According to studies, it’s estimated that 67% of men groom below the belt. Men shave their genitals for a variety of reasons including personal preference, comfort while exercising, hygiene, and sex appeal.
But if you think you can take any electric trimmer to your balls, you’re sorely mistaken! Due to it being such a sensitive area, using the wrong type of trimmer can cause painful cuts and injury. This is why it’s essential to choose a hair trimmer designed specifically made for shaving your balls.
So if you’re looking to make your trimming job a little easier, one of the easiest and most efficient ways to clean-up ‘down there’ is with an electric trimmer. And that’s why we’ve made this guide! Read on to find out more about the best trimmers for your balls!
Table Of Contents
- Best Trimmer for Balls Comparison Table
- Top 10 Trimmers & Shavers for Balls Review
- Philips Norelco Bodygroomer BG7030/49
- Philips Norelco OneBlade
- Philips Norelco BG2040
- Philips Norelco Bodygroom BG1026/60
- Cleancut ES412 Sensitive Area Shaver
- Philips Norelco MG7750/49
- Wahl Lithium Ion Plus 9818
- Panasonic ES2216PC Shaver for Women
- Philips Norelco Bodygroom BG2034
- Panasonic ES246AC Portable Shaver
- Philips Norelco Trimmer BT5215/41
- A Buyer’s Guide To The Best Ball Trimmers & Shavers
- How To Shave Your Balls: A Step-By-Step Guide
- Frequently Asked Questions
Best Trimmer for Balls Comparison Table
|Model||Settings||Run Time||Wet & Dry||Notable Feature||Price|
|Philips Norelco BG7030/49||5 Lengths||80 Minutes||Yes||Shave All body zone|
|Philips Norelco OneBlade||14 Lengths||90 Minutes||Yes||Trim, edge & shave|
|Philips Norelco BG2040||5 Lengths||50 Minutes||Yes||Follow body's contour|
|Philips Norelco BG1026/60||2 Lengths||AA Batteries||Yes||Skin protector guards|
|Cleancut ES412 Shaver||1 lengths||C-cell battery||No||Ideal for Sensitive area|
|Philips Norelco MG7750/49||14 Guards||5 Hours||Yes||DualCut Technology|
|Wahl Lithium Ion Plus||12 Guards||4 Hours||No||All in One Grooming|
|Panasonic Shaver for Women||1 length||40 Minutes||Yes||Bikini Attachment|
|Philips Norelco BG2034||3 Lengths||50 Minutes||Yes||Total body trim|
|Panasonic ES246AC Shaver||5 Lengths||AA Batteries||Yes||Portable Design|
|Philips Norelco BT5215/41||17 Lengths||70 Minutes||Yes||Skin friendly blades|
Top 10 Trimmers & Shavers for Balls Review
This first product comes from Philips Norelco. It’s got a bit of a hefty price tag, but it’s one of the best electric trimmers on the market.
The BG7030 is an all-in-one body groomer, intended to trim and shave any area beneath the neck. It’s a stylish piece with silver plastic and black rubber, with a gentle curve to the body that lets it fit into the hand quite naturally. It’s a two-in-one machine, incorporating both a shaver and a trimmer.
The head is the shaver end, equipped with two blades to cut hair and a foil for the closest possible shave. It pivots in four directions to allow it to follow the contours of your body to get every possible hair. The blade tips are rounded, which prevents any nicking, and the foil is made from hypoallergenic material. It’s subject to wearing out, but the projected life between blade replacements is roughly twelve months.
The tail end is the trimmer. It’s got an adjustable integrated comb, with five lengths from 3mm to 11mm. If absolutely necessary, you can take the comb off for a closer trim, but we don’t recommend it; the blade tips are not rounded like the blades on the shaver end, so you could risk nicks and cuts.
The battery life is 80 minutes, with a charging time of one hour. Philips doesn’t specifically advertise a quick-charge feature, but if you do run flat, you can get five minutes’ working time from a five-minute charge.
