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Old 04-30-04, 04:47 PM
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Shaving "that area"

OK i'll face it.... I'm a hairy bast'd. I have been finding lately that my shorts are not all that comfortable anymore (am 17 so still growing more hair lol). I am going to buy some new 8 panel shorts (never had flash ones!) as my current 6 panel are stuffed. But I was wondering on top of doing the legs, if shaving the contact areas would be benificial to comfort? I have a certain female friend who wants to wax my legs and uhh generally help me out . so does anyone do this?

Hope this isnt too uhh open considering you guys do talk about genital numbness.

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Old 04-30-04, 05:08 PM
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Give your self a nice trim; don't shave unless you plan on daily upkeep. If not, its a painful learning experience... trust me.
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Old 04-30-04, 05:33 PM
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cheers...but why do it myself
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The front side should be ok. If you are going "smooth" make sure you take care of it in the shower every day. The back side however is another story. Even with daily attention, you could end up with an a$$ full of ingrown hairs! OUCH!
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Shaving the frontside isnt to bad. Its a full shave and I do it once ever 2 days or so. Its a nice smooth feeling...man i kinda feel dirty talkin about this lol
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Old 04-30-04, 06:24 PM
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hmm depends what you determin "front side"... contact area only and leave the butt alone so it doesnt ingrow? :S haha I thought I would be odd to shave this area but it appears to be normal
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Super short, then rub with a cloth ect to make the hair ends less sharp.
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I shave all the way up but leave the groinal area trimmed short with clippers. It can be very uncomfortable in areas that have cantact if you forget to shave a day or two. Kind of like being rubbed with the fine side of a cheese grater. So I leave them a little longer
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Old 05-01-04, 02:35 AM
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What's ingrown hair and how does it occur? What does it feel like or looks like?
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Old 05-01-04, 05:15 AM
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hahahaha this is an awesome thread

ingrown hair is when the end of your hair grows back into the skin. it looks like a loop of hair that's sticking out of your skin. it commonly happens in areas where your skin is compressed.
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Old 05-01-04, 05:54 AM
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In the contact area, does anyone ever develop small pimple type sores? They are very much like a pimple, but don't form a head and can't be "popped" like a pimple. In case you're thinking they might be disease related, I'm pretty sure they're not. They are just a minor irritation..... though not a cure, I've been using Bag Balm and it seems to help. In 20 minutes I leave for a 100 mile ride from Rockford to Galena Illinois with the last 20 being hills, returning on an 80 mile route tomorrow. woo hoo! ride on!!
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I have shaved that area when I was playing H2Opolo. I hate shaving in the first place and found that it not only can be come irritated if you do not keep up with it, it also iches like crazy when the hair starts comming back. If you must then I would say just do a bit of a trim. I think SuperCuts would do it anyway you want for a reasonable price

Some what on but off topic. This reminds me of a time during infintry school a buddy was shaving his sack (for a bit of a different reason) and another guy jump in the bath room and took a pic. Funny as hell because of the expression on his face while holding his nuts up and a razor to them

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What shaving cream do you recommend? And what kind of blade? Double edge? Triple edge? And what direction do you stroke to avoid a rash? What about after shave, I hear it might sting? And how do you navigate around those tricky areas?

And what will the women think?

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leave yourself some fuzzy shorts.
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Depending on the job you do, the chicks will dig it. Believe me.
Unless, of course, you end up with nasty ingrowns. I vote for trimmed short, but not shaved totally for the aformentioned reasons.


Originally Posted by 55/Rad
What shaving cream do you recommend? And what kind of blade? Double edge? Triple edge? And what direction do you stroke to avoid a rash? What about after shave, I hear it might sting? And how do you navigate around those tricky areas?

And what will the women think?



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Originally Posted by dirtbikedude
I have shaved that area when I was playing H2Opolo. I hate shaving in the first place and found that it not only can be come irritated if you do not keep up with it, it also iches like crazy when the hair starts comming back. If you must then I would say just do a bit of a trim. I think SuperCuts would do it anyway you want for a reasonable price

Some what on but off topic. This reminds me of a time during infintry school a buddy was shaving his sack (for a bit of a different reason) and another guy jump in the bath room and took a pic. Funny as hell because of the expression on his face while holding his nuts up and a razor to them

Man that's funny.

Ummm..I use a beard\moustach electric trimmers. A razor? geez, if the kids popped a balloon in the hallway.......

Actually I started not for cycling, I mentioned to an ex that I ummm-preferred less hair. She said she did too and handed me a razor. The things we will do for love...

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Originally Posted by deliriou5
hahahaha this is an awesome thread

ingrown hair is when the end of your hair grows back into the skin. it looks like a loop of hair that's sticking out of your skin. it commonly happens in areas where your skin is compressed.

Word of warning. Ingrowing hairs are painful, and in extreme cases will require surgery to correct. One of my workmates is our truck driver, and has just returned after 6 weeks of lying on his front after surgery to remove an ingrowing hair from his butt.
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I use an electric shaver and use the trimmer option. Make sure you don't get any loose skin caught in the trimmer teeth otherwise... soprano city!
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My best luck has been cheap, disposable double edge razors(easy to get , in a big bag) and old single edge razors(These are harder to find) and I go with the hairs on my (massive ) quads to prevent in grown hairs and against the hairs on my shins which seem to be more durable. The first couple of times you will be "raw" after. You need to give yourself a chance to toughen up. I keep the ingrfown hairs in check with a needle, if I see one I just lift it through the skin. NOTE: This may not be what the medical proffesionals want you to do
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Originally Posted by Rev.Chuck
My best luck has been cheap, disposable double edge razors(easy to get , in a big bag) and old single edge razors(These are harder to find) and I go with the hairs on my (massive ) quads to prevent in grown hairs and against the hairs on my shins which seem to be more durable. The first couple of times you will be "raw" after. You need to give yourself a chance to toughen up. I keep the ingrfown hairs in check with a needle, if I see one I just lift it through the skin. NOTE: This may not be what the medical proffesionals want you to do
What I want to know is how on god's good earth do you see well enough "down there" to be able to lift hairs out with a needle...
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Man I thought this thead would be a flop...rock on guys! I may need to invest in some disposables...I only have an electric shaver for the face.

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Here's a pic of an ingrown hair. Might not do much to educate, but it should bring more views to this thread since there's an attachment in here!
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shave? uh... just trim the area.... borrow a hair trimmer, put on a # (i use 4)... then return the trimmer back to unsuspecting friend
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Oh goodness, don't use a razor. Keep em short with an electric razor and a guard.

I am er...uh...hairy also and I use a 1/8" guard. NEVER a razor, are you mad?

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