The Ultimate Guide to Grooming and Shaving Your Balls

Treat your crown jewels to some pampering.

Furry, hairy, scruffy, or smooth. No matter what you’re into, grooming down there in some capacity is an absolute must. Pubic hair can be irritating, It can trap sweat and unpleasant odors. It can be unsightly if you don’t take good care of it, and when it comes to romantic partners…let’s just say it can get in the way. This is especially true for hair on your balls. Whatever your vice, we have the solution for you in this comprehensive guide to cleaning, grooming, and shaving your balls.


Stopping the Itch

If you’re dealing with itchy balls, just know that you are not alone. While a little ball itch is nothing to be worried about if it becomes a constant issue you may need to start thinking about solutions. Assuming the issue isn’t medical, in which case you should talk to your doctor, what exactly can cause chronic ball itch?

You Need a New Cleaning Routine

Falling behind with personal hygiene around your crotch will likely itchiness, and that’s no fun for anyone. No judgment here, but you would be surprised just how much something like that can get you down. It can also have a major impact on your sex life and, assuming you have a partner, can be a big deterrent to fun in the bedroom. In case you haven’t noticed, your balls naturally have lots of folds of skin. With all of this overlap, moisture buildup is a real issue, which can lead to itching, stench, and even infections if it’s not cleaned and dried correctly, infections happen.

Don’t just address the surface. Move things around, be liberal with the soap, and get everything clean. As part of your shower routine, we recommend grabbing a bottle of Manscaped’s Crop Cleanser Groin Wash to get those bits squeaky clean. Rinse off, dry the area well, and then keep it fresh with their Crop Preserver Ball Deodorant. If you want to be extra, give your goods a spritz or two of Crop Reviver Ball Toner.

Unresolved Chafing Issues

Chafing is the worst. There is nothing quite as discouraging as dealing with itchy and painful rashes when you’re trying to do something good for your body, like working out. Lucky for you, the problem might a simple one with a simple solution. It’s time to level up your underwear. More often than not, the wrong pair of underwear is going to cause chafing issues. We recommend underwear that will wick moisture and work to reduce friction. Once again, Manscaped’s got you covered. It can also help to keep the area well moisturized in advance. If you’ve been following closely and grabbed yourself some Crop Preserver, that shouldn’t be an issue.

Improper Shaving Technique

Perhaps you’re under shaving? There’s no shame in that. Pubic hair can grow quite fast, and even the best of us can fall behind on our self-care. In the meantime, however, that jungle of curly and wiry hair can get into all the nooks and crannies between your legs. As it grows it can tickle and irritate the area leading to itchy balls. Maybe you shave all the time, but a lack of technique has led to skin irritation. Perhaps an embarrassing tendency to itch in public. Read on to learn how you can tackle this issue head-on.


Taming the Bush

So you’ve decided to shave your balls. Good for you! The skin down there is pretty sensitive, and taking a sharp and oscillating object to that area can seem intimidating. Don’t worry about it — we’re here to help. The next time you decide to take a razor to your crown jewels follow this tried and tested guide to safely and effectively having your balls.

Prepare Your Bathroom

If you’ve shaved your balls before, you know that it can lead to a bit of a mess. Hair can end up in all sorts of places it’s not supposed to be, and if you aren’t the type to diligently clean your bathroom that is bad news. Our advice? Save yourself the trouble of standing awkwardly over your toilet bowl or fishing hair out of your drain. Grab yourself some of Manscaped’s disposable, and recyclable shaving mats to keep your bathroom hair-free. This will also save you the trouble of laundering a hairy towel. Gross.

Now all you need is good lighting and a clear view of a mirror. Don’t skip this step, because seeing what you’re doing is critical to maintaining scrotal integrity.

Get in Position

Your body is a temple, and they’re called crown jewels for a reason. Don’t just tug at your balls willy-nilly. Position yourself over your shaving mat and spread your legs out so your feet are wider than your shoulders. This will give you plenty of room to get in there and do your thing.

Grab Your Trimmer

Ah ah ah, don’t reach for the razor just yet. If it’s been a while since your last shave, it’s best to rid your balls of that excess length before you break out the more precise instruments. Taking a razor to an area with a lot of hair makes the job much more difficult and time-consuming. The last thing you need is to start hacking at your bush in frustration. We recommend The Lawn Mower 4.0 by Manscaped because it was specifically designed with your junk in mind. Well, maybe not your junk specifically but you get the idea.

Make sure to use the trimmer with a guard to avoid any unwanted nicks. Take your time, taking care to hit all of the nooks and crannies. With your free hand lift your balls to get the underside and lift your penis to get the top of your balls. Make sure to move your balls to the side to get that pesky area between your balls and your legs. Also, don’t forget to trim the base of the shaft where it meets the balls. We’re going for a smooth transition here. Easy does it.

Shower Time

Clean up your hair trimmings, and step into the shower. This is a good time to rinse off any hair that is stuck to your legs and clean your junk thoroughly. While you’re at it, this could be a good time to do a self-exam for any new lumps or masses. Once you’re all soaped up, you’ll also find that your balls are more relaxed from the hot water and steam. It’s much easier to shave your balls safely when they’re not tucked into you and scrunchy. They need to be hanging and exposed for that close, smooth shave.

Ready Your Razor

Now that you’re all lathered and loose, you’re ready to get back into position. By now you are a master of finesse and precision, all you need is the proper tools. No, we don’t mean your junk. We suggest two major tools for this step.

  • Soap or shaving gel: Crop Gel by Manscaped is specially formed to be clear, so you can better see what you’re doing.
  • High-quality razor: The Crop Shaver by Manscaped is specifically designed to shave your nuts.

Make sure to apply a generous but even coat of lather so the razor can glide in one smooth stroke. Then, take your clean, fresh razor in one hand. With your other hand, stretch the scrotum taut (but not forcefully) so you have a smooth, clean surface to work with. First the right side, then the left. Pull your balls up and shave. Pull them down and shave. Take care to run your hand over the area to make sure you didn’t miss a spot, and rinse the blade after every stroke.

You may need to apply more Crop Gel from time to time to make sure everything is lathered nicely.


Finish the Job

Rinse yourself off and the hard part is over! Step out of the shower and dry yourself thoroughly, making sure to finish up by moisturizing the area full with Manscaped’s Crop Preserver. If this is your first time, a newly shaved pair of balls might feel a little strange. Trust us, you’ll get used to it. You may also want to give this freshly shaved area some time to adjust before you…do the deed. Although it may be tempting, you don’t want to irritate the area further. To avoid itchy regrowth, make sure to keep up your shaving routine once a week. You can also freshen up your crotch with the Crop Reviver anytime your junk needs a quick pick-me-up.

Congratulations, you’ve shaved your balls. With proper maintenance and hygiene, your scrotal issues will be a thing of the past!

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The Ultimate Guide to Grooming and Shaving Your Balls
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