It’s fully waterproof, with a little caveat: the trimmer end has a hard time when wet because it can’t pick up hairs that stick to the skin. The shaver end still works excellently wet or dry, so it’s better to trim dry and shave wet. It’s also easy to clean: run it under a faucet if you’re in a hurry, or take off the head and open the trimmer end for a more thorough cleaning.
There are only two real downsides to the BG7030: the battery level indicator is basic for its price. For as much as it costs, a numerical display would be much more convenient. The other downside is its price; your budget might not be able to accommodate it. With that said, in my opinion, it’s well worth the cost. It might be the most versatile and effective electric ball shaver I have ever used. So if you can save up for it, do it!
You’ll be seeing a lot of Philips Norelco in this article, mainly because Norelco is Philips’ brand of personal care products. The second product we’ll examine is the OneBlade Pro, which they market as a hybrid trimmer and shaver.
It looks rather like a bulked up safety razor, except for the head. Getting a grip on it is easy enough, and the weight is nicely distributed along the body. The head is flexible, pivoting forward and back, which lets it follow the contours of your balls and groin. The blade is also double-sided, letting you either push or pull according to your preference. It’s also waterproof, which means you can use it in the shower which makes cleaning up quite easy. And it’s capable of both wet and dry shaving, so feel free to break out the shaving cream.
The head itself is quite small, mounting nothing else on it except the blade, so it can get in and shave even the tighter spaces downstairs. The blade incorporates a dual protection system, coupling a glide coating for fast and easy movement with rounded tips that won’t cut or irritate the skin. When necessary, you can pop the head off to replace the blade when the time comes.
Attachment-wise, it comes with an adjustable comb with fourteen length settings from 0.4mm to 10mm, controlled by a dial for quick and easy fading and trimming; you won’t need to take it off, just turn the dial. This is useful wherever you want to shave, but it’s especially helpful downstairs if you’re going for a specific style or length. Or if you want to be very sure about not getting cut in any sensitive areas, which is always a concern.
The lithium-ion battery gives you ninety minutes of shaving time, and needs an hour to charge, and the Oneblade Pro also incorporates an LED display showing your exact battery life remaining. Charging is very simple; just stick it onto the included charging station.
Unfortunately this trimmer doesn’t always shave close. This means less chance of being cut downstairs, but it’s also a downside for anyone wanting to go fully hairless. Another downside is that the blade needs replacing; the manufacturer recommends switching it out every four months. It’s potentially inconvenient, and the replacement blades don’t come cheap. Beyond these concerns, though, it’s definitely among our top choices as one of the best ball trimmers.
If the OneBlade Pro is a bulked-up safety razor, the BG2040 is a trimmer from the future. It’s a sleek and sexy looking device that will have your pubes tidied up in no time at all!
It’s got a very intuitive grip, the curve makes for a very natural grasp around the BG2040’s body. The cylindrical shaving head incorporates two blades and a foil; the idea is, the blades go first and cut the longer hairs, and then the foil provides a closer shave.
But the head isn’t the only thing you can use. On the far end of the handle is a built-in trimmer with an adjustable comb. That’s right; the BG2040 is a two-in-one machine. The comb has five settings from 3mm to 11mm. This provides you a nice set of options: trim the longer hairs with the tail end, adjusting the comb as needed; and when you want a really close shave, bring the head in to really cut close to the skin.
The head itself is on a 3D pivot, so it can follow along contours no problem. The head is also made with hypoallergenic materials, so if you’ve got sensitive skin, the BG2040 is sure to be gentle.
The battery is fairly average; you get fifty minutes of shaving time on one hour’s charge, and you can monitor battery status on the display. It’s waterproof, so you can take it into the shower with you without worrying, and you can clean it by sticking it under running water. It’s also capable of wet shaving, so it works with shaving cream.
Overall, the battery is its greatest weakness. 50 minutes is fine most of the time, but it might fall short if you want to get all your grooming done in one session. Plus, multiple reviews show that the batteries have a habit of degrading over time until they can’t hold a charge. Some users have succeeded in replacing the batteries with their own, as the BG2040 comes with a pair of rechargeable Ni-MH batteries. Battery issues aside, the BG2040 makes for an excellent top-shelf trimmer with a wealth of options, and comes highly recommended.
