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Do you shave your perineum?
  • View Poll Results: Do you shave your perineum? Voters: 733

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    I shave my perineum. 150 20.46%

    I don't shave anything. 234 31.92%

    I shave my anus. 7 0.95%

    I shave both my perineum and anus. 342 46.66%

  • pnomanpnoman
    Posts: 145
    I'm interested in knowing if anyone out there shaves their perineum or around their pink starfish?
    My main reason for this is to know about itching and irritation. Please reply if it's safe or not. I don't want to go around for two weeks with an uncomfortable feeling between my legs. I am a little bit hairy and I am worried that there may be hair from around my anus that is being pulled in with the aneros, causing uncomfortable sensations.
  • Old WolfOld Wolf
    Posts: 114
    Wow! First poller, hence 100% for both. Excellent!

    pnoman, I'm not particularly hairy, (unlike Esau :-D ) but I shave both every 2 or 3 days when I do my chin. (I've got a light beard too). I find that around the 3 day mark it does get itchy down there which prompts me to get the razor out. It's a good incentive to keep my chin shaved too!
    I love the feeling of baldness and keep the rest of my pubes short as well.

    Safe? Perfectly, to which thousands of porn stars and millions of others more discreet will attest.

    Have fun,

    Old Wolf

    Edit: As per artform's request re age: I'm 57
  • hlaser99hlaser99
    Posts: 785
    Hi pnoman

    I'm with Old Wolf here!

    I use a "Body-Groomer" on everything down there and a razor to trim my beard up there.

    I just use some talc on my guys when they get a little itchy!

    I am probably average, as far as hairiness and I too love the feeling of coolness and breeziness
    down there and I also find that everything is MORE sensitive and tactile when clean shaven???

    So, I vote for bald pubes!

    Later, Hlaser99
  • artformartform
    Posts: 1,474
    Still unanimous!

    I'm with you guys on this. The Bodygroom is great. Let the fair winds flow!

    Mrs. a too, and all that direct skin contact and the energy flows!!!

    Ever go "commando" in a pair of outer shorts or a kilt?

    Life is good.

    artform
  • mrbater
    Posts: 43
    Hello all
    I'm 62 and when you get to that age, hair unfortunately, grows quickly in all the wrong spots (bald as a badger but you should see my arse)

    I'd love to know how to shave my anal hair because it actually worries me at the gym when doing my exercise bike thing.

    I once tried cutting the hair on my testicles with scissors and accidentally clipped them. I bled like a stuck pig. Haven't had the courage to try that again.

    Is the 'Bodygroom' (I haven't heard of it) the tool I need for this? If there are any suggestions I'd like to hear them.

    I have an electric shaver that I do my head with but I'm a bit sceptical about using it down there as well. I didn't want to give all those blokes that call me 'shit head' more ammunition.

    Happy July 4th to all the Yanks on the forum.

    Cheers
    MrBater[/b]
  • Car_01
    Posts: 58
    I shave everything. The Bodygroom works great on the anus and butt area, with no ingrowns! I have found the best shaver for the testicles and pubes to be the Seiko Cleancut ES1080. Leaves a nice smooth result with no nicks. For some reason the Bodygroom seems hazardous to testicles but works great in other areas. The Seiko was designed for pubic shaving. I highly recommend it!

    DO NOT use a traditional electric shaver for beards on the testicles, especially if it has an integrated trimmer. That is asking for trouble!

    Car_01
  • artformartform
    Posts: 1,474
    Hi mb

    The Bodygroom is a rechargeable electric wet/dry shaver with always active trimmers on both sides of the head which has a specially designed foil to work with body hair, but not heavy beard/head hair. It is made by Philips, the huge Dutch electronics etc. firm. Maybe Aneros would like to add it to their store!

    I used to use my regular shaver down there with some bloody results on occasion! I agree with you Car_01 that the Bodygroom can ocassionally nick the scrotum skin, but even there I get a good clean shave with very few problems and no major blood-letting. Thanks for the Seiko tip, I may try that too...

    It will be interesting to see how this poll develops now that we have entrants of differing practices. It would be interesting for everyone to also post their ages, since that may reveal an interesting pattern. I'm 61.

