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If and when I shave my pubic hairs I always get a stubble, no matter how well I shave. Could this stubble damage a condom?
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I don't think so.. most condoms are pretty resilient.. and I doubt your stubble is that rough..

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Yes, actually it could damage a condom. It could also make your skin irritated, and therefore more susceptible to infections. If you feel the need to remove your pubic hair, try waxing instead.

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yeah, shaving is really irritating, i don't know many guys that do though. but through the taming experience make SURE you use a nice sharp razor or the results could be very....uncomfy


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A nurse told me once that waxing is the way to go to remove any bodily hair. It's way safer than those "melt away" creams that essentially just burn you and razors just cause the hair to grow back faster and thicker. So if you can, splurge for the waxing. Plus, you'll have to worry about hair removal less often. The longer you've been waxing, the less hair that grows back. No stubble either
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no stubble? when it does grow back wouldnt there be stubble? or would it just be duller?
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You'd have stubble when it grows back ... but depending on how fast your hair grows, that could be 3-6 wks, compared to a few days w/ shaving.
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Shaving does NOT, CANNOT, cause your hair to grow back either faster or thicker. These traits are rooted (no pun intended) in the hair follicles themselves, which shaving does NOT affect.

What DOES happen is that the ends of shaved hair are more blunt than of unshaven hair. Therefore, they can look thicker or different and feel much rougher than unshaven hair.

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