It's up to you how you want to maintain your pubic hair, but there are certain things to think about. Many people like to keep their hair untamed since it requires less maintenance and can act as cushion during sex. Additionally, it may be less hygienic and not necessarily the most enjoyable when having sex. There are a few things to think about if you like a more shaven appearance, whether it be a tapered style or getting rid of everything. This article on how to shave my genital area for sex explains how to achieve the desired appearance and sensation for your favourite sexual activity.
Before you shave your genitals
You should decide whether you want to shave your pubic hair before you begin. If you watch a lot of porn, you might think that everyone entirely shaves their pubic hair, but that isn't the case. The full Brazilian involves totally shaving off all of the hair, however this fashion trend is very new. This is a result of both the development of the necessary technology and social attitudes.
While it does ensure that your pubic hair won't go in the way of sex, there are some claims that totally shaving off all hair from your genitals may raise your risk of contracting an STD. Additionally, it can cause itching and, if not kept clean, can cause clogged pores and uncomfortable ingrown hairs. Additionally, pubic hair serves as a genital cushion during penetrative sex. This explains why a lot of individuals frequently leave a triangle or patch.
You must arrange your style after determining that you do, in fact, want to shave. You shouldn't enter there acting as though you're taking a machete to some jungle bushes. While French waxing just leaves a patch (sometimes referred to as a landing strip), American waxing keeps everything that isn't covered by bikini bottoms. Individuals have diverse hair growth patterns; some may have a bush that is organically trimmed while others have more of an overgrown lawn. You frequently have more control if you shave, whatever is comfortable for you.
Here are the steps you'll need to take for an easy and bespoke way to shave your genitals for sex:
Trim pubic hair first
The first step to shaving your pubic area is to trim it. We don't mean give yourself a nether region short back and sides. It's simply so that you can get better access for shaving. The same happens when men trim their beards. Simply take some scissors and gather the longer hair between your fingers. Trim and dispose of the hair appropriately.
An electric trimmer can make this process even easier. If you want to shave completely, then you can use the trimmer to shave closer and then you can go over it again with a razor. NOTE: be careful with loose skin!
How to reduce itchiness when shaving genitals
As with any shaving of the skin, you will want to reduce itchiness as much as possible. You can learn how to do this more fully by reading our article on how to prevent itchiness when shaving pubes. For a summary, you need to make sure you prep the genital area first.
Don't shave when you are unclean such as after sex or post-exercising. This is because salts in sweat and dirt from anywhere can get into the freshly opened pores. This can lead to the pores getting infected and may result in spots or ingrown hairs. Also, washing the pubic area with warm water will open up the pores and make shaving easier.
Use the right materials
A good and safe idea is to purchase an intimate area shaving cream. This should have ingredients which are beneficial for sensitive skin will help you to avoid red bumps (known as razor burn). A conventional shaving cream should also work, but if this is your first time shaving, make sure you don't have any allergies. You can test a bit on a patch of skin elsewhere. This will prevent a nasty reaction occurring in your most sensitive of areas.
Also, shave with a razor which is new and clean. Going to the trouble of prepping your genitals for shaving and using a dirty razor will mean you have wasted your time. You don't need a seventeen blade laser guided razor, but best to stay away from the cheap disposables as well.
Watch out for sensitive skin
Once you have decided on your personal choice of style, prepped your pubes and have all your equipment to hand, lather up the area with the cream. Don't go in dry otherwise you might end up with some nasty razor burn. If you have a vagina, be particularly careful around the labia. You should use one hand to stretch the skin while you shave the other. A large surface area will give you better control for shaving.
The same goes if you have a penis and testicles. You will want to hold the scrotum carefully and ensure you don't nick any loose skin. Don't apply too much pressure and glide over the area as smoothly as you can.
After you shave your genitals
Going against the grain will give you a closer shave, but it will also make it easier to abrade the skin. To shave the shape you want in your pubes, take a mirror and set it in front of you. It is better if you are sitting down on a stool or chair. You can also do this in the bath which will give you easier access to warm water and should be an easier mess to clean.
Once you are done, rinse with cold water. The reason for this is the cold restricts the pores and closes them. This will stop dirt getting in and clogging them. As you would do if you were shaving your face, you can use an aftershave lotion on the shaved skin. Just make sure you don't get it on any sensitive areas which could cause a reaction.
Now that you have shaved your genitals for sex, you might find you really enjoy the sensation. However, hair removal in the pubic area shouldn't be the same as one might do for their face. Stay with us if you want to know how often you should shave your genitals and pubic area. If you aren't satisfied with just hairless genitals, you can also read how to remove hair from your anus area.