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How to Shave Your Genitals (Male)
Bringing any sharp instrument close to your genitals can be intimidating; but with preparation, time, and practice, manscaping can be an easy task. You may want to shave the hair from your scrotum the first time in your bathroom, to remove the long hairs. This is described below. But afterwards, the easiest way to shave your scrotum on an ongoing basis is to do it when you are lying down. A twin-blade razor works really well. You should shave every few days this way. You do not need to use shaving cream.
Trim the hair.Buy a safety razor and trim the pubic area to less than 1/4". This will make the hair easier to shave later. Longer hair is more likely to clog a razor. Using a safety razor will work better than scissors and it 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.
- Avoid using an electric razor that has rotating heads/trimmers on the scrotum. The skin of the scrotum is so thin and loose that it can be caught by the shaver, and this is extremely painful. Trimming the hair in this spot should be done with scissors.
- If you decide to use a men's electric razor, avoid shaving down the underside of the penis and on the center of the scrotum. Getting a cut in those areas will be excessively painful.
- After you trim your long hair off your scrotum the first time in the bathroom, you can trim your scrotum hair more easily by lying on your bed on your back. The same applies to shaving.
Avoid using chemical depilatories.These are products that "melt" the hair away. Many men avoid using products like NAIR and other bikini area hair removal creams due to the sensitivity of the scrotal area. If you do want to try it, however, test the hair removal cream on the inside of your elbow before applying to your private parts. Then test a small amount of the cream on your genitals before going all the way. When applying it, do not allow any of the cream to get on the head (if uncircumcised, you can try to pull your foreskin well over your glans).
Get in position.Ensure the room you are using for shaving will be private for at least an hour (or however long you think the process will take). This is not something you want to rush through! Consider shaving at night.
- Consider shaving sitting in a very shallow hot bath. The hot water in the bath will prepare the area for shaving better than showering. Your body will be very stable (you are sitting down) and your genitals are very accessible. You also have a handy source of water in which to rinse the razor. If this is not possible consider shaving sitting down, ideally on the floor for ease of access and stability.
- If you use the edge of a toilet seat to sit on, letting your pubic area sit over a garbage can while shaving, the mess will be next to nothing to clean up. If you're using an electric razor, it can drop in the toilet so it's best to do it somewhere else.
- If you prefer standing, try shaving in your shower. Just make sure to stand out of the water to avoid watering down your shave lather, and constantly rinse your blade. By shaving at the start of the shower, you will let any cuts close themselves and thus avoid any stains in your clothes.
Lather the area for shaving.Lather the area with the best shaving cream intended for sensitive skin, such as Taylor Bond Shaving Cream. Avoid menthol or heavily scented creams since they are a known irritant. This is going to minimize the number of cuts you get by adding in moisture throughout it. Complementing it with a shaving brush will help with loosening and softening the hair follicles, more than water can alone.
- Some electric razors are supposed to be used on dry skin. Read the manual of the electric razor to see if you should shave wet or dry.
Begin shaving.Using a new safety razor, shave each area using short, very light strokes. The key in shaving the genital area is to always make sure the section of skin you're shaving is taut; shaving loose skin can lead to cuts because the skin will move with the razor and create an uneven surface. Rinse the blade by submersing it in water after each stroke. You may also want to pull out very large hairs that may have been left over from inadequate trimming.
- Apply as little pressure as possible. If you just glide over the skin without applying pressure you won't cut yourself.
- The following tips are for shaving against the direction of growth ("against the grain" - which produces the smoothest shave) but note that if you first shave in the direction the hair is growing, you will shorten most of it. Then shaving in the opposite direction will be easier, but some people find it sufficient to just shave in the direction of growth and stop there. This is especially true because shaving against the grain is more likely to result in ingrown hairs and razor bumps.
Shave above the penis.Pulling the penis downward, shave from the top of the penis upward to the navel.
Shave the sides.Holding the penis to the side, shave inwards in the sides of it and in the sides of the scrotum.
Shave between the penis and scrotum.Holding the penis upward, shave downwards carefully from the penis to the lower part of the scrotum. It may be easier to shave while the penis is erected since the skin will be more extended and the penis is easier to handle
Extend the skin.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.
Clean up.Rinse off and wash the area you shaved using mild soap. Clean the room that you shaved in too: having others find stray shaved pubic hairs can be unpleasant for them and embarrassing for you.
Pat dry.Be gentle. Rubbing with the towel will increase irritation.
Minimize skin irritation.If you are shaving the first or second time it will most likely irritate the skin, once the hair starts growing back. This can lead to itching and redness. This will be gone within a week roughly and once you start shaving more often it will stop.
- You can apply baby powder to shaved areas that rub against each other, like the inner thighs, to minimize friction.
- Use some antiseptic cream to minimize skin irritation.
Reduce discomfort.Take a few tips from the ladies and do things like exfoliating after a day or two. This resets the hair shaft, preventing ingrown hairs and significantly reducing itch as the hair grow back in. You should also thoroughly moisturize the skin with unscented lotions or ointments. A good option for men is Bag Balm, which is very good for your skin but does not have a feminine smell.
