While we cover many facets of high tech here at Tech Kultura, we have been focused on the more obvious gadgets that tend to attract the attention of men – cars, hi-fi equipment, computers, and the like. Not to say women aren’t interested in these things as well, but our readership probably trends at least 80% male. So this one is for the ladies! Although men can use these products too, our discussion today is focused on a product marketed primarily towards women – the bikini trimmer.
Pubic hair grooming in some form or fashion has probably been around since humans developed the ability to create a reasonably sharp flint blade. I’m not going to bother to research this, but it seems like something that the Egyptians would have done, either pre- or post-mummification. Although that guess is probably heavily colored by the image of Liz Taylor that just popped into my head. Either way, I’m thinking Marcus Antonius probably didn’t have to delve through a heavy jungle to find his treasure, nam sayin?
But I digress. Even though most modern hair removal didn’t start happening until the flapper era of the 1920s as a gimmick by the razor companies to sell more product, and pubic hair didn’t become a focus until the bikini hit it big in the 60s, the basic technology has remained the same for the last hundred years or so: the same basic razor men use to shave their face. There’s nothing wrong with that, per se, but in this whiz bang era it just seems a bit barbaric to scrape a piece of metal on a stick along one’s nether regions. Fortunately, capitalism has provided us with a number of high tech solutions in the form of electric bikini trimmers.
While the principle of sharp metal meets hair at skin level hasn’t changed, the mechanism for doing so has been vastly improved. The best bikini trimmers now have adjustable length skin guards to provide a variety of hair lengths down to bare skin. They also have smaller and purpose-shaped heads to allow ladies to navigate their delicate bits without inflicting damage. There are even foil shavers designed for the bikini area that provide the same benefits as facial shavers but provide a lighter touch for that more sensitive skin. And the better ones are waterproof & battery powered so they can be used in the shower, same as the manky old razor too many women use today. Although they are an order of magnitude or two more expensive than a cheapo disposable, these high-tech bikini trimmers can actually save money in the long run, between the cost of replace razors or razor heads and shaving cream, not to mention the pain & suffering inflicted by the inevitable nicks and cuts.
So long story short, if you are using a manual razor to trim up the nethers (bikini trim, landing strip, full monty, whatever crazy shape you do) you owe it to yourself to check out a modern electric bikini trimmer and level up to the 21st century hair removal. Your bits will thank you!