There's a hell of a battle going on in grooming circles today; “What is the best pubic hair shaver?” We’ve got team razor and team trimmer.

Maybe you’ve never given it much thought and you’ve been using the same tool for years. Maybe you’re on the hunt for the best option out there. It can be tough to make a decision, as there are so many options out there.

We’ve listed the pros and cons of both razors and trimmers to help you out.

With a razor, you manually shave your hair by applying a sharp blade. Apparently, they’ve been around since the Bronze Age but have luckily seen some improvements since then.


  • Razors provide you with the cleanest, smoothest, and baldest result
  • Purchase price is affordable
  • Simply switch out the blade every now and then


  • Going through a bit of a dry spell? A razor might have some trouble getting through the neglected landscape down there. You’ll need to trim the hairs down to a manageable length before shaving with your razor
  • Risk of cutting yourself
  • For the best result, you want to add a lubricant to your routine
  • You have to shave regularly to prevent itchy stubble

Trimmers are electrical appliances designed to make safe, short cuts to hair and tend to come with different blades and attachments that can help you achieve the desired result.

Not to be confused with clippers, that are designed to cut large amounts of hair like the hair on your head. We don’t recommend using clippers for the fine work down under.

You can use any kind of trimmer, but there are also trimmers out there designed specifically for your pubes and groin area.


  • Behind on your routine? Trimmers can handle the long hairs that would clog your razor
  • Safe to use
  • Some trimmers allow you to pick between different length settings
  • Ideal for a fast shave


  • Although they work well for pubes, they are not the best for shaving balls
  • Trimmers can’t achieve as close a shave as manual razors, so the skin won’t be completely smooth post-shave
  • Require regular maintenance
  • Good-quality trimmers are expensive to purchase

Your instrument of choice depends on personal preference and the situation down there. Both methods have their strengths and weaknesses. You can use both razors and trimmers on other body areas as well, so it might be worth the investment to see which one you prefer for your balls.

We do suggest ending the battle and calling a truce between team razor and team trimmer. You can use a razor to achieve a smooth result on your balls and use a trimmer to clean up the rest. A combination of the two might also be a good idea if you haven’t been keeping up with your shaving routine and things have gotten a little wild. Rather than attacking this with a razor, trimming beforehand will make it a lot safer. Definitely beats using scissors to tame the mess.

Whichever method you’re using, don’t forget to invest some effort in a good skincare routine. Healthy skin handles hair removal well and it will save you the discomfort and itchiness. The skin on your balls is very sensitive, so be gentle with it.