We usually shave in the shower in the morning out of convienience, but it is a lot easier in the bath where you can lay down and relax. Before you can begin to think of shaving, you must first trim your pubic hair as short as possible. This is best done with a small shaver available almost everywhere like the one below. We’ve used a small Wahl rechargeable for years. Most men who sport a beard or mustache probably already own one of these personal groomers. I’ll just describe how we can make it groom a little more personally.
Most of these gadgets come with an array of attachments, one of them is called a “shoe” or spacer. This is a plastic attachment that slides over the head to cut the hair in incrementally shorter and uniform lengths. If you're only trimming to a shorter length or creating a "landing-strip", use the “shoe”. Even if you plan on going completely smooth, I'd suggest using the shoe at it's lowest setting while you're removing most of the foliage. This is to prevent you from getting carried away as you can nick yourself, but only if you're careless or get too rambunctious.
Once the area is trimmed very short, you can remove the shoe and continue to shave to the skin. Until you get more practice, gals need to be careful of the transition of the outer lips and the beginning of the delicious pink parts inside. Guys, as scary as it may sound... once trimmed with the shoe, leave your scrotum for the razor.
On the subject of razors... use a brand-new double or triple-blade razor. The disposable ones with a swivel head are my choice and I buy them by the dozen. I also suggest using a shave gel and not a cream. There are several kinds made with Aloe and lubricants to reduce rashes and ingrown hairs and will generally shave closer than a cream with less irritation.
At this point and for those with high trepidation, you can use an electric shaver. Safe, but only semi-smooth, not approaching the smoothness we like. (Electric shaving is not as smooth as razor shaving, but razor shaving is not as smooth as waxing. However... none of us are into that degree of pain. Perhaps one of the readers can comment on waxing?) OK... back to the topic of shaving.
For the first few times, I'd advise to shave in the shower or bath to insure the remaining "beard" is completely soft and wet. Lather up generously and wait a minute to allow the hair to get even softer before wielding the razor. First-time shavers should shave downward, in the direction of growth and do not press down. I know that once someone has made up their mind to go hairless, they can't wait to be slick and baby-smooth, but resist this temptation for the first week or you're more than likely to regret it. In the first week or so, you should be more concerned with conditioning the hair and skin than shaving. I say conditioning, because initially, no matter how sharp the razor is, neither the hair or your skin is used to the abrasive scraping of the razor, the primary cause of rashes, bumps and ingrown hairs.
Gals, again, be extra careful around the edges of your labia. With practice, your confidence and skill will get to the point where you can do this as a matter of routine.
Guys, the skin of your scrotum is much tougher than you might think and you'll be surprised at how easy it is to shave, but it will take some practice. Pulling up on your cock at different angles will help pull the slack out of the sac. When it comes to The Boys, I shave up from the bottom and then down from the top.
Both guys and gals should keep track of the outside ends of the razor. This is the part that most likely will nick or cut you if you get too close to the folds of the labia or a fold in a wrinkled scrotum.
By the time you're finished, I know you'll be anxious to try out your new-found smoothness, but before you do, gently pat the area dry and while still moist, apply a good moisturizing cream. Now play away!
If you develop a rash, don't give up... you've already done most of the work. Instead, shave every other day or until your skin becomes hardened to the razor. After a week or so and depending upon how well your hair and skin have accepted this daily abuse, you can begin to shave upwards, against the direction of growth. This will yield a much smoother shave and will be smoother longer. Just remember not to press too hard in the first few days of shaving upwards.
After another week and when you've met with good results, you can begin to shave extra smooth like we do before a session or party. This works very well and I'll prove it to you as I go.
After rinsing off all the shave gel, feel all around the newly-shaven area with your fingertips. Someone else touching you there might think it is very smooth, but with the combined nerve endings of both your skin and fingertips, you will still feel some stubble. For a closer shave, use a hair conditioner or cream rinse and wet the entire area with it and feel the area again. It now feels way more stubbly (is that a word?), than it did a moment ago. That's because the cream rinse has more surfactants and wetting agents that penetrate the hair and cause it to swell and "stand up" higher. It also has a higher lubricity than a shave gel and now you can press harder for a closer shave. Now shave upwards while pressing harder. Feel the difference?
Now you're "smooth and Mike-approved". Yum!
Make sure you apply lotion to the skin when you're finished. If you encounter any rash or discomfort, skip a day or shave downward until the condition passes. After only a few weeks of practice, none of us have had any issues in nearly five years.
I have considered letting my hair grow back several times but I enjoy being smooth so much, I can't miss more than a day anymore (and fuck whatever the doctor might think during a physical). When he raises his eyebrow when he sees me smooth, I'll just wink and tell him that I have a much younger and progressive girlfriend (and I do).
Again, we shave as a matter of routine, but when shaving each other and especially before a sex session, it is also a great excuse for some prolonged foreplay.
Gals, almost all men love a smooth kitty. I've yet to meet a guy in our circle of friends who doesn't like to lick a shaved beaver so if you like your guy (or gal) to go downtown, a smooth kitty will almost guarantee that he'll spend more time down there. If he doesn't, then send for me... I'll be glad to personally check how smooth you are.