Popular Pubic Hair Styles as a hub went only so far... it focussed on the Ladygardeners among us. BUT...
"A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do," they say – and that used to be a simple motto to live by. But the women of today are a bit pickier than they used to be, which means a man's gotta be a bit pluckier than he used to be! Not only does a man need to trim his goatee, but he's also got to trim his pubic hair.
Yes, it's a man's world - down there - and you need to know how to trim and take care of it. This is no laughing matter. (For laughing matter, go take a peek at the pubic hair funny video page...)
45 seconds of gratuitous entertainment with a laugh at the end
What's the Point of Man Hair Anyway?
Besides making a man look like a man, male pubic hair is actually more functional than high society and celebrities would have us believe.
When you're starting the joyous phase of your life (a.k.a. acne filled, hormone raging puberty), the foundation for your pubic hair arrives as a light little dusting of hairs around your penis.
As the hormones begin to take over your life, so does your pubic hair take over the scrotum, your legs, your anus, and the other bits in between. What's interesting to note is that female pubic hair is about the same in thickness and in prevalence – but the male pubic hair tends to grow upwards to a line of hair that points at the navel of the man.
Come to think of it, it looks like an arrow that's pointing at the man's head, which seems a bit contradictory given where attention should be given…
This is the place where pheromones – a.k.a. your mojo – resides. This is what women are attracted to, whether they realize it our not. Your basic scent and appeal are secreted near your penis and the pubic hair holds things in (the scents, not the other bits, silly!).
But doesn't this mean shaving your pubes is going to make you less of a man? Not at all. In fact, shaving is now not only the metrosexual way to go, but also the way to a woman's…heart. Pubic hairstyles for men are in vogue - very much and never more so. Trust me.
Male Popular Pubic Hair Styles #1 - The Case for Shaving Your Bits
If the idea of a sharp razor near your willy is giving you the willies, maybe it's time for some simple persuasion. Women love it. Oh, so you need more than just information that to whip out a blade near your penis? Fair enough.
- Your penis will look bigger – No joke guys. If you trim away the hedges, the root is going to look all the bigger to her. Popular pubic hair styles for men can expose your biggest assets, or make your small asset look bigger!
- Keep things neat and clean – Without the hair in the way, a woman is going to be much more inclined to inspect your package with their hands and mouth.
- Smooth scrotums are scrotums that get attention – Running her fingers over your smooth shaved skin is erotic. Prickly hairs are not.
- It's less sweaty and smelly – If you get rid of the bramble, you will ensure things are ready for action whenever the situation, ahem, arises.
And if you're in a relationship now, why not surprise her with a little verge trimming? Make her wonder what else you might have up your sleeve – or not, as the case may be. Or REALLY surprise her by a pubic hairstyle that contains a little message of love - like a heart, her initial or something.
Male Popular Pubic Hair Styles to Tickle Her Fancy
When it comes to trimming your pubic hair, it is the size that matters. Just like women have different styles to create, so do you!
- Basic boy bikini This style takes away the hair on the legs underneath where the elastic of your boy briefs are.
- Brazilian (3x) Gets rid of the hair everywhere but your legs and above your penis shaft. A clean sweep.
- Boy leg bikini Keeps the hair on the penis and scrotum, but trims away the hair where boy shorts might rest on your thighs.
- Wedge Same as the Brazilian, but takes away some of the hair above the penis shaft, leaving a smaller wedge shape.
- Landing strip Just like on the gals, take away all the hair and leave a small landing strip above the shaft of the penis.
Of course if you're feeling a little sporty, you can also get shapes designed in that thatch of hair above the penis shaft. Heck, put your initials there or put your car design there – the GT stripes are actually quite popular nowadays.
Male Pubic Hair Role Models
Don't think you're the only one who's finally taken the strimmer to your garden hose. Seems that even Pete "I've tried Ashlee's breast milk" Wentz trims his male parts on a regular basis, though he might not have time now that he's a daddy.
And it's no surprise that P Diddy/Puff Daddy/Sean Combs has a neat little patch as well. Style isn't just outside of your pants, after all.
P Diddy, Jack Black and Ben Stiller have all been reported as dying their pubic hair. True? Who knows ( they all sent no response to my query). The three all reportedly use Betty Beauty dye to color their manhair.
Rapper P Diddy was allegedly so impressed with the complementary sample of the product he was sent that he asked his assistant to send back a thank you note. More than I got when I asked for a picture of his pubic hairstyle.