The BG1026 is the downmarket version of the BG2040. If the BG2040 is the shaver of the future, the BG1026 is a perfectly typical safety razor that’s all grown up. But don’t underestimate it because of its looks; it’s an excellent budget option, and for its price, the BG1026 delivers quite reasonable performance.
It’s a cordless, battery-powered trimmer. That means one AA battery, which the manufacturer says will provide about two months of use. Actual battery life will depend on how often you’re using it; this two-month figure is assuming two or three uses per week. It’s quite light, and the slender build make it very maneuverable and portable. It’s also waterproof, so you can use it in the shower without worry.
On the working end, the head is bi-directional, which saves you turning the blade around, and makes it much easier to shave with the direction of hair growth. The blades also have skin protector guards (long teeth with rounded tips that go past the blades) to avoid them inflicting any nicks or cuts. The blade cuts down to 0.5mm; if you’d prefer longer, the BG1026 comes with a comb that cuts down to 3mm. It’s capable of both wet and dry shaving, though for best performance, the manufacturer recommends a dry shave.
Since it’s waterproof, cleaning is simple; just run it under the tap. A clean after every use helps avoid clogging and keeps the blade ready for use. It’s tailor-made for use inside the shower, even including a lanyard on the tail to hang it off the shower knob or other convenient hook in the bathroom.
There are a few downsides, and most of them are simply because it’s a budget model. A real problem is that it doesn’t cut longer hairs very well, so a good round of pre-trimming is advisable before setting the BG1026 to its work. But aside from that, as a budget travel trimmer it’s one of the best out there.
This stainless steel cylinder doesn’t look like any other trimmer at all. Seiko markets their ES412 as the first shaver designed specifically for pubic trimming, but does it live up to its claim?
It’s a rather small thing, which is good news: it can move around the groin area without being constricted. The cylindrical design lets it fit into the palm quite nicely, and it’s not thick enough to overwhelm the hand if you need to grip it another way. Instead of exposed blades (and a consequent risk of cutting), the working end of the cylinder puts the blades behind a foil. This means that there’s almost no chance of cutting yourself with the ES412.
It’s powered by a C battery, and longevity depends on how often you’re using it. If it’s only a few times a week, that C-cell will last for about a few months. The blades will also wear out and need replacing, again depending on how often you use it. Per the manufacturer, replacement timeframe can be anywhere between 6 months for heavy users or 2 years for occasional users.
There are two notable downsides. First is that it can’t really deal that well with longer hair, so you’ll have to pre-trim down to stubble. The other is that it doesn’t perform that well with wet shaving; the manufacturer even recommends that you apply talcum powder to the area before shaving with the ES412 for best results. With all that said if you want to get a really close shave downstairs without risking any damage, then the ES412 is perfect for you.
Our last few trimmers have been variations on the theme of ‘razor gone electric’. The Multi Groomer MG7750/49, on the other hand, looks more like a downsized clipper.
That’s for good reason. As you can guess from the name, the Multi Groomer is an all-in-one machine intended to take care of all your trimming needs, whether it’s facial hair, head hair, body hair, or anywhere else, the MG7750 can handle it.
It can achieve this versatility through its various attachments. The T-blade pops off, and can be replaced by a smaller detail trimmer, a nose trimmer, an extra-wide trimmer, and a foil shaver. For downstairs use, the foil shaver is our preference, as it has less exposed teeth and provides the closest shave; alternatively, you can also use the detail trimmer or the standard blade with one of the guards on.
Battery life is a staggering five hours, so you almost never have to worry about charging it. It does take two hours to charge, but there’s also a five-minute quick-charge if you just need enough for one quick shave. And if it does run out while you’re still shaving, it can run plugged in. It’s also waterproof, though it works better on a dry shave than a wet one.
The main downside is that all the attachments make it fiddly; you have to snap on the right one to apply it to the right area. It’s not really a deal-breaker, but it is inconvenient. That same flexibility also hinders its ability to do really well on any one area. The foil trimmer, for instance, is rigid, not a pivoting type like most other trimmers, and it can’t deliver as close a shave. With all that said, the MG7750 is a wonderfully versatile device, and is perfect for those looking for an all-in-one package.
