Shaving the testicles is something that increasingly creates more interest among men. There are many men who choose to shave their genitals for one reason or another. In other times it would have been frowned upon, nowadays, it is much more common.
The decision is a truism, the truth. Choosing the right method to remove pubic hair, however, is not always that simple.
There are several options, all with different degrees of difficulty and all with their own set of advantages and disadvantages. Whoever wants a seductive and hygienic pubic area, should familiarize himself with all the options on pubic hair removal. That way, when the time comes to trim the forest, you will know the proper way to remove pubic hair.
Why does it?
If you have never shaved before, then you are missing one of the small pleasures of life.
Most men are not used to manscaping (male hair removal) and can get nervous just thinking about bringing something close to such a sensitive area.
There are many reasons why epilation has become so popular, the main one is that, obviously, sexual encounters are much more intimate and practical. However, shaving can also help to avoid unpleasant odors that may remain on pubic hair, improve “feeling” during sex, and even help make the penis look bigger. Also, as most women today also remove pubic hair, it is logical that men do the same out of respect (unless their partner prefers otherwise, of course). The good news is that it is much easier than you think, and the risk of cutting yourself is very small if you follow the rules.
Benefits of shaving the genitals
- Quick instant results
- Soft skin
- Increased sensitivity and pleasure
- Odorless and hygienic pubic area
- Sexually more attractive (depending on the couple)
- Improves intimate contact
- Makes your penis look bigger
- Less expensive and more discreet than waxing or laser hair removal
Possible negative side effects of shaving your genitals
- Skin irritation
- Scratches and cuts
- Risk of infection
- Regeneration of painful hair
- Skin Itch
- Ingrown Hairs
However, a lot of these can be avoided, and I will show you how to avoid these problems.
Two methods to shave the genitals
There are two ways to shave the penis and the scrotum. You can use one:
- Manual razor
- Electric machines: Body shaver or Hair clipper
* A small notice for sailors and for those who are thinking that there are 3 methods to shave the testicles and think of the epilating creams as an alternative. Do not think of it. You will regret. Having said that, let’s continue with what concerns us.
Scissors are acceptable when used by expert hands, an electric machine is more recommended and safe to remove pubic hair. The scissors, besides being dangerous to cut around such a sensitive region, can result in an uneven cut, which is counterproductive unless you are careful.
Which is better to shave the genitals?
“Better” is relative to the type of results you expect and the amount of effort you want to invest in shaving the pubic area. With the manual razor, you can achieve a shave very smooth, with a little time and effort, while with a body shaver is easier, but perhaps less smooth.
Under no circumstances should you use a cheap razor. These can cut because they are not made to offer a good shave, if not to save money.
The best option, in my opinion, is the Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power, but any high-end range is valid.
As a result, using the Gillette dramatically minimizes irritation. Now, I do not say that you will not have a certain irritation, only that this will be minimal compared to the other options. Not only that, you will be less likely to cut yourself because this machine is designed to protect the skin against cuts.
For those who are going to use a manual razor for the first time, you will have to use short hair or body shaver to trim the hair so that you do not run into problems using the razor; otherwise, the razor will be covered with each pass.
A body shaver is a great tool for this task. There are some cheap as the Remington BHT6100 or if you are going to give more use you can opt for a better body shaver, and especially one that has an accessory for intimate parts like the Braun Cruzer6 Body for example.
Philips BG2036 Body Shaver
A body shaver is ideal for those who want speed, efficiency, and easy cleaning. There are several options in the market, some better than others. Read our article about body shavers.
The Philips Bodygroom BG2036 / 32 is one of the best body shavers that can be purchased; It has an elegant design and is very easy to maneuver.
The best feature of the Bodygroom is that it is designed to minimize skin irritation. The blades and combs are gently rounded to prevent skin scraping and to shave with less irritation. The sheet is also hypoallergenic. If it can be used in the shower/wet is another plus since it makes the work much easier.
If you are going to use a manual razor it would be ideal to use a pre-shave oil. An oil is not required before shaving, but it will help a lot. If you apply a little oil before shaving to the skin before applying the shaving cream, you will get a much smoother shave.
Pre-shave oil helps minimize friction and irritation from shaving; It is also very nutritious for the skin.
There are several brands of pre-shave oils that can be found in hypermarkets. However, one of the best, most economical solutions I have used is Jojoba oil. Jojoba oil is commonly used in many pre-shave products, but it is cheaper if you buy a bottle of jojoba oil.
Also, if you need hydration after shaving, this is a great post-shave moisturizer; Jojoba oil is not very oily and dries quickly, so it will not leave you greasy.
Many shaving creams have tons of chemicals and fragrances that are not good for sensitive skin, causing irritation. Look for a natural cream without fragrance and that does not irritate the skin.
The antiseptics are a post-shave product and are the most important in combating irritation and ingrown hairs step. An antiseptic is essential for the healing process. Every time you shave you are doing an exfoliation of the skin, so it is ideal to apply an antiseptic to the open pores.
Unfortunately, I’ve heard a lot of stories of men who have had horrible outbreaks, but none of them bothered to use any post-shave product.
