Guys, what are your thoughts on a razor burn?

I shaved “down there” today and got a pretty big razor burn. It’s been bleeding throughout the day. I have a feeling that my man and I are going have some fun (😉) tonight, but I’m nervous about having him feel it. Should I make up a lame excuse like I’m not feeling well to avoid getting frisky? Or should I just face it? Is it a huge turn off?
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  • If my boyfriend wasn't so odd about pubic hair, I would leave my bush & trim it so it is manageable. I've switched over to chemical removal, like Nair, for my hair removal needs, because I got so fed up with the razor burn & the uncomfortableness if it all.

    But it shouldn't be bleeding throughout the day. My assumption is that you put panties on BEFORE your blood could clot fully & start the healing process, leading it to clot TO your panties & the clot removes itself when you pull them off. If there is a next time, wait to put your panties & bottoms on until right before you leave the house to ensure that it is fully clotted

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  • - shower/bath before shaving
    - warm wet towel 10-15 over shaving place min long to make hair softer
    - always fresh and sterile blades
    - shaving gel or shaving oil, reduces friction on skin
    - antiseptic Aftershave without alcohol

    Works without skin irritation for me

    • Works for me when shaving my face since I use either a safety razor (aka, razor blade with a handle) or a cutthroat.

Most Helpful Guys

  • It's pretty much up to the two of you- or you-to just decide. The region may still be tender, but the arousal may make up for it: your call. If YOU can tolerate the feeling, it's fairly reasonable that your boyfriend can also.

    Potential relief- Any cream or other product containing anhydrous aluminum sulfate will help constrict the blood vessels to aid in the stopping of the bleeding. The " styptic pencil"- a "pencil" of AAS- has been around for about a century- and is used to stop the bleeding of small nicks when shaving.

  • That’s gonna be tender.

    I usually looked after the shaving side for my girlfriend, and if needed she sorted me, majority of time was Spa job with trims between.

    was always mutual though, far easier someone else doing it for you, and fun lol

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  • Just tell him what happened. He will be understanding about it. My man was. I hate shaving down there for that reason. Plus it takes forever.

  • It's not a turn off to me but how could it be arousing to you if it feels painful?

    • It’s not painful actually

  • I would feel badly that you have the razor burn, but it would not be a turn off to having sex. I would be careful to not irritate it, but that area is still going to be sexy to me and draw me in!

  • Skintimate Brand, makes an after-shaving cream, and it works really well!! No burning, no bumps, and works for guys too, but it smells like flowers!! LOL!!

  • Just tell him what happened and in as pouty a way possible say, "my kitty is now sore and I need you to kiss it better". Guy love problems they can solve easily. And he wants to go there anyway. Relax, we are not as judgmental as you think we are. Most of us anyway.

  • Have you tried any lotion or aloe, or anything to try to soothe your razor burn?

    • I have plans all day so I won’t have time. Does aloe help?

    • It might. I would give it a try.

    • it takes like 2mins to put moisturiser on it lol. even a bandaid is good enough it prevents rubbing against the undies

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  • Could you possibly get an infection down there with the wound if you get frisky?

    • Very unlikely. It’s just an annoying skin irritation. Not a gaping wound.

    • @loves2learn got you, that’s good

  • It happens. Don't worry about it.

  • It's not a big deal in my opinion. I really wouldn't care

  • Be honest with him, just tell him whats happened beforehand so you dont have a situation where he feels rejected.

  • That is why i wax to keep form getting razor burn

  • Sorry to hear about razor burn. If it turns out you'll be having fun, just tell him what happened. He'll understand and appreciate your honesty. If anything is uncomfortable for you just tell him. I'm sure he'll be happy with whatever you can do.

  • If he likes you to be shaved down there, then he should know razor burn is a possibility. Just be open about it like "oh I got a bit of razor burn so be gentle", it shouldn't bother him at all. Don't make excuses like "feeling ill", coz he could misinterpret that to mean you don't wanna have sex with him for any multitude of other reasons

  • It's not a turn off..

    Just be upfront about it..
    And he will avoid that region.. And you will have tender love session tonight..

  • Try some after shave!

    Seriously, clean the area well and use some hydrocortisone cream and you'll be all better in 24 hours.

  • I don't think your partner will be turned off by that little detail, just be honest with him beforehand just in case, but I'm pretty sure he won't care

  • always be honest everyone gets razor burn and he will understand

  • This is why I always say trimmed not shaved. Razor burn sucks.

  • I am pretty sure the purpose of shaving creams is to avoid these issues. USE IT.

  • I agree with others who said it. Honestly is the right move. To say you got razor burn

    Remember it's attractive for somome to put effort in. Girls just as guys find it attractive for other putting effort in. So guys like your putting effort in to look nice for them

    Your man probably like others take it as compliment your putting in effort for him

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