How to shave your balls
5 ways NOT to shave your pubic hair
How to Shave Safely Every Time
If you're ready to bare some of your bits for her or just for yourself to admire, it's time to get down to business. Pubic hair shaving for men isn't an art, it's a technique.
- Start by warming up your skin with slightly warm water and some high quality shaving cream or gel. This is not the time to be cheap, so choose something like Neutrogena or Nivea to make sure you're protecting that sensitive skin. Dollar store brands aren't going to cut it, so to speak.
- Use a fresh razor that you've used in the past. Like the shaving cream, you don't want to use a rusted old razor or something you've just picked up on sale at the drugstore. Get your trusty razor out, change the blade, and you're ready.
- Slowly work your way WITH the pubic hair at first to get things started. This is not going to be a fast process, so don't rush it. Who knows what you might slice?
- Once you've taken the hedges down a bit, it's time to go in for the against the hair growth trimming. Again, slow and easy does it.
It will help to start at the shaft first before you head to the testicles. Of course, it's all a matter of personal preference and how you've planned to cut things and shape things.
When you're done, rinse away the shaving cream, pat things dry, and admire your handiwork.
BONUS TIP: Take an electric trimmer to your hair before you shave. This will help to trim things down and make the shaving process a bit more efficient without dulling your razor blade.
Can't I Hire Some Landscaping Help?
You might be wondering if there is someone (preferably cute) who you can pay to trim your bits for you…and the answer is usually no. At higher end salons in the big cities, you might be able to find some male pubic hair professionals, but it's a long shot at best.
Most of the salons that specialize in genital hair removal want to use a laser and get the job done permanently – like at Assara Salon in New York City. Sure, it's going to end your hair woes, but if you're someone who just likes to experiment with your pubic hair, you might not want to take such a bold step.
No matter what you decide to do with your pubic hair, it never hurts to neaten things up from time to time. Just take out your electric trimmer, take a deep breath, and buzz away some of the excess hair. You just might like it.
Ladies if you missed Part One check it our here
- Popular Pubic Hair Styles: History and How To Create Them
Nowadays, beauty may be only skin deep but it apparently does extend to every square millimetre of that skin – visible or not. In a world gone apparently mad, we have invented laser hair removal,...
And for a good laugh, check out the pubic hair funny video page!
- Pubic Hair - The Funniest Videos
The funniest and most bizarre videos on the net all about pubic hair!
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iguidenetwork from Austin, TX on July 10, 2013:
This is very helpful. And it's great to know about the celebrities' own styles. I'm quite amused too, enjoyed this hub a lot. Thanks for posting. :)
Edog on June 23, 2013:
Have been trimming/ shaving since my bush grew in full at about 15. Have tried different shapes over years but don't like bald on myself, guys or girls. My pref I stick to is bare peri anal area for cleanliness and wide or slim inverted pyramid with no trail. Oh, and smoothe balls a must! Shaving the crack is easy. Lather up, crouch down in the shower, left side left hand, right side right hand. Takes practice as I learned this tech from a women. Don't be in a hurry!
Yannonn on May 12, 2013:
I used to help my ex with his pubes: i'd use scissors to VERY finely cut the hairs on his balls (gently though, I managed to never hurt him!) and then just trim everything else down a bit so it wasn't so... bushy. My current boyfriend never trims or shaves anything down there, and although i'd prefer it if I didn't end up climbing through a jungle to get to him, i'd never ask him to or expect him to trim or shave (just the same as he should never 'expect' me to - although I always do, simply out of personal preference). Anyway, sorry to rant at strangers, just thought i'd chuck my bit of experience in there too.
Alan on January 02, 2013:
My wife likes landing strip on me.I love to look different!
Adam on August 23, 2012:
Yes,oh yes!I'm not alone in this pubic hair style world:)I tell U my secret guys- I love to transform my very private hair into sexy landing strip regulary.Im a thong wearer so I can't imagine myself in micro thong with my jungles around:).I fell free cos nowhere is writen that men shouldn't shape his pubic area.Thanks for useful posts!
John on July 21, 2012:
I like to Shape my pubic hair too.It's not secret today that most of us are masturbating sometimes or regulary.Personally I feel much sexier with landing strip when I'm doing it:)...
Mandy on July 07, 2012:
My husband is crosdresser.He's very good person so I don't want to lose him because of it.The thing is he likes to wear hold ups and high heels only when he wants sex.I helped him to create nice pubic hairstyle and wax his hairy legs,cos I like it to be smooth.
