Deciding to shave your pubic area (particularly for the first time) can be an anxiety inducing endeavor. It doesn’t have to be though! Relax, take your time, and be sure to use a sharp, clean razor. Once you are finished shaving, I recommend rinsing the area with cold water. This closes the pores and reduces the possibility of infection in the hair follicle. Use a clean towel to dry yourself. Be careful not to rub too briskly which may cause irritation. Once dry, Palmers Cocoa Butter lotion for moisturizing your newly shaved pubic area is highly beneficial for reducing irritation. There are also many different kinds of lotions on the market today designed and produced specifically for reducing the growth rate of hair. I personally have not tried any of these products, but many of my friends have recommended them to me, saying that they really do inhibit the speed of hair regrowth. Some of these lotions even cause the hair that does regrow to be finer, which is a huge benefit when it’s time to shave again. The finer the hair the less likely infection will occur in the follicle, and irritation is also less likely to be a factor.