How do I deal with shaving?

  • sfboy987

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    Mar 20, 2009 7:14 PM GMT
    I know this topic has come up several times before, but I hate having hairy legs so I like to shave them every once in a while. However, the cuts, irrations, and uncomfortableness that comes with shaving is such a bitch! Seriously, how do girls deal with shaving? I mean shaving facial hair is not bad because you don't put clothes over your head, but I hate how my skin gets irrated or uncomfortable when I put pants over my legs. How do you guys deal with shaving?
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    Mar 20, 2009 10:10 PM GMT
    I just use nair on my legs. Shaving would take up too much of my time.
  • rnch

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    Mar 20, 2009 10:16 PM GMT
    deal with it by NOT shaving. icon_rolleyes.gif

    contrary to popular nellie gay opinion, many gay men like body hair. icon_cool.gif



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    Mar 20, 2009 10:24 PM GMT
    rnch saiddeal with it by NOT shaving. icon_rolleyes.gif

    contrary to popular nellie gay opinion, many gay men like body hair. icon_cool.gif




    *thumbs up*


    Why do you shave, for your sake, or others?

    Shaving is a bitch and I don't partake of that rotten fruit.
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    Mar 20, 2009 10:32 PM GMT
    In years past when I was doing a lot of road cycling, I'd shave my legs. Use a shaving cream with aloe, use a NEW razor everytime, use lotion if your skin feels dry.
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    Mar 20, 2009 10:33 PM GMT
    wax?
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    Mar 20, 2009 10:34 PM GMT
    I use clippers and just keep it short. Its so much more comfortable, especially in the summer when its warm out.
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    Mar 20, 2009 10:49 PM GMT
    hotshotcdn saidwax?


    ding ding ding!

    lol i have waxed my leg (full leg including bikini) and it's great, stays softer longer, and you only have to do it like every 2-3 weeks, and if you think it hurts to much you're a total pussy lol

    cause it doesnt hurt that bad at all
  • sfboy987

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    Mar 20, 2009 11:26 PM GMT
    I should have asked my question more clearly. I've shaved and used nair before, and my legs still feel irritated and uncomfortable when I have pants on, especially pants like sweats that are made of cotton. I've thought about waxing, but 2-3 times a week sounds very expensive for me. I'll consider electrolysis eventually, but in the meantime I'm trying to find cheaper ways of getting the hair off my legs. I have used sensitive shaving cream such as aloe before and it barely works when I shave my facial hair. Should I just use a woman's razor? I'm guessing those are more sensitive to legs. Also, I'm guessing I should just use some really good lotion after shaving as well? That's really the only solutions I can think of. Oh and I'm 20 years old by the way, and I want to be smooth because I'm young and I don't wanna be some "cub." I'm doing it more for me, rather than trying to attract other guys.
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    Mar 20, 2009 11:27 PM GMT
    sfboy987 saidI I've thought about waxing, but 2-3 times a week sounds very expensive for me.


    who ever told you you have to wax 2-3 times a week was very wrong lol

    every 2-3 weeks is what you need
  • barriehomeboy

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    Mar 22, 2009 2:01 AM GMT
    body hair below the belt should be clipped, but not nonexistant. Buy a trimmer to mow the beast.
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    Mar 22, 2009 2:05 AM GMT
    I just trim my hair, and just live with it..the other options are too painful! and the stubble and grows back is not fun
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    Mar 30, 2009 7:24 AM GMT
    I hate shaving, my problem is with my face.. I shave one day and the next the little nicks haven't healed so I hit them again and then get new nicks.. I have to switch back and forth between electric which doesn't do a great job in my opinion and a mach 3

    Well I researched it and found out about Epilators they are like electric razors only they yank out the hair from the root instead of shaving it. I figured I could live with the pain if it meant only doing it every week or two. Wellll I was wrong it hurt like crazy on my face(duh..). I got bored however and tried it on my leg and it wasn't too bad and it didn't irritate my skin at all and I have very sensitive skin ie the shaving problems in the first place.

    I have almost no hair on my chest but give it a whirl there and it worked like a champ. I would recommend it, you can do it at home whenever and it only cost once. One tip though like with waxing you need to clean the area afterwards so you don't get all these little red bumps a little rubbing alcohol or waxing oil stuff works.

    I bought this one

    http://www.amazon.com/Braun-5270-Silk-%C3%A9pil-Xelle-System/dp/B000EZYKTS/ref=pd_sim_dbs_hpc_2

    Also your hair needs to be a certain length to use this so use clippers with a guard then the epilator wam bam 10 minutes later weeks of no hair.
  • junknemesis

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    Mar 30, 2009 7:26 AM GMT
    hotshotcdn saidwax?


