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The Inguinal Canal – Boundaries – Contents


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Original Author(s): Oliver Jones
Last updated: September 26, 2022
Revisions: 46

Original Author(s): Oliver Jones
Last updated: September 26, 2022
Revisions: 46


  • 1 Development of the Inguinal Canal
  • 2 Mid-Inguinal Point and Midpoint of the Inguinal Ligament
  • 3 Boundaries
    • 3.1 Walls
    • 3.2 Rings
  • 4 Contents
  • 5 Clinical Relevance: Inguinal Hernia
    • 5.1 Indirect Inguinal Hernia
    • 5.2 Direct Inguinal Hernia
  • 6 Prosection Images

The inguinal canal is a short passage that extends inferiorly and medially through the inferior part of the abdominal wall. It is superior and parallel to the inguinal ligament.

The canal serves as a pathway by which structures can pass from the abdominal wall to the external genitalia. It is of clinical importance as a potential weakness in the abdominal wall, and thus a common site of herniation.

In this article, we shall look at the anatomy of the inguinal canal – its development, borders and contents.

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Fig 1 – Overview of the inguinal canal. Clinically it is important to note that the opening to the inguinal canal is located laterally to the inferior epigastric artery.

Development of the Inguinal Canal

During development, the tissue that will become gonads (either testes or ovaries) establish in the posterior abdominal wall, and descend through the abdominal cavity. A fibrous cord of tissue called the gubernaculum attaches the inferior portion of the gonad to the future scrotum or labia, and guides them during their descent.

The inguinal canal is the pathway by which the testes (in an individual with an XY karyotype) leave the abdominal cavity and enter the scrotum. In the embryological stage, the canal is flanked by an out-pocketing of the peritoneum (processus vaginalis) and the abdominal musculature.

The processus vaginalis normally degenerates, but a failure to do so can cause an indirect inguinal hernia, a hydrocele, or interfere with the descent of the testes. The gubernaculum (once it has shortened in the process of the descent of the testes) becomes a small scrotal ligament, tethering the testes to the scrotum and limiting their movement.

Individuals with an XX karyotype also have a gubernaculum, which attaches the ovaries to the uterus and future labia majora. Because the ovaries are attached to the uterus by the gubernaculum, they are prevented from descending as far as the testes, instead moving into the pelvic cavity. The gubernaculum then becomes two structures in the adult: the ovarian ligament and round ligament of uterus

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Fig 2 – The descent and embryological development of the testes. Note that the processus vaginalis normally regresses after the descent of the testes

Mid-Inguinal Point and Midpoint of the Inguinal Ligament

These two terms are mentioned frequently in this article, and are often (mistakenly) used interchangeably:

  • Mid-inguinal point – halfway between the pubic symphysis and the anterior superior iliac spine. The femoral pulse can be palpated here.
  • Midpoint of the inguinal ligament – halfway between the pubic tubercle and the anterior superior iliac spine (the two attachments of the inguinal ligament). The opening to the inguinal canal is located just above this point.

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Fig 3 – Coronal view of the pelvis, demonstrating the mid-inguinal point and the midpoint of the inguinal ligament


The inguinal canal is bordered by anterior, posterior, superior (roof) and inferior (floor) walls. It has two openings – the superficial and deep rings.


  • Anterior wall – aponeurosis of the external oblique, reinforced by the internal oblique muscle laterally.
  • Posterior wall – transversalis fascia.
  • Roof – transversalis fascia, internal oblique, and transversus abdominis.
  • Floor – inguinal ligament (a ‘rolled up’ portion of the external oblique aponeurosis), thickened medially by the lacunar ligament.

During periods of increased intra-abdominal pressure, the abdominal viscera are pushed into the posterior wall of the inguinal canal. To prevent herniation of viscera into the canal, the muscles of the anterior and posterior wall contract, and ‘clamp down’ on the canal.

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Fig 4 – The borders of the inguinal canal. The anterior wall of the left inguinal canal has been removed.


Fig 5 – Sagittal view of the inguinal canal, showing the borders.


The two openings to the inguinal canal are known as rings. There are two rings – deep (internal) and superficial (external):

  • Deep (internal) ring:
    • Marks the internal opening of the inguinal canal
    • Found above the midpoint of the inguinal ligament (lateral to the epigastric vessels).
    • The ring is created by the transversalis fascia, which invaginates to form a covering of the contents of the inguinal canal.
  • Superficial (external) ring:
    • Marks the external end of the inguinal canal
    • Lies just superior to the pubic tubercle.
    • It is a triangle shaped opening, formed by the invagination of the external oblique, which forms another covering of the inguinal canal contents.
    • It contains intercrural fibres, which run perpendicular to the aponeurosis of the external oblique and prevent the ring from widening.


