How to Shave Your Pubic Area for Men
Dad’s teach their sons a lot of useful skills in life, but there is one important lesson your father probably left out. Learning how to shave your men’s pubic area may not be at the top of the list of life skills necessary for survival but it’s one you cannot afford to leave out, especially if you want to make your sexual partner happy. Follow our how to shave your pubic area for men guide below to avoid the look of disappointment each time someone sees you with your pants down.
Trimming Men’s Pubic Area
Always start your men’s pubic grooming with a trimmer similar to one you'd use on your face. Avoid using scissors, a hair trimming tool, a straight razor, knife, or chainsaw for reasons more obvious than we need to lay out. For hygiene and performance, we highly suggest keeping your men’s pubic area trimming tool separate from the one you use on your face. The best pubic hair trimmer for men is identical to the one you use on your face both because of your comfort level with the product and its precision.
Pre-Trim: We recommend starting by trimming over a large towel instead of over your toilet or bathtub. This will help you dodge some very awkward conversations with your roommate regarding the cleanliness of the bathroom and the state of your shower drains. Wet hair will bog down your trimmer so make sure you start with a dry canvas before you trim.
Start with your trimmer at the base of your pubic hair and gently work your way up to where it ends near your stomach. This isn’t a race, so there’s no need to rush through the process as any slip can be disastrous. Always use a blade guide on your trimmer as the plastic will save you from any nicks or cuts. Start with a very high setting because pubic hair does have a purpose. We suggest only trimming down no more than half an inch. Pubic hair is your baby maker’s first line of defense from irritants and germs that accumulate on the skin. The goal here isn’t to scorch the earth, but to give you a cleaner, more well taken care of look. Once you’ve evenly trimmed up, you can take it a step further by shaving your men’s pubic area.
Shaving a Men’s Pubic Area
Before shaving any men’s pubic hair, make sure to take a warm shower or bath, as this will soften the hair and skin, allowing for a closer shave.
You absolutely cannot afford to use a dull razor or cheap shaving cream when shaving your pubic area for men. We recommend a premium non-lathering, natural shave cream for men. Any type of foaming cream will be hard to figure out what areas to shave and navigate around and this is one area where taking a stab in the dark can be costly. Additionally, foaming creams contain harmful, toxic ingredients and this is one area that you don’t want them hanging around.
Begin by applying a men’s face moisturizer to the areas you’re about to shave. Similar to shaving your face, the skin in the men’s pubic area really needs to be prepared for a shave. A face moisturizer for men will contain ingredients that are necessary for a delicate area like your pubic region. After applying, let the moisturizer settle for around thirty seconds before diving in.
Next, apply a generous lay of men’s shaving cream around the area you’re going to shave. We recommend only slightly shaving areas where your trimmer can’t reach or where fine detail is necessary. Like your face, always shave with the grain of your hair and do not stretch out the skin for a closer shave – this will result in unsightly bumps and in-grown hairs and quite possibly some disappointed glares. Again, pubic hair is natural and some may say that a bald headed mouse looks a little strange, so don’t go overboard.
We strongly urge you not to remove pubic hair with a tweezer or any other tool that rips hair out. Not only is this not safe or efficient, it almost certainly will result in painful in grown hairs and irritation. Not the most ideal look for your men’s pubic area.
Once you’re satisfied with shaving your men’s pubic area, slather on the aftershave for men. Your pubic area is not one where you want in grown hairs, bumps or irritation to show up. A men’s aftershave will help calm the skin, provide hydration, and act as an anti-septic, preventing any bacteria from entering the skin. We recommend applying a men’s aftershave regularly for up to a few days after any shaving of your pubic area to keep the area from getting irritated. No need to drench the area either, as a light, thin layer is all that’s needed.
Trimming & Shaving Pubic Area for Men Maintenance.
Once you’ve sufficiently trimmed the area and shaved anything else, you’ll only need to revisit every few weeks. Again, we strongly suggest that you keep your men’s pubic area trimming and shaving tools separate from your facial grooming tools. Before every trim, make sure to take a peek at your trimming equipment to see if your blades are still sharp.
Learning how to shave your pubic area for men isn’t rocket science. Apply the same rules for maintaining your facial hair in a slower and careful way. Avoid practicing slash and burn grooming to keep the look simple and natural. Remember, you grow hair in your men’s pubic hair for a reason – so don’t shave it all away. Try to remember to trim and remove pubic hair for men every few weeks to ensure you’ll have an easier routine to maintain, that keeps you, and anyone else with interest in your downstairs, happy.
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