one thought that came to mind was, is this your family doctor that the rest of your family goes to? would you trust him alone with your wife? i think your kids are a bit younger, so you or your wife are probably with them when they see the doctor, but could you say with 100% certainty that he would never try anything even remotely close to this with your kids?
i'm sure this comes across a bit hard, but i think it's a question you need to ask yourself. is it worth the risk?View Thread
I don't think I've ever heard of a doctor that makes you strip down naked for the entire physical. It just seems unnecessary, and more guys would be uncomfortable with that compared to the relatively smaller number that would enjoy it. (not mentioning any names...)
Personally, my doctor checks everything else first, and then asks me to take off my shirt for the parts he needs to. And I just drop my pants and underwear for the testicular check which is usually near the end.
how many blades are on the razor you've been using?
some guys will shave twice to get a really close shave, shaving the first time with the grain, the second time carefully shaving against the grain. i would wait a while until after your skin is used to shaving with a blade before trying this though, as it seems like it can easily irritate your skin if you go too fast.View Thread
the first question I thought of, is whether you've decided to use an electric shaver or a straight razor? there are pros and cons to each.
a good electric shaver can be expensive, but you only have to buy it once and it should last a while. it's generally neater and faster too.
a straight razor isn't as expensive, but you will need to buy replacement cartridges, and shaving cream but that is not expensive. the cartridges can be used multiple times though. don't go for the really cheap disposables, they don't give you a good shave and are a waste of money. it's a bit messier with the shaving cream or gel but you get a much closer and cleaner shave.
i originally tried shaving with an electric for a while, but it started to irritate my skin, so i changed over to using a straight razor and have been using that ever since. if you shave after your regular shower, your pores will be opened up from the steam and hot water and it makes for a much closer and smoother shave.
you're right, shave against the grain to keep from irritating your skin. so that probably means shaving in downward strokes on your face, and upward strokes on your neck.
I don't have one, and probably can't see myself getting one until the day I have a house with a pool. But I have used them before, and it feels great to be outside in the shower. It feels like this is the way nature intended it.
If you can find a waterfall or something like that to use as a natural shower when you're out on a hike or out camping, that's the best.View Thread