Heaven's to Betsy, it doesn't hurt that much. Being blond all over, it's never been an issue for me. Gosh, I even look like I do my pits. Albeit I used to do my legs. Although not hairy, I liked the smooth look.
OP, no real man would do that sh*t. Grow a pair and fur out. Anything gets unruly on me, I just use a Wahl electric shaver and trim it so it feels like eiderdown. You can fit the Wahl with various size plastic guards to get whatever look and feel you want. Simple, painless and fur real like man was intended.