How To Shave Genitals
Some people feel cleaner when their genitals are shaved, so it is important for them to know how to shave genitals. It’s pretty much the same for men or women to shave genitals – with caution! In order to get a nice smooth shave and avoid cutting yourself, use the following guidelines.
You will need:
- Shaving cream
- A safety razor
- Cut pubic hair if it is long. Take a pair of scissors and cut the hair down to about an inch or less so that the hair will not clog up the razor.
- Soak in a nice hot bath to soften the skin. This will make it much easier to shave.
- Get some shaving cream and put it on the area you want to shave. Let the shaving cream sit on the groin area and genitals for a couple of minutes to further soften the skin.
- Shave the groin area first. Use a safety razor and be sure to rinse it often. Disposable razors just don’t hold up and you may have to change them two or three times. Don’t go over the area more than twice or you will also cause razor burns. Be sure to add shaving cream each time you go over the same area.
- Always shave going the direction of the hair. Do not go the opposite direction as it will also cause razor burns. Going against the direction of the hair will make it smoother but also cause more irritation.
- Be sure to pull the skin tight at all times. This will make it easier for the razor to go over the skin. If the skin of the genitals is not tight, you are more apt to cut yourself.
- Work your way from the groin area to the pubic area going with the grain of the hair. Be careful around the vaginal area for females, or the shaft area for males. The labia or shaft of the penis can be shaved, but cautiously. Nicking the labia can cause pain when urinating.
- Use a moisturizer when you are through shaving. Using a moisturizer on the genitals will keep the skin from being irritated or from having razor bumps form. The moisturizer will also help with itching, because it will itch as it grows out.
- Shave every other day to keep the area smooth. You may have to repeat this process every couple of days to keep the area free from hair. Also, if you see any little red bumps, you may have to use a pair of tweezers to get out the ingrown hairs. Be sure to keep the area moisturized.
Another alternative that may be a lot more fun is to have your partner shave your genitals for you. Perhaps they don’t want it all shaved, only part of it. Whatever way they may want it shaved, make it a part of foreplay. You could also get it waxed, but that is very painful. A depilatory could also be used. Just be sure to cover the labia with petroleum jelly to prevent irritation from the product. If you want the removal to be permanent, you could also get electrolysis, but that is very expensive.