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Electric Shavers
Do any of you guys use them?
stavs

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Msg#: 3850 posted 2:14 pm on Dec 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

Just curious, do any of you chaps use an electric shaver on a regular basis?

I used one about 10 years ago (a remington) and got fed up with it rather quickly because it was uncomfortable to use. The fast moving cutting blades made the protective foil hot and this caused an unpleasant sensation on the face, causing irritation.

Have shavers progressed since then? are they really a viable alternative to wet shaving?

Be glad to get your opinions.

Stavs

 

sem4u

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Msg#: 3850 posted 1:11 pm on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

I usually shave everyday (electric) except Saturday.

Hawkgirl

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Msg#: 3850 posted 2:11 pm on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

Women like to watch men shave. It's very seXy, especially in the morning.

<Hawkgirl's addendum>

Electric shaver not sexy. Blade extremely sexy.

</Hawkgirl's addendum>

IanTurner

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Msg#: 3850 posted 2:26 pm on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

DG - glad there is someone else on my side.

I refuse to shave because it costs money and time and think beardless ones are just fashion victims, slave to the marketing whims of the major companies.

If you spend 5 minutes every day shaving it takes 35 mins per week. Compared with a 5 minute beard trim each week you lose 30 minutes per week which is 26 Hours per year. So those of us who don't shave have an extra day each year!

troels nybo nielsen

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Msg#: 3850 posted 2:27 pm on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

Real vikings have beards! :)

Macguru

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Msg#: 3850 posted 2:32 pm on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

>>beardless ones are just fashion victims, slave to the marketing whims of the major companies.

... or GF.

mykel

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Msg#: 3850 posted 3:23 pm on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

I happen to think that when you kiss a girl and have her cringe in pain because of your unshaved skin..well, it's not a very good start to a romantic evening ;)
Of course I guess it's different when you have a longer beard, because the hairs are softer than. But a "shadow" just isn't very pleasant, or so I've been told.

troels nybo nielsen

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Msg#: 3850 posted 3:29 pm on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

I once had a single hair from my beard stuck between someone's teeth.

rogerd

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Msg#: 3850 posted 3:34 pm on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

I didn't know you could splash water that far from the sink.

That, and "Are you done yet? I need the %$#@!& sink!" Clearly, some education is needed. I'm sure it's not the PERSON doing the shaving who determines how sexy shaving is... It IS just the PROCESS, right?

lawman

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Msg#: 3850 posted 7:13 pm on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

"Are you done yet? I need the %$#@!& sink!"

Three of us live under one roof. If we had another half person living here we could use all the bathrooms at once and still have a spare sink. ;)

The downside, of course, is that somebody has to clean all those bathrooms.

lawman

JayC

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Msg#: 3850 posted 7:25 pm on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

Electric shaver not sexy. Blade extremely sexy.

See, that was the point of my post; that's exactly what my GF says -- so while I like that using the electric is easier and faster, I'm not dumb enough to use it when she's around!

So thanks to both HawkGirl and Marcia for confirming that she's not a deviant. Well, at least not regarding this shaving thing.

mivox

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Msg#: 3850 posted 7:32 pm on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

Who's to say Hawkgirl and Marcia aren't deviants also? ;)

I'd be interested to watch someone shave with a straight razor, but that might be more of an auto-racing type "what happens if he screws up" kinda sick-fascination thing.

Hawkgirl

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Msg#: 3850 posted 7:37 pm on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

while I like that using the electric is easier and faster, I'm not dumb enough to use it when she's around!

One more thing - don't use the electric one while she's trying to sleep. That noise has got to be one of the world's most annoying sounds.

Using an electric shaver while she's trying to sleep in will get you in the doghouse faster than splashing water everywhere or hogging the sink.

Dante_Maure

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Msg#: 3850 posted 10:17 pm on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

Based on my experience...

Electric shaver not sexy. Blade extremely sexy.

Straight razor... cancel-all-other-business-for-the-morning-sexy.

I happen to think that when you kiss a girl and have her cringe in pain because of your unshaved skin..well, it's not a very good start to a romantic evening

Former GF claimed that even my recently shaved skin caused more irritation than when I keep a neatly groomed beard and moustache.

