Shaving for guys isn’t talked about nearly as often as it should be. This could be due to a variety of reasons, including the misconception that guys tend not to shave as often as ladies. There are personal accounts of men who shaved for the first time their 30s. Shaving should not be seen as something that is strictly feminine, rather it is a hygienic thing.
According to Lola*, “if my partner shaves, it is fine, if he doesn’t, it really won’t mean heaven will fall” It is a good idea, though to pick up that shaving stick, every once in a while and get your privates hair-free. Here are some general tips on shaving for guys and why it is important:
For both guys and girls, there are several options available for shaving. The more popular one is the use of shaving sticks. It is easy, quick and gives good results when done properly. Make sure to shave in the direction that your hair is growing to prevent bumps, and of course, be careful not to cut yourself.
You could also choose to use depilatory creams. This is not recommended for the privates though, as it is a strong chemical and you don’t want something that strong around your tenders.
An out of the box option for guys who like to have it smooth down there is getting a wax. Yes! don’t be so surprised, guys can get waxed too.
When asked about her shaving practices, Amanda* declared that getting a wax should be something that every person should do (guy or girl) at least once in their lifetime. Regardless, this is a viable shaving option for guys, even if it is unconventional.
This is a decision that really depends on you and how fast your hair grows. If you are someone that really doesn’t like having hair on your privates at all, you might want to give it a touch up every week or a couple of weeks. If you want to leave it longer, that is also cool. Do whatever works best for you.
You already know that it is a good hygienic habit to get into. Hair, especially around your privates can get dirty easily especially if you sweat a lot and go out under the hot sun. Of course, you can still keep it clean by having your bath regularly and washing the area thoroughly. But keeping your privates clean becomes easier when it is shaved.
Remember, shaving your privates is not something to be ashamed of; it is simply a clean thing. Even if your significant other does not mind if you are bushy, you could surprise them by shaving, and they might appreciate it.
It is also important to use the proper technique. Rubbing some oil after shaving could help to prevent bumps and keep your privates fresh. Keep it shaved, keep it clean, you will be glad you did.