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Shave pubes in college?
October 2, 2009 4:16 PM   Subscribe

How do I shave my pubes in college? I use the buzzer side of my electric razor usually, but now that I'm in a dorm there are some complications. I don't think I can do it in the bathroom (shared by a ton of people), and if I do it in my room people will hear the razor and I won't feel very hygienic. Solution?
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (19 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Yeah, I don't think most college kids will give a shit about you shaving your pubes. I mean, if that's the weirdest thing they see their freshman year of college then they are getting totally ripped off. Just do it in the bathroom, or your dorm. If they ask what you're doing, just say, "I'm shaving my balls bitch, what do you think I'm doing? It's Thursday night!"
posted by Lutoslawski at 4:20 PM on October 2, 2009 [42 favorites]


Do it in the bathroom at 7 am on a Sunday. Trust me, you'll have the place all to yourself.
posted by cleverevans at 4:21 PM on October 2, 2009 [5 favorites]


Learn to live in a dorm. Do what you have to do.
posted by fire&wings at 4:22 PM on October 2, 2009


Loud music was invented to cover the sounds you don't want other people to hear.
posted by SuperSquirrel at 4:22 PM on October 2, 2009


To be fair, when most people hear the buzz of the razor in your room, they'll think you're getting off. Throw some grunts in there and you're home free.
posted by inturnaround at 4:23 PM on October 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


Both women and men use electric devices to shave non-pube areas of their bodies, so the sound isn't going to set off any alarm bells (and besides, who gives a rat's ass?).

But your dorm has shower doors/curtains, yes? Get a waterproof electric razor and go to town.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 4:27 PM on October 2, 2009


To be fair, when most people hear the buzz of the razor in your room, they'll think you're getting off.

Haha. I had assumed that the OP was a dude, so when I read this I was a bit like, "my god. what are YOU masturbating with." Took me a few seconds there.
posted by Lutoslawski at 4:30 PM on October 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


Do it in your room. Do it when you feel like it. You worry too much.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 4:31 PM on October 2, 2009 [3 favorites]


If people in College (Uni for me but none the less) HAD pubes it was a talking point. I wouldn't worry.
posted by Neonshock at 4:33 PM on October 2, 2009


When I was in college, there was an extremely strange girl on my floor of the dorms. She had a bizarre obsession with Shania Twain, loved Pound Puppies too much, and she smelled atrocious. One morning, I went into the bathroom and saw her trademark Keds under a stall door. She did her business. Then she got down on her knees. Thinking she might be sick, I hung around and considered asking her if she was okay. But then I heard the distinct sound of a tooth brush. And of a cup dipping into a large source of water, followed by gargling and then spitting. Repeatedly. At that point, I hung around because I was horrified and wanted some proof that I hadn't heard what I just heard. But then she flushed, got up, gathered her basket of toiletries and cheerfully greeted me.

Shave your pubes in the bathroom. Everyone has seen and heard worse.
posted by katillathehun at 4:40 PM on October 2, 2009 [28 favorites]


Or use a razor, they're pretty quiet (and get you much smoother, or at least they do for me oh god TMI)
posted by jtron at 5:06 PM on October 2, 2009


Wow, katillathehun's story should certainly ease your worry about what your dorm mates might hear. ::shudders::
posted by aclevername at 5:07 PM on October 2, 2009


Sometimes there are individual bathrooms/showers on one of the dorm floors. Explore. Just don't spend too much time in there.
posted by kathrineg at 5:12 PM on October 2, 2009


Shave in the bathroom. Trust me - everyone knows who is shaving and who is not and it doesn't matter. I knew everyone on the men's swim team who lived on my floor because they shaved EVERYTHING. And if people care (and frankly I don't think they did at my college), then they're the ones with the problem, not you. You're not harming anyone. You're not forcing anything on anyone else.

Just clean up after yourself. Please.
posted by plinth at 5:29 PM on October 2, 2009


Switch to a razor. Doesn't that buzzer thing hurt anyway?
posted by Zambrano at 5:54 PM on October 2, 2009


Yeah, switch to a razor and do it in the shower.
posted by ish__ at 7:22 PM on October 2, 2009


I regularly walked into my all-male floor freshman year of undergrad and saw girls peeing in the urinals. It was old hat by the second week. By junior year I was regularly playing cards sitting on a keg at 4am in another bathroom. Nothing short of maggots really mattered one way or the other.

Man do I miss undergrad.
posted by kcm at 7:33 PM on October 2, 2009 [2 favorites]


My dorm bathroom had toilets without stalls or doors. Bonus: they faced each other

We got good at chess.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 7:39 PM on October 2, 2009 [7 favorites]


don't you have public transportation in your city? I see people doing their makeup on the bus and pluck nosehairs on trains, surely this must fall into the realm of acceptable behavior.

okay, just kidding. you mention that people would hear the razors. that is true but only you know where you are using them. to someone not seeing you this might as well be you shaving a totally different body part.

you could also just stop by the bathroom at the next best gas station you happen to fill up at. most smaller ones have single occupancy bathrooms and you'd easily get a few solo moments there.
posted by krautland at 11:23 PM on October 2, 2009


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