Mens Private Parts
Method 1For Men
- Groom yourself. The 70s are over, and untrimmed pubic bushes are either a sign that you are stuck in the past, or just don't care. Either way, it's not a real plus for your partner, so trim it up. Do this before you shower, so that all the trimmings are washed away.
- If you have hair clippers, set it to a depth that suits you—1⁄2 to 1 inch (1.3 to 2.5 cm) suits a lot of people. Trim carefully all the way around and under for a clean look.
- No clippers? Use a pair of sharp scissors, and snip away evenly to a length that suits you.
- Some people have taken to shaving the hair down there. If you and your partner favor this look, go for it!
- Soak in a bathtub for a bit to soften the hair up. It'll make it a lot easier to shave.
- Trim with scissors before lathering up the shaving cream and pointing sharp objects at your privates.
- Be careful. It's easy enough to nick yourself when shaving your face, and shaving is something you do every day!
- Note that when you shave, within a couple days it could get really itchy. If you're scheduled to give a big presentation to the board then, you might want to think twice, and save the shave till after the meeting. Alternately, use an unscented moisturizing lotion to minimize the itch.
- Soap it up. When you shower, or bathe, don't go light on the soap when you wash your crotch.
- If you're circumcised, taking care of your penis is pretty straightforward. Soap it up, rinse it off.
- If you're uncut, clean under the foreskin. Neglecting this will cause a buildup of a whitish substance with the oddly unpleasant name of smegma. It's harmless, but not something you want sticking around.
- Scrub (somewhat gently) from tip to tail, and all the parts in between.
- Rinse thoroughly. Who needs soapy buildup, or a soapy smell? For a lot of people, it can be just as unpleasant to smell perfumed soap as eau de nether.
- Some people enjoy a natural (i.e., clean but not overly fragrant) smell from their partner. When in doubt, it's a good idea to favor neutral over perfumed.
- Package the package properly. Wear a fresh pair of underwear daily.
- Keep your clean, unused undergarments in a cool, dry place. Whether you prefer boxers or briefs, make sure you dry them as soon as you wash them. Otherwise, you risk your clothes smelling worse than you (did).
Method 2For Women
- Trim the hedges. If you're going to just clean things up a bit, now is the time to do it.
- If you have hair clippers, set it to a depth that suits you—1⁄2 to 1 inch (1.3 to 2.5 cm) suits a lot of people. Trim for a clean look.
- If you're going under the blade, soak in the bath for a bit to soften the skin and hair up. Things will go a lot more smoothly, and you will have a much more pleasant experience.
- Some people have taken to shaving their pubic hair into a variety of interesting shapes and patterns. If you and your partner favor this look, go for it!
- Note that when you shave, within a couple days it could get really itchy. Apply moisturizing lotion to minimize discomfort.
- Wash daily. Cleanse and rinse the pubic region thoroughly, taking care to wash the outside of your pubic mound with soap.
- Rinse thoroughly, and dry well. You want to wash away soapy residue, both to get rid of the perfumed scent, and to inhibit bacterial growth of the unpleasant kind.
- If you are on your period, change your pad or tampon regularly, or wear a Menstrual Cup. Clean and rinse your pubic area after removal, and before replacement.
- Wear fresh undies.
- Keep your clean, unused undergarments in a cool, dry place, and care for them well—make sure you dry them as soon as you wash them. Otherwise, you risk your clothes smelling worse than you did.
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- Use a moisturizer, especially after shaving, to keep your skin soft and smooth.
- Use baby wipes as they are for sensitive skin, and they will prevent odor.
- You may substitute shaving cream with hair conditioner when shaving to avoid nasty cuts.
- Shower with a friend. It saves water, and makes intimate grooming more pleasant.
- Wear 100% cotton underwear. This lessens irritation.
- Use vaginal wipes as they are for keeping you fresh (great to use whilst on your period).
- Remember to stay in a well ventilated area when cleaning the region, as sweat can cause more bacteria to grow.
- Do not use the same underwear for more than one day.
- Shaving can cause itching and ingrown hairs, so make sure shaving is something you are willing to do.