The first time I ever shaved off all my pubic hair I was 18 years old. I don’t know if that’s young, old or average, though I do know that I’ve never been much of a shaver. There have been times in my life when I could have practically braided my leg hair. I suppose it’s because of my inner hippie that no matter how much my mom made fun of my “European armpits” growing up, I just didn’t give a shit.
BUST magazine once featured a formative piece for my post-adolescent self, How to Be as Horny as a Guy. It was a 10-point list of practical, easy tips, many I was following already.
The first was one of my favorites: “Skip one expendable girlie activity per day. Instead, use that time to masturbate.” And there on the accompanying list of apt activities was my loathsome task, removing unwanted hair. Other suggestions included popping zits and then covering them with make-up, folding t-shirts and cleaning boyfriend’s kitchen. So far, I’m still 4/4.
However, my 18-year old self had this slightly younger boyfriend in a terrible punk rock band that used to call me late at night and we’d have these hour-long deep discussions about everything and nothing. One particular night, he called me while very inebriated and let it slip that he finds the shaved look very attractive. Needless to say, he was quite surprised the next time his hand slid beneath the fly of my jeans and found nothing but smooth sailing.
Of course, I soon learned that the smoothness quickly degenerates into the most annoying, difficult to conceal in public case of the itches ever, and I didn’t do it again for many years. It’s not my look of choice, but I have come to appreciate it and try it on from time to time. Being bare definitely increases the sensitivity, and increases the chances of receiving oral sex.
There are a few things you can do to prevent a nasty case of razor burn. First, neatly trim the hair with a pair of manicuring scissors or clippers. Next, take a warm bath to soften the follicles and remaining hairs, making them easier to remove. 5-10 minutes should suffice.
Dry yourself off before applying shave gel externally. Always use women’s shave gel or cream for your pubic area, as the men’s stuff often has scents or other ingredients that you don’t want close to such a sensitive area. Use a fresh, brand new razor blade, and avoid those cheap disposables unless you want a bunch of cuts and nicks down there.
Shave in the direction that the hair grows to minimize the chances of getting those unsightly and painful ingrown hairs that were almost enough to scare me away from pussy shaving for good. After you finish, make sure to rinse the area well, dry with a soft towel and then apply moisturizer. A light, scent-free lotion is your best bet.
Finally, and I can’t stress this enough… shaving a pussy is an activity best suited for two. I thought I hated shaving, but I realized I got it wrong all along… I hate shaving myself. I love having someone else do it for me!