Skip to content


    Attention All WebMD Community Members:

    These message boards are closed to posting. Please head on over to our new WebMD Message Boards to check out and participate in the great conversations taking place:

    Your new WebMD Message Boards are now open!

    Making the move is as easy as 1-2-3.

    1. Head over to this page:

    2. Choose the tag from the drop-down menu that clicks most with you (and add it to any posts you create so others can easily find and sort through posts)

    3. Start posting

    Have questions? Email us anytime at [email protected]

    What a Great Experience this group has become. The kinship in Brotherhood. There is such a diverse range of topics. This is the place we can be as open as we want to be... Everyone is welcome to join, but it is not a place to Cruise. It's for sharing sexual questions and comments among men.
    Anon_962 posted:
    Have a need regarding manscaping.
    How do you shave your balls? Is there any good way of doing it?
    gq12 responded:
    there have been lots of threads on this topic. I have been shaving (and waxing some) for a long time. To shave you balls, the best way is with warm soapy water and a good sharp razor. You need to be sure the skin is pulkled smooth (the warm water helps this). I shave in any direction and it is not a problem.

    I have never cut myself and don't have any itching or bumps. I usually shave every 4-5 days. Waxing lasts longer and hurts some, but not too bad. What I don't like is that you need to let the hair grow out a 1/4", which I don't like.
    joe8843 replied to gq12's response:
    How have you guys been manscaping your pubic hair? I trim most of mine very short down to the base of my penis. At the base of my penis and scrotum I leave the hair untrimmed. This gives me a vertical bar of hair that nicely accets my penis and scrotum. I think that this style may be called a brazilian, although I am not sure on its name.

    I would like to color/dye what pubic hair I have to make it darker. Any suggestions on how to do this?
    gq12 replied to joe8843's response:
    Joe, when you say "At the base of my penis and scrotum I leave the hair untrimmed", do you mean that you do not trim it and the hair is longer or not trimmed back? If so this is not a brazilian. A brazilian is when the hair is removed totally. A full brazilian is no pubic hair at all in front, and includes the area beyond your balls and your ass crack.
    I leave the hair above my shaft trimmed very short and remove all the hair about 2" up from the shaft so that there is no "treasure trail" and the patch of hair is relativel small.
    joe8843 replied to gq12's response:
    I misspoke- I don't have a brazilian. I keep a 1" strip of hair just above my shaft and scrotum untrimmed. Everything above that is closely trimmed, nearly totally removed. I like the way this manscape shows off my equipment.
    gq12 replied to joe8843's response:
    So Joe, do you trim the 1" strip short or do you leave this regular length? I think I do someting similar... I shave the hair right at the base of my shaft so that you can clearly see where the shaft begins, and I shave from the base down so that there is no hair below my shaft. I leave a small strip above (about 2" uptoward my abs) with a very short bush (a #1 or #1 setting on a trimmer), then I remove all the hair above that so there is a clean line where the hair is. I don't have a lot of pubes so I clean up the little bit that grows up my lower abs. I have no chest hair and very light leg hair, which I will trim to keep very short as well.
    joe8843 replied to gq12's response:
    I leave a 1" horizontal strip of hair at regular length just above my shaft and ball sack. The hair above this strip is trimmed very short, you would hardly know that it is there. I plan on shaving my shaft and sack in the next few days. The 1" strip of hair nicely frames my equipment.

    I would lilke to dye the strip to make it stand out more. Any suggestions on what to use?
    gq12 replied to joe8843's response:
    I kinda like the hair not to stand out too much for me. I have light hair on my pubes and when it is cut to a #1 or 2 setting, it is almost not visible. I like having almost no body hair!!
    TravisHou replied to gq12's response:
    I cut mine to #3. but my balls are smooth... feels great.. in the shower and n bed
    SS1995 replied to TravisHou's response:
    I usually use #1 setting. I have the norelco boddy groomer and gave up hope on it. I must have had a bad one though cause it died and was still in warranty so I got a new one which works much better. I loved how smooth it got my backside.

    Anyway, I'm currently going untrimmed for a bit (until spring maybe), but I had gone from little patch to fully smooth over the past year. I have to say... the little patch has been my favorite look. Kind of like strutting around in the locker room.. he he he..

    On a random note, I find it amusing when I'm at the gym and the normal crew is there and you know its their time for the quarterly manscape for someone.
    An_242262 responded:
    Just started the new year with a fresh body shave including scrotum, shaft and anus. Did a quick handheld showerhead enema to get a deep clean feeling since I've been eating a lot of junk over the past few days.
    joe8843 replied to An_242262's response:
    Great to learn that you started the new year with a body shave. I did the same- shaved scrotum and shaft and closely trimmed pubic hair.

    Are you into enemas? How large of an enema did you take? Did you find it uncomfortable? I've taken enemas but don't like the bloating and cramping they cause. Any suggestions on getting past the bloating and cramping since I like the clean feeling after I expell the enema.
    gymbeau replied to joe8843's response:
    I just give myself what I can shoot up the anus with a stream fom the shower massager. I do it a few times and feel really clean and the release is a good sensation. Anything larger is a hassel and I have to sit on the toilet too long to get it all out and sometimes have "afterleaks".
    bj102364 replied to gq12's response:
    I remove the hair from my scrotum and shaft with a tweezer. It's a long time before it starts to grow back and pulling two or three hairs a day keeps it hairless.
    jeffbodean replied to joe8843's response:
    I like to keep my groin area very hairy. More manly looking. A shaved groin area is like looking like a young boy. I do trim the longest hair (3 inches) when it covers up the penis to much.

    Spotlight: Member Stories

    I'm a GWM (gay white male) with a recently discovered meningioma (outside the brain cover) tumor.It is difficult to live with. I"m a retired ...More

    Helpful Tips

    Anal issue
    I've had this pain on the outer region of my anal, it have tried to ignore it but the pain has been persistent. I recently researched what ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    0 of 0 found this helpful

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.