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    Ladies I need your help !

    Usually I opt for the neatly trimmed look, but my new boyfriend prefers the shaven look and so I really want to try it out for the both of us.

    However, whenever I try to shave, I always come out in a rash which is really sore and itchy the next day.

    I don't know if I am doing it wrong or if I am missing something ?

    I have tried different types of razors, shaving against or with the grain, different soaps and shaving foams, washing afterwards with only cold water, but it still always leads to a rash.

    Help !

    P.s I don't want to resort to waxing as I don't have the greatest pain tolerance and I would feel embarrassed having it professionally done
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    its normal lol
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    (Original post by shawtyb)
    its normal lol
    But it is really red and covered in raised lumps.

    It just doesn't seem normal....
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    But it is really red and covered in raised lumps.

    It just doesn't seem normal....
    ye it can be lol it goes down and it doesnt happen every time
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Ladies I need your help !

    Usually I opt for the neatly trimmed look, but my new boyfriend prefers the shaven look and so I really want to try it out for the both of us.

    However, whenever I try to shave, I always come out in a rash which is really sore and itchy the next day.

    I don't know if I am doing it wrong or if I am missing something ?

    I have tried different types of razors, shaving against or with the grain, different soaps and shaving foams, washing afterwards with only cold water, but it still always leads to a rash.

    Help !

    P.s I don't want to resort to waxing as I don't have the greatest pain tolerance and I would feel embarrassed having it professionally done
    wax?
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    (Original post by shawtyb)
    ye it can be lol it goes down and it doesnt happen every time
    Its just that it is really irritating though..

    If it going to be like this most of the time then I think i will just stick to the neatly trimmed look !
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    (Original post by KyleH123)
    wax?
    I have tried waxing once before and I didn't like it. I found it painful and I felt really embarrassed the whole time
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Its just that it is really irritating though..

    If it going to be like this most of the time then I think i will just stick to the neatly trimmed look !
    if its ur first time it will be and it depends how much u hacked at it lol
    plus when it gets itchy, thats the hair growing
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I have tried waxing once before and I didn't like it. I found it painful and I felt really embarrassed the whole time
    they wax pubes all day dont be embarrassed lmao
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    oh and if any one suggests it, for god sakes DO NOT do it

    epilating = death
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    'Down there' lol.
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    Shaving is awful in general I think, always makes me really sore. Waxing is the best option once you get past the pain
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    (Original post by shawtyb)
    oh and if any one suggests it, for god sakes DO NOT do it

    epilating = death
    Hhahaaha it's basically a weapon of torture
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    Same for guys. First few times shaving your skin will feel itchy and often have small red lumps. After maybe 5 shaves the skin should get used to it and be fine.
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    I know someone's suggested not to use it but try an epilator. You could try your armpits first and if you don't like it, you don't. But if it doesn't hurt (does not for me), try it down there.

    Also when do you do the shaving? It's best to do it halfway through a shower so your hair is softened after having been in the water a while. Another way to soften the hair and prevent irritation is to apply a thin layer of coconut oil on the hair and then shaving/epilating.

    Stop shaving for a while now because you are so close to getting ingrown hairs and honestly, whatever sex you could be having, even if it's mind-blowing is not worth the pain. Stop for a couple weeks then try the methods above and see if it works. It's not like your boyfriend would refuse to have sex if you had the slightest bit of hair down there surely... it's worrying if he would.
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    (Original post by Wilfred Little)
    'Down there' lol.
    Does it make you laugh? Are those two words hilarious?
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    (Original post by tilray)
    Hhahaaha it's basically a weapon of torture
    i know right!!!
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    (Original post by Wilfred Little)
    'Down there' lol.
    haha i didn't know what else to name it
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    (Original post by tilray)
    Shaving is awful in general I think, always makes me really sore. Waxing is the best option once you get past the pain
    Thanks for your help ! I might try to give waxing another go then because it has been a while so maybe it might be better a second time round
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Ladies I need your help !

    Usually I opt for the neatly trimmed look, but my new boyfriend prefers the shaven look and so I really want to try it out for the both of us.

    However, whenever I try to shave, I always come out in a rash which is really sore and itchy the next day.

    I don't know if I am doing it wrong or if I am missing something ?

    I have tried different types of razors, shaving against or with the grain, different soaps and shaving foams, washing afterwards with only cold water, but it still always leads to a rash.

    Help !

    P.s I don't want to resort to waxing as I don't have the greatest pain tolerance and I would feel embarrassed having it professionally done
    Hiya,

    I feel for you I really do! I used to be the same when i started shaving and it was so embarrassing and sore. The good news is that it is something your body gradually gets used to but I do have some tips for you:

    1. Don't shave more than once a week, you've got to let the hair grow a bit before you shave again, the longer you can leave it the better
    2. Soak in the bath for a good ten minutes prior to shaving and exfoliate before you do
    3. use shaving gel, one that says it has a moisturiser in it ideally and use lots of it 4. shave with the hair growth first, so shave downwards, the opposite to how you do your legs probably, then shave upwards once you’ve got rid of most the hair for a closer shave5. After you have shaved put moisturiser on, use a brand like dove or simple, one without perfume, as natural as possible, I use aloe vera gel6. finally, this is the best, I cover the shaved area in sudocrem before I go to bed when I wake up the next morning I wash It off in the shower and this really stopped me getting shavers rashNow I’ve been shaving for a while, I can shave without any moisturiser or sudeocrem and I am absolutely bumps free but it does take some time. Hope this helps xxx
 
 
 
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