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How to Manscape: Shaving Tips and Designs

How to Manscape: Shaving Tips and Designs

Let's rip the bandaid right off and face the facts -- manscaping is the way of the future. It's here to stay, and if we don't want to be left behind, it's time to learn. Some of you may think you're already manscaped because you took your handy dandy trimmer to your junk once or twice and hacked at the brush like a monkey with a toy. Or maybe you even went so far as to grab your razor and clear the entire forest. And though we admire your gumption -- boy, you've got a lot to learn. 

If you're wondering how to manscape, looking for shaving tips, and interested in the latest and greatest designs to make your junk look more appealing than it already is -- we've got your back.

Manscaping 101: Everything You Need To Know

Manscaping is so much more than just trimming a few straggly pubes. You have to take into consideration how to deal with your chest, your back, your legs, your pits, and every other body part.

A complete approach requires earnest effort, a steady hand, and a thirst for knowledge. The sheer burden of information is why we strive so hard to provide solid resources like this to help you in the first place. With that in mind, sometimes you need to focus on something with a little more depth. Why? Because doing so will help you tackle the mountainous information out there and really hone your manscaping skills --that's why!

Today, we're not going to focus on your chest or your back -- we'll save that for another time. In this post, we're going to get up real close and personal to focus specifically on your most favorite body part -- your meat and potatoes. 

There's no reason to beat around the bush ;), so let's get started.   

Dealing With Pubes 

As you might imagine, the hundred-mile journey to great manscaping starts with the most obvious first step -- trim those pubes! Before we dive into style and technique, we're going to address the newbies in the room: if you've never trimmed your undercarriage, you're hopelessly clueless. And no, we're not talking about being fashion-forward or a "modern man." What we mean is that you have not the slightest clue as to how miserable your pubes are making you. Seriously! They itch. They get tangled. They trap sweat and generate unnecessary irritation in your crotch. Oh, and FUN FACT -- there's no medical benefit to keeping a full bush down there. And while you may have some distorted sense of masculinity tied to it, you'll be so much happier -- not to mention feel happier -- if you crop that sucker down a bit.

Okay, now that we're all on the same page, let's talk about what tools you'll need for the job. You have two solid options: you can either go 'old-school' with a manual razor, or you can go the electric trimmer route.

With a hand razor, you'll need a top-of-the-line razor, a premium shaving gel or cream ideally for sensitive skin, and a cooling body moisturizer or powder (personal preference). 

If you're using an electric trimmer, you'll need a reputable machine backed by glowing reviews (don't settle for the cheap stuff -- your boys deserve the best) and, again, a good quality body moisturizer or powder for aftercare. 

With both methods, you should always exfoliate the area first. Other items on the list for a fine trim are scissors, a fog-free mirror, and shaving oils. 


Laying Down The Groundwork 

First things first -- if the forest in your pants resembles Santa's beard, you need to remove most of it with scissors or a trimmer. Be careful, though, as some trimmers can be really unsuitable for your nut-sack, so probably safer to use some solid scissors on your danglers!

Next, clean your body thoroughly and exfoliate to get rid of any dead skin and dirt for a really fresh feeling. Make sure the area is nice and wet before going forward. 

Now that the prep work is done, you're ready to learn how to manscape your junk! 

The Best Way To Manscape Your Man Bits 

Congratulations -- you've made it through the jungle! Here's the best way to manscape your junk:

  • Lather up the area with a good-quality shower gel or foam.

  • Pull the area of skin that you want to shave as taught as possible. Going with the grain, use very gentle strokes. Rinse your razor each time you shave an area to expel excess hairs. 

  • Shaving under your scrotum can be a little tricky. But it's best achieved by crouching down with your legs apart, holding a hand mirror directly under you. You can rest on the slower floor (with the water off), grab your sack, and pull upwards with one hand. Using your free hand, carefully take the razor and slowly shave with gentle and light pressure. 

  • After you have successfully shaved the desired area, use a top-notch anti-bacterial soap and wash it with cool water to help close hair and skin follicles. 

  • Use a clean towel to gently pat yourself until dry (don't rub). 

  • Hydrate the newly shaved area by applying a light, unscented lotion, or you can even rub in a little of your favorite pre-shaving oil. 

  • And finally, once the area has dried, you can also use a dash of baby powder to the shaved area. This helps with ventilation and makes you feel oh-so-fresh. 

And voila -- you've officially manscaped your junk! Pat yourself on the back, grab a beer and show off your handy work (wink, wink).  

Trendy Pubic Hair Designs 

Feeling adventurous and want to take your pubes from blah to ooh-la-la? Here are the most popular, go-to designs:

Briefs

This design is pretty popular because it's super simple and offers a clean look that the ladies looove. Simply put, it's the man's version of the bikini style. All you have to do is shave all the hair that visibly sticks out of your undies, and wham bam, thank you ma'am -- you're lookin' like a snack! 

Lion's Mane

Want to make your junk look bigger? Of course, you do! The Lion's Mane design can help you to do just that. Simply remove all the hair off your meatballs and the base of your noodle -- leaving a healthy bush right above the penis.

Horizontal Landing Strip

A landing strip is an obvious way to show off your goods to their full advantage. Shave your hair above your pubic area --but not around your cannoli -- and trim your ball hair (gently) so that you have a sort of horizontal landing strip just above your package. 

Fun Shapes

If you want to really impress your S.O., take a walk on the wild side and consider manscaping a fun shape down there. To do this, you'll need to first trim all your pubes short so that the shape is easier to see. But afterward, get creative until you've shaped it to your liking. Hearts, arrows, and letters are all popular options. 

A Final Word 

And there you have it -- everything you need to know to manscape your junk!

Want to look extra fly? Pair your freshly shaved man bits with a sweet pair of boxers from Culprit to really WOW the ladies. From ultra-violent yet ultra-cute ax-wielding Cupids to cybernetic samurais and hard-drinking monkeys, Culprit has a boxer brief to tickle just about anyone's fancy. Oh, and the best part? Other than the innovative left side fly for easier access, these boxer briefs are made with ultra-breathable micromodal to make sure you stay cool where it counts-- your balls. 

Check out Culprit today and feel the difference quality butt-huggers can make on your manhood. Trust us -- you'll be glad you did!

 

Sources:

Purpose of Pubic Hair: 9 FAQs About Benefits, Risks, and Safe Removal | Healthline

How to Keep Your Balls Dry, Clean, and Fresh | Men's Journal

Micromodal | NAU.