Embarassing Question (TMI warning)

posted 3 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 3
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441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@soontobewifeyey:  Have you thought about getting waxed instead? I used to shave but found it grew back really fast, was uncomfortable when growing back and irritated my skin quite a bit. Waxing is great, but if your too shy (which is understandable!) trim first to make sure the hair is short so the razer doesnt pull the hair (it can be super uncomfortable!).
Then lather up, hold the skin taut and shave going against the growth of hair. Go slowly! 

Post # 4
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441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@soontobewifeyey:  Oh, you can get razers that have trimmers at one end, razer on the other end which helps..You could also get a bikini wax first so that your “tidier” but can keep your underwear on with the waxer and shave the more intimate bits. That way as it grows back its neater

Post # 5
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918 posts
Busy bee

I would be far too scared to shave down there by myself at home, although I’m aware that many women manage to do so quite happily.  I always just go to a salon and get waxed.

Post # 6
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667 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I shave and have since I was much younger but if I hadnt and was just thinking of doing it now, I would definately take the ladies advice and just get it waxed! Youll get a much tidyer result and less maintenance in the long run 🙂 

Post # 7
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918 posts
Busy bee

I’ll be completely honest – the first Brazilian wax I ever had was very scary, and pretty painful.  The second wax, however, was a little less scary and a little less painful, and nowadays it’s just a part of my routine – once every 5-6 weeks I go and get a wax, it’s not scary in the slightest, and it doesn’t hurt at all.  I’m glad I stuck with it.

Post # 8
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306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’d definitely start off by trimming first. An electric razor would do the job, but be careful in the more sensitive areas if you catch my drift… If you want to keep going and use a razor to get a closer shave I’d advise to use a shave gel to prevent nicks and cuts. First, shave in the same direction the hair grows (downward). This prevents ingrown hairs and such. If you’re feeling extra saucy you can opt to go over the area again in the opposite direction of the hair for a completely smooth feel. Again, shave gel is a must. Most important thing to remember is to be gentle and take your time! You’re dealing with a very sensitive area. I’d buy a product like Bikini Zone or something similar to put on afterwards to help prevent razor bumps and ingrown hairs.

Or, if that sounds difficult or unpleasant, you can always just go for a wax. Yes, it will hurt, but then you don’t have to deal with it for a while, and each time you go back it gets easier and easier. 

Hope that helps!  🙂

Post # 9
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918 posts
Busy bee

And if you’re set on shaving, I just did a quick google search (I completely understand your hesitancy to do one yourself!), and this page seems quite reasonable, it’s just a basic About.com page that gives you a stepwise approach to shaving your pubic hair area (and don’t worry, there are no awkward pictures on the page!):

http://hairremoval.about.com/od/shaving/ht/shaving-pubic.htm

 

Post # 10
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212 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I use an electric razor that is just like this: http://www.target.com/p/philips-hp6376-30-bikini-perfect-trimmer/-/A-14560505#prodSlot=medium_2_25&term=electric+razor

I got the same model when I first shaved down there and it is fantastic!  It’s easy to use and I’m too freaked out to try waxing.  I only like to trim, I don’t get rid of everything down there just most of it.  That’s just my personal preference.  They make a similar razor for men too. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1994

Use an electric beard trimmer overall, and a razer for your bikini line. You won’t get weird ingrown hairs or razer bumps that way. I’d ask him to do some manscaping too. I think all men should. I couldn’t imagine being waxed down there. I think that would hurt like all hell!

Post # 12
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931 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@soontobewifeyey:  You still have a while before your wedding. Laser is another great option. I started off waxing then moved on to laser. Now i alternate between the 2.

Post # 13
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243 posts
Helper bee

I shave…im a baby and wont wax…if its super hairy id start by trimming everything down so it makes shaving easier…Id use like nail trimming scissors…but be carefull!!

In order not to get ingrown hairs your supposed to shave with the hair not against it…I find shaving against it easier tho (whoops lol) I start from the top and work my way down…its really not that difficult..just shave the way you normally would with anything…if you need to move the lips around to get an angle then do so! Good luck and it feels so much cleaner

Post # 14
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7090 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

If you have sensitive skin at all I would recommend NOT doing it all at once. Horrible itching and pain is no fun! Perhaps start by just trimming everything down and then shaving the bikini area only just to get the hang of it.

Post # 15
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939 posts
Busy bee

I would reccomend getting an electric trimmer to start.shaving can really irritate your skin, and with the trimmers you can get pretty smooth, just like an electric shaver for a guys face! Also it is totally fine to not shave if you don’t want to. people have pubic hair for a reason and it’s not gross, do whatever feels best for you. I personally like to change things up a lot, I’ll go from fully waxed to neatly trimmed or even all grown out and my fiance likes all of the looks. I would not reccomend any laser until you’re sure of what look you like best. 

Post # 16
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8593 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I do mine at home.  If you’ve never done it definitely trim it first.  Just buy some shaving cream or gel and a good, new razor.  I always shave in the direction the hair grows.  I would say just take your time (go slowly) and plan to spend 10-15 minutes at first.  You might have to make sure you hold the skin taut in certain areas.  It gets really easy if you’ve been doing it a long time.  I don’t get ingrown hairs and very rarely get any bumps from it.

I will say that if I get lazy and haven’t done it in a few weeks I might take my time and take two days (two showers) to do it.  That is because if there is a decent amount of hair there you will have to go over the same area repeatedly to get it all which can irritate your skin a bit.  So if that’s the case I will do as much as I can and then come back the next day and go over it some more.  That way I cut down on potentially irritating my skin.  So don’t worry if you don’t get it all in one sitting.

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