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hair removal from groin area

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by mrgoblueguy, Mar 19, 2005.

  1. hopkins_student

    hopkins_student Senior member

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    I was not repulsed by this thread until I read something about a scrotum described as being in the "basketball state of firmness".
     
  2. Aaron

    Aaron Senior member

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    For me it was the phrase, "exceptionally equipped four-year-old."
     
  3. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I have no comment other than "ouch."
     
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    Nothing vulgar is being said, and the thread is about pube removal, so you're bound to hear some colorful descriptions.

    Anyway, bare down there? I would simply suggest that you match her level of bareness - to me its a time-investment scale, and you both should expend the same amount of effort. Of course, you should always try and get away with doing less, but if she requests it, you gotta. I can't imagine using a blade, I would be much more comfortable with a home-waxing kit, despite it being a lot more painful.
     
  6. policy

    policy Active Member

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    DO NOT SHAVE YOUR BALLS.

    I guarantee that the growback will be one of the most constantly uncomfortable feelings that you will ever have. As for the up there, I use a trimmer, no razor. It gets VERY close, close enough for there not to be a reason to use a razor.
     
  7. MCsommerreid

    MCsommerreid Senior member

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    Totally necroposted in the wrong thread. My fux pas.
     
  8. Dragon

    Dragon Senior member

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    I recommend trim over shave.
     
  9. BankerBoi

    BankerBoi Senior member

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    Go see the other thread. Love the Philips 'shave everywhere guy' in a white robe and Phil 'Bud Dry' Hartmann voice.
     
  10. Toiletduck

    Toiletduck Senior member

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    Shaving has led to very scratchy hair. Very itchy....
     
  11. Sartorian

    Sartorian Senior member

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    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.
     
  12. CAshtead

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    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
     
  13. Wings_2006

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    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
     
  14. Dragon

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    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 [​IMG] I don`t know, but maybe trimming might help for smell too.

    My wife is bare too, and I like the easy access [​IMG]
     
  15. BrettChaotix

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    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.
     
  17. Jl24

    Jl24 Senior member

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    don't use a de razor. and go carefully
     
  18. NightyNight

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    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.
     
  19. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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    Please just use scissors. Going bald is faggy and/or feminine.
     
  20. Bandwagonesque

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    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.
     

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