This stainless steel trimmer from Wahl is one of the more expensive products on this list. But it’s well worth it! Wahl has been a long-time standout in the clipper industry, so you can expect excellence from any of their products.
It’s mostly stainless steel, and the unique shape lets you get a good grip from a few different angles, this makes it very maneuverable and helps you get into those tight spaces.
Just like the MG7750, you can switch out the T-blade for three other heads. Out of the box, it comes with a smaller detail trimmer, a detail shaver for when you want to get real close to the skin, and an ear, nose, and brow trimmer. For genital use, we recommend the two detail heads.
Battery life is an excellent four hours, with a charge time of an hour. If necessary, there’s also a quick-charge option: plug it in for a minute, and you get three minutes of use.
A major downside is that it’s not waterproof, so you can’t clean it by running it under a tap. Also, the body itself isn’t really made for wet use; it won’t shave properly, and the stainless steel gets slippery when wet.
With all that said and done, if you’re looking for a sturdy trimmer that can reach the tricky spots then the 9818 will serve you well!
Yes, it’s a pink shaver marketed to women, but just because it’s used to maintain a bikini line doesn’t mean it isn’t a great shaver for balls.
Color aside, the ES2216PC makes for a nice lightweight shaver. It weighs only one-third of a pound, and it’s not too large. This small size is perfect because it means that this shaver can get between your legs easily! When it comes to cutting, the ES2216PC uses four foils to cut hair close, and those foils are set in a head that pivots to follow the contours of your body.
It also has a pop-up trimmer for fine work, or for cutting hairs you missed the first pass around. For attachments, it only comes with one: A ‘bikini attachment’, or a comb. It’s got three settings for you to play with depending on your preferences, so you can experiment with different looks.
It’s fully waterproof and is capable of both wet and dry shaving. Plus the trimmer itself and its included charger aren’t bulky or heavy, so you can use it as a travel trimmer without giving up too much bag space. And best of all the price won’t break any budgets.
The battery could use some improvement. An overnight 12-hour charge provides one continuous hour of power, while a one-hour charge gives you twenty to thirty minutes of useful shaving time. It also doesn’t come with any sort of warranty. Overall, the ES2216PC is a great little trimmer, that is perfect for traveling.
The BG2034 is the midline option of the three Bodygroom trimmers we’re looking at in this guide, coming between the cheap utility of the BG1026 and the advanced look of the BG2040. How does it stack up among the best trimmers for balls?
In terms of appearance, it looks quite like the BG2040, though the colors are a little different. Unlike the BG2040 however, it’s only got one working end, that being the head. The blades themselves cut the longer hairs and prepare them for the foil, which cuts close to the skin. The foil is hypoallergenic and the blades are pearl-tipped (they end in little balls instead of sharp points), making for a smooth and comfortable experience.
It also comes with an included folding extension if you need to trim your back. It’s fully waterproof and is capable of both wet and dry shaving, so you can take it into the shower without any worry and use all the shaving cream you like.
The main downside, really, is the battery. It lasts for fifty minutes, which is fine, but it needs eight hours to charge. That’s honestly disappointing, and while you can try to work around it, it’s still a painful disadvantage. But at the end of the day, the BG2034 will make for an effective trimmer for pretty much anywhere below the neck, and works great on your balls!
Yes, it’s another women’s shaver, but it still packs a hell of a punch! Don’t underestimate this machine, because it’s a fantastic ball trimmer!
Appearance-wise, it’s a rather unassuming white rectangle with rounded corners. It fits well enough into the hand, though the straight body means it’s not as comfortable to hold. The head is angled, and coupled with the guard, it naturally follows the contours of the body. It’s just over an inch wide, so it’ll fit pretty much anywhere it needs to go. The attached guard is adjustable to five positions, from 3mm to 15mm, so you can choose what kind of length you’d like your pubes to be.
The guard is removable if you want an especially close shave. While the blade tips are round to avoid cuts, it’s still recommended that you use care if you’re cutting without the guard. With that said, there’s no need to worry; the blades are hypoallergenic, and as long as you follow your shaving basics you’ll be fine.