Bo on July 06, 2012:
Me and my wife keep it natural but we trim up. I've noticed she tastes better when she has hair. And she likes playing with me down there when I am hairy
Ben on June 30, 2012:
I wanted new experience,so I tranformed my messy pubic hair into a sexy tiny landing strip:) another day.
It looks fantastic and my girlfriend was very happy after she saw me naked...
Simon on June 27, 2012:
I'm a men and I love to wear thong day and night.My wife helped me to shape my pubic hair area after she noticed that thong I wear cannot cover my pubes.I'm happy to know that my penis looks bigger after hair removal.By the way I feel comfy with landing strip.It suits me best.Now
Katie on June 16, 2012:
I do love men who shapes his pubic hair.It's nothing wrong in these days...
Alison on April 14, 2012:
After I bought micro thong for my husband he started to shave and shape his pubic hair.Now we both got same-landing strip.
Mate on April 05, 2012:
I love it smooth, and I am shaved for more than 12 y now, my wife enjoys it, last year I even let her shave my whole body
Andy on March 23, 2012:
I hate my hairy privates,so i shave.I had new experience one night after my sexy girl asked me to try on her Hold-ups.Thing was my hairy legs.She told me some men wear pantyhose,so I don't need to be shy.That was for fun
but at the end I started to love
Guy on March 07, 2012:
It's obvious that the author is opinionated. I say people should do what they want with their hair.
I am a young man and I am very proud of my bush.
If man are not asking women to keep their hair and be manly, why should women ask men to shave and be all feminine?
I am sure women don't shave their legs because men ask them to..it's more because they want to. So expecting the man to do the same is kinda silly.
Tried trimming one time and I felt kinda weird and bare..so natural is the way to go on a guy. I am bi and like girls to be smooth (and guys hairy..haha weird) but if a girl wants to keep her hair or just trim it...fine by me. It's her body and I respect her.
Scott on December 24, 2011:
This was interesting reading with some humour and recently tried a shave-ALL pubic area basically because I’ve seen women do it regularly. Why did I do it?... Basically because I don’t have a “bush” alike other men, rather straight-ish long growing hair down there with different tones, and I was frustrated. But after reading this article might experiment with some styles that might suit my body. Now I don’t feel too reserved.
Darkmetaly on December 21, 2011:
when it comes to this issue of shaving the privates that´s when I have a real phobia to deal with I get really freaked out when it comes to having anything sharp near my privates.
Tom on December 19, 2011:
I lost my card game in bed,so I had to let her to do with me what she wanted...
After little while I was done-she left just tiny landing strip from all them hair down there.It looks completely different.I can say nice,but isn't it too girly?
dave on December 16, 2011:
Ladies should let their body hair grow and never trim or shave. Armpit hair is a turn on but hairs showing from bikini drives men wild. The hair retains the smell and taste of a woman. Women should be proud of their body hair. It is much more attractive on a woman than a tatoo
frk on October 20, 2011:
i like to keep my pubic hair
John on October 19, 2011:
Great Blog I also have some great info, photos, and video on my blog
rahul.. on October 14, 2011:
My girl friend and me, we both like clean shave and we enjoy it lot....
kris on October 10, 2011:
I shave down there. (I take it all off). A few women are amused slightly at first, but quickly fall in love with it. No flossing during french or irritation during intercoarse are the big attractions. Many also think it makes it appear larger.
Ryan on September 25, 2011:
For better sex life i had to choose landing strip too.I don't care what others think-it's my privacy.
Bill on September 05, 2011:
I let my girlfriend to take care of my privacy.She left just tiny landing strip from my huge forest.It looks nice-she got same one.I just started to worry-is that nornal
Alecks Gates on August 02, 2011:
I don't really have a huge problem with it, but I'd have to shave more than once a day to keep it completely smooth! One of the downsides of being able to grow a "beard" quickly.
michael on February 27, 2011:
i am male over 50 and shave my hair down there ,cant see the wood for the trees springs to mind
Al Cardoni on January 22, 2011:
I love long heavily populated black pubic hair
hairy harris on December 08, 2010:
Pubic hair if left untrimmed can be a cause of concern. How? when the erection subsides in a clothed uncut male the prepuce grabs the surrounding hair strands and the pull on the strands can be a cause of discomfort and embarresment it causes especially if around others is unpardonable.
Trimming of the pubic hair is highly recommended along with the trimming of the moustache(as while eating the moustache hair is caught in between the biting action and painful)
I personally find hairy women most attractive and am jealouse as they can move unhindered even when they are horny and sexually excited.
pa1 on November 12, 2010:
:) hmmm good
IdeaMorphist from Chicagoland on May 30, 2010:
Ahahaha, I love it!
