How To Get A Quality Pube Shave In The Dorms
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How To Get A Quality Pube Shave In The Dorms

Ten steps to smooth pubes.

Time to groom your pubes... but there's just one problem, you're living in a college dorm. You're broke, you have limited privacy and your pubes are like Sasquatch's.

Don't fret, you can groom your pubes while living in the dorms. Follow these steps for a quality pube shave:

1. Tools.

You need quality tools for cheap. Try razor subscription sites such as the Dollar Shave Club.

Men's razors will be best for precision, and the lotion strips on many female razors can cause irritations to sensitive areas. An electric shaver will also work. You will also want some shaving cream.

If you're into shaving shapes, get a comb and electric trimmer. You can get a small one for under $10.

2. Location.

The most private place with the easiest cleanup is the shower.

If your shower doesn't have a bar to put your leg up on, you will want something. A bucket, a stepping stool, something small.

If you're using an electric shaver, do so before you get wet.

If you're entirely using an electric shaver, you could do it in your room. Make sure your roommates won't be around for awhile, and be ready to vacuum right after.

3. Clean up.

Sweaty pubes don't shave well, and if you're doing your ass, then you definitely don't want poop in your tools.

4. Trim.

If you'll be using a razor, it won't cut well if your hair is longer than one-third of an inch. Carefully use some scissors or electric shaver to trim it down to a short length.

If you're using an electric, still trim. You probably don't want super long shapes, and shorter hair will make your shape more defined.

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5. Shaping.

Triangles, landing strips, whatever you want. To shape these out, use an electric trimmer. You want to start by combing your hair down, and then shaving the outline of the shape. Clear a 1/4-1/3 of an inch around the shape. While doing this, pull away from the edges of the shape into the hair you're going to remove.

6. Initial shave.

Shaving around your shape, use some shaving cream and shave with the grain. Shave with the grain. Shave with the damn grain or your pubes will look like a case of the chicken pox.

Tip: use both hands! Shaving is not a one-handed job, use the other hand to hold your skin in place while you shave.

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7. Repeat step six as needed.

It may take a few times to get everything smooth. Make sure that during each go-over you are using shaving cream and shaving with the grain. Take your time, commit to a quality shave.

8. Nooks and crannies.

There are spots that are often forgotten when shaving. Make sure you get the crook where your leg meets your genital area.

Also, the point where your ass meets your back.

Use your hand to spread, hold and move bits that are usually forgotten.

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9. Your ass.

If you're doing your ass as well as your frontal pube area, there are a few things to consider.If you have a vagina, do your vagina first. Butt bacteria + vagina = yeast infection.

That being said, make sure to clean your tools between uses. Use an electric razor to avoid nicking the puckered texture.

If you must use a razor, use a single-blade. This will give you more control of the surface of the blade to avoid nicks.

Other than that, follow the rest of the steps as usual.

10. Aftercare.

Don't just shave your pubes and then hope for the best. Take care of them.

After getting out of the shower, use a sensitive moisturizer to prevent irritation. Coconut oil is pretty genitalia-friendly.

Regularly moisturize your pubes, and throughout the week for a quick touch-up use an electric trimmer.

Don't do a lazy shave. If you decide to quickly and roughly shave your pubes in a hurry, you're not going to get a good shave, and you'll irritate your skin.

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Summer Hacks for Dudes

...that don't involve changing a tire.

These little tricks can get you through the sweatiest time of the year in style.

-Lemon juice on sweat stains before laundry. Lemon juice is a natural-bleach-type fruit, hence why middle school girls dunk their head in it and then sit in the sun. The enzymes (little protein guys) in the lemon's acid are strong enough to whiten almost anything, which was always strange to me because lemons are yellow.

-Hate bees and wasps? Dryer sheets keep those bugs away so you are free to continue your picnic in the park. They're also safer than the chemicals in bug sprays when you're eating a homemade PB&J sandwich. Not only that, but since dryer sheets keeps bees away from people as well, my mother announced that she will now be stuffing her bra with them on a daily basis. Or you can just rub one on your arms and legs before you go camping.

-Cut the top and bottom of a soda can off and slip that right on top of your beer can like a pretty dress. It's a genius way to enjoy a cold beer in places where alcohol is prohibited. For example, the beach! I strongly advise you not to get caught. And if you do, this website is off-limits for referencing.

-Speed up the beer-cooling process by wrapping a wet paper towel around your beers before putting them in the freezer. This also works for non-alcoholic beverages.

-Deodorant prevents sandal-induced blisters on your feet. It's a chafing miracle! Furthermore, the aluminum in most deodorants will instantly stop itchy bug bites!

-Men get oily faces too; just wipe your face with a coffee filter. Then use it to make your girlfriend coffee after a fight. Just kidding, please do not do that.

-No one wants to dry each blade of a razor to prolong its life and prevent oxidation. Just use a blow dryer.

-If your skin gets irritated after shaving your face, try keeping the shaving cream on for about five minutes before you start shaving. Most people skip the whole shaving-prep step because, ain't nobody got time for that. But since razor burn initially occurs when you remove too many layers of skin, the easiest way to prevent it is to let your shaving cream chill for a bit to soften your face.

