Every guy experiences an itchy male organ at some time or another; for some guys, it can become a chronic situation. Since no man likes to be caught out in public furiously scratching his equipment, finding a way to stop the itching is important. Ensuring proper male organ health is essential to addressing the problem, but sometimes men also opt for manscaping.
To shave or not to shave
Does manscaping actually have an effect on an itchy male organ? It largely depends on who you ask. Some men swear that it makes no difference; others insist that it makes a huge one. Ultimately it seems to depend upon the individual.
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So what are some of the pros and cons of taking a razor to the short hairs?
1. With no hair, the pelvic area is not quite as warm and so sweats somewhat less; what sweat there is doesn't collect in the hairs. A moist pelvic area is a breeding ground for bacteria, which can cause manhood itching.
2. Sometimes the way in which pelvic hair touches the male organ is the cause of the itching.
3. Hairs can become ingrown, which causes discomfort and encourages scratching.
4. The area can be easier to keep clean when there isn't a lot of hair in the way.
5. If one is using any lotions or ointments to relieve itching (or for any other reason), it is easier to apply them (and to apply them more smoothly and evenly) if the area is hairless.
6. Many men find that their male organs appear longer without a bush of hair surrounding them. (This, of course, has nothing to do with itching, but most men are happy to consider any option that adds to the appearance of their endowment.)
7. Some women are more likely to perform orally on a shaven male organ than on one that is surrounded by hair. (Again, this has nothing to do with itching, but most men are happy to consider any option that adds to the chance of receiving oral stimulation.)
1. A guy doesn't have to be John Wayne Bobbitt to feel uncomfortable with a razor swinging around his pelvic area.
2. When the pelvic area is shaved for the first time, it actually will itch more for the first day or so. In addition, when hairs start growing back in, they tend to add to the itch factor; as a result, it's necessary to keep the pelvic area regularly shaved in order to keep the itching at bay. Some men may find that this is too high maintenance for them.
3. A guy will need to use shaving cream and some men may find that their skin reacts negatively to the ingredients in the cream.
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4. Clean-shaven men may find the sensation of a woman's pelvic hair brushing against their denuded member during intimacy unfamiliar and uncomfortable. (Others may find that exciting; still others may have a partner with a shaved pelvic area and therefore may not consider this an issue.)
5. While more and more men opt for a sleek look, it may still make one feel self-conscious when walking around the locker room.