The Gillette Venus razor is favored by many bodybuilders and cyclists because it shaves very close and the handle is designed for leg and body shaving. It is easy to grip while wet so it’s perfect to use in the shower. I used the earlier Venus and liked it but switched over to the Mach 3 Turbo then the M3 Power razors as they seemed to give a closer shave yet.
After Veinlover’s posts I revisited the Venus and forgot just how good the handle was. It was easier to shave my calves and I don’t drop the razor on the shower floor like I sometimes did with the Mach 3 razors. Then I tried the Venus Divine cartridges with the low friction blades. It seemed like the Venus answser to the M3 Turbo. The shave is very close, close enough to the M3s that the handle may be the difference maker. Plus the rounded edges of the Venus make it easier to do areas like the armpits and the back of the knees where the corners of the M3s would catch sometimes.
Now Gillete has come up with the Venus answer to the M3 Power. It’s called Venus Vibrations. They took the vibrating feature of M3 Power and and added the Venus handle. It appears that they upgraded the blades too. I haven’t bought one yet. I just noticed them at Walmart today, even another guy was looking at them. I’m going to wait and see if they go on sale.
Veinlover, here is your perfect chance to try the new Venus and be the first to report back!