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Should I Shave Pubic Hair
Should I shave my pubic hair? I shaved my butt hair recently and wondered whether or not to shave it. Is there any benefit to keeping it?
Hair is fine: There is no need to shave pubic hair. The more people who shave their pubic hair, the more pressure there will be upon other people to also shave their pubic hair. Since there is nothing inherently abnormal about pubic hair, there is no reason to shave pubic hair. It's just fashion. If one is a teen, he has many other more important things to do, so pubic hair should not be an issue. ...Read more
My sebaceous cyst on underside of penis popped and I can see a red hole dug 3mm deep. What to do? Should I shave the pubic hair?
Your choice: You could shave or trim depending on your comfort level. ...Read more
Pubic Hair: A safety razor can be used to shave the hair over the mons pubis. Don't know your gender. Don't try to shave penis or vagina. Hair is usually coarse in pubic area- that isn't abnormal. (so - would try not to see it as abnormal). ...Read more
Shaving: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more
Shaving gels are: Best, and single blades are best. Make sure skin is heated with steam as in shower, and pores are open ...Read more
Shaving pubic hair: It is not harmful. Be careful though. ...Read more
Aesthetician: An Aesthetician can do these treatments. Some are also trained in electrolysis, or laser hair removal, which are more permanent methods of hair removal. ...Read more
If I shave pubic hair everday will irritation lessen or will it be less iritatted if grow it out and then shave it?
Each time: You shave it will have some irritation. It will lessen the more times you shave. But will always have some amount of irritation. ...Read more
If the pubic hair is longer than1/4 inch use a scissor or clipper to trim and than get in the shower and let pubic area soak and apply shaving cream/gel to one side of your pubic area and shave short strokes and rinse the razor often. Use a mirror to shave the lower area go down to in between your legs
repeat the other side of pubic region and let warm water run and you are done. ...Read more
No guarantee: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more
Need to use gel: Single blade, and shave in direction of hair growth to reduce risk of razor burn but no guarantees ...Read more
What's the best way to shave pubic hair and get the hair off testicles without bumping up or cutting yourself?
Grooming: Unfortunately this is a medical site for helping people with their diseases or symptoms of illness. One does not go to the doctor for grooming advice. Medicine would have no opinion or advice to answer your question. ...Read more
Hi docs, do you think it's bad to use an electric razor to shave pubic hair if you're prone to razor bumps?
No: Only for your partner if he shaves his face ...Read more
Grooming: Grooming questions are out of bounds at the doctor's office. One does not go to the doctor for grooming tips. This is a medical site. Grooming has nothing to do with health or medical conditions. Grooming is a personal choice not a disease. ...Read more
Shaving: . The most common body areas depilated are the underarms, legs, pubic area, eyebrows and face for females; and the face, abdomen, back, chest, groin and legs for males. Shaving is the most common method used for the underarms, legs and pubic area. ...Read more
Normally: Female shave pubic area for cosmetic reasons. ...Read more
No: It is not dangerous to shave the pubic hairs. Be careful not to accidentally cut sensitive areas. Do not store the shaving blade in the shower that is constantly moist. And, do not reuse the shaving blade without adequately cleaning its surface. ...Read more
None: There is no medical need for this, but rather, is a personal decision related to appearance. ...Read more
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