Its greatest weakness is that it requires two AA batteries. Those two batteries give you forty-five minutes of shaving time before going flat, and have to be replaced to provide another forty-five minutes. It’s not a huge deal, but it is a pain to have to replace batteries when you really need to shave. Also, the ES246AC is not waterproof, so you can’t take it into the shower or clean it under a tap.
Overall, it delivers great service at an excellent price. As a trimmer it will work great! Not just on your balls, but pretty much anywhere you need to deal with body hair.
This trimmer is from Philips Norelco’s beard and hair product line. It’s a more typical clipper like the MG7750, with a comparable silhouette, though the BT5215/41 does look rather sleek.
As a clipper, it’s got the usual T-blade, and it’s got a few other great features that make it convenient to use, most notably the ‘zoom wheel’ on the trimmer itself that lets you set a length from 0.4mm to 13mm. The blades themselves are self-sharpening and have rounded tips to prevent irritation. For use downstairs, it’s best to keep a comb on, so that no skin gets caught up in the blades.
Speaking of those combs, it comes with four: a body comb, a short hair comb, a long hair comb, and an integrated hair lift comb. We recommend using the first for genital use, though your mileage may vary; as always, experiment and find out what works for you.
Battery life is excellent, as its lithium-ion battery provides 70 minutes of shaving time, and needs only an hour to charge. If needed, you can use it whilst plugged in. It’s also fully waterproof, so you can take it into the shower, clean it under water, and shave wet if you prefer. There’s also an included cleaning brush in case a tap can’t carry it all away.
There are a couple downsides. Firstly, it’s a good idea to cut the hairs down to size before unleashing the BT5215. Also, as a clipper, the head doesn’t follow contours, so you may have to do some precision work after the main trimming. It may be marketed as a beard and body trimmer, but it works perfectly well for manscaping use. It’s got all the right qualities, it’s not too large, and it’s showerproof and works with shaving cream. If you’re looking for a high-quality balls trimmer the BT5215/41 won’t let you down!
A Buyer’s Guide To The Best Ball Trimmers & Shavers
You should always try to match the right tool to the right job. Getting a specialized tool means everything goes much smoother. This section will detail the qualities you need to find the best trimmer for your balls.
Choosing The Perfect Sized Trimmer
Most trimmers tend to be large, chunky things. However, size isn’t everything, and when it comes to shaving your balls, too big is definitely not the way to go. You want something as small and maneuverable as you can get, so that you can reach all the areas that need trimming. However, too small can be its own disadvantage; you don’t want to spend an hour on the same spot because your trimmer couldn’t do more than half an inch at a time.
You want something non-slip that fits into your hand easily. This is even more important considering how close those blades are to your family jewels. A smaller chance of your trimmer slipping and either cutting or falling onto your junk means more peace of mind. Look for rubber grips and avoid stainless steel. Also look for features that let you keep a grip: dots on the rubber, or ridges on the grip.
Wet And Dry Shaving Capability
We mean ‘wet’ in two different senses here. First, is it waterproof? It’s much simpler if you can take a razor into the shower with you, because getting a bit wet helps shave much easier. And second, can you use it with shaving cream? Dry shaving is quicker, but people with sensitive skin or those who want as close a shave as possible will be better served with a wet shave.
Ease Of Use
All trimmers are simple enough: just turn it on and apply to the area to be trimmed. But some are easier than others. For instance, a pivoting head means that the trimmer can follow the contours of the body. Too many combs or swappable heads mean you have to fiddle with them to get the right attachment on. Ideally, you want something that you can just turn on and cut with, without any juggling of attachments or having to shave the same spot multiple times over.
Simplicity Of Cleaning
You don’t want your trimmer being gummed up by the hairs it’s just cut, and the less time you spend on thinking about it, the more time you have for more important matters. Thus, the simpler a trimmer is to clean, the better. The best in this regard are waterproof trimmers, as you can just run them under a faucet. This lets you clean as you shave and not worry about your trimmer quitting on you.
