Pubic shaving is a pretty common topic. Women generally have tons of questions (and opinions) about it. Some women start shaving at a young age, while others may not even think to do it until much later in life. There are also some women who shave for the first time after childbirth, in the hopes of keeping the mess under control. But yes, we girls do like to talk about it. I have a few girlfriends who trim or shave part of their pubic hair. One, in particular, likes to have a landing strip. But to some, bare is best. This article was written for those of you who have wanted to try shaving, but was a little nervous. Here are some tips of the trade, for those of you who are interested.
Make sure you have a fairly new razor. Old or dull razors will leave you with irritation and ingrown hairs (i.e.: bumps) I use a regular Venus razor and some Skintimates shave gel. If you don’t have shave gel, then hair conditioner works GREAT as a shaving gel!
Trim up. If your hair is fairly long, then you may want to trim it first with either some electric clippers or scissors to get it close to the skin.
Shave all the outer parts first. This includes the bikini area where your thighs meet your torso and also the whole ‘top part’ above where your clitoris is located.
Open the lips and carefully shave the inside parts where hair also grows. That small patch of skin right above the clitoris is a little hard to get. Just spread the lips open with one hand and take it easy, but don’t keep shaving the same patch of skin over and over. That will result in a shaving rash or irritation.
Shave the perineum (the area of skin between the back of the vulva and the anus) and the anus area. Yes, you read that right. Squatting in the shower helps to open that area perfectly, so that you can get your razor in between the cheeks. If you don’t want to do this part then just skip this paragraph, but some women like all their girlie parts to be smooth!
Afterwords, put on some kind of lotion. It helps to moisturize the skin. Coconut Oil could also be used.
Shaving at least every other day helps reduce irritations and ingrown hairs. Also, if you shave daily (or every other day) then it doesn’t take you long at all. You can easily add this to your shower routine and it will only add 2-3 minutes to your shower time. (The very first time you shave it will take longer though.)
I know that shaving is not for everyone. Some people think that God gave us hair there for a reason and we shouldn’t mess with that. If that is how you feel, then I totally respect that. I just happen to think this falls on personal choice. I wanted to write about it because it’s something that many women enjoy doing. It’s also something that many husbands love for their wives to do! I’ve heard so many people say how much nicer oral sex is with smooth skin, or how they really love the feeling of intercourse since they started shaving.
If you’ve been thinking about trying to trim or shave a bit down there, then I encourage you to go for it! You don’t have to shave your entire region. Just start out with a little here and a little there. Then the next time, you may decide to shave a little more. Or you may decide that you like having it half shaved like my friend does. Just do what you are comfortable doing. You could even invite your husband to help shave you sometime!
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