How to Trim Pubic Hair

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Many people trim their pubic area for general hygiene purposes or for sex appeal. Whatever the reason, is it is a good idea to get some basic knowledge on the subject before attempting it. The pubic region would be a very painful area to have a slip of the razor or to get razor burn.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Soak in a hot bath to soften the hair and skin in the pubic area. Use a loofah or exfoliating pad to clean and remove the dead skin in the area.

  2. 2

    Use scissors to trim away the long hair if it has been a while since you trimmed or shaved the pubic area. You can quickly clog your razor if you go straight for the shaved look. Make sure your hands are steady before you trim the hair so you don't accidentally nick yourself.

  3. 3

    Lather up the area the pubic area with a lubricant. Hair conditioner works the best because it softens the pubic hair but you can also use shaving cream.

  4. 4

    Pull the skin tight and shave the pubic area to the desired length and appearance. If you're artistic you can probably trim it in a fancy design, like a heart. Make sure to rinse the razor after every couple strokes.

  5. 5

    Rub ice on the pubic area after you shave to close up your pores and prevent irritation. Dry the area by lightly patting with a towel. Rub a fragrance free moisturizer on to the freshly shaved area.

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