How to Shave Your Balls

Learning how to shave your balls is a very important part of keeping your body clean and comfortable. How you do this matters, as you are dealing with some rather sensitive body real estate – you want to make sure that you are not going to hurt yourself when you try to shave. Here’s how to make the most of shaving your balls so you stay as comfortable as possible.

How to Shave Your Balls

Learning to shave the area around balls is easier than you might think. Also known as manscaping, shaving your balls is a process that most men learn to handle quite early on, at least when they are ready to become sexually active. Always be ready to take your time when learning how to shave yours balls. Given the sensitive nature of his area, shaving is something that definitely should not be rushed! Here’s how:

Step 1: Gather Things Needed

To begin, make sure you have all your equipment ready. This will include a small pair of scissors, a razor – either electric or manual – and shaving cream, if you prefer to use it. If using a manual razor, make certain that the blade is very sharp. If the manual razor is a disposable one, make sure it is new, fresh out of the package. The sharper the razor, the better the cut, and the less likely you will be to nick yourself.  Oh, of course it would be better if you stand in front of a mirror to get a clear view.

Before you begin, use the scissors if you haven’t shaved your balls before, or if it has been a while. The idea is to cut the hair as short as you can, so that the razor will have an easier time of doing the shaving work. Take your time and make sure you get all of the long hairs.

Step 2: Clean and Chill the Area

When you are ready to shave your balls, splash them with cold water. This will help ensure the scrotum tightens up, making it easier to shave the area. You can also use shaving cream that has been chilled in the refrigerator to help ensure the tightness throughout the process.

If you are using a manual razor, you will need shaving cream. If you are using an electric razor, you will want to dry the area a bit and definitely avoid the shaving cream.

Step 3: Shave in Correct Position and Direction

  • Hold in the right position: One of the most important parts of learning how to shave your balls is the way you must hold them in order to avoid cuts. Use your free hand to stretch the skin a bit, keeping it taut and flat. Then use gentle, smooth swipes with the razor to remove the hair.
  • Rinse your balls halfway through and feel them with your fingertips to find any areas you might have missed. Go over those areas the same way you did the first time, holding the skin taut.
  • Shave in the direction of the hair growth, not against it. This helps avoid ingrown hairs, which can be quite painful and unsightly.

Step 4: Care After Shaving

Immediately after shaving, clean the area very well with soap and water, and then use an alcohol-free aftershave to close up the pores and keep the area feeling smooth and nice. When you clean yourself in the shower later, make sure to scrub the area well, to help keep the pores from closing up and avoid ingrown hairs.

Here’s how to shave under there with the illustration of fruits:

What Others Say

When it’s time to learn how to shave your balls, you can probably benefit from the stories of others. Here’s what others had to say about the process.

“I always make sure to pull the skin tight, so that it is flat, and go over it as often as necessary to get all the hair. Doing this in the shower with some good soap is the way to go. No mess, no fuss, and no cuts!”

“Always use a five-blade razor, as they are the best on the market. Safety razors, or those that are disposable, are absolutely the best – old fashioned razors are scary. Do the area every two or three days and you’re good to go. I use a hair conditioner instead of shaving cream to get a closer cut.”

“I don’t really shave my balls – I use a trimmer instead, and just cut the hair down rather short. I’m afraid to use a razor, even a safety one, because I am terrified I will cut myself!”