    Edit: Thanks for adding your age Old Wolf!

    artform
  • JIH
    Posts: 70
    I use hair remover about once every two weeks. It works like a champ and leaves you smooth and hairless. Be sure to apply a skin soothing moisturizing suave afterwards.
  • artformartform
    Posts: 1,474
    Hey guys!

    More are voting, but no longer posting with age and details such as "pubes too?"

    Privacy is respected and so is everyone's choice. Just because we early voter/posters were so enthusiastic about our choice: "Off with that hair!", doesn't mean the poll is biased. Let's hear why you prefer to keep fuzzy and your age. I really think the demographics of this subject could prove interesting and useful to all.

    Thanks to any brave new posters! All the best to all.

    artform
  • Car_01
    Posts: 58
    I forgot to add, I'm 49. I do my pubes too. It's way more comfortable in the summer.

    Car_01
  • pnomanpnoman
    Posts: 145
    Thanks for the replies. I'm gettin' a bodygroom. I'm gonna shave my anus, my balls, my perineum. I think it will make aneros use MUCH more pleasant. Especially during the prep stage (enema, lubing, etc) and during cleanup. And Old Wolf- thanks for the idea. I normally shave every 2-3 days as well. I'm gonna do everything at the same time. This forum rocks! It's great that I can ask any question- no matter how stupid it may sound- and get awesome response from the aneros community! You guys rock!
  • nood1963
    Posts: 113
    I agree with the bodygroomer. It is a good shaver, but I can not use it on my shaft or balls! It is quite hazardous for me!!!!!!!! Nood
  • artformartform
    Posts: 1,474
    Sounds definitive Nood! And thanks guys for posting... Who will join in with listing their age?

    Say, who ever invented shaft hair??? What a rotten idea!!! Fortunately I can shave mine away very carefully with the Bodygroom.

    Anyone else using depilatories like JIH? Any advice for those of us who might like to try it?

    Anyone had the permanent laser hair removal treatment?

    artform
  • Car_01
    Posts: 58
    artform said:

    Sounds definitive Nood! And thanks guys for posting... Who will join in with listing their age?

    Say, who ever invented shaft hair??? What a rotten idea!!! Fortunately I can shave mine away very carefully with the Bodygroom.

    Anyone else using depilatories like JIH? Any advice for those of us who might like to try it?

    Anyone had the permanent laser hair removal treatment?

    artform



    I started sprouting a few shaft hairs too. Not a good thing, but the Cleancut does a good job removing it. I wasn't daring enough to try the Bodygroom there. BTW, it's a lot easier to shave the shaft with an erection.

    Laser hair removal can be very effective on dark hair as long as it isn't too fine and the technician knows what she is doing. I have a lot of experience with laser hair removal and electrolysis. I work out with weights and removing body hair improves muscular definition and is way more comfortable in the hot summer. I have had laser hair removal on my upper body and it removed 90% of my chest and back hair. I finished up my chest with electrolysis and it is 99.5% hair free. Chest hair is way overrated. As a side effect I found that my nipples are a lot more sensitive with the hair gone. I was really enjoying my electrolysis treatments at the end. Now I am cleaning up the shoulders and back with electrolysis and it's going great.

    So to answer your question, yes laser can work, but not on light or fine hairs. Electrolysis works on all hairs but is more tedious since they target one hair at a time. The hairs that the laser didn't kill became finer so I decided to get them nuked with electrolysis. Some may find the results from laser alone to be satisfactory though. I wanted it all gone though.

    Pubic hair is often light colored and the skin can be darker there, so in many cases electrolysis might be better. I would like to have electrolysis on the entire genital area, but most electrologists, who are female, are reluctant to do genital work on men. I suppose they are afraid guys might have erections while they are doing electrolyis on them and are embarrassed. As the client it wouldn't bother me, and it actually makes the needle insertions easier.

