I'm having issues with shaving

pleasurehunter pleasurehunter
Hello there. I've been having the worst time trying to keep my body hair free, my legs are like a forest that feels like it takes hours to clear out. It feels like with an average razor it takes me 45 minutes to get a good shave. My hairs clog up the blades with every stroke, rinse repeat. I have a fear of touching a razor to my ass, balls, inbetween those, and the penis. Im scared to hurt myself as sometimes i accidentally cut my face so I can imagine if i did it down there. Im so aggravated by shaving and how long it takes just to clear a single armpit, leg. Finally the last thing id like to rave and rant about is irritation. I use average shaving cream, and it makes my face break out almost every shave without fail. Im trying to use facewash after to remedy that, and when i shave armpits or down there I feel rashy. Im so sorry for the rant but my body hair is really frustrating me and i'm envious of the smooth look some people have. I'm not against there being hair, in fact I still find many trans with body hair attractive it's just not what I want for my body. suggestions and thoughts?
08/28/2012
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Khanner Khanner
The only place I am prone to razor burn is in my pubes but I've been able to mitigate it a little bit with this strategy:

1. Buy high quality razors. The cheap ones just don't seem to do it as well.
2. Use a cloth with hot water to soak your skin first. Your cuticles relax and it insures you don't have goosebumps. Heat is a good reason to shave while you're in the shower or bath
3. If your hair is really long, use am electric trimmer first. Keeps your blade cleaner and stops the temptation to over-shave.
4. Wash with a toner after you shave. I'm not exactly sure why this helps but it does. I think the antibacterial ingredients help any small nicks from becoming infected razor bumps. If you've cut yourself badly, this might sting, though.
5. Use lotion after your skin's clean to keep it smooth.
6. You might want to look into whether or not you have an allergy to any of the products you're using if you're breaking out a lot. Try doing a spot test on your wrist.

That's pretty much my entire shaving ritual. May take a while but razor burn is the worst.
08/28/2012
ehre ehre
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Originally posted by Khanner
The only place I am prone to razor burn is in my pubes but I've been able to mitigate it a little bit with this strategy:

1. Buy high quality razors. The cheap ones just don't seem to do it as well.
2. Use a cloth with hot water to ... More
All of this is excellent advice. If you find shaving time consuming and fruitless, you might look into waxing as well? From what I've heard it well worth it, and there are some "do it yourself" kits, I'm fairly certain.
08/29/2012
pleasurehunter pleasurehunter
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Originally posted by ehre
All of this is excellent advice. If you find shaving time consuming and fruitless, you might look into waxing as well? From what I've heard it well worth it, and there are some "do it yourself" kits, I'm fairly certain.
thanks for all the tips as for waxing im kind of scared of it :X
08/30/2012
Khanner Khanner
Oh, also this just occurred to me, but those satin pure pads that exfoliate hair off could be another option. If you have sensitive skin, it might irritate it, though. I've never used them, so I don't know if it's more or less abrasive than shaving.
08/30/2012
pleasurehunter pleasurehunter
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Originally posted by Khanner
Oh, also this just occurred to me, but those satin pure pads that exfoliate hair off could be another option. If you have sensitive skin, it might irritate it, though. I've never used them, so I don't know if it's more or less abrasive than shaving.
interesting i've never heard of those! thanks
08/31/2012
DarthTaco DarthTaco
I also recommend staying away from anything with more than one or two razors. All those extra razors do is irritate your skin by unnecessarily scraping it. You only need one razor to remove the hair XP. The rest is just to look more impressive.
09/01/2012
pleasurehunter pleasurehunter
Hi I have another question about shaving, I dunno if anyone will check this cause its an old thread but ive solved some of my problems now im just curious when shaving the genital area do any of you do it while erect? i was extremely careful when I shaved, im really new to thiss so I was wondering if it was a bad thing to shave if its erect or dangerous or what. Im also scared to shave the backdoor because I cant see any tips? My approach is basically squatting and being very gentle. Ive been terrified as i shaved down there but being gentle with a disposable razor ive been ok so far, knicked my face though. im scared to actually shave my penis itself, i did it but it was terrifying basically i was extremely careful on the genitals but wow is it scary, i thought maybe the skin was too sensitive. so ive narrowed down my shaving problems to just the downstairs? tips?
09/05/2012
Khanner Khanner
No worries, Eden's pretty friendly to necro-posting.
Not equipped to deal with your first problem, but the way I shave my ass is to keep a finger over my butt hole. Makes it a little easier to find your way, and if you do cut something, it's the skin around it, not the actual rectum, which can lead to infections.
09/05/2012
pleasurehunter pleasurehunter
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Originally posted by Khanner
No worries, Eden's pretty friendly to necro-posting.
Not equipped to deal with your first problem, but the way I shave my ass is to keep a finger over my butt hole. Makes it a little easier to find your way, and if you do cut something, ... More
yeah omg thats what im terrified of. thanks for the reply. im gonna give it a shot when i take a shower later on. the finger is a good idea though, i guess as long as I dont cut the finger i wont cut whats under it. ty
09/05/2012
sodapin sodapin
You could try one of those trimmer things (I think they're called body groomers).

While I was looking around, someone suggested to splash cold water on your balls first to tighten the skin so it'll be easier to shave.
09/05/2012
kitty1949 kitty1949
If your skin is that sensitive, I'd recommend getting Aveeno shave gel. You can find it at practically any store for about $7. It's unscented and is very soothing.
09/05/2012
nori nori
I put a little bit of aloe on right after shaving; that cuts down on the bumps and itches.
09/06/2012
butts butts
DON'T BOTHER SHAVING. Shaving is probably THE most in-effective way of removing hair short of those cheap chemical hair disolvers. Get an epilator, it's a tool that imitates waxing, without wax. Or just wax. With your genitals, armpits and other sensitive areas (not the face) I'd recommend waxing over the epilator, and the epilator for larger areas. Waxing works good for smaller spots like the armpits and it's over fast, epilating takes some time. But it lasts! And it discourages hair growth, so over time you'll have less and less. After you use them, get a nice natural lotion with aloe in it to calm down your follicles. With your face, however, you gotta shave that. I mean, you could wax, but facial skin is very sensitive.

Those exfoliating pads are just like shaving, they don't remove hair from the root and you'll be doing it just as often as shaving, but they might irritate your skin less.

And, of course, you don't have to go into a salon to get waxed, there's lots of at-home kits. The pre-waxed strips are great because you don't have to deal with the super sticky wax.
09/12/2012
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