Table of contents:
- Why shave your penis and scrotum
- Why you shouldn't shave your penis and scrotum
- How to shave your penis and scrotum if you still want to
2023 Author: Malcolm Clapton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-07-28 10:38
Spoiler alert: Of course it's worth it! If you are prepared for possible trouble.
Getting rid of hair on intimate parts of the body is more than a popular activity. Thus, the editorial board of the American edition of Men’s Health, having interviewed over a thousand respondents, found out The State of the American Penis Survey: 62% of men remove vegetation on the penis and testicles from time to time. True, not everyone does it right - and then they suffer. Let not too long, but thoroughly.
Why shave your penis and scrotum
There is no practical need to shave off the hair from the penis and testicles. Here a pubic haircut is really justified. The hair is thick there, the skin underneath it sweats easily, and even sweat here is from the apocrine sweat glands. A little physical activity - the groin begins to smell unpleasant: both sweat, lingering on the hairs, and the waste products of bacteria, the breeding ground for which is moist vegetation. In general, for purely hygienic reasons, the pubis should be shaved.
And the penis and scrotum is a completely different matter. Firstly, there is not enough hair there. Secondly, there are also significantly fewer apocrine glands than on the pubis. Therefore, shaving the testicles and penis is an aesthetic procedure rather than carrying any hygienic meaning.
However, smoothness and beauty are also a worthy reason to shave after all. Keep in mind that this desire sometimes has unpleasant side effects.
Why you shouldn't shave your penis and scrotum
Because you are very likely to get what is called a "pineapple penis" in your pants. According to the Pineapple Penis Urban Dictionary, a popular English slang dictionary, "pineapple" occurs when a man shaves off his private hair completely, and then it begins to grow back. Outwardly, it looks like the prickly surface of a tropical fruit, hence the name.
After shaving, the penis and testicles prickle and itch, and this lasts 1–2 weeks until the hair grows back. But "pineapple" is not the only side effect.
46% of men have injured themselves at least once while intimate shaving. This is reported by Manscaping: a detailed look into mowing your personal lawn online study with over 1,200 respondents.
Here are the main troubles that shaving the penis and scrotum is fraught with (however, similar consequences can be obtained when removing pubic hair):
- Cuts. They are not only painful, but can also be channels for infection.
- Ingrown hairs (pseudofolliculitis). They are often accompanied by inflammation and the formation of unaesthetic, pus-filled acne.
- Skin irritation.
All in all, it is a rather high price to pay for the luxury of boasting perfectly smooth leather. However, there are still ways to minimize the risk. About them - below.
How to shave your penis and scrotum if you still want to
The most competent and safe way to get rid of vegetation in this area is to contact a beauty salon that provides a similar service. But of course, of course - embarrassing. Yes, and not cheap.
If you still decide to work on the beauty of the penis and testicles with your own hands, follow certain safety rules.
1. Buy a separate shaving machine for intimate areas
In no case do not shave your penis with the same machine that you use on your face or armpits. In the intimate area, bacteria live that are not found in other parts of the body, and it is better not to tolerate them.
2. Cut your hair with scissors or trimmer before shaving
Long hair is more difficult to shave off. They can get stuck inside the blade and increase the risk of cuts. In general, trim them beforehand to a height of about 1 cm.
3. Take a warm bath or shower
The heat relaxes the tiny muscles attached to the hair follicles and also softens the hair.
4. Use shaving oil
Apply it to the testicles and penis, and only then use your usual cream or foam. The oil will make your skin smoother and shave softer.
5. Shave your hair in stages
On the sites, pulling tight the skin on each of them. Any wrinkle or bump - and a cut is almost guaranteed to you.
Little life hack: if you can't stretch the skin in any way, stimulate an erection. This will make the surface smooth.
6. Take your time, be careful
One awkward or hasty movement - and you will have to glue a plaster on the intimate area. And even not one.
Remember to clean the razor of any accumulated hair as often as possible.
7. Get ready for cuts
They can appear even if you are super careful. If this is the case, rinse the injured area with warm soapy water, disinfect (for example, with chlorhexidine) and place a piece of toilet paper on top to stop the bleeding.
Attention! If the blood continues to flow even after 10 minutes or beats in pulsating streams, call an ambulance. Deep cuts will require stitching.
8. When finished, rinse your penis and testicles with cool water
A cool shower will tighten pores and reduce the risk of irritation. Then pat dry with a soft towel.
9. Apply after shave lotion or balm
Ideal with aloe extract or camphor. This will help moisturize your skin and, again, reduce the risk of irritation.
Use lotion or balm after your morning and evening showers for at least 2-3 days after shaving.
10. Be prepared for irritation and itching
Unfortunately, neither shaving care nor post-care can be insured against this. If, a few days after the procedure, the skin continues to itch, and even more so if inflammation and abscesses appear on it, be sure to consult a dermatologist. Your doctor will prescribe the appropriate treatment for you.
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