Closeness Of Shave
This depends on how much shrubbery you want to keep. If you really want to get rid of it all, then the closer the better. No electric shaver can ever get as close to the skin as a manual razor, but most can get it down to very short stubble. And if you prefer it longer, there’s always combs to attach. Of course, you should be careful about getting in too close, as that carries the risk of cutting the skin.
You’ll want something that can last at least an hour or so. It generally doesn’t take that long to shave downstairs but a longer battery life means less chance of the trimmer dying on you, and once you’ve got your routine down, you can estimate how many shaves you can get out of one charge.
How To Shave Your Balls: A Step-By-Step Guide
Tools aren’t everything! Just because you now have the best trimmer doesn’t mean you can just stick it against your family jewels and call it a day. When it comes to such a sensitive area, trust me, you would much rather avoid getting cut, so here’s our guide on how to shave your balls.
Step 1: Prepare Your Bathroom
It’s not necessary as such, but things get much easier if you prepare a comfortable place to trim. Your bathroom is the obvious place, though the really important part is that you have easy access to soap and hot water. You want enough room to sit and spread your legs in. Standing is fine, but sitting lets you move your legs further without risking your balance.
Step 2: Ready Your Tools
You can’t get started until everything’s ready, and preparation will save the trouble of having to get up to fetch the next tool. So get them all ready: trimmer, trimmer attachments, towels, soap, shaving cream, aftershave, and some tissues. Scissors too, if you’re pre-trimming. Remember: Don’t double up on roles. It’s not hygienic to open your mail with the same scissors you cut your downstairs with.
Step 3: Clean Your Tools Thoroughly
Your genitals are sensitive, and we all know how much an injury in that particular area can hurt. Give all your tools a good wipe down with alcohol to kill any bacteria, and clean after use as well. It’s also important to note that ‘wrinkled skin’ tends to be a breeding ground for bacteria, so you do not want to get an infection on your cuts. So make sure to wash your hands, your balls, your groin, and your inner thigh region. Don’t skip this step, it’s just not worth the risk!
Step 4: Pre-Trim Your Pubes
You’ll have noticed in our reviews that some trimmers don’t do very well with long hair, and that goes double for shavers. It’s a consequence of how they’re built. If your hair downstairs is pretty long, better to save yourself some trouble. Trim the hair down to a more manageable length using scissors. Once you’ve cut it down enough that there’s no tangled hair, the shaver will take care of the rest.
Step 5: Hot Shower
Again, not strictly necessary. But a hot shower helps a lot when you’re manscaping. It’ll clean out the groin area and remove bacteria (and you want your downstairs as squeaky clean as you can manage), and it also moistens the skin and hair. Once moistened, the hair itself will soften out and make it much easier to shave.
Step 6: Add Shaving Cream
If you’re shaving dry, you can skip this. However, we highly recommend wet shaving downstairs. It does mean a little extra time, but the trouble is worth it. Shaving cream lets the blade cut closer to the skin and lubricates the path of the blade. That means less chance of it cutting any skin it encounters.
You’ll also want a shaving cream formulated for sensitive skin; alternatively, you can use shaving gel or shaving oil to get a clearer picture of where you’re trimming. In all cases, look for aloe; it’ll help soothe the skin after a shave, and will give you a crisp, fresh feeling.
Step 7: Pull The Skin Taut
This is particularly important when you’re shaving your scrotum! Don’t start cutting after you’ve put the shaving cream on, and don’t think you can do this one-handed. The skin of your ballsack is loose, and has a habit of folding up. This is bad news for you, because it can very easily get caught in the blades, and yes, that would be very bad.
Make sure to pull the skin taut with your other hand to avoid getting your ballsack cut, and keep moving as you go along with shaving. This technique may take a little bit of practice, and it may take a little longer to shave than usual; but it is well worth it to avoid getting any cuts!
Step 8: Get Shaving
Now that everything’s clean and shaving cream is on, you can apply your trimmer to your balls. Press the head gently against the balls and glide it over the hairy areas. As usual when it comes to shaving, cut in the direction the hair is growing, to prevent ingrown hairs. After a first round, rinse off and check for any spots you missed, then reapply shaving cream and go again.