Dante's Top 10 Reasons To Grow A Beard

  • 1. Save money on purchasing your girlfriend exfoliants.

  • 2. You owe it to your chin. It's a cold world out there.

  • 3. You'll look ridiculous in a dress, but can pull off a kilt with machismo.

  • 4. Perform much more convincing impersonations of Pirates, Counter Culture Freaks, Psychotherapists, Far Eastern Mystics, and Vintage IBM 360 Systems Programmers.

  • 5. Score points with the better half by serving as a stand in when she's misplaced her loofah.

  • 6. Lay claim to distinclty masculine adjectives such as "rugged" and "burly".

  • 7. Win arguments.1

  • 8. Get elected.1

  • 9. Earn more money.1

  • 10. Collect more wives.1

    1Daniel McNeill claims in his book "The Face: A Guided Tour" that in earlier times bearded men prospered because "they could negotiate better and utter more credible political lies, and thereby garner more wealth, status and wives".

  • rogerd

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    Msg#: 3850 posted 10:40 pm on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

    we could use all the bathrooms at once and still have a spare sink

    Lawman, we have far more sinks than house inhabitants. It just happens to be HER sink that I use to shave. Or at least the one she considers HER sink. ;)

    lawman

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    Msg#: 3850 posted 12:04 am on Dec 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

    Lawman, we have far more sinks than house inhabitants. It just happens to be HER sink that I use to shave. Or at least the one she considers HER sink.

    Haha.

    Our masterbath has two sinks separated by the ubiquitous garden tub (which never gets used)*. One sink is taller than the other and only has lights and mirror on one wall. Two walls on the shorter one have mirrors and lights. Shorter one also has a vanity. The superior spatial conceptualization of my male brain immediately kicked in and recognized which sink was hers. It was never an issue.**

    lawman

    *I've threated to rip it out but she keeps promising to use it. :(

    **For those who haven't figured it out, hers is the one with the vanity. :)

    mivox

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    Msg#: 3850 posted 12:25 am on Dec 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

    the ubiquitous garden tub (which never gets used)

    *gasp* You mean like an extra large, with room for plants around it, and water jets built-in kinda tub? Oooohhh.

    Forget sinks. If I had a tub like that, I would LIVE in it, and my man could do whatever he wanted in whichever sink he felt like using.... I'd never use a bathroom sink for anything but getting my toothbrush wet ever again.

    lawman

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    Msg#: 3850 posted 12:32 am on Dec 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

    *gasp* You mean like an extra large, with room for plants around it, and water jets built-in kinda tub?

    Yep. But the few times I've seen her use it she had candles around it, no plants.

    What's up with women and candles around the bath tub?

    lawman

    mivox

    WebmasterWorld Senior Member mivox us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



     
    Msg#: 3850 posted 1:21 am on Dec 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

    Dunno. I couldn't care less about candles or plants... it's the extra large tub with jacuzzi jets I'm after. :)

    lawman

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    Msg#: 3850 posted 1:31 am on Dec 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

    C'mon down in the dead of night with a dog sled, pack mule, or pick-em-up along with a plausible explanation I can use for its absence, and I'll let you haul it off.

    P.S. Since I don't know what tools are needed, bring your own.

    Marcia

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    Msg#: 3850 posted 1:33 am on Dec 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

    Gee, now we've gone from the shave to the hot tub. Where are we headed next, the sauna? This is getting more interesting by the minute. ;)

    Hey guys, have you ever taken a good look at yourselves in the mirror when you hold your mouth together and move it far to the right and left while shaving?

    Not Brett of course, he shaves in the shower so a mirror would get fogged up.

    mivox

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    Msg#: 3850 posted 1:45 am on Dec 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

    They make shower-shaving mirrors that are supposed to be fog proof. :) There's hope for Brett's kind yet!

    I think tub removal would involve pipe wrenches, chisels if it's tiled in, or a good sturdy box knife if it's just calked around the edges... I need more details here!

    Marcia

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    Msg#: 3850 posted 2:10 am on Dec 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

    They make shower-shaving mirrors that are supposed to be fog proof.