    *Shudder* I remember one time I let a friend wax my chest. It was horrible.
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    Mar 30, 2009 7:36 AM GMT
    ok so here is a secret i was told by a good friend. Get some decent conditioner (hair conditioner) and use that! no bumbs, and less ingrowns. Lubes ur ur skin like a babys ass! I love it and have been doing it for years
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    Mar 30, 2009 7:39 AM GMT

    hairy-guy

    When you meet a guy for the first time, what do you typically look at? Maybe it’s his eyes, his shoes, or his smile. The thing that I look at first (if it’s available for viewing) is his body hair. Legs, chest, arms - I’ll take a look at whatever I can get my eyes on. I guess you could say that I have a fascination with it. It’s not a “fetish” kind of fascination. For some reason I just find it extremely interesting. Maybe it has something to do with the “sex talk” I had with my parents. I remember very little from my childhood, but I do remember being told that part of being a man is that I was going to get hairy legs. I think that may have been the trigger for all of this because it’s stuck in my head ever since. I need to do a complete a body hair analysis on everyone I meet before I really know you. Weird but true.

    Read the rest of this entry http://www.homorazzi.com/2009/03/men-body-hair-manscaping/#more-1424

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    Mar 30, 2009 8:05 AM GMT
    sfboy987 saidI know this topic has come up several times before, but I hate having hairy legs so I like to shave them every once in a while. However, the cuts, irrations, and uncomfortableness that comes with shaving is such a bitch! Seriously, how do girls deal with shaving? I mean shaving facial hair is not bad because you don't put clothes over your head, but I hate how my skin gets irrated or uncomfortable when I put pants over my legs. How do you guys deal with shaving?


    I have lots of problems when it comes to shaving. I'm so emotionally attached my thick, shiny black leg hair, that I cry and hug my legs with every stroke of the razor's edge. I pray to god that he should give me the strength to deal with my loss and to give me the courage to keep shaving, and the serenity to accept my new sexy legs as I go out for a run, or out dancing in my shorts, or tanning at the pool where all the studs can see me. It's so difficult. How do you cope with such a painful loss is a miracle.

    Lol, j/k, duh.
  • Gannon

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    Mar 30, 2009 9:03 AM GMT
    pluck away!
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    Mar 30, 2009 6:47 PM GMT
    Gillette Razor attacks!
    You dodged Gillette Razor's attack!
    Your Shaving Evasion has increased by 1!

    DING!!!11 suck it nubs
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    Mar 30, 2009 7:00 PM GMT
    barriehomeboy saidbody hair below the belt should be clipped, but not nonexistant. Buy a trimmer to mow the beast.

    Agreed. There are many trimmers available, for your head or beard, or some just for men's body hair, that allow you to trim it short, without the pain & hassle of shaving it smooth.

    Try a 1/2-inch trim, might solve the appearance problem. Running a trimmer with attachment over your legs once a week is fairly quick & easy, with no cuts, and no stubble, either.
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    Mar 30, 2009 7:22 PM GMT
    Should you put lotion on there? Of course you should put lotion on. You just ripped off a few layers of skin with that razor and that newly exposed skin is extra sensitive.

    Before shaving you should take a nice long hot bath to get you skin and hair ready for shaving. Shave slowly and with the grain. Use a skin toner followed by moisturizer. Don't wear tight clothing for a few days after and keep that lotion flowing. Don't use petroleum based lotions, but ones with coco butter or shea butter.

    Hope that is useful.
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    Mar 30, 2009 7:28 PM GMT
    Trim first, then I use hair conditioner. It stays moist forever and really helps keep my skin soft after shaving.
  • vacyclist

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    Mar 30, 2009 7:40 PM GMT
    I shave mine in the shower every few days, moisturizing body wash works well as a lubricant / shaving cream, lather with lotion afterwords feels yummy!
  • Sk8Tex

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    Mar 30, 2009 7:53 PM GMT
    haha I had an ex who loved it when I shaved, although its not my cup or tea, i could are less if a guys got hairy legs. We tried waxing once...mind you i said ONCE, we even tried that NADS crap thats supposed to be painless and let me tell you.....its so NOT lol I actually bled from that one :/ Anyways I think the best bet is to use clippers like the barber uses on the back of your neck use the shortest guard. It leaves the hair just long enough to not leave any razor burn or uncomfortable itchies when ur wearing jeans....and it doesnt make you look like a total drag queen. Thats what my current partner uses and hes got hair ALLLLL over, though youd hardly notice cus he keeps it short.
  • tas_515

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    Mar 30, 2009 8:20 PM GMT
    I agree with the advice given above about using new razor blades and good shaving cream. I didn't see anything about the following two remedies, that help me a lot:

    * Soap and hot water--wash the shaved area thoroughly, both before and after shaving.

    * Astringent aftershave--apply witch hazel with a cotton swab afterwards. Witch hazel is a basic herbal remedy, is available in every pharmacy and grocery store (usually right next to rubbing alcohol), is very cheap and works wonders. See [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witch_hazel_(astringent)[/url]

    Good luck.