I've been shaving for a while now....I just feel better when I do, for some reason. The only problem that I have with it is sometimes I get an ingrown hair or two. The itchiness doesn't even seem to be that bad anymore. I don't think it's any thicker when it starts growing back....maybe a little, but not too much, for me anyway.
[This message has been edited by tcb0609 (edited 10-22-2002).]
I am older and fail to understand the benefits of "shaving". Would someone please tell me. I thought hair was intended to help the electrical sparks between partners. Why change the way God mad us. There must be a reason He gave us hair in that area.
When having babies, shaving was done for same reasons they shave before surgeries. I could not stand the prickley feeling when it started growing out.
I shave because I have 2 week heavy periods and it helps with trying to stay clean. It has nothing to do with how it looks or anything like that. I'd gladly stopped shaving if I'd stop bleeding but there's no solution to that for my particular situation.
You can use a stencil if you want to create designs, and they make razors that are very small and narrow (often used for eyebrows) and it's easier to control than the regular, wide razor. Make sure you take a bath first or soak a hot washcloth -- you'll get fewer snags and nicks that way.
The first time I shaved the regrowth drove me so insane I ripped myself up scratching it (even in my sleep). However, I don't get ANY of that anymore. In fact, I can barely even feel the regrowth except sometimes around my labia. But overall you really do adjust to the regrowth and it isn't a problem.
I used to get severe ingrowns at first, but again, the more you work to maintain it, even if you do let it grow out again, you won't feel anywhere near the discomfort you feel at the beginning.
I would not use any chemical products on the labia and in fact right on the label they tell you not to.
They're safe to use on the bikini line area, and above your pubic bone but not on the softer tissues.
Have your husband or boyfriend help you and do it for you, -- you turn it into a fun filled sharing experience for both.
Marie - too funny! But seriously, I don't think God really cares if I shave my pubic hair! At least I hope he is spending his time on world peace, or something more important.
Anyway, use shaving cream, not just soap and water. Get some Bikini Zone or Tend Skin to calm the area afterwards. I find it best to do it after I've been in the shower for a while, the hair is softer. Also, I apply a shave minimizing lotion (Jergans) when I get out of the shower - it helps the hair to grow back slower. Hope that helps.
Can I use any shaving cream, like the ones from Gillete for legs and armpits?
I shave the sides and yesterday shaved the lower half so that it's cleaner when I am on period and after toilet.
I shaved with the conditioner because I didnt have any shaving cream and I read somewhere about using conditioners for shaving.
I am considering waxing the sided because the hair there grows too fast, even when I shave daily even though the last time I tried I made a total disaster in the kitchen and there was a lot of screaming, cursing and pain