Hope's Guides For Men : How To Shave Your Legs
If you wear lingerie, it may be time to start shaving your legs. A great deal of the reason why some claim that men don't look good in lingerie is because of the contrast of sweet, light lingerie against thick body hair and I have to say, on some aesthetic level, I quite agree. Shaving your legs (and other body parts) need not be a painful experience, many men who shave quite enjoy it, and I tell you, after the deed is done, your lingerie will feel a hundred times better against your skin.
Removing leg and body hair leaves a soft, smooth, feminine surface for your lingerie to brush against. If you've never experienced the feeling of lingerie against shaved skin, then you are most definitely missing out.
Once you've decided to shave your legs, its time to get the necessary supplies:
I'd advise investing in a separate razor, (with several spare blades, for reasons which will shortly become apparent) one designed for women. These razors are designed to deal with the curves and hard lines that come with legs, unlike face razors which are designed to deal with, well, faces. If you have a decent razor for your face you won't want to ruin it by using it on your legs and other unmentionable areas.
As with your face, use a good shaving cream and it is definitely worth your while to also invest in some moisturizing body lotion for afterward. That will soothe your skin and take down any redness you might experience.
Doing The Deed:
Most importantly I must caution you to take it slowly. Some men shave their faces with brisk, hard strokes which make me cringe. Don't do that to your face, and don't do that to any other part of your body either. You significantly increase your chances of cutting yourself if you shave too fast, too rough, or too hard. It's quite possible to take a strip of skin off with a sharp lady's safety razor, so do be careful.
If you have masses of body hair, take Dani's suggestion (helpful readers are awesome,) and trim the hair with an electric razor. This will make things a great deal cleaner and easier for you, and also prolong the life of your other razors.
Shave from your ankles upwards, not the other way, you always want to be shaving against the direction in which the hair is growing. Take a moment to unclog the razor after each stroke, it is likely to full with hair quickly, especially if this is your first time shaving a full crop of man hair. Keep a few blade changes or disposable razors nearby, you may find they dull quickly, being designed for women whose body hair tends to be a great deal less resilient than men's.
The Short Version:
Take it slowly, enjoy the process and treat your skin with care. Lotion afterward, then enjoy your lingerie.
And that's it, a very simple, quick way to enhance your lingerie wearing experience.
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