Hey everyone, I’m new. I’ve been looking around in the forums and I wasn’t sure whether or not to post this in the TG forum or the shaving section because of the content. Anyway, I hope I’m not breaking any TOS. Onto the problem at hand!
Anyway, I’m kind of a newbish crossdresser, I’m not really full time, but as a gay male I’m still pretty self conscious of the hair on my body. I’ve got really thick dark hair on my forearms and all over my legs. I’m finally going to take the plunge and attempt to shave again.
Now, a couple years ago I attempted to shave my legs, and I was met with disastrous consequences. I wound up working in the worst heatwave I’d seen in years with sweat pouring down my body and with insane ingrown hair pain. What a horrible week that was, I didn’t even come out of my room because of the pain. This time, I REALLY want to get it right.
My plan to actually do the shaving is based on a few tips I’ve gotten before. Such as buying a sensitive razor (some told me the shave isn’t as close) and moisturizing shave cream. I’m also definitely going to get a moisturizing lotion as well. Now I’m really not a girlish looking person, so I have no intention of making a full transition, but the thought of at least looking attractive during my attempts at crossdressing I take very seriously and I want to make it work. What do you think I should do to curb the intense pains and chafing I had when I last shaved? Should I bother with a sensitive soft razor or not?
Also I’m worried about my um, bikini line. I’m not intending to shave my genitals, because I don’t really see the need in all honesty, but the hair around that entire area is pretty tricky. What is your advice regarding that area and how could I go about making sure that area does not itch from hairs brushing against the hairless shaved skin?
Also, I’m minorly interested in getting rid of forearm hairs because I think they’re just completely unattractive. Even when I’m not CDing I am really self conscious about it. Most of the time I just wear arm warmers, but is there really a way to get rid of the hair there without it being a pain?
Mostly I’m just really scared about doing this because of all my attempts before ending in large amounts of pain and I really want to avoid it at all costs and still be able to look good in my clothes. Thank you so much ahead of time!