The Smart Man's Guide To Manscaping

Manscaping is always a difficult decision—do you take a little off, a lot, or do you just go au naturale and keep it as the caveman would? To help take the pressure off you as you weigh your options, here are a few tips to help get you started.

1. Invest

Firstly, get yourself a decent pair of clippers. You won’t have to break the bank to get your hands on a quality pair. But do make sure you go for a wet-and-dry technology razor that will make caring for your jewels down below a bit easier.

2. Don’t Go Crazy

Trim your man-hair a bit, but there’s no need to go for smooth, unless you’re a porn star. Around half a centimetre of hair will make it easy to maintain and will feel much more comfortable than itchy stubble.

3. Stretch It Out

When dealing with your more sensitive areas, make sure you stretch that skin tight. Skin down there is a lot thinner and looser, making it easier for a razor to catch it. Take this as a warning because we’ve heard far too many horror stories and, frankly, nobody needs to see the consequences of your mis-snips in the bedroom.

4. Don’t Back Out

Sack and crack: it’s a cliché for a reason. For these areas, we’d opt for a professional wax but, if you haven’t got the balls, do it yourself at home. Just make sure you’ve got a mirror, room to bend over and, for the love of God, make sure everyone else is out.

5. Other Options

Don’t fancy putting a bit of machinery down below? There are plenty of creams, gels and treatments available. “We’ve found laser hair removal is most popular for men aged 25 to 40,” says Mark Norfolk, clinical director at Transform Cosmetic Surgery.