A somewhat unusual post from me here, one that I am sure will trigger mixed responses. But hey this blog is about trying new things and being transparent about it, so bear with me and here goes.
That’s right, after hearing from a few friends who do this and quick research online I went for it!
I should add that I didn’t stop there. I also shaved my belly and groin area – no buttocks though, mostly because I didn’t really know where or more importantly how to start there. Also, this seem just a little too far!
If you haven’t been hiding under a rock, you will have heard about “male grooming”. I have often considered it pure vanity and something only “youngsters” did. It turns out many guys not only spend more time and money with facial cream, but go for the full back, sack and crack shaving!
I find this ironic in that having a beard is really popular these days, it seems it’s fine to have facial hair but not pubic hair!
Why Shave Body and Ball Hair?
Good question and one that my wife and close friends in the know have asked me.
There is an argument for shaving from purely health reasons, more in terms of sexual health. This is not a factor for me as I am married and goes without saying that I am not sleeping around.
The evidence for improved health is also questionable as shaving cuts in the groin are likely to be more of a concern as you can have open wounds – nice eh? Another case of what’s considered truth to be utter bollocks 😉
For me the reason for shaving my balls, other than being an awesome blog post, is purely for aesthetic reasons. Okay the marketing part of me also likes the idea of this being a little bit of click bait 😉
Years ago, when I competed in Triathlons, I regularly shaved my legs, mostly to feel more “professional”, as all competitive triathletes did it. I have to admit I was glad I did back then as it certainly upped my game as I took the training very seriously.
The girls in my office always commented on had good my legs looked, some obviously were jealous as I was toned from many hours on the bike and pounding the pavement.
A great article about the benefits of shaving your balls on manscaping.com.
How Did I Shave my Balls?
The prospect of putting any sharp object near my plums was nerving. To be blunt, I initially left shaving the balls for a few days, choosing to instead to focus above the groin and belly area.
When I first attempted to shave my balls, I used a hair razor (I know) to trim and then a razor to carefully cut more hair.
I managed to nick my balls twice and was terribly uncomfortable to the extent I had to stop as blood was literally running down the inside of my thigh. Some dapping with toilet paper and few minutes later and it was fine. However, few hours later in the shower the inevitable sting of water on a minor wound was felt.
I should give credit to Manscaped.com again here for some tips on how to go about shaving your balls.
How Does It Look?
I actually think it looks better, so from an aesthetics point of view I am sold. The wife isn’t!
After shaving my belly, I was shocked to realise there was no six-pack hiding underneath, which was very disappointing. Of course, it looks way better if you have a washboard stomach and not a flabby three-pack.
At the end of the day though, I still think it looks much better. The wife commented that my fat belly looks more obvious, thanks dear!
Funny Amazon Reviews from Men Shaving Their Balls
I enjoyed writing this post although was hesitant to make it live – for obvious reasons!
To round up this post I thought it would be funny to read some of the amusing Amazon reviews from guys who also attempted shaving their balls for the first time.
Reviews from guys who used Veet for Men Hair Removal Gel Creme 200ml product.
After having been told my danglies looked like an elderly rastafarian I decided to take the plunge and buy some of this as previous shaving attempts had only been mildly succesful and I nearly put my back out trying to reach the more difficult bits.
I’ll keep it short and sweet, this is what the Alien has for blood, molecular acid in a tube. Slap this on your gentlemen bits, and trust me, they will be able to hear you scream in space.
Although as a man I lack the required experience, I’m going to estimate that using this product is at least eleven times more painful than childbirth
If you liked these Amazon reviews you can read a A Compilation of Amazon’s Funniest Reviews – Very funny indeed!
Will I Continue to Shave my Belly and Balls?
Yes and no. Certainly will continue to shave my belly but as for the balls not likely! It may look neater but can be a ball ache (pun intended) to do.
I don’t want to get too much into male grooming as I believe most of it is unnecessary for me. Especially as I keep a freshly shaved head every 2 weeks and shave my beard once a week. Basically, I am saying I mostly look presentable.
At the moment yes, until I get fed up with male grooming. In reality it doesn’t take long to do, especially using Veet and careful trimming with razor.
I am not going to get obsessive over this though. It was a nice little experiment to see what it looks like, what’s involved and how tricky it was to do. It certainly wasn’t easy to do, but as with most things, I am sure it gets easier the more you do it.
So, it’s very unlikely I will be shaving the balls again. But has made be think of male grooming in a new light, there is something to it!