I didn’t really have anything better to do, so I decided to say yes to the invite to go shopping at Costco with my buddy. I’m pretty much just following him as we look around the store. We stop in the cosmetic section, near the pharmacy department, and he picks up the economy size pack of razors and asks if I use a single blade razor are if I stick to the mock 3 and I let him know that I actually prefer a single blade. I then realize that I too am in need of razors so I ask if I can bum a few from him since he probably didn’t need a 24 pack to trim his manscape.
I started grooming about five years ago and I’m not exactly sure what prompted that first time. I never really gave it much thought till this day when my friend asked my advice on which razor to use. Do a lot of men question the proper technique to a well-kept manscape?
I decided to do some investigative research and ran across a wikiHow article that was useful. To find good grooming info just Google Genital Grooming Habits. What I loved the most though was the warnings. So, I’ll let you decide the best way to groom but here are some warnings that you should keep in mind.
Only shave when in the right mind. Never shave while inebriated as you will end up regretting all the cuts in the morning more than the hangover.
Don't shave before exercising. Not only will the sweat irritate the area, but the friction from running or other movement will irritate the area as well. Salt on an open wound hurts, so too does sweat on a recently shaved scrotum. Its a mild sting but be ready for it.
Watch for painful bumps on your skin after shaving. This is probably an ingrown hair. It is nothing to worry about but should be examined by a doctor to prevent infection and to be sure it isn't an STD.
Avoid using a men's electric razor, especially on the scrotum. The skin of the scrotum is so thin and loose that it can be caught by the shaver, and this is extremely painful.
Additionally, avoid shaving down the center of the underside of the penis and on the center of the scrotum if for some reason you still feel you should use a men's electric razor, as it will cut the grundel, which is also extremely painful. It is best to shave when the scrotum is ascended - meaning tight against the body.
Men should avoid using products like NAIR and other bikini area hair removal due to sensitivity of the scrotal area.
Do NOT use a straight razor for obvious reasons.
So there you have it! If there is anything you can take from this post it should be one important thing: Never drink and trim! And personally I would suggest taking your time. Never be in a hurry when working on the manscape. I hurried once before a date and ended up with a few cuts and that is never a pleasant feeling.