March 22, 2008

Hair Removal For Genitals - The Good, The Bad And The Ugly  

Genital hair removal for men includes the removal of hair from the penis and scrotum. For women, this refers to the removal of hair from the clitoral hood, labia minora and labia majora. The process of removing genital hair requires sensitive care because the genital area has an uneven surface and thinner skin. Hence, some of the normal hair removal methods you use on your pubic area may not be very advisable for removing genital hair.

How To Remove Genital Hair Safely

When it comes to removing genital hair, it is important that your chosen method is both safe and gentle enough for the delicate skin of your genitals. The most common way of removing hair on the genitals is by shaving with the existing razors you possess because it is cost effective, quick, and easy. However, the use of normal razors may lead to bumps and nicks on the genitals causing pain, infections and itchiness. Razor blades and depilatory creams that were not designed for contact with the genitals are ill-suited for genital hair removal. If you are willing to shell out a bit more cash, you might want to check out getting safer alternatives like laser genital hair removal, plucking with tweezers, waxing and pubic shavers.

Genital Waxing

Waxing the genitals for women should not be a problem as waxing works relatively fine on the female genitalia. Men do not have it the easy way with waxing because most waxing professionals are unwilling to wax scrotums. The problem with the scrotum is that the skin there is too loose. During the pulling off of the wax, the skin on the scrotum tends to stretch excessively, which creates a lot of pain. Hair on the scrotum is usually thicker, which makes it even harder to remove with waxing.

To further complicate things for men, most waxing professionals are women. While some men certainly do not mind a woman handling their privy parts, others may not like the idea of having a man doing the job and some men want no one to touch them. If you prefer to wax your genitals yourself, you could purchase a home waxing kit. The main benefit of waxing is it removes the hair from the root, which lasts from 3 to 8 weeks before growing back. The hair growth process can be slowed down with special hair inhibitors to extend the effectiveness of waxing. The pain factor is what stops most people from waxing but if you think you can handle it, then go for it!

Laser Genital Hair Removal

This is most likely the best permanent genital hair removal method out there but it can be very costly. It can take between 4 to 8 laser hair removal sessions, each of which will cost $150 or more. Besides, you will have to be willing to "bare all" in front of a stranger for quite some time.

Genital Hair Removers

If you prefer to remove genital hair by shaving, the best solution is an electric pubic shaver, which will rule out the risk of cutting yourself and the other downsides associated with shaving with a razor. These pubic shavers usually look like small men's beard shavers with a rotary foil at the top. You will be required to trim the hair you want to shave till it is very short in length to enable these pubic shavers to do their job. Due to the fact that shaving does not eliminate hair from the root, you may experience ingrown hairs when they start to grow out if you do not apply special after-shave creams to prevent the new hair from growing sideways. Lastly, shaving requires a lot of maintenance because hair grows back in just a couple of days.

Are There Any Genital Hair Removal Depilatory Creams In Existence?

Even though there are hair removal creams for the face, legs and pubic area, there aren't any hair removal creams (as far as I know) that claim to be mild enough for the genitalia.


I tried to cover the various options of removing genital hair as completely and truthfully as I could. As you can see, there is no defectless solution to remove genital hair. You will need to thoughtfully decide which procedure suits you best based on your budget, time constraints and personal preferences.

About the Author:
Natalie recommends the Body Bare pubic shaver for genital shaving and the GiGi waxing kits to wax your genitals at home.

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