-Oh, and did you cut your entire face off while shaving? Clear lip balm reduces bleeding but may prevent you from ever appearing in the Walking Dead so, your call.

-Do you have uncontrollable, scary-looking eyebrows? Take a dab of hair gel and swipe it right across your brows. Instant beauty.

-My ex-boyfriend enjoyed exfoliating his lips with expensive scrubs because, grooming I guess, but you can also do this by gently brushing your lips with a toothbrush. It removes those dead skin particles you end up peeling off your face and allows you to retain smooth, kissable lips.

-Dandruff issues, but hate those chalky shampoos? Leave coconut oil on the roots of your hair for about 10 minutes before showering.

-If you happen to be on a date with a gorgeous model, chances are the zipper of your fly will conveniently get stuck, leaving her no choice but to brutally point it out. In public. If this happens, ask to borrow her lip gloss. Not only is it a huge turn on for women to use beauty products that have been previously applied to their man's crotch, but it will allow your zipper to slide again. Vaseline works as well.

-Use a mixture of cornstarch and baking soda for a desperate, last-minute deodorant. It won't smell like heaven, but it will soak up sweat for a few hours. It also prevents B.O. If you don't want to slap that lovely mixture on your pits, just brush some on your shirt before putting it on.

-The same ex-boyfriend who exfoliated his lips also worked with dirt and mud all day, and sometimes even his three-hour long showers didn't remove every trace of mud. Just dab some rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball or tissue and wipe it away! Then wash your face. Rubbing alcohol is a solvent, and so it dissolves pretty much anything it touches. Except emotions.

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The Struggles of Summer Shaving

It's not nearly as easy as it looks, guys.

There aren't too many things in this world that are as frustrating as seeing your leg hair grow back within a day of shaving it. It makes you wonder if the grueling process of shaving is worth all of the cons that go with it: stubble on your legs within a day or two, razor burns, missed spots, the burning feeling when you get soap in an open cut, and all of the itchiness after you dry off. Seriously, I want to know whose genius idea it was to shave, because I'm pretty sure that it wasn't a girl's.

I know I'm not the only one who wonders if it would be worth going through the heat in pants because the hair you shaved off came back sooner than you thought it would, and you weren't willing to take on the task of shaving that day. In fact, I just did it today. I wore jeans and a t-shirt and was ultimately glad I wore pants because I was inside a lot where it was significantly cooler than outside. I got lucky this time because the feeling of sweaty pants don't feel good either.


Don't even get me started on going to work on the bikini area. Unless you shave regularly, that is a royal pain to deal with. I don't wax or use a hair removal product, and I've ultimately decided to invest in swim shorts so I don't have to shave my crotch section.

For any guy reading this that is skeptical or thinks shaving should be mandatory: try it yourself. Try taking a razor close to your precious parts and see if you have the brass to shave ALL THE HAIR DOWN THERE. So quit your whining if your girl happened to skip a shave.


I hadn't even considered doing laser removal until recently because every winter, I build up a false sense of bravery thinking I can deal with this every summer and not spend a decent amount of money saved up for convenience. It's taken me 21 years to really consider the pros of that sort of spending, and the more I think about it, the more I think that it must be nice. To never have to shave anywhere ever again. No more spending money on razors or waxes or leg hair removal crap.

The only point of shaving is so that people don't stare at you funny. How dare you shave what comes back naturally? Whenever I see a girl wearing pants in 80 plus degree heat, I either assume she haven't shaved or she is inside a lot and gets cold easily. Either way, I am on your side.

Raise your hand if you think shaving sucks. And guys, if she ever says anything negative out loud about how her leg hair grows back too fast, don't be a dick. Let's be honest guys, you need to shave more than we ladies do.


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The Beard Gets Weird

What happens when Trevor's ego meets Kelsey's ultimatum?

Trevor has decided to grow a beard. Not just a beard, Trevor has decided to be a beard. And Kelsey (aka #21 on his sex haiku list), is having none of it. Trevor uses a grand soliloquy to try and convince Kelsey and show her what it means to be a man. But is his rhetoric and testosterone enough to convince Kelsey?

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10 Struggles of Getting Ready for a Night Out After Day Drinking

Does that even match? Who really cares, right?

One of the hardest parts about day drinking and being a female is getting ready to go out for the night, while already being drunk. If you've ever tried to shower, shave, and apply winged eyeliner while under the influence, you know what I'm talking about.

We've all been there. You started drinking at noon for a tailgate, a beach day, or just for the hell of it and by 6 p.m., it's time to get ready to go out cause your favorite club at school has free cover for ladies before 10, you gotta get there in time!

While you're plastered from a day filled with binge drinking and cornhole, you are faced with the elaborate task of getting fully ready for a night out when all you actually wanna do is take a "nap" and probably not wake up until the next morning. Keeping up with the college lifestyle isn't always easy.

1. You're literally so tired
After a day of pounding beers and taking shots, it seems like the reasonable thing to do would be to go to sleep just like you would after a night out. But no, you're gonna force yourself to rally no matter how miserable you truly feel!

