The Uncomfortable Truth about Penis Hair Removal

Some people reading this article will be a bit disgusted. However, some men are actually looking for legitimate information on . This is a serious issue and there's nothing to be embarrassed about.

Problems with Penis Hair

Ok, the truth is that many people don't find hair on the shaft of the penis aesthetically pleasing, and it may even make sexual intercourse uncomfortable. that extends down the shaft can be abrasive to both partners, causing discomfort and irritation. Besides the chafing, having hair on the penis may make some guys insecure when it comes to being intimate.

For athletes, hairs on the penis can get caught in the jockstrap or compression shorts leading to uncomfortable tugs and constant shifting. That's not fun.

Methods to Remove Hair From There

No matter what method or combination of methods you choose, be careful down there. The genital skin is very soft and thin and can easily be injured. Open skin lesions will also take longer to heal since the skin gets stretched by erections.

Hair removal methods used on other parts of the body, such as , should not be done on the genitals.

Hair Removal Options


Since the skin is so delicate, waxing can easily burn the thin skin on the penis, and , even if the wax temperature may be adequate for the or legs. Also, cold wax should be avoided since ripping the wax strip may tear the elastic skin and damage nerve endings.


Don't even think about using on the penis! An epilator is like plucking, only worse since it yanks out multiple hair strands all at once.


This may be the simplest method to remove the hairs. Wet the area thoroughly to reduce friction and, for those uncircumcised, pull the foreskin forward. Slowly drag the blade over the hairs, trying for one clean pass. Avoid using shaving cream as you won't be able to see ridges & folds. Nicks and cuts on the penis will be uncomfortable.

Razors cut the hairs off at the surface of the skin and the will regrow sharp & bristly. Frequent shaving, perhaps every couple of days, should avoid any scrubby brush. Make it another chore at home.

Make sure to exfoliate & moisturize the penile skin regularly to encourage the hairs to grow straight out of the follicle. If it grows into the skin, a pustule will form that will try to force the hair out of the body.

White bumps sometimes appear after shaving. It's normal for the hair follicle to produce pustules after its strand has been lifted & sheared. In a few days, they will usually disappear. Try not to squeeze these pimples as it will rupture the skin and will take longer to heal.



Depilatory Creams

'Sensitive' formulations of may work on the male genitals. Some guys do it regularly because it works well; others have experienced intense, burning pain! Try it out on a small section first to determine if it's mild enough for you. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP! Leave it on for a short period of time (shorter than the recommended). If there is any burning or irritation, wash it off immediately.

If there's no reaction, then use the lotion on the entire area but make sure that it stays external. Any entry into the urethra can case severe burning and irritation and may require a trip to the doctor. You can try using a Q-tip to apply the cream directly at the base of the hairs. Wait for the cream to work, then thoroughly rinse it off, then wipe off the hair.

Since the hair is removed only at the surface, there is less of a chance that the re-growing strand may turn into an ingrown hair. Between treatments, exfoliate the skin regularly and apply moisturizing cream to keep the skin in good condition.

Laser Hair Removal

Talk to a dermatologist first. Every physician is different and he or she may have the experience to modify the parameters of the so as to not damage the surrounding tissue.

Inquire to see if there's a price premium for and ask as many questions as you need to in order to feel comfortable with the procedure.


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