AgentP on April 12, 2010:
I'm a 23 year old male and I've been trimming myself for a few months now. I've tried different styles, including no hair at all, and I've been monitoring the difference the various styles make to my girlfriend's experience during sex. No hair at all seems to work well, as when I go deep inside her and my pubic area is in total contact with hers, she seems to want to rub hers aggressively against my smooth area. You have to keep it perfectly smooth though! Another one I'm experimenting with at the moment is the 'inverted landing strip'. I've removed most of the hair from the landing strip area but left some around the sides, allowing it to grow quite long. The theory is that the central area can be lubed up and rubbed on the clitoris area, whilst the hair around the sides will tickle the area around her vagina, teasing and irritating her vagina until she orgasms. So far this has worked very well and she grips her legs around me very tightly when she orgasms.
sam on March 04, 2010:
This was a good read! I am a 21 year old male and I shave and have the landing strip style. Never used to as I suffered from lack of confidence to even get a girl but after shaving I feel more confident so do it all the time now. At the end of the day, its not gay, some girls like it, some don't. If anyone has any respect then they would just tell u they prefer one or the other in a respectful way and if they don't then they are not worth it. Men dont bully women about it and if we don't like something normally the girl is worth it anyway and IT'S JUST HAIR! its clean and I wouldn't stop doing it even if people took the piss. Chances are, people who take the piss arnt comfortable enough with themselves anyway. My theory is everybody is different so why worry! hope this helps.
Springboard from Wisconsin on February 15, 2010:
I'm not sure why, but at first I thought the title read "Popular PUBLIC hair styles." lol. I was immediately aware of my err. :)
issues veritas on February 28, 2009:
Isn't it inteest that boys and girls wait anxiously for the fruits of puberty that will entitled them to pass through childhood to the destination of being an adult.
Pubic hair being one of the first signs, but then in recent decades adults are turning back the puberty clock to once again be children.
This is a totally subjective topic and its your pubic hairs, do what you want with it.
I just found the transition back interesting and the hub very gutsy.
Not that it is a bad thing.
Constant Walker from Springfield, Oregon on February 02, 2009:
Ha-ha. No thanks, have no need for a floss. ;-)
I agree with the bikini wax, though - because not to is pretty gross. And for men? They shouldn't be wearing anything resembling a bikini - including a Speedo. The only guy I've ever seen who can pull that off is Michael Phelps.
needful things from Poland on February 02, 2009:
Still can't get over the title...
Julie-Ann Amos (author) from Gloucestershire, UK on February 02, 2009:
But with all that hair, how would men (and women) wear a thong? Hahahahaha can just picture you in one too...
Constant Walker from Springfield, Oregon on February 01, 2009:
Fun hub, Julie. The video is hilla-rious! I'm totally with you when it comes to trimming and "upkeep," but shaving? I think it's very strange looking - on men OR women. Adults are SUPPOSED to have hair in certain places. It's part of the allure... otherwise it's creepy and like looking at a pre-pubescant. That's just wrong!
PS: That line of hair on the stomach - between the belly button and pants, is called the "Happy Trail."
Julie-Ann Amos (author) from Gloucestershire, UK on January 18, 2009:
Baldy down below? Wow...
needful things from Poland on January 18, 2009:
Can baldness be considered a hairstyle?
Michelle Simtoco from Cebu, Philippines on January 18, 2009:
I don't think they do too in the Philippines. :-) Or maybe I'm just an "innocent" in this department. Hahaha
Julie-Ann Amos (author) from Gloucestershire, UK on January 17, 2009:
They can indeed ripplemaker! Although I don't think many of them bother (in the Uk at least!)
Michelle Simtoco from Cebu, Philippines on January 17, 2009:
I didn't know man can shave this way too. LOL
marleymauve from near Toronto on December 29, 2008:
Quite an interesting read:) Definitely 'stumble-worthy'. Only my second Stumble flag as 'adult' ever :)
(The first was the female version of this hub!)
Julie-Ann Amos (author) from Gloucestershire, UK on December 29, 2008:
No worries Christine and do check out the female hub page too - link at the bottom of the above hub
christine almaraz from colorado springs on December 29, 2008:
"smooth scrotums are scrotums that get attention" is funny. I've never really thought about this subject but you have definitely got me thinking now. I don't think I'll look at a guys package in the same way again. I'll be wondering just how bushy...or not they are. Thanks for giving me something else to ponder on a Monday morning:)