2. Showering is dangerous
Your hair is pretty nappy from being blown around by the wind all day and there's probably some beer in there too. You gotta get cleaned up, but a drunk shower is no easy feat, especially when you have to shave. Drunk shaving is extremely dangerous, but sometimes you can't avoid it, just like the numerous razor cuts that are about to cover your legs and maybe any other area that needed to be cleaned up.

3. Making plans
You're trying to text your girls in order to finalize plans whilst being drunk, what could go wrong? Everything in your texts are spelled incorrectly, but luckily your friends are either used to this or also drunk and are able to decode what would seem like gibberish to other people.

4. Trying to eat
You can't go out on an empty stomach but you're in no condition to cook a four-course meal. Looks like dinner is a bag of chips! Healthy right?

5. Makeup is complicated
This is by far the hardest challenge. Trying to do a full face of makeup while drunk is something that can only be accomplished by the most dedicated of partiers. Contouring and winged eyeliner are hard enough to do perfectly while sober, so adding alcohol to the mix only makes it that much harder. Keep your makeup remover handy because you probably will have to start over more than once until you don't look like a 12-year-old who just started experimenting with mom's makeup supplies.

6. Take caution to curling irons
If you're lucky enough to like your natural hair and wear it out then, this step isn't a problem for you, but for the girls who choose to curl or straighten their hair before going out are gonna be in for a world of hurt. I can't imagine that drunkenly handling hot irons is the safest thing. If you're not careful, you'll probably complete this challenge with a few burns to show for it.

7. Choosing an outfit
Probably the easiest of all the tasks because even drunk girls know when an outfit is cute or not. But still, if it takes you a long time to soberly choose an outfit, imagine how long that will take if you're drunk.

8. Wearing heels out
You got to wear sandals to the day drink, but now that the stars are out, it's time to throw on some four inch pumps. Usually after drinking you brave the streets and walk home barefoot, or if you're lucky, a gentlemen will give you his shoes while he walks barefoot (he's a keeper). But you haven't even made it out yet, and you have to wear those shoes even though you're already stumbling and it hurts like hell.

9. Tracking down essentials
Phone, keys, wallet. You need all these things in order to leave the house, your wallet needs to contain your ID and some cash and you probably can't leave the house without Chapstick either. But after your crazy day, it takes you 40 minutes to track down your purse and ensure that all the necessities are inside.

10. The pregame struggle
Like I said before, all you truly wanna do is go to sleep. But instead, you are going to force yourself to rally and take shots like a champ. The night is young and you can't lose the buzz from the day that is slowly fading with the completion of each task. So time to put your drunk getting ready skills to the test and get ready for round two!

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How To Become A Brazilian Wax Connoisseur

It's really not as bad as it seems.

The lengths women will go to in order to craft their bodies to their standards are extreme. One of the most common, yet incredibly painful, examples of this is a Brazilian wax.

Different from a bikini wax, a Brazilian waxes the entire area rather than just the sides of the bathing suit line. Fear not, I have many tips for becoming a Brazilian wax pro.

1. Ask your esthetician to count to three, and breathe out on three.
As hard as you possibly can. Focusing on counting and breathing will take your attention away from the waxing itself. Pain is just as mental as it is physical.

2. Exfoliate.
This is so important. In order to prevent ingrown hairs and red bumps, you have to exfoliate to get the dead skin off. It helps pull the hair out from under the skin so it grows more properly.

3. DO NOT SHAVE.
If you're taking the plunge into the world of Brazilians, you gotta quit your shaving habit. Otherwise, you're just wasting your time and money on the waxes because every time you shave in between them you're completely reversing the progress.

I know that at first, growing the hair out for 3-4 weeks seems really long, but eventually you get used to it, AND the hair itself gets thinner and way less grows back.

4. Buy the serum.
Any place you go will have some sort of serum to apply after you shower on the area. They're usually a little pricey, but they work phenomenally. They help prevent ingrown hairs (which are really, really ugly looking, and honestly defeat the purpose of the wax in the first place) and breakouts on that area.

They're truly magical. I personally prefer the European Wax Center Smooth Me Serum and it works like a charm.

5. Take Advil.
If you have low pain tolerance, taking two Advil before you get waxed can help. I personally don't do this because it requires forward thinking that I do not possess, but I know that it does help people who have trouble dealing with the pain.

6. Make sure to grow your hair out to the proper length.
Growing out the hair long enough is one of the best tips I can give for less pain. If the hair is too short, the wax will just pull on it and not rip it out, which will be significantly more painful than if the hair is long enough for the wax to grip to.

7. Only get hard wax.
Hard wax adheres to the hair as opposed to soft wax which adheres to your skin. This gives your esthetician the ability to re-wax an area because it won't hurt your skin. I have gotten soft wax and it was fine, but hard wax simply hurts less.

Other than that, waxing is really fast pain. I'm not going to sit here and tell you that it's painless, because that would be a flat out lie. However, there are ways to decrease the pain, as I've listed, and keep in mind that it'll be 30 minutes of your life, and then it's over.

And seriously, I swear by them, it's worth it.