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How to Shave Your Balls: A Guide

How to Shave Your Balls: A Guide
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With over 20% of men experiencing injuries whilst carrying out intimate shaving, it’s easy to see why grooming your testicles can be a daunting task.

But fear no more, as Gillette is here to help. From navigating trimming your pubes to an in-depth look at how to shave your balls, regain your shaving confidence with our foolproof guide to manscaping those hard-to-reach areas. Razor at the ready!

Why do we Have Pubic Hair?

Pubic hair, while seemingly inconvenient, has many functions. These include:

  • Reducing friction during physical activities.
  • Protecting against bacteria and dirt entering the body.
  • Holding pheromones to increase attractiveness to potential partners.

The Benefits of Shaving Your Balls

Ultimately, removing body hair is a personal choice, whether it be found on your face or genitals.

However, if you are intrigued by the prospect of smooth balls, there can be many benefits to this type of manscaping, for example:

  • Routine care and hygiene – removing pubic hair may help to reduce odour caused by trapped sweat and pheromones.
  • Perceived increase in physical appearance – intimate grooming is thought by many to create the illusion of an enhanced penis size.
  • Comfort – coarse pubic hair can often cause discomfort and itching. Removing could help to avoid awkward scratching.
  • Confidence – grooming pubic hair may help to promote a positive self-image.

The Best Way to Shave Your Balls

Establishing an effective routine and selecting the right tools for the job is key to achieving a smooth shave - particularly when the area in question is highly sensitive.

To ensure your manscaping efforts deliver maximum results, read on to discover the best method for shaving testicles.

1. Trim: How to Trim Your Balls

How to Trim Your Balls | Gillette UK

The longer your pubic hair, the greater the risk of it getting caught in your razor blade. As a result, always trim the area first to avoid causing discomfort.

To start, pull the skin taut and use an electric razor to carefully trim the hair on your balls. Designed with SkinFirst technology, the Gillette Intimate Pubic Hair Trimmer works to effectively groom your pubic area whilst helping to protect your skin from any potential irritation.

2. Cleanse: How to Wash Your Balls

How to Wash Your Balls | Gillette UK

Once trimmed, take a warm shower and cleanse the pubic area to help soften the coarse hair that remains. The softer the hair, the easier shaving will be.

The Gillette Intimate Pubic Shave Cream + Cleanser is ideal for intimate grooming. Formulated with soothing aloe, it works to gently cleanses and exfoliate the skin - reducing the risk of ingrown hairs, whilst also doubling as a shaving cream.

Once cleansed, reapply and prepare your balls for shaving by creating a protective lather.

3. Shave: How to Shave Testicles With a Balls Shaver

How to Shave Testicles With a Balls Shaver | Gillette UK

Before going in with a razor, make sure you are using a fresh blade to reduce the risk of nicks or cuts. Our Gillette Intimate Pubic Hair and Balls Razor uses five anti-friction blades to deliver a close and comfortable shave every time.

Fitted with innovative FlexBall technology that contours to every curve, and two lubrication strips, shaving your pubic hair is not only easy but free of irritation.

Now that the area is prepped and your razor blade sharp, it’s time to begin.

As shaving over loose or wrinkled skin can increase the chance of unpleasant cuts, a flat surface is the easiest way to get a clean shave. Prop your leg up on the side of the bath or on a stool, and - using your free hand - pull the skin of your balls taut. Alternatively, stimulating an erection can help to keep your skin tight for a smooth shave.

Manscaping your balls isn’t a process you want to rush, so proceed with slow strokes and always shave with the grain. Take care to also rinse your blade every couple of strokes to clear it of excess hair and shaving gel. Once you are sporting smooth balls, rinse thoroughly and gently pat dry with a clean towel or air dry.

Top Tip: Make sure you have separate razors for your face and intimate grooming. Using the same razor could spread bacteria from one area to the other and result in a poor shave.

4. Protect: How to Look After Your Balls

How to Look After Your Balls | Gillette UK

The final step in shaving your pubic hair is providing aftercare. Now that your balls are bare, they will likely experience heightened levels of friction against clothing and during physical exercise.

Undeniably uncomfortable, this can easily be avoided by applying moisturiser to minimise the impact of rubbing; keeping skin soothed and protected from aggravation.

Top Tip: Avoid wearing tight clothing in the days following shaving your testicles, as this can irritate their sensitive skin.

How Often Should You Shave Your Balls?

How often you should shave your balls depends on how quickly your hair grows. Shaving once a week will likely be sufficient, however, a slower rate of hair growth may allow for less frequent grooming.

If you find that you are susceptible to razor bumps after shaving, leave longer between shaves to help. Listen to your skin and adapt your routine accordingly if irritation occurs.

How to Check for Testicular Cancer

Shaving your balls is a good opportunity to get to know your body and identify changes to the appearance or feel of your testicles that could be indicators of cancer.

When grooming your balls, check their weight and size plus any lumps or swelling. If you notice anything that is different to their normal appearance, contact your doctor and arrange for them to get them checked.

More advice on men’s health can be found here.

Now that how to shave your balls is no longer a mystery and a smooth intimate area is within your grasp, explore your other grooming options with our ultimate guide to manscaping:

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