Last week, we ran a poll asking the female Sex.com Blog readers what they thought of hairy men. And I’m sorry to report that only 20% of women think a hairy man is hot. 39% were totally indifferent to a man with a lot of body hair, meanwhile 41% said that hairy men were gross.
Then when asked which part of the body is the most important for a man to shave, 27% of women said the pubes taking the top spot and 21% said the balls. Only 13% said face, which came in third.
So as you can see from our research, even though big bushes might be back in style for women, they prefer their men to be well-groomed. DOUBLE STANDARD MUCH? Just kidding.
To help you make the women in your life happier, it’s time you learned how to properly groom your genitals. Bringing sharp objects to your genitals is never that much fun, but at least with this guide you can do it with confidence.
STEP 1: TRIM THE HAIR.
First things first: invest in a beard trimmer.
Using a beard trimmer works better than scissors and will cut the hair shorter. If you use a clipper make sure you use a 0 or 1 blade on it, if you do it will cut almost as close as a razor blade.
But only use the trimmer to trim the surrounding hair. Using a beard trimmer on the scrotum or the under side of the penis could be extremely painful because the skin is so sensitive.
The last thing I want is for all you guys to have bloody scrotums and penises because of me.
STEP 2: NO CHEMICALS.
While it might seems easier to use creams or sprays that “melt” the hair off like NAIR, the fact of the matter is that your pubic area is way too sensitive to be applying these chemicals. So for your own safety, stay away from chemicals.
STEP 3: GET IN POSITION.
Find a place with some privacy, so that you can concentrate on proper manscaping.
Personally, I recommend sitting down in a hot, shallow bath since the heat will open your pores for an easier shave. Plus, you’re in a stable position to reach your genitals and you can easily rinse the razor.
But standing in the shower or over a garbage can works too. Whatever you’re most comfortable with!
STEP 4: LATHER UP.
Lather the area with shaving cream intended for sensitive skin, because as I’ve said many times already, the skin on your pubic area is extremely sensitive.
Avoid menthol or heavily scented creams as they will irritate the area. Using an antibacterial shaving gel will minimize irritation caused by bacteria getting into your pores and hair follicles.
STEP 5: SHAVING.
Take a new 3 or 4 bladed razor, shave each area using short, very light strokes. Apply as little pressure as possible. You just want the razor blade to glide over your genitals.
The key to shaving your genitals is to make sure that the skin is firm, because shaving loose skin can cause cuts, which is exactly what we don’t want!
Rinse the blade with every stroke and then it’s just a matter of isolating the hair and shaving with the direction of growth to avoid irritation. It’s also a good idea to shave with an erection, since the skin is extended and the penis itself is easier to handle.
The scrotum is much easier to shave if the skin is extended. The scrotum should be shaved from the middle front part of it, to the sides, with extreme care. It is best to shave when the scrotum is ascended – meaning tight against the body. The piece of skin that goes between the shaft and the sack may be especially problematic. One thing you can do is take an ice cube into the shower and rub it on the scrotum to tighten things up. It can help get rid of that flap of skin between the shaft and the scrotum.
STEP 6: CLEAN UP.
Rinse yourself off with some mild soap and make sure not to leave any pubes lying around because that’s disgusting.
Once you’ve rinsed yourself off, pat your genitals dry. Rubbing them with a towel can cause some irritation, which is not what we want!
No matter how careful you’ve been, you’re going to get some irritation on the second day stubble. That’s why it’s a good idea to exfoliate the area or pat it down with baby powder to reduce irritation. The more you shave your pubes though, the less irritation and redness you’ll experience.
SO THERE YOU GO!
Now you’re an expert in shaving your genitals, which is important because women clearly prefer a groomed man to a hairy one.