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Old 08-04-05, 05:39 AM
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Another guy-only question...or not

Shave that thang -- Y or N?

As a hairy unit, my comfort level down there while riding increased a whole bunch just by trimming things close. I don't think I need to shave, but has anyone else done that?
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Old 08-04-05, 05:53 AM
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I don't shave it....but have also trimmed short in the past. I haven't tried this since I started cycling though....may try that one again.
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Old 08-04-05, 06:05 AM
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Don't shave. Trim.
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Old 08-04-05, 06:39 AM
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I dunno, never occurred to me... my butt just isn't that hairy I guess .
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Old 08-04-05, 06:46 AM
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You don't need to shave if you just want to use clippers. I was scared to do it at first too, but a women's razor (Venus) is really safe.
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Old 08-04-05, 07:09 AM
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Trim close.
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Old 08-04-05, 07:53 AM
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Funny you should mention that. Many years ago I started shaving armpits after reading an article about how bacterial grows in warm, hairy areas. (bacteria = B.O.)I commute several times per week. I'm also a runner. After reading the article I now shave both places. My arms and legs aren't that hairy so I don't worrry about those.

It makes it easier to clean up using baby wipes. It works for me and it's not too much trouble.
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Old 08-04-05, 08:00 AM
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Shave. I found my propensity for saddle sores went down to about nil once I included the saddle area in my regular manscaping duties. 'Sides, the ladies prefer things neat and tidy
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Old 08-04-05, 08:32 AM
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Trim... that goes for everyone!

Shaving is fine too, but the jungle went out in the 70s.


*looking at the book, The Joy of Sex*
"Well, it appears that the razor wasn't invented until sometime in the 80s." ~ Stewie from the new Family Guy movie.
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Old 08-04-05, 09:03 AM
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Trim.. Shaving is a little queer.
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Old 08-04-05, 09:05 AM
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I'm a lady, but I have exp in the shaving naughty bits dept, and I say you should TRIM but not shave clean. Once you start sweating and the hair begins to grow back, you'll feel like you have fire ants in the pants and will start scratching like crazy! Using a barber trimmer, you can get a close buzz without going to nothing. It works like a charm.
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Old 08-04-05, 09:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Gaiamoon
Once you start sweating and the hair begins to grow back, you'll feel like you have fire ants in the pants and will start scratching like crazy!
I shave my face before the stubble gets too long and itches, I treat my boys to the same frequency. No issues. YMMV
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Old 08-04-05, 09:09 AM
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Originally Posted by superdex
manscaping duties.
Originally Posted by LordOpie
....the jungle went out in the 70s.
OH man, shouldn't have read this at work/drinking coffee. Just fought the hard fight of keeping the coffee from coming out the nose.

My wife said that shaving that area makes one look like they are a kid. To shave it, plus, forget to maintain that area, equals something itchy. Its one thing to get stubble burn, but when you give it to yourself...
That is why I go with - Trim it.
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Old 08-04-05, 09:20 AM
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I shave from my feet up to my eyeballs. Minus the arms. I like the look myself and the wife loves the nether region smooth. She isn't to sure about the legs yet. I will occasionally shave my head as well.
It is all a personal choice, I personally hate hair. So I shave any and all I can. The boys get the same daily shave the face gets, in the shower and no worries. Get a good Mach 3 and it will become second nature. Less hair means less odor, less odor means more ladies or more wifley love.
Just my .02
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Old 08-04-05, 09:24 AM
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Electric clippers. And be careful.
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Old 08-04-05, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Nicodemus
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Nah. This simply screams for an Epilady!

</me ducking>
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Originally Posted by va_cyclist
Shave that thang -- Y or N?

As a hairy unit, my comfort level down there while riding increased a whole bunch just by trimming things close. I don't think I need to shave, but has anyone else done that?
Shaving is the way to make yourself look clean and neat. Trimming is the way to make yourself slightly cleaner and neater but still keep its original appearance. Girls trim "down there", not shave, to keep that part look clean and neat, but maintain its "sexy" appearance. It is up to you whether you should shave or trim. Consult your partner first. I'm not the one to look at it.

Like your hair on your head: shave or trim?
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Old 08-04-05, 01:52 PM
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wax,,,, oh god, I am not sure I could do that for money, drunk, well maby

On a serious note
I am a red head, if you do clip real close, make sure you donít wear the really thin material bike shorts at first, I was riding up hill and handed a friend of mines wife my spare water bottle, when I put it back in the cage she had to stop from laughter. To my amazement I had a red spiky cheea-pet thing going on. All the freshly cut hairs had pushed there way throw the weave on the fabric. To this day anytime we get a new riding partner this story gets told.
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The things one can learn here.
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Originally Posted by jmcclain
To my amazement I had a red spiky cheea-pet thing going on. All the freshly cut hairs had pushed there way throw the weave on the fabric. To this day anytime we get a new riding partner this story gets told.
everyone within 50 feet is wondering why I'm laughing so loudly
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No experience in this dept., and it makes me shudder to think of the topic at hand, but I think I might try Nair or something before taking any sharp metal object near that area.
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Originally Posted by landstander
Nah. This simply screams for an Epilady!

</me ducking>
My gf tried hers on my arm.. freaking painful, and I don't even have that much hair...
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as the advertisement says:







honestly, I dont know if I will venture into that territorie. may do the legs though. Dont know when...
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