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Kurtis Cobainus
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well, basically, last night i shaved my pubic hair for the first time.i tried to follow as many of the "guidelines" and "techniques" (going with the grain....etc) as possible, and everything seemed okay. but then, this morning i noticed that the area where i had shaved was a little red, and that when i sweated, it was a little irritating, and i got a burny feeling, so i applied some moisturiser to try and help. but i wanted to know, is this normal, or common, or is it a sign of something bad? thanks for the help...
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ErinK
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The burning is pretty common after shaving -- most people call it razorburn. It should go away pretty soon. Don't worry about it. [Smile]
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Kurtis Cobainus
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phew! thanks...you put my mind at ease, hehe. is the redness common too...like do that and razorburn go hand in hand or something? once again, thanks!
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Karybu
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Yep, redness is very common after shaving. No need to worry.

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tsk
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i was just wondering how much pubic hair it's normal to shave off? which bits of their hair do most women shave? [Confused]
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dailicious
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All women are different. Some women shave their bikin-line (the area that is visible if you wear some types of bathing suits), some shave a bit more, some shave it all, some make designs in the hair, some don't shave anything at all.

So it's all up to you and what you like.

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tsk
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thanks for your help [Smile]
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justxsome1
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so it is ok to shave all of it off??? i was thinking about it but knid of nervous...really not sure [Frown]
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MaryTheGypsy
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Its perfectly safe to shave it all off, except for the possiblity of razor burn or ingrown hairs (So painful, and ugly too! [Frown] I know from personal experience)

Really, its all personal preference. Some women never shave. Some trim. Some shave a little, some shave it all.

Just try it out if you want and be careful.

Also, I suggest a nice long soak in hot water before, and during your shaving. That always helped lessen pain for me.

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thank you!!! and dont worry, im EXTREMELY carefull with everything i do [Smile] thanks again!!
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crazycoolk
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what do u do if u get ingrown hair is it a health hazard
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DarkChild717
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If you get an ingrown hair, don't bother it. Gently exfoliate it, and it will eventually go away.

For more info, check out our Shaving FAQ.

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