5 Porn Stars Reveal Their Best Ways To Avoid Razor Burn

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Razor burn is a bitch — a vengeful, calculated bitch who sneaks up on you occasionally, yet unexpectedly, to ruin the pubic area you recently clear-cutted in the shower in anticipation for some coitus.

Without reason or warning, this uninvited guest will suddenly make its presence known at the most inopportune times, turning your once immaculate, manicured genital region into a red, bumpy mess.

In some cases, one could argue that the afflicted area looked better as the pubic mound it was. But unfortunately, that's not what the people want. That's not the society we live in. We want it bald.

People can rally that “bush is back” all they want, but generally speaking, it isn't. We still prefer a good shave or trim, meaning we need to find a solution to this genital mood killer.

To counsel on the topic, I reached out to five famous porn stars for some insight as to how they rid their bodies of the unsightly rash. And since porn stars have HD cameras film their genitals from all angles, I figured there's no better party to speak on the topic.

Here's what they said.

Joanna Angel

I used to have the world's WORST razor burn. It was terrible. I avoided going to the beach or pool at all costs. And if I did go, I wore shorts or pants and pretended I wasn't in the mood to swim. I tried everything from every single cream on the market to every homeopathic method I read about. And, if I'm being honest, nothing really works if you're like me: a light-skinned girl with really sensitive skin and VERY thick, dark hairs. Laser hair removal is literally the only thing that works. And within laser hair removal, there are SO many scams. I wasted my money at a laser place, once, and was conned into getting a $2,500 package of a zillion treatments that didn't work at all. There is one laser machine that works, though. It's called GentleLase. A few laser centers have it, as do a lot of dermatologists. After I got it done just once, I noticed a difference. It didn't make all of the hair disappear, but it makes my hair easier to shave without getting razor burn. I got it done maybe three or four times after that, and my hair became extremely light and really easy to shave.

Nina Hartley

Three words: Laser. Hair. Removal. Yes, it's a commitment in time, money and a little discomfort, but the effects are magnificent and permanent. I did it years ago, and it was the best thing I could have done for my sex life. I call laser hair removal "Hippie Girl easy, City Girl smooth." When I did shave, I avoided razor burn by not shaving more than three times per week. Luckily, my hair was fair enough that, especially on stage when I was dancing, it didn't show at all. For those with dark or coarse hair, who must shave every day, there are products on the market just for razor burn. And for those with very curly hair, such as African Americans, there are specific products for that, though I don't know how well they work. For African Americans who want hair removal, but lack the contrast in skin and hair color necessary for laser to work, there is always electrolysis. It's expensive and a little painful, but when it's done, the area is as smooth as glass. The best thing about laser hair removal or electrolysis is, when it's done, there are no bumps and no ingrown hairs. It's like there never was hair in the first place. Best. Thing. Ever.

Keiran Lee

I tend to use coconut oil or this stuff called Prid, which you can order online. Both work well for me.

Tasha Reign

Here's how I avoid razor burn: 1. Shave the day before you're exposing your shaved region to avoid visible razor burn. 2. Put Neosporin antibiotic cream on the area after you have shaved. 3. Always use shaving cream and shave with the grain. If you need to shave against it, then stretch your skin out and shave. 4. Use lotion and moisturize this tender spot regularly. Good luck! PS: Full bush is "in" and trendy now!

Jessica Drake

I'm very fortunate when it comes to shaving. Rarely do I get razor burn at all, though it may be due to my routine. I only shave after a hot bath or shower, when my pores are open and my hair follicles are soft. I found a soap with moisturizing beads that works well for me, and I only use disposable razors. I often exfoliate first, and then, I shave in the opposite direction of the hair growth. After, I pat the area dry and immediately use body oil or a heavy moisturizer. If your skin feels irritated, use an antibiotic cream as soon as you can to reduce redness and itchiness. I think it's also worth mentioning that, while shaving all the way can be a great sensation, people prefer all different types of hair and grooming habits. Don't assume that what you see on camera is something your partner would like in your everyday life. Instead, ask them. (Although, it's ultimately up to you!) No matter what you try, the good news is hair grows back!