manscaping tips
  • | October 5, 2016
No doubt you’ve heard the term “manscaping” and it’s conjured up the image of guys shaving below the belt.

While shaving your genitals is part of it, manscaping also includes the shaving, trimming, or sculpting of body hair elsewhere including the chest, back, and face.  Manscaping is done by men who want to look and feel their best and there are a variety of products on the market designed specifically for the tasks above. Here’s a few things you should know:

  1. It’s surprisingly easy to shave your balls:  The nether region is soft and relatively easy to maneuver around while grooming. While cutting yourself is a concern, with a little practice it’s no more of a threat than shaving anywhere else and no more serious. A little nick never hurt anyone.

  2. The bare truth:  There’s no set rule for how much you have to trim. Some guys like to shave themselves bare, others just do a little trim and neaten. How much or how little to manscape is entirely up to you.

  3. Women love it:  Generally speaking, women like a man who manscapes to some degree or another. Even if you’re only trimming and shaping, a little manscaping shows you pay attention enough to your body to keep it clean and well taken care of.

  4. It Won’t Grow Back Thicker:  You’ve no doubt heard it said that if you shave your chest, arms, etc it will grow back thicker. This isn’t true. If it were, every man would have a huge beard. Shaving does not increase hair growth anywhere on your body.

  5. You don’t need to spend a ton of $$$:  Forget professional spas, waxers, stylists, etc. You can easily manscape with a razor in the shower. Not only does shaving in the shower make for an easy shave and cleanup, the hot water helps open your pores and prepare your body for shaving.

  6. Dozens of Male Celebrities Do it:  Did you think Hollywood only admitted men who are naturally hairless? Think of any bare-chested male “hunk” actor. Many male celebrities manscape to some degree or another and they don’t seem to be any worse off for it.

  7. It’s Hygienic:  At its heart, manscaping is about cleanliness. As men, we are often thought of as dirty, smelly creatures. Spending more time cleaning, grooming, and taking care of our appearance certainly can’t hurt us in the long run in life or love.

  8. Gillette and Phillips are on board:  Both large razor companies have jumped on the manscaping trend and developed several products specifically for the task. From blades to body trimmers, you can find the right tool for the job. As a bonus, many are water-safe meaning shower grooming is on the menu.

Manscaping isn’t just about shaving your balls, it’s about taking an overall clean and hygienic approach to your body and taking the time and care to keep yourself trimmed, neat, and clean. How much shaving you want to do is entirely up to you.

Good luck.