First of all, avoid using a traditional razor blade on your nether regions. Not only is it especially difficult to maintain control of the handle in trickier positions, but you’re more likely to cut yourself. There’s also the risk of spreading the bacteria that’s festering away between the blades, upping the chances of unsightly post-shave problems including irritation, rashes and infected follicles.
Electric ‘body groomers’, if used wet and with product, present a considerably more foolproof alternative to the humble razor. For perfect results, we’d suggest in investing in two items: an electric razor with a hypoallergenic foil (flat and perforated, with blades below the surface) and a pair of clippers with an adjustable comb attachment (to help remove the ‘bulk’ from thicker tufts of hair). If you can find a gadget that does both, even better!
Chipping into the bush with a pair of clippers or blunted scissors (we can’t stress that part enough) is relatively simple but attending to the family jewels requires real technique. Here are four simple steps to disaster-free depilating: