Welcome back to MANSCAPED! Men all over the world are manscaping in one form or another. You can easily spot them by the spring in their step and the smile on their face. Some guys are just going for a little cleanup, and others are in for the total overhaul.
So…before I go any further, let’s discuss the elephant in the room. What exactly IS manscaping? Google’s definition of manscaping is “the removal or trimming of hair on a man’s body for cosmetic effect”.
Most of us think that manscaping is limited to “under the belt” but after reading MANSCAPED: Refining the Gentleman you should know that manscaping includes other body parts too. Chest, shoulders, back, armpits….these are just some parts of a man’s body that are ripe for grooming. Every man can, and should, reap the many benefits of manscaping.
You probably already manscape in one form or another. Maybe you are just trimming back the unsightly sprout of chest or back hair from your shirt collar, or perhaps you have graduated into advanced techniques already. Either way, today I’m here to go over the “how to’s” of manscaping, specifically… your balls.
First of all, it is essential that you have the right tools to do the job. I have used a lot of appliances over the years. Looking this good isn’t as easy as it appears.
There is one kit that meets all my manscaping needs. MANSCAPED men’s personal grooming kit has all the tools a man needs to present the best version of himself.
Let’s talk about technique. In general, I would say there is no right or wrong answer – just trim that jungle back! But in the case of manscaping, I have found there is most definitely a process that works best for me.
The Family Jewels
Taking a razor to my jewels? Isn’t it going to be itchy? These are a few of the issues that keep men from jumping ALL IN to the realm of smooth ballery. If you follow the process I’ve outlined below, things will go smoothly for you (pun intended). Since honing my process, I have not had that uncomfortable, and sometimes embarrassing, itchy ball syndrome
Step 1: The Lawn Mower
Take down the volume of your bush before you begin scaping. The Lawn Mower from the MANSCAPED kit is small enough to get into the tricky, elusive places in between your legs. Although it’s small, it is powerful enough to get the job done without snagging or pulling the short and curlies.
CAUTION – Never use the trimmer directly on your sack without utilizing a trimmer guard. Catching skin in the trimmer blade can be a bloody mess – not to mention painful! OUCH!
Step 2: The Crop Cleanser
Hop into the shower. Use the Crop Cleanser to wash the funk off your junk. Making sure your balls are squeaky clean before shaving is an important step. The Crop Cleanser not only cleanses, but also lubricates your skin.
Step 3: Exfoliate
Exfoliate the entire area you are planning to shave. I can’t stress enough to you that skipping this step can result in nasty and painful ingrown hairs. Exfoliating loosens dead skin that prevents new hairs from popping straight out.
Don’t skip over any problem areas you have experienced in the past. You know what they say about an ounce of prevention! You can use a soft bristle body brush or a small loofah. In a pinch, you can use a washcloth.
LESSON LEARNED: Do NOT use your lady’s loofah. Ahem… As Forrest Gump says, “That’s all I have to say about that.”
Step 4: The Plow
After sufficiently lubing up the boys with the Crop Cleanser, go ahead and grab the safety razor dubbed The Plow. This step can be done in or out of the shower. I recommend trying this out of the shower a few times until you get the hang of it. Showers can have poor lighting and slippery surfaces. The procedure is delicate enough without doing a balancing act while holding a razor to your nut sack.
Now for the main event…shaving your balls. I don’t need to tell you that the skin on your balls is different than other skin on your body. It expands and contracts depending on what you’re up to. You need to pull the skin tight to shave. Multi-blade razors can be rough on sensitive ball skin, so I like the single blade safety razor for one pass shaving. Save the triple blade razor for your face.
SPOILER ALERT: Shaving against the grain will result in razor burn or severe skin irritation. Always shave in the direction of hair growth, never against the grain. Enough said.
Continue shaving using small strokes, keeping the skin surface flat and pulled tight, staying with the grain as much as possible. Rinse the extra lube and shaved pubes off yourself and the razor.
TIP: While you are down there, make sure you don’t neglect the gooch – the area between the balls and ass. A hairy gooch with manscaped balls is a bit awkward. Just stay consistent.
Step 5: Dry Thoroughly
When you’ve finished shaving, dry your goods completely, but don’t rub the towel where you’ve just shaved. Just pat the boys dry, making sure you’ve removed the excess moisture. All the folds and creases are highly subject to “sacteria” – bacteria in the groin area.
NOTE: Leaving moisture below the lucky charms can result in a sad case of Grundle Butter. Ignoring grundle butter, or swamp ass is not only smelly but unhygienic. Gotta keep the nether region dry.
Step 6: Crop Preserver
Now it’s time for the Crop Preserver . MANSCAPED Crop Preserver is a liquid talcum gel. This miracle gel is impressive stuff – acts like talc without the pasty mess. Mixing talcum powder and ball sweat is never a good idea.
The cool thing is that Crop Preserver is not only an antiperspirant but also a moisturizer with anti-bacterial, anti-chafing properties. Guys, it’s liquid talcum gel – no powder!
Using Crop Preserver prevents that uncomfortable sensation when your balls stick to your thighs. We call this phenomenon batwings, and we have all experienced this on hot, humid days. Gals, if you’re reading this and don’t know what batwings are, let me say you don’t want to. It’s uncomfortable and unnecessary.
Apply Crop Preserver liberally and give it a few seconds to dry. Manscaped ball deodorant will keep your t-bags fresh all day. Although you can use this on hairy balls too, it is especially effective when clean shaven. Whoever thought you could have dry balls AND moisturized balls at the same time was a genius!
That’s the 6 step process. My friends, if you follow these simple steps, you can feel a little lighter on your feet. You’ll have more confidence knowing that even with clothes on, you are a lean, mean, fighting machine.
If you are still in doubt whether you should or shouldn’t, Manscaped.com explores the many Benefits of Shaving Your Balls. Manscaping the family jewels is not just aesthetically pleasing, but it’s actually good for you! To get started, click here to get your MANSCAPED kit today!