If there is one place that you do not want a sharp, pointy object, it is down and around your nether regions. Here’s how to manscape your groin correctly.
I have made so many bad manscaping mistakes.
- Gotten razor burn and razor rash all over my groin.
- Waxed incorrectly.
- Trimmed my pubic hair too short.
You name, I’ve done it. That’s why I wanted to write this article.
Because manscaping your groin SHOULD be a piece of cake. And it is, if you did it correctly. But, if you make a few of the mistakes I outline below, you will come away looking and feeling worse.
So, what’s the quick and easy method to manscape your groin?
For starters, you want to make sure you have all the right equipment. Take a shower to open up the pores around your pubic area. After drying off, trim your hair level down to about half an inch or whatever desired length you want. Apply a non-scented or alcohol-free shaving cream. Shave as you so desire. Rinse off and exfoliate. Apply moisturizer or body powder. Viola!
I’ll go a little bit more in-depth below.
First things first, you are going to need a few tools in order to do this properly. Depending on how much you want to manscape you may not need all of these, however it is a good idea to at least have them handy.
- A new 3 or 4 bladed razor.
- Shaving cream for sensitive skin, preferably non-scented.
- A trimmer with several length attachments or a pair of scissors.
- A body moisturizer or powder.
Step One- Cut or Trim Your Pubic Hair (If Necessary)
Depending on the length of your pubic hair, this may or may not be necessary.
If you do need to do this, you may need to do it FIRST before the next step.
Basically, if your pubic hair is around an inch or more in length, you’ll need to do some trimming up first.
The reason for this is that with most trimmers, pubic hair can get caught up in the guard, and it sometimes makes things more painful than need be. It also makes any shaving you do a lot easier.
I recommend that you take out a pair of scissors or use a trimmer with a guard set to around half an inch, and work around your pubic region.
Trimming your hair is always a recommended first step, as it greatly reduces the difficulty of shaving.
Make sure everything is pretty even.
Word of advice when trimming your scrotum; be gentle and be careful.
You can eventually go on towards using your trimmer without any attachment, but only after you feel comfortable doing this and have practiced it a few times. Your scrotum is very sensitive, and very easily damaged. You can never really shave or directly trim it, the best you can do is to go around it.
Step Two- Use the Shower
I recommend that you get your manscaping done in the shower.
This will open up your pores to make the shaving easier. It also enables you to keep your pubic region clear of shaved hairs, and makes cleaning up a million times easier.
Some guys like to get their manscaping done outside of the shower, but I have found that it’s just that much easier to do inside a shower.
Step Three – Lather Your Pubic Region
Lather up the areas that you want to shave.
You want to avoid using a menthol-based or heavily scented shaving gel or foam, as this might irritate your skin when shaving your groin.
The skin around this area tends to be much more sensitive than other parts of your body, and its a lot easier to get razor burn or rash if you shave too hard or use a product that irritates your skin.
Step Four – Shave
I recommend that you always use a completely different razor for your face shaving, and your manscaping.
The reason for this is twofold:
- It’s more hygienic.
- Your manscaping razor (as well as your face razor) will simply last a lot longer.
Razor dullness is the big thing you want to avoid here. I recommend using those 3 or 4 bladed razors as opposed to a double-sided razor, as I feel the latter is simply more dangerous and impractical for manscaping.
As far as technique is concerned:
- With your free hand, pull back your skin around the area that you want to shave.
- Make sure it’s nice and taut. Then, you want to shave just the surface. Try to minimize your strokes as much as possible.
- Doing this in the region above your twig and berries is quite easy, it’s the region directly underneath and right on the shaft and balls that is difficult.
- When shaving your shaft, grab the glans with your free hand and stretch it a bit, then use your razor and gently shave in either downward or upward strokes. Rinse your razor after each stroke.
- For the balls, you have to be even more careful.
You want your skin as ‘flat’ as possible when your shave, and it is very easy to nick.
You will probably spend a good five to ten minutes here, as it is rather difficult to get all of the hairs.
Step Five – Exfoliate
Of all the steps I have listed, I honestly feel like this one is probably the most important. For a lot of guys, missing out on this step is either going to make or break you. Meaning, if you miss this, you are A LOT more likely to get razor burn or razor rash.
After shaving, I strongly recommend that you exfoliate your pubic region.
The area of skin around your pubic region can get irritated really easily. This is especially true when you drag a sharp razor over it. After shaving, one of the worst things you can do is to simply rinse off with water, dry off and put on some clothes. That is just asking for irritation.
Instead, use an exfoliating gel and wash the area well. This will remove any shaving debris, and it will keep your pores open, clean and free.
Step Six – Moisturizer or Apply a Body Powder
The final step, and almost as important as step 6, is to apply either:
- A moisturizer
- A body powder
For this, you might have to try both. I have found that body powders work really well after a manscaping shower, but for other guys, particularly guys with ultra-sensitive skin, it may irritate their skin if it is applied so quickly after a shave. In cases like those, I would recommend applying a moisturizer, at least for the remainder of the day. This will keep the pubic skin soft, moist and hydrated.
For the majority of guys however, I think a body powder will work better.
What this will do is keep the skin dry (but not dried out), scented and more importantly, reduce irritation, chafing and redness. For my recommendation of body powders, you can read this quick article I wrote here.
- Gather all the necessary equipment.
- Use scissors or a trimmer to reduce the length of your pubic hair if need be.
- Take a hot shower while you manscape.
- Apply a shaving gel and shave carefully.
- Apply a moisturizer or body powder.