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Shaving "down there"(22 posts)

Shaving "down there"
Feb 18, 2002 7:40 PM
When I'm riding, my crotch area feels a little uncomfortable. I think it's because I have a lot of hair down there. Do you think if I shaved my pubic hairs down there it would be more comfortable (while riding)? I've been honestly thinking about doing this. If any of you do this, tell me how it feels. Thank you.
Just wait...rtolle
Feb 18, 2002 7:59 PM
Just wait until the stuble starts to grow back and then we'll talk about uncomfortable!

Could it be your seat angle? Just a thought.
Just wait...TF
Feb 18, 2002 9:16 PM
I have a lot of hair too, but not a problem with good shorts and a good saddle. Try different saddle positions and get some good shorts.
re: Shaving "down there"guido
Feb 18, 2002 8:20 PM
Repeatedly shaved by a razor, the skin in the pubic area gets thicker and tougher, like on the face and underarms. This has distinct advantages for cyclists. There's less likelihood of abrasions and saddle sores. But if the area isn't kept clean, a saddle sore will occassionally form at the base of a hair follicle.

An MD who also cycled told me this.
You are uncomfortable "down there" because...cyclaholic
Feb 18, 2002 8:35 PM
...you need to get your head out of your a$$.
If you think it's painful now...Elefantino
Feb 18, 2002 9:17 PM
Just shave it and you'll redefine pain.

Bad idea. Very bad idea. Catastrophically bad idea.

Get yourself some Udder Butter (Wal-Mart) or Chamois Butt'r (LBS) or other such crreams and slather your nether regions before every ride. Bingo, end of discomfort.

FWIW,
Mike
If you think it's painful now...firstrax
Feb 19, 2002 7:55 AM
Bag Balm (no pun intended) works well. Available at CVS.
re: Shaving "down there"Woof the dog
Feb 18, 2002 10:01 PM
i tried it once and will never do that again. First of all, you irritate things down there, secondly, when you have all the hair growing back, this stubble really gets pushed into soft skin and it feels like wood splinters.OUch

Sincerely

Woof, the dog that finally got his computer upgraded and working.
DO THIS, IT WORKSgboz
Feb 18, 2002 10:02 PM
I have been shaving down there for hygine reasons for about 6 years now. The trick to be bump free is to use a razor that is fairly new, ans always go with the hair. Never shave up, you will cut the hairs under the skin line and you will have problems. shaving them down will cut them just above the skin line. Do it in a hot shower and wait until it is the very last thing you do, and you will have no problems at all. It works for me, and as long as the hairs stay above or even with the skin line then it is inpossable to get razor bumps. Razor bumps are when hair get inpacted and get " caught" in growth.
re: Shaving "down there"Cherry1
Feb 19, 2002 5:04 AM
A new low for this board.
You should have been here when...oh never mind.Crankist
Feb 19, 2002 6:04 AM
"Just a Trim"jtolleson
Feb 19, 2002 9:10 AM
Ditto on the comments that shaving would be a disaster, but you CAN achieve a little less friction by trimming "down there" and reducing the total amount and length of hair.

Several folks I ride with (including me) keep it "short." That seems to do the trick.
She said "trim", he heBB
Feb 19, 2002 9:30 AM
ya trim ! !853
Feb 19, 2002 10:04 AM
Tried the shaving thing. OOUCHH !
talk about pain.First you get irritation rash all over which hurts to the touch. And then wait till they start growing back, sharp short hairs, feels like a prickley cactus between your legs. JUST TRIM and save yourself the pain!

By the way, I don't understand how my wife keeps herself shaved without the same problems! she does'nt ride or have any reason to shave other than She does it for me ;)
Believe me, I thought twice about goin' anywhere near this topicjtolleson
Feb 19, 2002 12:14 PM
But couldn't resist sharing my, ummmmmmm, wisdom?
more wisdom...Spinchick
Feb 19, 2002 1:11 PM
ix-nay on the shaving and go straight for the Brazilian bikini wax.
and more wisdom...Troyboy
Feb 19, 2002 1:47 PM
ix nay on the wax, go laser. You won't regret it. Many believe it's not permanent, and yes, not 100%, but who cares when the reduction is 90%? Price varies massively. Find the right place and right price, they'll laser anything you want. Right up to the lab.., rearend, eyebrows, underarms, scro..., etc. I had my collar line done because shaving and putting on collars for years has gotten really old. Asked them about legs, etc. and they went overboard when giving me info.
cool, can they laser in designs?nm
Feb 19, 2002 3:25 PM
yes, but my inquiry into a campy logo had me asking...johan burnt eels
Feb 19, 2002 9:04 PM
why it costs twice the amount of a shimano logo given that the artwork is about the same.

???
yes, but my inquiry into a campy logo had me asking...Troyboy
Feb 19, 2002 10:16 PM
Being that the place I went to is in the valley in Southern Cal my guess is they have lots of experience lasering the porn gals (and guys I suppose) just across the valley in the capitol, Pacoima. They have names for all the *looks*.
Clippers then razor. . .js5280
Feb 19, 2002 11:42 AM
I have a pair of clippers (the thing they use to shave the back of your neck at the barber shop) to get the big stuff. They're like $15 at Walmart. From there I take a hot shower and use a sharp razor and shaving cream to finish the job. Careful on the sack, it can be easy to nick and it hurts/bleeds like hell. Visons of "There's Something about Mary" come to mind ;-) It's a little stubbly a day or two where you shave. You can put an attachment on or adjust the length on the clippers so it's not stubbly elsewhere. If you're a hairy guy, I think it's just good hygiene and anyone else down there will also appreachiate it as well. Have fun!
re: Shaving "down there"MisJG
Feb 19, 2002 12:25 PM
I'd post a link about genital shaving, but there's a lot of porn on the site mixed in with really good info. I don't want to post something like that if there are kids reading this, but I will tell you from experience, it's probably not your hair that is causing the pain. If anything, the hair is acting as a lubricant (like double layer socks). I would guess your pain is being caused by something else (saddle position? bad/dirty shorts?). I would also recommend trimming vs.shaving in the area where the seat makes contact, but the rest of that area is all up to you and your preferences.