Best at home hair removal method for the male
I recently had a medical procedure that required the nurses to remove most of my pubic hair. They left some, but it is patchy and cut to about a sixteenth of an inch. They pretty much left the hair on the boys but hit almost everything else from my upper chest to down my legs for about a half foot below the groin.
I’ve been wanting to try going bare for awhile now and I’ve decided that there is no time like the present to give this a real try. But I cut myself using clippers (which is a bad thing since I take a blood thinner).
So, if I do this, I want to be basically slick. I don’t want to cut myself, and I want to do it and keep it maintained at home. I’m willing to commit to a daily routine if need be.
What are my best options for the first time and the maintenance? I’ve got somewhat limited but sufficient flexibility, and would rather do this myself than to have the wife help every time.
It’s harder at first to get used to a shaving routine, but it gets much easier. These days, maintenance is easy. The main thing is to use the right equipment: a great quality razor designed for shaving sensitive areas (you can find ones these days designed for manscaping, or use the ones designed for women’s legs and bikini areas), good quality shaving cream or soap (I use olive oil soap), and a good aftershave treatment, such as coconut oil or a lotion. I nicked myself occasionally when I first started, but even then it was rare because I was super careful. These days, I can be done shaving in a couple of minutes and I haven’t nicked myself in years.
I use a razor, safety razor daily for everything except the anus which I shave twice a week. 12 years ago I determined that I would shave every day until it became the natural thing to do. After a few months, the knicks and bleeding came to a close. Occasionally there is a little razor burn. Razor soap is easy enough to use with blade changs twice a week.
I tend to use an electric trimmer over most of my body hair; chest, back, inner thighs, stomach, pubic area. I am very dark, almost black hair, and would be above average in body hair. My wife even helps me trim my back hair!
As far as my pubic hair; I try to keep on top of it as it becomes incredibly dense if I don’t. I have a large spread too and envy guys who are lucky enough to have a small triangular patch. I trim it using an electric trimmer to about 5mm. I have tried shaving the whole area many times and ended up with a lot of ingrown hairs each time. PM ME IF ANYONE HAS ANY TIPS.
I use stubble trouble shaving gel to lather up my scrotum, shaft and right under to my perineum and shave it using a clean, new razor. I do that every few days in the shower. I shave the base of my penis and to the sides to assist with the illusion of length, as i am very much a grower and am small when flaccid.
Hope this is helpful
As someone who’s engaged in body hair removal for years, I highly recommend waxing or, my personal preference; sugaring. Sugaring, I’ve found, is better than waxing because it’s easier on the skin, requires less heat (less likely to burn), adheres only to dead skin (great exfoliant) and washes off easily in the shower (wax and wax residue does not).
I’m a huge fan of being smooth. I used to shave but I can’t stand the skin irritation that occurs within a day or two of shaving and the rough stubble that inevitably regrows, again within a few days. Sugaring leaves you completely smooth for up to 2 weeks before the hair starts to grow back. And when it does it’s finer and softer. Longterm repeated treatments cause the hair follicle to become damaged and grow less, continuing to become finer and softer.
For those with reservations about having a stranger see/touch your privates I say think of it like a doctors visit; it’s completely non-sexual and a good aesthetician is always completely professional. They’ve seen it all before. Some guys worry about the possibility of accidental/unwanted erections. I’ve done it for years and honestly it’s never happened to me. It’s pretty hard to get any kind of excited when someone’s ripping hair out of your skin.
And yes – it does hurt. A bit. It depends on the body part. Everyone’s different. I always found the pubic area (front & back) to be a breeze. And it’s over fairly quickly because it’s a smaller area than, say, your back or chest. I always found my upper back and shoulders the most painful.
I recommend doing a google search of your city for a salon or private aesthetician that offers ‘Male Brazilians’. Some places don’t do men. It’s also sometimes called a ‘Manzilian’ or a ‘Brozilian’ (I didn’t come up with the names…). A typical Male Brazilian includes: penis, scrotum, perineum, buttocks and anal area.
Best of luck!