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Grooming Your Pubic Hair
Manscaping ‘down there’ is now commonplace among young men according to many surveys. Even members of the opposite sex say that ‘trimming is winning’ when it comes to hair growth. Trimming the groin area requires sensitivity and time. Below are five (5) steps to make sure you trim with care.
Trim the groin hair. Use a good beard or hair trimmer and trim the pubic area to less than 1/4″. Long curly hair is more likely to clog a razor. Using a beard trimmer is ideal versus a straight razor or scissors. Men of color with curly hair should take care to use clean equipment and moisten hair prior to trim to avoid bumps, inflammation.
- No electric razor on the scrotum. The skin of the scrotum is so thin and loose that it can be caught by the shaver, so its okay to use a manual razor here.
- Also, many brothers trim while showering or right after – a great idea to manipulate coarse hair while softer.
Get in best position. Shave in a private room, shower or area where you’ll have privacy. Shaving your groin area is not something you want to rush! Consider shaving before bed.
- Shaving while taking a shower or hot bath is ideal. The hot water in the bath will prepare the area for shaving, a little better than showering. And your body will be stable (you are sitting down), making your genitals accessible.
- Men who have difficulty seeing their groin might consider doing this in front of a mirror, or using a hand mirror.
Prepare area for shaving. Men with coarse hair need to sure they are not irritating the skin. If you’ve never shaved the pubic area and there is a lot of growth, get a small brush or comb and run it through the growth. Visually assess for bumps, lice, or broken skin.
- Before shaving, lather area with mild soap, shaving cream, or even a conditioner.
Shave with short strokes. Use a new razor, and shave using short, light strokes. Men should shave skin of genital area while its taut. You also want to shave in the same direction, avoid scraping the skin, and don’t rush.
Minimize skin irritation. Shaving the groin area at first likely will irritate the skin upon new growth. It will be gone after you consistently shave, usually takes 1-2 weeks before it stops.
- Never shave if you are experiencing a breakout from an STD or have broken skin.
- Always apply lotion or powder to shaved areas to minimize friction.
Lastly, when you reduce the hair in your pubic area, you should maintain the area. There are many benefits to trimming pubic hair from better hygiene to increasing the appearance of penis size. It’s up to you.