manscape' not rid off all of the hair). If you do go through with this though, prepare for at least a week of itching after (even when using a moisturizer). It's bad times.


Oh, and waxing is not a good idea if you don't like pain. If it hurts to wax one's leg, imagine waxing in the pubic area.
post #37 of 46
don't use a de razor. and go carefully
post #38 of 46
Scissors to trim it down, then go slow with a Mach 3, or buy a Venus and use it. Do it in the shower, with a bowl of water for rinsing the blade. If your hair has never been done, do like 3 strokes then rinse it out. It'll take time, but it's worth it. =) I've been doing it for about 3 years, I still leave a little ball field above my buddy though, but the rest of it is bare.
post #39 of 46
Please just use scissors. Going bald is faggy and/or feminine.
post #40 of 46
I would never put any sharp object such as scissors or a razor blade near my junk. Clippers work well. I'm surprised at the number of guys here who take it all off. I'd be embarrassed if I were seen in a locker room with no pubes.
post #41 of 46
I've always wanted a 'sack and crack' waxing done but have yet to go through with it. Shaving itches when it grows back and isn't smooth for very long so it's high maintenance.
post #42 of 46
Shaving everything once a month limits the irritation and the what-will-the-guys-in-the-locker-room- think? issue (you only have to hide for a week). It is possible to limit your exposure in the locker room. Sooner or later you learn not to care what people think.
post #43 of 46
I remember when hairy balls were a sign of manhood goddamnit
post #44 of 46
I use a soldering iron to remove unwanted body hair. And Claire, now that I know that you have an un-carpeted basement, your Simpsonized character looks completely different to me somehow. I don't know why.
post #45 of 46
I shave my balls and any "moss thats growing on the tree" in the shower every day... makes it easy to maintain. I only trim the outerlying areas.

I use a Fusion, btw.
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