How to Shave Pubic Hair on Men

Disposable razor

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Whether you shave your pubic hair is personal preference. Many men shave around their genitals because they say it makes them appear larger. Other men do not like to shave because it is itchy and can cause irritation.It is much easier to keep the area clean when there is little hair to deal with. If you decide to shave your pubic hair, follow these steps for the best results.

Choose a new disposable razor in order to get the closest shave without irritating the skin. An electric razor, such as the Philips Norelco Bodygroom, is helpful if you want a close shave without the risk of cutting.

Use scissors to trim the area to a manageable length. Cut the hair down to a 1/2-inch or shorter with your scissors. It will be much easier to shave your pubic area if you remove much of the hair before you begin. Use the electric razor to shave the hair down to the skin.

Apply a warm, moist towel to your pubic area. This will soften the hairs and make them easier to remove. You may want to shave in the shower, where you can keep the area moist.

Lather your entire pubic area with shaving cream. Choose a cream for sensitive skin. This will help reduce inflammation and irritation.

Start with the shaft and make long strokes downward with the disposable razor. Rinse the razor each time to remove the cut hair and shaving cream.

Use a downward stroke into the hairline of the testicles to remove the hair at the top of each one. Carefully lift the testicles and shave the skin in an upward motion to remove all of the hair at the base.

Clean and dry the entire area once it is smooth. Apply a light powder to prevent itching and irritation. There are several powders available at your local drug store.