How to shave your Testicles – the ultimate step-by-step guide. male has grown in popularity over the last few years with barbers doing swift business to meet the demands of the modern male. The modern male is now almost expected to look sharp and trimmed while feeling smooth and fresh has become desired too. Male grooming not only includes the hair on your head and face but also pubic hair grooming, which is actually a lot more popular than you might expect. A smooth set of balls is especially important if you are preparing for a surgical procedure such as a Vasectomy.

It is pretty obvious that preparing your testicles is a bit more complicated than shaving your face. Let’s take a look at what you need to know in preparation for your Vasectomy at one of our Gentle Procedures Clinics in Queensland.

Table of contents – how to shave your testicles 

  • Shaving your testicles 
  • Things you’ll need before shaving your testicles at home
  • Shaving your testicles before a Vasectomy 
  • Step by step guide for shaving your testicles 
  • What type of razor should you use for shaving your testicles
  • Warm your testicles in a bath or shower before you start shaving 
  • Why do we recommend shaving your testicles before a Vasectomy procedure?
  • How to prevent itching after shaving your testicles 
  • Vasectomy preparation and aftercare guides

Shaving your testicles – Step by step guide for trimming your pubic area

Before shaving your testicles and administering the razor, make sure that you prepare your pubic area properly. Trimming the pubic hair first is vital to prevent the razor from snagging and should help achieve a smooth shave which will also reduce itching. Prop one leg on the side of a bath or on a stool and trim the pubic hair with some sharp scissors or an electric trimmer though try not to touch the skin. If you are shaving your testicles before a Vasectomy, trimming your pubic hair and cleaning the area with some sensitive soap should reduce the urge to itch and make things more comfortable during the recovery stage. 

Step by step guide for shaving your testicles 

Things you’ll need before shaving your testicles at home

  • Sharp scissors (hair cutting scissors would be best)
  • An electric razor (you might consider borrowing your wife or partner’s if you do not have one)
  • Sharp razor blades (Gillette or similar quality wet shave razor) 
  • Sensitive skin soap (Like Sanex) 
  • Sensitive skin moisturiser or aloe vera

Shaving your testicles before a Vasectomy 

Once the pubic area is prepared, you can begin to shave. Just like the preparation, prop one leg up and use your spare hand to pull the skin taut. Take your time and use slow strokes with slight pressure applied. Make sure you shave with the direction your hair grows then once you are finished you can rinse the area in warm water and pat it dry with a towel.

Step by step guide for shaving your testicles before a vasectomy

Step 1 – Use scissors or an electric trimmer and carefully trim the hair around your testicles. If possible, stand with one leg propped up. You might want to use the side of a bath or a stool should be fine. 

Step 2 – Run a warm bath or take a shower to soak your testicles then clean them using some sensitive soap, this will make it easier to get a closer shave. 

Step 3 – With your spare hand lightly pull the skin taut 

Step 4 – Begin to trim though try to avoid touching the skin. If using an electric razor or disposable blade, be very careful not to snag your skin. 

Step 5 – Pat dry and apply some moisturiser or aloe vera

 

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What type of razor should you use for shaving your testicles?

While a disposable razor will be adequate to shave your face, you might want to opt for an electric razor that will trim the pubic hair but not slice or catch the skin underneath. Better still, try to get a safety razor that offers reduced skin irritation as it will mean only having a single blade against your thin skin. All that should remain of the pubic area is stubble. 

Warm your genitals in a bath or shower before you start shaving your testicles

To get a clean shave you will want your testicles to move around easily while shaving, so soak them in some warm water or take a hot shower. This will also help to open up your pores which will make shaving your testicles easier. It is a good idea to apply a typical skin-friendly shaving product with a soothing ingredient such as aloe vera or green tea. Try to use one which produces a clear lather so you can see the pubic area clearly while you are shaving. 

Why do we recommend shaving your testicles before a Vasectomy procedure?

Do note that the area around your testicles involves some particularly thin skin which has to be tended to carefully. For our Doctors’ improved visibility and for hygienic reasons (keeping hair out of the surgical area), we recommend that you shave from the base of the penis and along the front and sides of your scrotum. You should also avoid dry shaving as this could cause irritation after. As explained in this guide, we recommend warming your testicles in water first, this could be in a bath or shower. While we could easily perform your procedure without having you shave at all, we believe that this is an important step in performing a meticulous surgery.

How to prevent itching after shaving your testicles 

One of the common after-effects of shaving your testicles can be itching, especially if this is the first time you have done so. Good aftercare is a great way to prevent itching after shaving your testicles. 

Preventing itching after shaving your testicles 

First off, check your pubic area for any nicks or cuts which you should soon be able to notice as they may sting. Unlike a facial shave you do not want to apply any aftershave or anything involving alcohol or menthol yet you still apply some aftercare. Your skin will be sensitive and applying some skin balm or facial oil with soothing ingredients should prevent irritation. If you do suffer any irritation or razor burn, then reapply some aftercare products and pat your skin dry instead of rubbing it. If required, apply moisturiser throughout the day. After a day or two the itching should stop. 

 

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Vasectomy planning and help guides

Read more information about How to prepare for your Vasectomy or our Vasectomy Aftercare Guides

If you would like to book a consultation or same day consultation and procedure please contact our office.  If you are planning a Vasectomy here are a couple of things to plan before the procedure:

  • Make arrangements to have 1 to 2 days off work to rest and recover.
  • Limit lifting anything over 5 kg for one week.
  • No swimming or bath for one week. The reason for this is we use medical glue to close the wound, water and glue do not mix and may dissolve the glue.
  • Buy two 500g packets of baby peas, yes you heard that is right! Regular use of ice via (baby peas) helps with any swelling after the procedure.

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