    Car_01
  • SOLOSTARSOLOSTAR
    Posts: 36
    I'm 35 yrs and I shave everything from the neck down. (I keep my mustache and sideburns.) Unlike everyone else, I use a triple blade razor (Mach-3) for everything, including chest, arms/armpits, legs, abs, penis shaft, pubes, butt, anus, etc. I've never had any problems shaving any of those areas. I lather up with a good shaving cream and then I do my thing, bout once a week. It leaves me baby smooth with no irritation. Oh, I also use Tend Skin to ensure that I don't get razor bumps/razor burn. You can order it at www.tendskin.com. Women like it too, especially for underarms and bikini lines.
  • Car_01
    Posts: 58
    SOLOSTAR said:

    I'm 35 yrs and I shave everything from the neck down. (I keep my mustache and sideburns.) Unlike everyone else, I use a triple blade razor (Mach-3) for everything, including chest, arms/armpits, legs, abs, penis shaft, pubes, butt, anus, etc. I've never had any problems shaving any of those areas. I lather up with a good shaving cream and then I do my thing, bout once a week. It leaves me baby smooth with no irritation. Oh, I also use Tend Skin to ensure that I don't get razor bumps/razor burn. You can order it at www.tendskin.com. Women like it too, especially for underarms and bikini lines.



    I'll second that on the armpits. I had mine done too at the suggestion of my electrologist and I'm glad I did!

    I would be afraid of ingrowns using a blade on my behind. Some are more prone to ingrowns than others I guess. I used Tend Skin on my balls once and I thought I was going to die from the pain! Tend Skin is a very good product though. I used it on my chest before I went with laser treatments.

    If you use a blade you should try the Fusion Power. That is the ultimate shaving appliance!

    Car_01
  • rumelrumel
    Posts: 2,254
    pnoman,

    I picked the “I don’t shave anything.” but I do remove the hair at my perineum area. I’ve tried the shaving procedure but have found the razor stubble which emerges in a couple of days to be irritating and itchy which in turn requires re-shaving the area and irritating the skin anew. Like fellow member ‘JIH’, I have switched to using a depilatory on the perineum area for a couple of reasons : first, it takes about a week before new hairs start to emerge; second, when the new hair does emerge it is not bristle stiff and sharply irritating like cut hairs; third, even as I let them grow out it takes another week to 10 days before they begin to get pinched by the Aneros P-tab; fourth, the irritation due to the depilatory chemicals only lasts about 18 hours whereas razor burn can be two days for me, especially if I sweat much; fifth, since I’m 61, I am starting to notice my skin becoming thinner and more susceptible to the abrasions and cuts shaving may cause.
  • artformartform
    Posts: 1,474
    Ah rumel!

    The joys of thinning skin AND shaft hair! Me (61) too... I'll probably have to switch to depilatory (or laser/elctrolysis! Thanks for your insights on that Car_01.) sometime soon too...

    More voters and fewer new posters! Hmmm... I wonder what their ages are?

    artform
  • skeeter_gskeeter_g
    Posts: 240
    Hi All,
    I have done a bit of everything.. shaved, then used hair remover (worked the best and longest), now,
    I 'm full of hair everywhere, with no removal at this time. :)
    I will probably use hair remover again, but I don't know when...

    I have noticed that now that I have not removed the hair, I have started to get some hair pulling at my perineum when I use my traditional Aneros's, but I have been using my Peridise more now, so it is not a big issue at the moment.

    i'm 59 years young, and getting younger every day! :D

    I answered the poll with "no removal of hair".
  • hamtirobo
    Posts: 14
    I recently tried plucking my anus hairs. It actually doesn't hurt that much. The hair around your anus has weak roots, so it doesn't take that much to pull em out. You can actually pull em out by hand if you've got a good grip. Better than shaving because it doesn't leave stubble and a razor burn, and it grows in thinner as well. Eventually, you'll have no hair down there. Only problem is it's difficult to maneuver the tweezer to get those last remaining hairs. Haven't tried it on my sack though... kind of afraid to go tweezing there. :)
  • WuerstchenWuerstchen
    Posts: 189
    Years ago I switched from shaving to plucking. I love the long-lasting satin smoothness (10-14) days. With each plucking session a few roots come out, so those hairs never grow back. After plucking on and off for thirty years, I probably only have about 20% of my pubic hair left, and what grows back is usually soft and fine. I love the feeling of the sheets on my bald genitals, and I like the look. My wife doesn't share my enthusiasm, but she tolerates it.
  • RePete
    Posts: 7
    I keep my pubes very short, shave my scrotum and perineum. I also use removal cream around my anus because of a problem with a pilonidal sinus below the tailbone, years ago.

