Hair Removal for Scrotum - How to Do It Right

The bush down there can get really wild. How do you deal with unwanted pubic hair on the scrotum? For some guys, when they start doing 'manscaping', they need to be alone in the privacy of their own bathroom while others have no problem with going to the professionals for grooming. Either way, hair removal for the scrotum is a good way to 'make things look bigger' and to increase the sensitivity for you & your lover.

Removing pubic hair on the testicles is not so simple. There are different methods, each with their own pros & cons. The best way to find what works for you is to do some research and then try it out. Be careful down there as you trim back the bush.

Trimming with Scissors

Who do you trust to wield sharp metal blades close to your boys? If the only person is yourself, then make sure to have a steady hand!

This is the most basic way of removing the pubic hair on the scrotum. Because the skin is wrinkled, you can gently pull the shag and clip the strands. The results are uneven and can leave an even more scruffy look than before but if you have the patience, this may be the option of choice.

Trimming with Electric Clippers

Using an electric trimmer is a fast way to mow the lawn. It results in an even look but the ends of the strands may be left sharp which can lead to itching and rough, sandpaper-like sex. Make sure to always use an attachment on the blades otherwise the sharp metal teeth may pull out the hairs instead of shearing them. Even worse, the can get pinched & cut.

Pros of Trimming

  • Inexpensive.
  • Can be done in the privacy of your own home.
  • Convenient and can be done as required.
  • An electric trimmer just needs to be maintained with mineral oil to reduce the friction across the blade.

Cons of Trimming

  • Messy as the hair shards fall on the floor. Don't use electric trimmer near water for obvious reasons.
  • Repeat treatments are needed every week or so.



Shaving The Testicles

We've been using razors since puberty and they are also useful to use down there. Since we are skilled at using these sharp blades on our , grooming the sensitive skin on the testicles is just as easy, especially in the shower when the skin is soft & smooth. Using a razors for sensitive skin may be easier.

Pros of Shaving

  • Leaves a super clean look.
  • Easy, fast & convenient.
  • Clean up is easy in the shower.

Cons of Shaving

  • You have to shave every few days.
  • The hairs are cut at the surface and have sharp edges.
  • It can be itchy as the hairs regrow.
  • Ingrown hairs are a possibility, especially with the multi-blade razors that lift & cut the hair below the surface of the skin.

Hair Removal Creams

are popular because they're easy. But do you really want to put a chemical concoction on your testicles? Perhaps, providing it's a gentle formulation meant for sensitive areas. These depilatory creams dissolve the hair which is then easily wiped away. It takes about 15 minutes to do its thing but should only be used after testing it on a small section. You've been warned! The skin on the scrotum is very thin and sensitive and may be susceptible to a chemical burn. The down here needs to be done very carefully.

Pros of Depilatory Cream

  • Easy to use.
  • Smooth balls last longer than shaving.
  • The hair grows back soft instead of coarse as it does with shaving.

Cons of Depilatory Cream

  • Possible chemical burn or an allergic reaction.
  • SMELLY! Make sure to do this a few days in advance.

Waxing Your Scrotum

Aren't there other ways to prove your manliness? removes the hair by the root and leaves smooth skin for up to 6-8 weeks but it's painful and expensive. Be brave.

Pros of Waxing

  • Stays hair-free for longer.
  • Continuous waxing reduces hair growth as the hair follicles are constantly damaged.
  • You can do it yourself but if you get injured, do you think the nurses in the emergency ward will believe your story?

Cons of Waxing

  • Pain.
  • You have to trust someone else to handle your testicles.
  • If the wax is too hot, you can damage the testicles. They are hanging there for a reason.
  • If the cloth is ripped off too aggressively, the skin can be damaged.


Don't even try on your balls. Epilators, while readily available, are basically just a torture device that rips out multiple hairs all at once.


is the only method that can permanently remove unwanted hair by destroying the hair follicle for good. A tiny probe is inserted into the base of each strand and zapped with an electric current. The pain is tolerable but doing the testicles and surrounding area would be time-consuming.

Pros of Electrolysis

  • The hair is gone for good. Only one treatment is necessary.
  • This hair removal method has been around for almost a century and the technology is solid.

Cons of Electrolysis

  • The treatment is time consuming & expensive.
  • Not many salon workers can stand looking at your boys for hours on end.

Laser Hair Removal

This is a less painful substitute to electrolysis and for some people, may result in permanent hair removal. The laser for hair removal can be adjusted to the sensitive skin on the testicles but it will still require multiple treatments over the course of a few months.

Pros of Laser Treatments

  • Fast treatments & generally painless.
  • Works well with dark hair on light skin.

Cons of Laser Treatments

  • May have to be repeated once or twice a year.
  • Expensive since many treatments will be necessary.
  • It doesn't work on lighter colored hair, including , & .

If you're removing your pubic hair, know that there are many options for . Your chosen method should be a balance between frequency, pain threshold & your budget. Be careful down there.


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