- Baby oil is another option. Some people find that applying baby oil to the area immediately after shaving helps tremendously with the itch and irritation.
- You can also lather up and run a pumice stone over the shaved area to soften up the sharp edges of the hairs created by the razor blade. This will prevent it from becoming itchy when growing back.
QuestionSo all the advice and tips say that cuts and nicks are not really a big problem, but aren't your balls filled with veins and such? Wouldn't cutting them be extremely bad?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerAs long as you are using a modern razor and not a knife or a straight razor, you'll be fine.Thanks!
QuestionWill it cause any harm if I use hair removal cream?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerTest the cream before applying it anywhere. You don't want irritated skin down there!Thanks!
QuestionIs it best to have my dick hard when shaving my dick and balls?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerYes, it is best because when you're soft it is harder to get to the areas that need to be shaved.Thanks!
QuestionIs it normal to shave at the age of 13?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerShaving your genital area has no age limits. If you have pubic hair and you want it gone, then you're old enough to shave.Thanks!
QuestionCan I use shampoo instead of shaving cream?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerConditioner is a better alternative, and can leave your skin silky smooth.Thanks!
QuestionHow do I shave thick hair on the shaft of my penis?Dani AmandaCommunity AnswerStart with trimming it first, then start shaving; it's easier and doesn't tug on your hair as much.Thanks!
QuestionAre there professionals that will shave my genitals for me?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerThere are professionals that will wax them.Thanks!
QuestionIs aftershave necessary?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerAftershave is used to reduce the chance of skin irritation. You can also use moisturizer.Thanks!
QuestionHow can I remove hair permanently?Sincere H. BarnesCommunity AnswerLaser hair removal will remove the hair permanently.Thanks!
QuestionWhen shaving my genitals is it necessary to remove the hair around the anus?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerIt is completely your choice. Hair removal is your decision. If you like it super clean, grab a mirror which will help you in shaving the hair off. It's not right or wrong to remove the hair or to not remove it.Thanks!
- If you plan on reusing the same blade, dry it completely after shaving. Allowing water to remain on your blade will promote corrosion and bacterial growth. Drying it will keep your blade sharp and clean for a long time. When it's time to shave again, consider sterilizing the blade with a little rubbing alcohol and then rinsing with water before you begin.
- Dampening the area with a warm rag before and after helps a lot. It may feel uncomfortable at first, but you will get used to it as well!
- You may experience cuts and nicks during the initial few shaves. Don't be alarmed: just clean well, and eventually the skin will become more comfortable and resistant.
- Do not slide the razor from side-to-side. This could result in cutting yourself.
- Some men do not shave all the hair off. Shave the penis and scrotum. Also, trim the hair surrounding them up to the navel and on your buttocks. You could also shave on the inner upper side of your legs. Afterward, go ahead and trim the pubic hair up to the navel on the sides.
- Never shave unless you use a shaving cream. If you’ve run out, use conditioner or soap for lather.
- Roll on deodorant over freshly shaven skin once it is dry - It can seriously help reduce razor burn. Be careful not to get it into any cuts, and if skin is sensitive to aluminium, stay away from this tip, or just use aluminium free deodorant.
- When trimming, if you have a Swiffer vacuum or any type of vacuum, use it. First move mats or carpet in the area you will trim or trim on a tile surface. Second, trim the desired area. Finally, to clean up, use the vacuum to suck all the hair!
- Salt on an open wound hurts, so too does sweat on a recently shaved scrotum. It's a mild sting but be ready for it.
- If you get any cuts, avoid ANY sexual activity involving your genitals until the cuts are completely healed. If you or your partner have any sexually transmitted diseases or infections, it will likely get transmitted. Additionally, any kind of bacteria or virus (not just those associated with STDs) can infect the cuts. Even if you use a condom, it is likely to irritate the cuts, which can lead to scarring.
- Don't shave before exercising. Not only will the sweat irritate the area, but the friction from running or other movement will irritate the area as well.
- For itching you can use unscented anti-itch cream (or scented if not available) as this will alleviate the itch. (believe it or not it works great)
- Don't have sexual intercourse immediately after shaving.
- Never shave while inebriated as you will end up regretting all the cuts in the morning more than the hangover.
- Don't do this assuming that your partner will enjoy it. Some people do not like hairless genitals and might even be turned off.
- Watch for any painful bumps on your skin after shaving. This is probably an ingrown hair. It is nothing to worry about but should be examined by a doctor to prevent infection and to be sure it isn't an STD.
- Be extremely careful with the blade!
- The itching, oh the itching! Once the hair starts to grow back it itches like crazy. You either have to shave again or put up with the itching or purchase Cortisone cream, spread a small amount over the irritated area as needed. Once you have shaved a few times the skin becomes used to the treatment and usually the itching subsides.
- An electric razor can prevent razor burn.
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