Is It Painful to Shave Pubic Hair? [2021]

Is It Painful to Shave Pubic Hair?

Shaving pubic hair can be a pleasant experience if you do it right. You can avoid nicks and razor burn and get a close shave if you use a good razor and shaving cream or shaving gel. I shave my pubic hair 3 or 4 times per week and it’s pretty easy. I’ll tell you how I do it.

Best Shaving Razors for Pubic Hair

I’ve tried many different razors from 2 blade to 3 blade and even 4 blades. I have found that less blades is better for pubic hair. I prefer 2 blades in a disposable razor like the Gillette Sensor 2 Plus. The 2 bladed head is small and easy to get into hard to reach areas like pubic hair. 3 and 4 blade razors are just too big for this area. You need to be able to see what you’re shaving to prevent cuts.

Gillette Sensor 2 Plus 2 blade razor

The Gillette Sensor 2 is a great pubic hair razor. It’s very sharp, has an excellent lubrication strip and is small and easy to maneuver between your legs. They are also very cheap.

The Sensor 2’s pivoting head makes it easy to shave difficult or highly contoured areas easily. I’ve tried fixed head razors and they work but are harder to control. You have to move your wrist more to get it to cut some areas. Stick with the pivoting head razors.

Another good choice the BIC Comfort Twin Sensitive razors. They are very sharp and have a long slender handle and small razor head. They are very easy to maneuver around in the pubic area. They cut easily and will give your a close shave. The head is fixed and not a pivoting head but this razor still works really well.

I have tried the Gillette Mach 3 and also the BIC Flex 3 razors. These are great disposable razors but not for pubic hair. These razors are fantastic for face, chest and legs. They are very sharp and cut without nicks or razor burn. The 3 blade head is just too big.

I would not recommend using a safety razor for pubic hair. It’s just too risky. Safety razors are a little more aggressive and it’s pretty easy to cut yourself. Save the safety razors for your face or maybe legs. They require more skill than disposable razors.

Best Shaving Gels or Creams for Pubic Hair

You want a shaving cream or gel that is super lubricating to prevent nicks. But you also want something thin so you can see what you’re doing down there.

A thick shaving foam will block too much and you won’t be able to see what you’re shaving. I think a shaving cream like Cremo Shaving Cream or Van Der Hagen Shave Butter are the best for pubic hair. These 2 are thin but super slippery. You can apply a thin coat and still see everything. The Cremo Shaving Cream is the most lubricating cream I’ve every used. I love it.

Another tip…try not to get a shaving cream or gel that has fragrance as this could irritate the sensitive skin in your pubic area.

How to Shave Pubic Hair Properly

It is best to shave pubic hair immediately after you shower or bathe. The hair will be soft and easy to cut without pulling. Here are the steps I use to shave pubic hair without issue.

  1. Shower or bath first to soften skin and hair. It also cleanses everything so if you do get a cut, you don’t have to worry about the cut getting infected. So, wash with soap and warm water.
  2. Apply a small amount of shaving cream in your hand and rub over the area to be shaved. Try to apply a very thin coat of shaving cream so you can still see everything.
  3. Thoroughly wet the razor to activate the lubrication strip and warm the blades.
  4. You’re going to want to shave in the direction of the hair growth not against. This will reduce the risk of nicks. It will also prevent razor bumps or ingrown hairs. You don’t want these in your pubic area.
  5. Try to hold your skin in the area to be shaved tight to give the razor a flat surface to ride on. This will prevent cuts and provide a close shave. If you need to, you can wipe off the shaving cream right before shaving to give you a better sight picture. There will still be good lubrication. Use very light pressure and short, slow strokes.
  6. Rinse the razor frequently to remove hair and shaving cream. Clogged razors will feel dull and not cut cleanly. You can also get nicks from clogged razors.
  7. When done shaving, rinse everything with cool water to soothe your skin and close the skin pores.

I have to confess, I shave my pubic area dry. That’s right…no shaving cream or water. Shaving foam or gel makes it hard to see where you’re shaving. In some areas, shaving foam is OK but not for genitals. You have to be really careful there. I have used shaving cream before and it works well. Cremo is the best.