Manscaping
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Grooming "down there" isn’t just for women anymore.

“You have the 'picture', and you have the 'frame,'” plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon says. “You want to make sure that 'frame' frames that 'picture' nicely.”

As an added benefit, keeping the nether regions trimmed can create the appearance of a larger package. Aesthetics aside, "manscaping" can also help prevent pubic lice, which thrive in hairy areas of the pubic region.

Less hair can also make it easier to spot genital warts, lesions or any other signs of STDs around the groin; however, the groin isn't the only place men tend to groom. Manscaping can refer to everything from grooming the torso and armpits, as well as unsightly hair in the nose, on the back and even on the derriere.

Waxing can be painful but will produce longer-lasting results. After a waxing procedure, it generally take between six to eight weeks for the hair to grow back. Professional waxing is preferable to home kits, as the wax is applied while hot, and anyone unfamiliar with the process can risk burning or damaging the sensitive skin.

If you elect to shave rather than wax, it's ideal to use shaving cream or lather generously with a moisturizing soap to prevent razor burn. Shaving in the shower, while the skin is soft and moist, can also help prevent irritation.

 

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