What are the best products, techniques, shapes, and ideas for a first-timer grooming the female pubic area?
I have NEVER shaved my pubic hair, but I am now having the urge to do so. I have a lot of questions, probably things that I should have learned long before the age of 26, but hey. I am more than a little embarrassed that I have gone this long without learning this stuff!
I do shave my underarms and legs on a daily (or every-other) basis. I have been sexually active in the past, but am not right now. I am completely single, so I would be doing this completely for myself, and not for a boyfriend. Throwing another fact into the mix, I am about 40 pounds overweight, so I have some extra fat hanging around that area (my thighs and stomach seem to bear the brunt of my obesity).
I read this
, but it seems even more advanced than I am right now! I haven't even gotten to the razor burn!
1) What products should I have on hand? Presumably a razor - but what brand? Shaving cream, too, but again, what works best? Is all shaving cream pubic-area-safe? All I need is a yeast infection or UTI! I read about Bikini Zone and similar products, so I think I have that covered. I am definitely afraid of waxing right now, so I think I will see how I like having a groomed pubic area before submitting myself to that pain.
2) What shape should I shave my hair into? "Landing strip" seems to be most popular. If I do that, how far back do I go with the razor? Do I go all the way to the anal area? Do I need to trim the hair that is left? If so, what kind of trimmer should I use?
3) My biggest fear is cutting myself - I imagine that it's horribly painful given the location. What techniques do you know of to avoid this? I have heard that partner-shaving is very helpful - but I am single right now so that won't pan out. Does using a mirror help, or is that useless?
4) How often will I need to do this? Is it like shaving your legs or underarms, where it can and should be done once a day? Or is it more of a once-a-week deal?
Those are my most burning questions - please feel free to add anything you think might help me.
Thank you so much for your time and advice!