The Best Razor For Shaving Your Pubes — According To Porn Stars

Whenever you're holding a sharp razor in a slippery-wet shower, you've got to be careful. But when you're steering that blade below your waistline, it's best to proceed with extreme caution. It's an area of the body where nicks and cuts can be much more serious, and where coarser hair can make ingrowns all the more likely.

So let's think: Who are the people who know the most about grooming their pubes? Like, the real professionals in this world who pay extra attention to their pubic area for their actual job? Duh, it's porn stars, the people who have to think about what their pubic area looks like up-close and in HD.

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Now, you may think that, given these women's profession, they'd be all about regular laser hair removal treatments and bikini waxes. In reality, yes, some do that, but as feminist porn directors introduce broader, less normative definitions of what sexy looks like (and cam girls take ownership themselves), we've moved beyond the totally bare aesthetic. Now there are a lot more performers who like to leave it as it grows and just groom around the edges. And for that, they turn to a good old-fashioned razor.

"The trick is to only use the razor on your pubic area and underarms and use a separate razor on your legs," Ela Darling, an adult film performer and chief marketing officer at PVR, an adult virtual reality company, tells us. "This limits blade degradation so you can get a few uses out of it. I will shave sensitive areas with a razor two times and then downgrade it to a leg-shaving razor."

Ahead, various adult film performers tell us about their favorite razors for down below, and give us tricks for after-shave care, too.

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Gilette Mach3 Men's Disposable Razor


"I like to take a warm shower and gently exfoliate the area first with an exfoliating cloth. When the bathroom is still steamy, I'll slather a bit of coconut oil on the areas I'm shaving and shave slowly and gently with and across the grain — never against it — with a disposable three-blade men's razor. I'm not sure if they actually perform better than the similar ones marketed to women, but they frequently cost less for essentially the same product. Thanks a lot, pink tax." — Ela Darling, adult film performer
Gillette Mach3 Men's Disposable Razor$14.49 $12.97 Buy
Dr. Bronner's Organic Coconut Oil$11.99 Buy
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Schick Quattro You Sensitive Disposable Razor


"I like to have a pube hairdo option. I just shave and hopefully it has a straight line around it. I’m using this Schick Quattro You razor for sensitive skin. I can get three uses out of it until I’m like, OK, stop. Time to move on." — Lindsey Leigh, adult film performer and cam girl
Schick Quattro YOU Sensitive Women's Disposable Razors, 4 Ct$4.84 Buy

Gillette Venus Sensitive 3-Blade Women's Disposable Razors


"I get a full Brazilian wax before prominent shoots, but between that, I just shave [with] disposable Venus razors. They don’t irritate my skin and I use them ONLY on the pubic area and dispose them frequently. This keeps away bacteria that can cause infection. My gynecologist recommended them years ago and I haven’t deviated from her advice." — Sofia Rose, adult film performer
Venus Sensitive Women's Disposable Razors, 3 Ct$6.97 Buy

Dollar Shave Club The 4x Blades


"To stay clean around the outside and maintain the shape of my pube design, I suds up with body wash and then use the mid-range razor I get from Dollar Shave Club. My b-hole, however, I get waxed. DO NOT SHAVE YOUR B-HOLE! It will grow back intensely itchy and painful." — Sinn Sage, adult film performer
Dollar Shave Club The 4x Blades$9.00 Buy

Gillette Venus ComfortGlide White Tea Women's Razor


"I love the Venus Spa Breeze [editor's note: which has been discontinued] — it's the best one I've tried. I like the moisturizing layer, and it makes my skin down there so smooth!" — Valentina Marie, adult film performer
Gillette Venus ComfortGlide White Tea Women's Razor$12.99 $7.97 Buy

Aveeno Positively Smooth Moisturizing Shave Gel


"Both of these products work amazing for me. I always shave, never wax — waxing can mess up my coochie. These keep me nice and smooth, with no red bumps. Since I show myself on camera a lot, it's definitely worth it." — Valentina Marie, adult film performer
Aveeno Positively Smooth Moisturizing Shave Gel with Aloe$6.16 Buy
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Gillette Mach 3 Men's Razor


"I shave with Mach3, because the blades are really good — and, in special emergency situations, they're stocked everywhere." — Ryan Conner, adult film performer
Gillette Mach3 Men's Razor Handle + 2 Refills$10.99 $7.97 Buy

TendSkin Liquid Skin Care Solution


"TendSkin is amazing for preventing ingrown hairs after shaving. I also love the Mason Pearson Mixture Bristle Hair Brush for the times I'm after a cute landing strip in a scene; it makes the hair look really well-kept." — Ryan Conner, adult film performer
Tend Skin Liquid Skin Care Solution$15.99 Buy
Mason Pearson  Mixture Bristle Hairbrush $150.00 Buy

Gillette Venus Embrace Razor


"I must admit, I do cheat a little bit when tending to my lady garden as I do get laser hair removal every six to eight weeks because it keeps the hair thin and easier to manage. However, this isn't the be-all or end-all to pubic hair management. It still grows and has to be shaved between treatments. I use Gillette Venus Extra Smooth razors. I find that they provide a lot of extra moisture, so it never feels like they're tearing up the skin." — Silvia Saige, adult film performer
Gillette Venus Embrace Razor$16.99 Buy

Bliss Bump Attendant Ingrown Eliminating Pads


"I've found that if I use Bliss' Ingrown Eliminating Pads after I get out of the shower, it helps keep the stubble from causing trouble. Then, once that dries, I put a small drop of Nurse Jamie EGF Platinum 3 Premium Shave Oil to lock in moisture. Works like a charm!" — Silvia Saige, adult film performer
Bliss Bliss Bump Attendant Ingrown Eliminating Pads$19.98 Buy
Nurse Jamie EGF Platinum 3 Premium Shave Oil $99.00 Buy

Gillette Fusion5 ProGlide Men’s Razor


"I just use a men’s razor actually — the Gillette five-blade razor is the absolute best." — Whitney Wright, adult film performer
Gillette Fusion5 ProGlide Men’s Razor$15.99 $11.88 Buy
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Anthony Ingrown Hair Treatment


"For around that area to prevent razor bumps, I use rosehip oil or Anthony’s Ingrown Hair Treatment." — Whitney Wright, adult film performer
Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil$54.00 Buy
Anthony Ingrown Hair Treatment$30.72 Buy
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