Antiseptics should be used immediately after shaving; If you do it, it should not burn or burn. If you decide to apply an antiseptic a few days later after you have developed an irritation, you are likely to itch.
One of the advantages of having pubic hair is that it minimizes friction and provides ventilation for the skin. When shaving, friction is increased in this area, plus the skin becomes colder and more humid. In order to keep the English cool and minimize itching, it is advisable to use a good talcum powder for the body; This will keep you dry and minimize friction.
And, if you’ve never used talcum powder for your body, you do not know what you’re missing. This makes the skin feel soft and dry and some leave a pleasant smell.
Before you start shaving your genitals
Prepare your work area
If you are going to use a manual razor, a bathtub is the most ideal place, because you can:
- Easily stabilize your body, back, and hands against the surface of the bathtub, which prevents any slippage.
- Soak the area with warm water before starting shaving to help soften the hair and skin.
- Rinse the razor quickly and easily in the bath water.
- Apply your favorite shower gel to wash and moisturize the area when finished.
- Quick cleaning, simply empty the bathtub.
If you use a body shaver, lying on a bed or sitting on the floor of the bathroom (with a towel underneath) are good options. Somebody shavers can be used wet, which means they can be used in the shower.
Remember the golden rule for shaving the genitals
When you are going to shave either manually or electrically, the skin should always be tense.
Never shave with the skin without stretching as it increases the risk of cutting.
Shaving for or against hair growth?
When you shave, you have the option of shaving with or against hair growth.
Shaving against the grain will provide the smoothest shave, but also increase the risk of irritation. I shave against the grain and do not get any irritation since I use the products mentioned above to minimize the possibility of irritation.
However, this may not be the case for everyone. Many prefer to shave with growth to prevent irritation, pimples, or ingrown hairs. If it is your first time shaving the genitals, it is preferable to shave with the growth to see how the skin reacts.
How to Shave the Penis and Scrotum
Follow these instructions step by step:
Step 1 – Disinfect razor or body shaver
Before you start shaving, you always want to make sure that your razor is free of bacteria and debris. Wash the machine under a strong jet of water to dislodge the waste. Then disinfect your razor or body shaver with alcohol. For a manual razor, pour alcohol directly onto the razor. For a body shaver, apply a little alcohol with a cotton swab and clean the blades and comb. Always clean and disinfect the razor before shaving.
Step 2 – First cut out
If you have long hair, trim with a machine first to cut them short so that the razor can shave easily. If they are not long, you can skip this step.
Step 3 – Apply pre-shaved oil
Apply pre-shave oil to the base of the penis, scrotum and surrounding areas. This step is optional but it is recommended to help the razor blade slide better.
Step 4 – Apply shaving cream
Apply the shaving cream on your hands and apply an abundant lather to your genitals, then rinse your hands.
Step 5 – The shaving
Grab the tip of the penis and pull hard or stimulate an erection in order to have skin tense, this will make it much easier to shave.
Pick up the manual razor or body shaver and gently slide it along the shaft of the penis. Do not press hard – let the razor or body shaver work by its own weight. For the upper area and around the penis, use the same technique.
For the scrotum, pull the scrotal pouch so that the skin tightens and start shaving in any direction that feels comfortable.
The scrotum can be problematic to shave because the skin is constantly changing to adapt to the temperature. This is the reason why shaving during a hot bath works best since the skin will be loose enough to pull it off for a better shave. .
If you are using a manual razor, be sure to rinse it frequently and remove any hair from the blade.
Again, some wonder if they should shave against the grain or not. I shave against the grain for an ultra-soft shave and I do not get any irritation. However, this is not the case for everyone. Some prefer to shave with hair growth to avoid irritations, shaving buds or ingrown hairs. If you are a first-timer, shave with growth, not against it, to see how your skin reacts.
Once you finish shaving, rinse well and dry.
Step 6 – Apply Antiseptic
The application of antiseptic is one of the most important steps of shaving. Eliminate any bacteria, avoiding irritation or ingrown hairs.
To apply, spray a little antiseptic on the hands and rub evenly and generously on the skin just after shaving.
Allow the antiseptic to dry before applying talcum powder or putting on clothes.
Step 7 – Apply talc
Next, apply powders to the body or talcum powder. Unless you want to feel moisture or itch, this step is a must.
Hair growth and permanent maintenance of the shaved genital area
Shaving is not a permanent solution, but most men find that the hair on the penis and scrotum tends to regrow at a slower rate, so you probably only have to shave again every two weeks.
The antiseptic used in the initial process should be reapplied during the first few days after shaving. This will make a big difference with skin flares or irritation.
You can still experience some irritation around areas where hair growth was thicker, this is normal, but can be minimized with an antiseptic.
Loosen and soften the hair
As the hair grows back, you will have to scrub the area with an exfoliating product or cloth. This will help to loosen and soften the hair so it grows, also prevents ingrown hairs. If some red hair appears, you can try to massage the area for a couple of days with an exfoliant. If that does not work, you can use tweezers to remove it.
I do not recommend shaving daily or every other day, you will only aggravate the skin. The best thing you can do is not to shave more than once a week. If you are reusing the same razor, be sure to disinfect with alcohol to kill the bacteria.
So, gentlemen, that’s it! !! Congratulations!!