Step 9: Rinse
After you’ve achieved your desired length and look of your groin and genital area, now it’s time to rinse the area thoroughly. You don’t want stray pubes randomly appearing while you go about your business. Tip: Use cold water this time. That’ll close the pores and minimize ingrown hairs.
Step 10: Wound Cleanup
You should be able to feel if you’ve nicked yourself. If that happens stop shaving immediately! Clear any shaving cream or aftershave near the cut to avoid them getting in and irritating the wound, then cover with tissue. Press down on the cut for about five to ten minutes, until any bleeding stops. Then proceed with shaving, a little more carefully.
Step 11: Apply Aftershave
You have finished shaving! Just as you’d normally use aftershave once you’re done with your beard, aftershave also helps your balls. Aftershave soothes the skin, and reduces the occurrence of razor bumps and ingrown hairs. You’ll want an aftershave that uses witch hazel and glycerin. Avoid anything with too much alcohol, because it can sting.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you’ve never shaved your balls before then it can be a little intimidating to say the least! If you’re feeling nervous, the best thing you can do is arm yourself with knowledge. In this section we’re going to be going over some frequently asked questions so you can get the best ball shaving experience possible.
Is a manual or electric razor better for ball shaving?
Honestly, it depends on your preference. Electric razors are easier to use and a lot more convenient, but they’re more expensive, they’re larger, and they can’t get as close to the skin. Manual razors are smaller, fit downstairs easier, and can cut very close to the skin, but they’re more dependent on a steady hand. Generally speaking, if you’re a particularly hairy guy, an electric razor will serve you better and save you time and effort. Men with less hair have the choice of going electric for convenience, or manual for lower prices.
Can I use a beard trimmer to shave my balls?
Theoretically, yes. Practically, it’s better not to. Your average beard trimmer is a large, chunky machine that’s too big for the close quarters of the genital area. Trimmers with large heads won’t be able to get to the small, hard-to-reach areas. Most beard trimmers are quite powerful, meaning there’s a greater chance of damaging your family jewels. And there’s hygiene to consider; knowing the bacteria that build up on your genital area, do you really want that touching your beard after you get done with your junk?
How often should I shave my balls?
This depends on three factors: why you’re shaving, how long you want your hair, and how fast your hair grows. Someone who prefers a clean-shaven downstairs will be shaving more often than someone who keeps a short frizz. The best thing to do is experiment and see what’s comfortable and what achieves the kind of look you want. And of course, don’t forget to consult with your partner to see what they prefer. It may not always be what you think!
Can I use Nair on my balls?
No. The warning label on Nair specifically warns against its use on genital areas. Also, many men have tried. The general experience can be summed up in this review: “At first there was a gentle warmth which in a matter of seconds was replaced by an intense burning and a feeling I can only describe as like being given a barbed wire wedgie by two people intent on hitting the ceiling with my head.”
There are men who have successfully used Nair to manscape, but honestly, a razor is much easier and carries less risk of chemical burns.
How do you soothe burning balls?
Assuming your balls are burning because you applied Nair or a similar hair removal cream, first thing to do is wipe it off with a soft cloth. Nothing abrasive like a loofah because that’ll irritate the skin. Apply cold water for ten minutes to cool the skin down and rinse off any more cream. When done, apply petroleum jelly to the area. Diaper rash cream also works.
If it isn’t because of Nair, go see a doctor immediately.
There are a lot of different trimmers and shavers on the market, and lots of them are geared for specific areas like your beard, or your body, or even your pubes. But not all trimmers are made equal, and the best ball trimmer will be a very specific machine that provides efficacy and safety.
All of the choices above are certified ball trimmers! So you should pick the one that’s the best fit for your needs and budget. And then, with the right tool at hand, you can get on to what you really need to do: Groom your balls.
Manscaping may seem like a daunting task, but it’s nothing too difficult with the right tools and enough shaving cream. It may take a little practice, but once you’ve got your routine down, you can enjoy the feeling of a well-groomed pubic area that both you and your partner can enjoy!