The Real Deal On Hair Removal For Genitals

Published: 14th July 2007
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Genital hair removal for men includes the removal of hair from the scrotum and penis. For women, this refers to the removal of hair from the clitoral hood, labia majora, and labia minora. The process of removing genital hair requires sensitive care because the genital area has an unsmooth surface and thinner skin. Therefore, some of the usual hair removal methods you use on your pubic region may not be very applicable for removing genital hair.

Genital Waxing

Waxing the genitals for women should not be a problem as waxing works well on the female genitalia. Men do not have it the easy way with waxing because not many waxing professionals are willing to wax scrotums. The problem with the scrotum is that the skin there is too loose. During the pulling off of the wax, the skin on the scrotum tends to stretch to an excessive degree, which creates a lot of pain. Hair on the scrotum is usually thicker, which makes it even harder to remove with waxing.

To further complicate things for men, most waxing professionals are women. While some men certainly do not mind a woman handling their sexual organs, others may not like the idea of having a man doing the job and some men do not want anyone to touch them. If you prefer to wax your genitals yourself, you could purchase a home waxing kit. The main advantage of waxing is it removes the hair from the root, which lasts from 3 to 8 weeks before growing back. The hair growth process can be slowed down with special hair inhibitors to extend the effectiveness of waxing. The pain factor is what stops most people from waxing but if you think you can handle it, then go for it!

Are There Any Genital Hair Removal Depilatory Creams In Existence?

Even though there are hair removal creams for the face, legs and pubic region, there aren't any hair removal creams (as far as I know) that claim to be mild enough for the genitalia.

Genital Hair Removers

If you prefer to remove genital hair by shaving, the best solution is an electric pubic shaver, which will eliminate the risk of hurting yourself and the other drawbacks associated with shaving with a razor. These pubic shavers usually look like little men's beard shavers with a rotary foil at the top. You will be required to trim the hair you want to shave till it is very short in length to enable these pubic shavers to do their job. Due to the fact that shaving does not eliminate hair from the root, you may experience ingrown hairs when they start to grow out if you do not apply special after-shave lotions to prevent the new hair from growing sideways. Lastly, shaving requires a lot of maintenance because hair grows back in just a few days.

How To Safely Remove Genital Hair

When it comes to removing genital hair, it is important that your preferred method is both gentle and safe enough for the sensitive skin of your genitals. The most common way of removing hair on the genitals is by shaving with the existing razors you own because it is fast, economical and easy. However, the use of ordinary razors may lead to cuts and bumps on the genitals causing pain, itchiness, and infections. Razor blades and depilatory creams that were not created for contact with the genitals are ill-suited for genital hair removal. If you are willing to invest a bit more cash, you might want to look into getting safer alternatives like plucking with tweezers, laser genital hair removal, waxing and pubic shavers.

Laser Genital Hair Removal

This is probably the best permanent genital hair removal method out there but it can be very uneconomical. It can take between 4 to 8 laser hair removal sessions, each of which will cost $150 or more. Furthermore, you will have to be willing to "bare all" in front of a stranger for quite some time.


I tried to cover the various ways of removing genital hair as accurately and truthfully as I could. As you can see, there is no defectless solution to remove genital hair. You will need to conscientiously decide which procedure suits you best based on your budget, time constraints and personal preferences.


Natalie personally uses and recommends the Body Bare pubic shaver for your intimate shaving needs. If you're open to home waxing, you could try the popular GiGi waxing kits to wax your genitals in the comfort of your own home. For more tips on pubic hair removal, please visit

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