    My wife loves the "boys" smooth and rewards me on a regular basis with a damned good licking for being good. :wink:

    I'm 56, have a brand new Aneros in the package, which will be used for the first time today.
  • h4m
    Posts: 1
    I indicated in the survey that I shave all of the "down there" area. I originally just started trimming the pubic hair and trimming the massive amounts of hair on my chest and elsewhere. Finally, about 8 months ago, I started shaving balls, shaft, perineum, ass crack, leaving the pubic area still trimmed. Recently, my wife saw me trimming that area one day and suggested that we both shave each other so now, for the past 3 months, that area is shaved as well. I use a Trac-II, Gillette safety, shave in the shower at the gym where I go daily, usually shaving balls and crack and now pubes about every other day. I am 68, have always slept naked (since about 12 y/o), enjoy naturist activities (yes, I don't hide my shaved areas at the gym or beach with towel or clothing), and do not wear underwear either. I love the free and easy feelings of being naked and shaved.
  • nood1963
    Posts: 113
    I shave my chest down to my anus. I use a gillette fushion. It gives me a good shave. I don't shave as often as I should though. Usually when the hair starts itching, off it comes. I love the feeling of being smooth. During summer it is much easier to stay smooth. It looks great since I am a "naturist" too. Nood
  • Gentlemen,

    I encourage to try a male brazilian. I have been waxing for a year and would never go back to the razor. No painful ingrowns and the smooth sensual result is to die for!
  • I shave my testicles only,leaving hair over the rest of my body minus my face,which sports a moustache.

    handlebar
  • PhilSPhilS
    Posts: 32
    I shave my lower belly, balls, and everywhere around my anus. I like it when my wife shaves everything, so I return the favor. One thing is sure, I get a lot more head when I shave than I used to. :lol:
  • pif
    Posts: 30
    49 and have been shaving totally down since i was in my early 30's. The look and feel is fantastic. More so when I hit the nude beach and ride my bike... :D

    We should all post pics on here! LOL
  • Shaving really makes things much more comfortable. I had problems with how to approach this for a while and used many different products. I have found the best thing to use is Noxzema Shaving Bikini Shavers. You couldn't cut yourself with these things if you tried. I have shaved all the areas that are hard to reach and very delicate without a scratch. I don't even have to try and look at what I am doing, I just reach down there and do it. In fact, I have discovered that the only thing slowing me down is the hair that collects so rapidly. It's a no brainer. I have been able to consistently stay on top of hair growth.

    Hope this helps!!
  • Thought I should post a note to the effect that I no longer shave anything down there, else in a few days I may have forgotten that I did cast my vote, and horrors --- vote again! :?
  • GeogioGeogio
    Posts: 107
    Hair remover, from Avon, I heard my cousins talking Avon one day and the hair remover came up, I tried it, rub on, wipe off with a moist washcloth. Easy.... Do not use "Nair" it will burn you as it has a different compound at work.

    But I so recommend the Avon. I also use it around the base of my shaft.
  • bbn
    Posts: 5
    60 - Have been shaving down there for a few years. Followed starting to upgrade my underwear and tried some of the thongs and strings for men. Discovered two things - they don't look good with loads of hair sprouting out and they you can't wear them if you let your weight get out of control. So started to shave.

    I use Mach 3 and also Fusion (5 blades). Best results always when having soaked in a bath. I tend to have a quick shave every third day. I do not shave body hair - my wife likes to do the trimming for me (back and shoulders and chest) She knows how she likes me to look.

    Certainly helps to keep a sensitivity and clean feel - quite like the look too.

    bbn
  • 25 - I prefer getting a professional brazilian wax. The skin stays smooth and hair free for an average of 3 weeks and there is no itchiness when the hair grows back. It can be a bit pricy which is the onl downfall but I feel that the results are worth the cost.
  • tokertoker
    Posts: 128
    i use hair removal cream it is for a womans bikini area but i have been using it for years with no problems it stays super smooth for days :wink:
  • :D I actually pluck my scrotum and have for over 20 years. I trim my pubes very close and use clippers on my anus and perinium. :wink: My wife loves it!
  • heydude
    Posts: 16
    I just tried shaving perinium and around my anus. Never done it before, feels really neat and smooth back there.

    I guess I should include my age, I'm 24.
  • rookrook
    Posts: 1,604
    I'm OK with crotch hair in the cooler months and savor the sensations available from each hair follicle.

    Last summer I got in a battle with a case of persistent jock itch. Members on the forum grabbed me by the horns and got me in the habit of saving, tail bone to balls. Cure was quick.

    I'm now dedicated to shaving June thru mid-October.
  • Hi
    yes I agree with you.
    I discovered waxing years ago and have had a brazillion ever since usually about 3 or 4 times a year.
    I will never shave again.
  • Car_01
    Posts: 58
    [QUOTE=david59;85936]Hi
    yes I agree with you.
    I discovered waxing years ago and have had a brazillion ever since usually about 3 or 4 times a year.
    I will never shave again.

    Have you had any trouble with ingrown hairs? The possibility of ingrowns keeps me from getting waxed. That being said, I've plucked the hairs on my shaft with no problems.

    Car_01
  • Occeltic
    Posts: 5
    There is simply no other way to wear a kilt if you ask me. "Commando" is always the way to go. My motto is "Let Freedom Swing."
  • I shaved my anus once a long time ago when I was a teen. I'm now 31. I liked how it feels but don't like the regrowth. I'm tempted to try again though after reading these posts. I've been wondering about waxing my anus, perineum, and chest? but I haven't waxed before so feel a little shy and unsure.

    As it is now, I occasionally trim my pubic hair, but only like once or twice a year. When I lived in Colombia I kept them trimmed a lot shorter and maintained them that way on account of the heat. thats me.

    little brother
  • rickydee
    Posts: 5
    Been shaving for yrs. No bad effect, Like it smooth around the anus, perineum and balls. also upper legs and inner thighs.
  • of course all of it and the balls and the anus
  • helixbill
    Posts: 148
    I am 64. I shave all under and really enjoy the extra sensitivity of no hair.

    I use a Mangroomer electric shaver and sometimes use baby powder with cornstarch as a dryer/lubricant and it really helps.

    The Mangroomer is also waterproof and can be used in the bath or shower but do NOT try to use it as a face shaver, it will not work well on the stiffer hair of my face.

    My wife (63) enjoys having me shave her with the Mangroomer. At our age we finally discovered that the younger generation has some 'better ideas' than us older folks.

    I learned many years ago to use cornstarch on heat rash of the underarms and it works great on all areas. Talcum powder tends to get 'gummy' when it gets damp so I avoid it entirely.
  • rookrook
    Posts: 1,604
    For the non-shavers in the group, it's that time of year again for those in the northern climes. The fungusamongus aren't mushrooms !!!

    • Trichophyton (fungus)
    • Epidermophyton floccosum (fungus)
  • I trim my pubic hair very close and shave the shaft of my penis, my balls and my perineum.
  • What a great poll. I for a long time thought I was in a minority when it came to shaving and trimming body hair. I've been shaving/trimming my body hair for approximately 30 years. Use a razor around the penis and genital area. Trim all the rest with a Convair body hair trimmer.

    At first I use to shave my most areas with a razor, but it caused to much irritation as many of you have mentioned. But by using the body hair trimmer, I can cut as close as I want by using the different attachments, or no attachment at all, especially around the anus.

    I've for many years enjoyed neat, clean and well groomed body hair around my privates. By the way, I'm 54 and feel better all around than when I was 30. Thanks for a great forum to share on.

    LryDee
  • I seem to be in the minority... I only shave my butt!! :)
  • Vinestal
    Posts: 48
    I shave everything except a small patch about an inch above my penis. Im 35 and Ive been shaving since I was 17 or so. I use a razor and wax myself occasionaly. My bikini areas are always a real pain I get ingrowns constantly even if I wax. Id love to get a brazillian laser job at some point but for men its extremely expensive.
  • [QUOTE=aneros_user41086;89653]I seem to be in the minority... I only shave my butt!! :)

    i only shave my face
    - rip
  • rookrook
    Posts: 1,604
    2010: Had been quite pleased with a shaved perineum and how it played with my p-tabbed plastic tools. Fewer Jock Itch hazards

    The 2011 modification:

    1-- Every thing that's not sun-tanned. (I wear medium boxer trunks.)
    2-- Armpits clean and nips trimmed to just a short stubble (tickle factor is superb !! :O :)
    3-- All my electro-stim 'trode-points.'
    4-- Anything else my wife wants to do -- she runs the razor

    Norelco Bodygroomer -- fast, gentle and close!

    Wife has to occasionally pick out and treat an ingrown hair near my bum. Tough to take !!