Our Top 10 Readers Manscaping Tips: Safely Shave Your Balls
Shaving your balls is no laughing matter. Sure, there are funny memes and weird saying that accompany this ritual, but when it comes down to it, it's your job to protect your sensitive skin in a way that assures you and your partners can get the most benefit from your freshly shaven balls.
Rest assured, manscaping isn't for everyone. If you're hell-bent on keeping a furry sweater on your front side and forcing your partners to floss with your naturally grown strings, so be it. For the rest of you, we've compiled a few tips from our readers to help you understand how to tackle male grooming like it's supposed to be done.
1. Don't Do'em Dirty
The act of manscaping leaves your private parts susceptible to injuries if you're not careful. There's a lot of bacteria and gross stuff that builds up between your legs as the day goes on (or while you're sleeping).
Before you put a razor to junk, make sure you've gotten rid of all of the gunk. A quick wipe of a warm washcloth that's covered in Crop Cleanser will help eliminate the bacteria that can cause bad things to happen if you accidentally nick yourself while you're shaving.
2. Set the Shaving Cream Aside for a Minute
If you're one of those guys who needs to jump right into the task at hand, take a breather and hear us out for a second.
Prepping your privates doesn't start by simply slathering an enormous amount of shaving cream on your nether region; you need to put a few things in place before you're ready to let the razor blade meet your skin.
Start with an electric trimmer that's designed to do justice to the area around your genitals. The Lawn Mower 2.0 comes complete with a 6,000 RPM motor and a horizontally designed blade that'll keep your grass cut without splitting the blades, so to speak. You need to mow the lawn before you even consider putting a razor to your skin; this extra step will help prevent irritation, cuts, and painful pulls.
3. Be Furry if You're in a Hurry
There's something to be said about having the ability to take your time and do things right—especially when your right-hand man is on the line.
If you're pressed for time and need to run out of your house in a hurry, just be furry. No razor is worth the risk you could run if you put your nuts in a bind against the blade.
4. Don't Go Bald if You Don't Want To
We have a lot of readers who use our Manscaped products so they can go completely bare down there. After all, that's what our company was initially designed to do. With that said, there are a lot of dudes who don't want to completely expose their skin without a small layer of wool to stand between it and the shorts that'll soon cover the area.
That's totally okay!
Don't go bald if you don't want to, but do everybody a favor and trim the tops of your tufts so your body hair's not going rogue.
5. Use a Razor That's Designed for Your Balls
Ever tried your girlfriend's razor on your gonads, only to discover you're left with an itching discomfort you wouldn't wish on your worst enemy?
She didn't set you up for this discomfort; you did it yourself by using tools that weren't designed for your balls. Thankfully, there's a solution. The Plow is a safety razor that's built to prevent razor burn and irritation, particularly in those super sensitive spots.
6. Protect Your Parts, Bro
It's 2019. There are a million different ways you can protect your skin and body, and it doesn't make sense to leave your phallus hanging out to dry.
Protect your skin after you've shaved by applying a witch-hazel- and aloe-infused spritzer that'll reduce irritation and friction after you've shaved. Crop Reviver does this job quite well, and since it comes in a compact bottle, you can take it to the gym, your lady's place, or anywhere else you might need extra protection post-shave.
7. It's Okay to Do Weird Positions Over the Toilet
Listen, man. You're not in a competition to see who can shave his balls in the most attractive way. Why? Because those competitions will never exist.
Manscaping requires a bit of finesse in awkward angles that you wouldn't normally find yourself in, but that's okay. Prop one leg up on the toilet seat and stretch your sacks as comfortably as they're able to be stretched. The more taut your skin is, the less likely you are to face the wrath of a poorly positioned razor blade.
You're not trying to impress anybody here. You just need to get the job done, and sometimes, that means working your body into weird positions you wouldn't dare be caught on camera doing.
8. Make It a Before-Bed Routine
Plan the day ahead long before it begins. If you foresee an entire day of work, after-office meetings, running around with the kids, and whatever else, put your balls on the top of your priority list before you go to bed.
The last thing you want to do is rush when you've got two of your best assets riding on your patience and stealthy skills. If you're in a rush, you could do a lot more damage that you're probably anticipating from the outset. (See #3 above.) To avoid unpleasantness, set time aside before you go to bed so you know you'll have plenty of time to unfuzz your cock and balls. An extra 15 or 20 minutes can mean all the difference in the world when it comes to shaving your sack without worry.
9. Steer Clear of Store-Bought, Off-the-Shelf Brands
There are so many reasons you don't want to subject your nether region to the pitfalls that come from penny-pinching. For starters, you're not really getting anything you pay for anyway. Cheap items typically come with bare-minimum ingredients—just enough to make you feel like you're getting a good shave until you start to feel the itch and burn that happens after the fact.
Generic brands and off-the-shelf items aren't specially formulated for your below-the-belt area (even if they say they are). Instead, they're fraught with cheap ingredients that can actually irritate the sensitive skin you're trying so hard to protect.
If you don't want to walk around with your hands down your pants because you can't cure the weird itch that's happening between your legs, don't let it happen in the first place. Opt for Manscaped's Perfect Package 2.0, which includes everything from an awesome trimmer to ball deodorant and aftershave spritz. Everything you need comes in a discreet-yet-manly pouch, and each item was designed with one specific purpose: the betterment of every man's manscaping endeavors.
10. Stay Away From Circular Trimmers
If there's one thing we've heard time and time again, it's that our customers are glad we created manscaping trimmers that don't operate in a circular motion. Circular trimmers are okay on beards (although, we'd still argue against them), but when it comes to the coarse hair you grow in your southern garden, you don't want to experience the ripping and pulling that happens when those circular blades get in motion. Really, nothing good can come from that situation when you're trying to trim your body hair.
To avoid this mess, we created the best intimate hair-removal device for men. If you're looking for tangle-free testicles (aren't we all??), you need to find a trimmer that's created with a barbershop-quality of blades that are designed to go below the belt. The Lawn Mower 2.0's horizontal blade action takes the top off your hair right where you need it to be trimmed, without subjecting you to unwarranted pain that would otherwise result from your tresses being pulled from their roots. Never try to manscape without the proper tools for the job.
Are you ready to be manscaped the way nature didn't really intend? It's okay to step outside of the furry box and put your excess hair in the trash. Your partners will thank you, and you'll feel more confident and ready to conquer the world when you're through. Tell us how you plan to attack your manscaping mission by leaving a comment in the section below!