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Shaving sensitive areas leaves a bit to be desired..
on 11 April 2009
I bought this for some "manscaping".
I've used it once thus far, and my observations are that for trimming hair it really does quite well, although even with the largest comb, the "10mm" hair length does start to look a bit pornstar-esque.
It does struggle to get into areas such as those between your balls and leg with the larger combs attached, prompting a smaller comb to be used.
Now, I tried the shaver on other areas and it worked successfully. However, on my balls, which had quite short hairs to start with, I found that it often missed hairs and just wouldn't catch them, or would cut the top of a hair follicle off, not really causing pain but inducing a bit of blood. It also leaves the area quite red and "hot" for a little while too, which a razor never seems to do to me. I probably will stick with a razor for this, as while the remaining hair seems 'softer' than the tiny stubble left by a razor, I can use a razor quicker, and with less pain/uneasiness.
I think the main reason for this is that you need to stretch the skin flat for it to work optimally, and doing that one handed in an area with a multitude of obstacles is really quite a challenge.
However, for trimming it really is ideal, and makes what used to take a long time with scissors take maybe a minute tops. Good stuff.