Shaving your bikini area is all the rage these days and more and more women are opting for the full vaginal shave. The thought of maneuvering around your tender spots with a sharp razor seems daunting at first. Rest assured though, with this quick start guide to vaginal shaving you will be on your way to a smooth mound in no time.
Before reaching for the razor you need to prepare the area. If your pubic hair is longer than ¼ inch you should trim it first. Use a beard trimmer or a pair of sharp scissors to cut the hair as short as possible. Now it’s time to heat things up. Wash your pubic hair with hot water, this will open the pores and allow for a smoother shave.
To allow the razor to move better across the skin apply a pre-shaving oil. Pre-shaving oil builds up a slippery surface on which to layer your shaving foam, protecting your skin from harsh razor blades.
Apply shaving foam or gel without washing the pre shave oil off first and start shaving with the grain. You want to start on your lower abdomen and working down to the vaginal lips. Be careful around the vaginal lips and clitoris to prevent cuts. Protect tender bits by placing fingers over them while shaving in that area.
Follow up by shaving once more against the grain proceeding just like before. After this, wash the area with very cold water. This will allow pores to close and prevent irritation.
Dry the area and apply a soothing after shave moisturizer.A cooling spray containing Aloe Very to sooth irritated skin and/or witch hazel to prevent inflammation works best. Keep the area dry and clean to prevent irritation.
Shaving irritation is quite common the first few times you shave your pubic area. The skin is very sensitive and has to get used to the assault with a sharp razor. If razor burn does occur apply after shave moisturizers to the affected area once or twice per day until the itching stops. Don’t be disheartened razor burn will almost be completely extinct within a few regular shaving sessions.
4 Ways to Make Your Vagina Smell and Taste Better
1. Proper hygiene
While the inside of the vagina usually keeps itself clean, the outside can use a little help sometimes. Wash every day with a gentle, additive-free soap to keep your vagina fresh and smelling nice.
Whether or not to shave the pubic hair is a personal choice, and you shouldn’t do it if you feel uncomfortable with it. If you don’t mind the idea however, consider that once that pubic hair is gone, things like sweat and stray urine droplets won’t get trapped in the area. If you notice your vagina smells bad, it could be scents trapped in the hair and not the vagina itself. Shaving will also improve the taste of your vagina, much the same way as it improves smell.
3. Flavored oils
There are flavored massage oils available that can be used on the vagina to improve the taste and smell. These are only to be used during sex though, not during everyday activities. Still, if you’re looking for a quick improvement in taste and smell for an intimate moment, massage oils are a good option. Make sure the kind you get is specifically intended for sex, and always test a small amount first so you know your vagina isn’t too sensitive for the product.
4. Drinking juice
Cranberry and pineapple juice have both been reported to improve the taste and scent of vaginal discharge. Cranberry juice naturally combats unhealthy bacteria in the urinary tract system, so this will help improve the smell of urine as well. Even if you only drink a glass of one of these juices a day, you can still see changes. The pineapple juice trick works for men too, so if you live with your partner, consider getting him to try it with you.
If you notice a persistent bad vaginal smell, you may be suffering from some kind of infection, so see a doctor if these natural tips don’t improve your condition.