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Blades, Wax and Lasers: How To Look Good In Your Lingerie

Updated on October 16, 2009

As any man who has ever slipped on a pair of panties will have noticed, panties do an admirable job of covering what absolutely needs to be covered (unless they happen to be crotchless panties, in which case you're on your own.) Unfortunately however, even women often discover that not all panties cover that which needs to be covered, and little curlies are visible around the sides of panties. This is regarded by some as being quite a distasteful sight, so steps are usually taken to remove the hair around the genital region.

Most women simply shave their bikini line. This is probably the simplest and safest way to deal with the hair which makes your panties look unsightly. If you decide to shave, take care to use a sharp razor, as blunt razors wreak havoc on the sensitive skin and wiry hair which blossoms in these areas. Some kind of cream is essential, and investing in women's shaving cream could be a good idea. Not only does women's shaving cream contain moisturizers which soothe the affected area, it also smells nice and feminine. When you're done, you'll be looking great in your panties and smelling sweet as well.

If you want to get more experimental, there are a wide range of products you can buy and use at home.

Creams

If you use hair removal cream, be sure to ascertain that it is intended for use in sensitive areas. I would also recommend that you do a small patch test 24 hours before you actually use the stuff. There would be nothing worse than attempting to remove some stray hairs and instead visiting the local ER with chemical burns to your privates. As a corollary to this, I must caution you to read the instructions. Leaving a cream on for too long may also lead to burns.

Wax Strips and Brazilians

Some people buy and use wax strips. I tried some once on my legs and immediately discovered that all I had was a bunch of wax sticking to my leg hair. Though it is possible I did not conduct the process correctly, I believe it is more likely that strips are messy, gross and highly painful. Some people swear by them. I would rather grow a pelt of fur than use wax strips.

Note that I am talking about those strips they sell in stores and which you unstick and rub on your leg, not professional waxing, which is sure to be very effective, although also incredibly painful. There are better ways to remove hair in my opinion, but having said that, Brazilian waxes are very popular among the young people these days.

Be aware though, if your Brazilian is not conducted under sterile conditions by a consummate professional, infection can ensue. New Jersey is currently considering banning genital waxing altogether after a spate of two infections caused by unsanitary waxing conditions.

Electrolysis

If you're serious about your hair, you can always have it electrocuted. This is a slow treatment, somewhat expensive and may take several sessions, however once you kill the follicle, the hair will stay away for good. You can perform electrolysis using home kits, the efficacy of which varies wildly from kit to kit. Read up on product reviews before buying. If you have fine or light hair and you are looking for a permanent solution, electrolysis is your best bet.

Laser Hair Removal

Photoelpilation, the process of removing hair with lights or lasers is a procedure undertaken by a trained professional. Laser hair removal works best on dark, coarse hair, which is the type of hair most likely to be in that region anyhow. It is entirely safe and very effective.

Are you a man who keeps a clean bikini line? Share your secrets in the comments :)

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    • Hope Alexander profile imageAUTHOR

      Hope Alexander 

      9 years ago

      I will have to investigate them and then report back when I am ready :D

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      Grant 

      9 years ago

      I believe you should mention epilators as well Hope I've used one for around two months its very effective I have yet to master the bikini line but i use it every where its worth a look into

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      9 years ago

      I don't recommend shaving your butt. :x

    • Hope Alexander profile imageAUTHOR

      Hope Alexander 

      9 years ago

      Because I live in an island cave and honestly, I was unaware of their existence. :D

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      John 

      9 years ago

      Hope, How come you don't ever mention epilator/shavers. I've tried everything except lasers, which are too expensive and I don't trust anyway. Epilators pull hair out a few at a time and can be used, with some care, at the bikini line. After using one for several years I find much of my hair gone permanently and nerves at hair roots is less sensitive. Always have hated body hair under my panties and pantyhose. Now I don't have to worry about it.

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      Gunnau 

      9 years ago from Central Coast NSW Australia

      I'd love to be hair free but my wife prefers me hairy. Of course exceptions are face, under arms and pubic region and she is sort of OK with me shaving legs for winter. Pantyhose feels so much better that way.

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      codyjo 

      9 years ago from New Mexico.

      I'm seriously considering trying a professional wax. I cannot stand the sensation, a few days after shaving waist and below, of a million sharp follicles all painfully tearing through my skin whenever I get goose bumps. The first time that ever happened to me I cried. And ingrown hairs are the worst. Ouch. I don't do chemicals. It's unpleasant and kind of scary wiping away fistfuls of your hair away in globs. Eww. Maybe one day I can go through a few electro sessions - tho that's not exactly a priority until i'm rich and super bored. Sometimes I love to let my leg hair grow out. Because I'm still a guy and I can. Haha,

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      likewhatiam 

      9 years ago

      Hi Hope for me its clean shaven from head to toe I just hate body hair generally so it all comes off.I have been having my upper body done with electrolysis and it feels great but a bit expensive but hey if you want results you have to pay.keep up the good work love your hubs.

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      Cantsay 

      9 years ago

      Just the other day my fiance said to me she can't imagine me with hair on my legs or down there. I have no pubic hair, it's always grossed me out. Legs feel so nice shaved - I don't know why more men don't do it, regardless of wearing lingerie! Thanks for another well directed hub Hope!

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      Nanciboy 

      9 years ago

      I do more than keep a clean bikini line. I try to keep my whole body close to hair free. (mother nature took care of most of my head)

      I shave 'down there', lower legs, arms and chest. I have my upper legs and back professionally waxed (in the same salon that does my nails.) I wouldn't say waxing is incredibly painful, but you certainly won't sleep through the process :)

      I stopped visiting one men wearing panties picture website because the sight of hairy legs and bodies in panties was such a turn off. Of course, then I found this site which is much more entertaining and enlightening.

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