The decision is a no-brainer, really. Choosing the proper approach to removing pubic hair, however, isn’t always so simple. Several options exist, all with varying degrees of difficulty and all with their own set of pros and cons. The informed manscaper, who wants nothing more than an alluring pubic area, should be acquainted with all his options of pubic hair removal. That way, when the time comes for trimming back the bush, he’ll know the appropriate way to remove his pubic hair.
Perhaps the most basic and judicious way involved in removing pubic hair and cutting away the shag hiding your junk is simply to trim it back. Two affordable options exist: scissors and electric trimmers. Scissors are acceptable when used by skilled hands, but an electric trimmer is highly recommended for removing pubic hair. Scissors, aside from being dangerous to wield around such a sensitive area, can result in an uneven, scraggly look that almost defeats the purpose unless you’re careful. Be smart, use a trimmer.
Pros Affordable option(s) exist that can be purchased/stored without any embarrassment. With a trimmer, you get a uniform, complementary length of pubic hair. Maintenance is relatively easy.
Cons Cleanup can be a mess since you need to trim your pubic hair while it’s dry. With scissors, you can end up with a choppy-looking bush that’s comical instead of alluring. Maintenance requires frequent upkeep and attention (every 12-14 days, depending).
The razor is a very popular weapon of choice when removing pubic hair, and justifiably so. For most guys, this grooming technique is familiar and a good solution. When shaving away pubic hair, not only do you get a super-clean, hygienic look, but you also get to do it discretely in the shower, with tools already stocked in the medicine cabinet. Thus, it’s a well-rounded option for a lot of guys. Want a piece of advice for optimal results? Use a women’s razor halfway through a hot shower.
Pros It’s a simple, familiar process that doesn’t take too long. Leaves the skin around your penis and scrotum smooth and appealing to the touch. It can be done in the shower, so there’s relatively little cleanup involved.
Cons As you learned as a teenager: Once you start, you can’t stop. It can leave skin irritations such as razor burns, rashes and ingrown hairs. It requires continual upkeep (every two to three days) and can be itchy as it grows back.
Many well-known brands now have a men’s depilatory entry on the hair-remover market, and many guys are taking stock in this technique for removing pubic hair. These creams, which dissolve hair so that it can be wiped away, are a mid-market option: They cost a bit more than trimmers or razors, but lessen the amount of time involved in upkeep. While they might be better for those areas around your goods, if you choose this option, be wise and test the product on the inside of your elbow first, then wait 48 hours to be sure your skin has no adverse reactions.
Pros It’s pain-free (ideally), easy to use and affordable. It lasts longer than shaving and isn’t as cumbersome or painful as waxing. Hair grows back softer and less coarse than it does with shaving.
Cons It’s harsh and abrasive to the skin, so you have to time them perfectly. There’s a possibility you may have an allergic, itchy reaction to the cream. Unpleasant smells can be a residual side-effect.
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Long thought of as a woman’s prerogative, waxing is making great strides in gender equality. Men have caught on to the many benefits that waxing offers: smooth, longer-lasting results. In fact, it’s the last stop before permanent hair removal, so it does have its advantages. However, some bad does come with the good: Waxing can be painful, expensive and unsuitable for delicate regions, especially when it comes to removing pubic hair. It’s a mixed bag of tricks, so approach this method with caution and an open mind.
Pros The results last two to four weeks, and continued waxing leads to diminished hair growth over time. Many waxing salons now cater specifically to men, providing expertise and discretion. Waxing can be done at home, which gives you more privacy and significant cost savings.
Cons It’s painful and expensive, while the outcome will be equal to that of cheaper, gentler options. Women dominate waxing salons; be ready to share your business (literally and figuratively). The skin on your testicles is very sensitive. Some waxing salons won’t agree to wax this area.
If you’re ready to say good-bye to the bush for good, say hello to electrolysis. The only hair-removal option proven to be 100% permanent, electrolysis stands as the option for serious contenders. In only one visit you can eliminate wiry pubic hair forever. (Know that your visit, though, could last for hours and won’t be such an enjoyable experience.) Guys ready to play for keeps should definitely go a round with electrolysis.
Pros It’s a permanent option, so say farewell to your pubes for good. It only requires one treatment. It works well for removing any color of pubic hair, unlike laser removal.
Cons It’s an expensive option, so say farewell to your cash as well. Treatment time can last anywhere from 2 to 12 hours. It causes much more discomfort than laser hair removal, but not as much as waxing.
A newer, less painful alternative to electrolysis, laser hair removal provides another permanent solution. However, the provisos weigh in favor of the cons, rather than the pros: Laser removal, though quick and relatively painless, requires multiple treatments and isn’t guaranteed to stop hair growth permanently. Both of these details can lead to added expenses during and after the treatment phase. It’s not without its merits, though, so just be thoughtful in taking this approach to removing pubic hair.
Pros Treatment time only takes about two to three minutes, and that’s convenient. It’s generally painless, or at least offers much less discomfort than electrolysis or waxing. It works well for removing dark-colored pubic hair, which probably means the majority.
Cons Several treatments are required, and that gets expensive. Results aren’t always 100% permanent. It’s not effective on light-colored pubic hair, which eliminates it as a viable option for some. manscapers beware
If you’re not trimming your pubes, YOU SHOULD BE.Not only will the visual impact be dramatic and self-gratifying, but the rave reviews you receive from your lady friend(s) will do wonders for your libido. So, using the information outlined above, decide on the option that best suits your style and get to manscaping your midsection knowledgably and knowingly.