    Yes mivox, there's hope yet, because we have the answers!

    Man, I've been dating the wrong women all these years.

    We've collectively come up with the perfect solution for you, Brett! You get a fog proof mirror, and take your girl friends into the shower with you to watch you shave.

    Dante_Maure

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    Msg#: 3850 posted 2:31 am on Dec 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

    Brett! You get a fog proof mirror, and take your girl friends into the shower with you to watch you shave.

    Hope it's a big shower. <cheeky grin>

    So let me get this straight... is a harem part of the Admin benefits package at WebmasterWorld? ;)

    caine

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    Msg#: 3850 posted 2:34 am on Dec 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

    is a harem part of the Admin benefits package at WebmasterWorld

    mmm! Dante

    well said, rotflmao

    A question that can only be answered by one of the admins

    Marcia

    WebmasterWorld Senior Member marcia us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



     
    Msg#: 3850 posted 5:58 am on Dec 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

    There are a few perks, but that isn't one of them, Dante.

    At one time I was the local "Coupon Queen," buying up bargains just to save money. That can turn out to be an expensive hobby, not to mention the storage problems.

    I know some of you guys like plain old soap instead of shaving cream, but how can you ignore all the shaving cream and gel coupons that are printed in the market ads every week? Sometimes it's practically free. At one time I must have had 10 cans of it around the house, and that's without having a man around. How can you resist?

    sem4u

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    Msg#: 3850 posted 8:26 am on Dec 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

    "Coupon Queen" - I like it!

    I'm always on the hunt for a bargain, but 10 cans of shaving cream just for you. Surely that is a bit OTT? :)

    Marcia

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    Msg#: 3850 posted 8:38 am on Dec 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

    >10 cans of shaving cream just for you

    I don't even use it, I don't shave. And back when I did I used soap in the shower. I haven't got a hair on my legs, which is from wearing tight jeans for years. Now, if you guys would wear something that tight over your heads you wouldn't need to shave any more. Of course, then you wouldn't need to breathe any more either.

    Brett_Tabke

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    Msg#: 3850 posted 8:42 am on Dec 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

    >mirrors

    Who needs a mirror? If you use soap, you can just run your free hand over your face to make sure you got everything.

    >candles and water

    It's the water thing Lawman. A woman could say no to you every day for 10 years; but, jump in a hottub ringed with a few candles and the message changes to, where ya been all my life hansome?. It's like magic.

    Crazy_Fool

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    Msg#: 3850 posted 9:52 am on Dec 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

    i really really really hate shaving.
    like i REALLY hate it.

    but i hate beards too. i remember my geography teacher at school had a big ginger beard and he always had bits of vegetable soup stuck in it. makes me shudder every time i think of beards .....

    i'm lucky cos my facial hair grows slowly so i can get away without shaving for about 3 or 4 days before the stubble looks scruffy. but then i look scruffy all the time anyway - tatty old jeans, tatty old t-shirts etc - i tend to shave once a week just to avoid the dreaded beard ...

    i do make a special effort to shave when i have to meet a client for the first time or when i'm out on the town. i use a blue razor, probably gillette or something (can't be bothered to go upstairs and look). i tried electrics years ago but kept dropping them and breaking them.

    and as for waxing bikini lines ..... maybe there is a better job waiting for me ..... hmmmm .......

    littleman

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    Msg#: 3850 posted 10:40 am on Dec 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

    razor
    no shaving cream, no soap

    kyr01

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    Msg#: 3850 posted 11:00 am on Dec 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

    Well, I use a straight razor (yes, the dangerous one...) since ages, and I feel that you could never find a better way to shave (I didn't know it was so sexy, by the way...). Of course it takes more time than the regular safety razor, so, when I have to run, I use the old twist-and-drop-in-the-blade (made in China, very cheap but working great after more than 5 years: so much for marketing, major companies and so on...). I tried all the others (Mach3 and all those electric traps included), and I am sure the straight razor will stay at the top of my preferences (Disclaimer: this may very well happen because I am a plastic surgeon in my real life...).

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