SPEAKING OF SHAVING DOWN THERE
Crave a crotch that's soft and smooth ? With an increasing number of men
going for the shaved look, what were once luxuriant jungles of pubic hair are now
gleaming expanses of newly shorn skin.
Many guys who opt for smooth schlongs shave themselves for looks. A pubic bush
obscures the base of the cock, after all, so an obsession with size is well-served
by a simple procedure that exposes every last millimeter to the naked eye. Compared
to the expense and hassle of penile implant surgery, buying an extra can of Foamy
is no big thing.
Just the absence of hair can be an attention-getter that advertises your apparatus
to the other guys in the showers at the gym. But the psychologically inclined among
us will note that a hairless crotch is a signifier of prepubescence or even,
given the maleness of body hair, femininity. So shaving might be seen as a paradox,
subverting adult male sexuality while drawing attention to the adult dick. On the
other hand, why worry? Fuck it - if you think it looks sexy, you're certainly not
alone. Go for it.
Kinkier overtones do come into play when two or more guys do a shaving scene. Shaving
another guy's crotch has sexual dimensions that some kinksters find way hot. "Steve
wanted me to shave him," says Peter, "and I discovered it was a great dominance/submission
scene. I loved it all: the buzz of the electric clippers as I trimmed his pubic
hair way down; the smell of the shaving cream; the sound of the razor shaving away
the last traces of his hair. Even the smell of the baby powder I used afterwards.
I had a hard-on the whole time. And so did he."
The dominance/submission aspects of shaving play can be further heightened by tying
down the bottom, or blindfolding him while he is, like Samson, being "robbed of
his manhood." Role-playing can be incorporated, too: a trip to the Kinky Barber,
Using a straight-edge razor would be way exciting but a tad dangerous. The less
skilled among us should use electric clippers or a pair of sharp scissors to trim
the hair down to near skin level, then finish the job with plenty of shaving cream
and a new safety razor. (Yeah, you could use an electric razor instead, but a
Philishave just doesn't seem to have the same erotic charge.) Take it slow and careful;
shaving the ballsac can be particularly tricky. A styptic pencil will staunch bleeding
from little nicks, and the shavee will want to keep other men's cum out of fresh cuts.
(Or his own, for that matter; it can sting like a bee.)
But most of the edginess is perceived, not real: many men squirm at the mere thought
of sharp metal blades near their dicks, and that squirminess can add a delicious
dimension to shaving scenes.
So if the look of a dolphin-smooth crotch seems hot, or if you and your boyfriend
want to try out a kink scene with "toys" that already are in your bathroom, then
why not give shaving a try? At the very least, your partner won't have to pull your
pubic hairs from between his teeth.
Now here's your chance to meet the man behind this column. OutUK has an interview with Simon Sheppard or you can take a look at some of his books that are currently available:
Looking for something very sexy and just as smart? Man on Man collects the best and hottest gay sex writing by Simon, who is also
co-editor of Rough Stuff: Tales of Gay Men, Sex, and
Power as well as a collection of gay erotica called
Hotter Than Hell.
In KINKORAMA : Dispatches from the Front Lines of Perversion he takes readers behind the unmarked doors and black vinyl curtains that lead to the sometimes shocking, often hilarious, relentlessly arousing scenarios of extreme sex. There
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