seventyfour saidI recently started to shave my body, minus my pubic area and arm pits (those I trim). But I can't seem to get away with out razor burn. What is the best way to shave and not get razor burn. And is it normal for it to feel like I'm being poked when I get goosebumps?
You can learn to get rid of or reduce razor burn in many ways. First is technique, razor, shaving gel or cream, preparing your skin, etc.. (A good razor isn't going to help much if it is used in a manner that makes razor burns.) Second is to reduce or heal it right after you shave. One of the oldest and most reliable products made for this is called Tend Skin, made by the Tend Skin Company. It is applied after you shave to any body part after the skin is totally dry. Don't use it if you are allergic to aspirin. It's expensive but lasts if used properly. Don't soak the skin with it. Use only a small amount on a cotton ball. There are recipes online that show how to make home made Tend Skin, but I prefer the real product.
I have shaved my whole body (below my face) for a decade and am continuously researching shaving and all forms of hair removal. Most I have tried. While I was going to do a serious blog on this topic a few years ago (but it was too much work), I'm not an "expert," and don't know who is. Shaving and grooming is different for each person, and each time you shave. Some guys have no problem shaving period, most guys have occasional problems, and some have sensitive skin that can't take it well in some areas. You are going to be your best teacher or resource since it is a matter of testing and trying.
There is so much to say about shaving and hair removal that I started writing tips for my blog on various topics of shaving and hair removal. If you want any of these essays with tips or have any questions about anything, please send a private message to me. I would be more than happy to try to answer all you ask.
Shaving your body may take a while to get used to. About five years ago I grew back all my hair, and I am hairy. I didn't realize how itchy it was because I got used to it before I started shaving. I liked not having hair a lot more, though it is not perfect and is a big hassle. It sure looks hot on most men. It's true that many more men of all ages are taking care of and grooming their bodies today, and not just gay men.