The contents of the inguinal canal include:

  • Spermatic cord (biological males only) – contains neurovascular and reproductive structures that supply and drain the testes. See here for more information.
  • Round ligament (biological females only) – originates from the uterine horn and travels through the inguinal canal to attach at the labia majora.
  • Ilioinguinal nerve – contributes towards the sensory innervation of the genitalia
    • Note: only travels through part of the inguinal canal, exiting via the superficial inguinal ring (it does not pass through the deep inguinal ring)
    • This is the nerve most at risk of damage during an inguinal hernia repair.
  • Genital branch of the genitofemoral nerve – supplies the cremaster muscle and anterior scrotal skin in males, and the skin of the mons pubis and labia majora in females.

The walls of the inguinal canal are usually collapsed around their contents, preventing other structures from potentially entering the canal and becoming stuck.

Clinical Relevance: Inguinal Hernia

A hernia is defined as the protrusion of an organ or fascia through the wall of a cavity that normally contains it. Hernias involving the inguinal canal can be divided into two main categories:

  • Indirect – where the peritoneal sac enters the inguinal canal through the deep inguinal ring.
  • Direct – where the peritoneal sac enters the inguinal canal though the posterior wall of the inguinal canal.

Both types of inguinal hernia can present as lumps in the scrotum or labia majora.

Indirect Inguinal Hernia

Indirect inguinal hernias are the more common of the two types. They are caused by the failure of the processus vaginalis to regress.

The peritoneal sac (and potentially loops of bowel) enters the inguinal canal via the deep inguinal ring. The degree to which the sac herniates depends on the amount of processus vaginalis still present.

Large herniations are possible in which the peritoneal sac and its contents may traverse the entire inguinal canal, emerge through the superficial inguinal ring, and reach the scrotum.

Direct Inguinal Hernia

In contrast to the indirect hernia, direct inguinal hernias are acquired, usually in adulthood, due to weakening in the abdominal musculature.

The peritoneal sac bulges into the inguinal canal via the posterior wall medial to the epigastric vessels and can enter the superficial inguinal ring. The sac is not covered with the coverings of the contents of the canal.


Fig 6 – Transverse view of the inferior abdominal cavity. Compares normal anatomy with indirect and direct herniation.

Prosection Images

Suárez-Quian & Vilensky. All in One Anatomy Review – Volume 3: The Abdomen

Prosection 1 – The superficial inguinal ring and contents of the inguinal canal.

Suárez-Quian & Vilensky. All in One Anatomy Review – Volume 3: The Abdomen

Prosection 2 – The spermatic cord and inguinal canal.

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The Spermatic Cord – Course – Fascia – Contents

  • 1 Anatomical Course
  • 2 Fascial Coverings
  • 3 Contents
    • 3. 1 Pampiniform Plexus
    • 3.2 Vas Deferens
  • 4 Clinical Relevance: Testicular Torsion

The spermatic cord refers to a collection of vessels, nerves and ducts that run to and from the testes. They are surrounded by fascia, forming a cord-like structure.

This article will look at the anatomy of the spermatic cord – its anatomical course, contents, and clinical correlations.

Anatomical Course

The anatomical course of the spermatic cord is relatively short, beginning in the inferior abdomen and ending in the scrotum.

The spermatic cord is formed at the opening of the inguinal canal, known as the deep inguinal ring. This opening is located laterally to the inferior epigastric vessels.

The cord passes through the inguinal canal, entering the scrotum via the superficial inguinal ring. It continues into the scrotum, ending at the posterior border of the testes. Here, its contents disperse to supply the various structures of the testes and scrotum.

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Fig 1 – Anatomical course of the spermatic cord.

Fascial Coverings

The contents of the spermatic cord are mainly bound together by three fascial layers. They are all derived from anterior abdominal wall:

  • External spermatic fascia – derived from the aponeurosis of the external oblique muscle.
  • Cremaster muscle and fascia – derived from the internal oblique muscle.
  • Internal spermatic fascia – derived from the transversalis fascia.

The three fascial layers themselves are covered by a layer of superficial fascia, which lies directly below the scrotal skin.

The cremaster muscle forms the middle layer of the spermatic cord fascia. It is a discontinuous layer of striated muscle that is orientated longitudinally.

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Fig 2 – The cremaster muscle. Note the looping structure.

The cremasteric reflex can be stimulated by stroking the superior and medial part of the thigh. This produces an immediate contraction of the cremaster muscle, elevating the testis on the side that has been stimulated.

This spinal reflex consists of two parts:

  • Afferent (sensory) limb – ilioinguinal nerve (innervates the skin of the superomedial thigh). Fibres from this nerve enter the spinal cord at L1.
  • Efferent (motor) limb – genital branch of the genitofemoral nerve (innervates the cremaster muscle).


The spermatic cord conveys several important structures that run to and from the testis.

Pampiniform Plexus

The pampiniform plexus is a network of veins, responsible for the venous drainage of the testes. It has a unique configuration, wrapping itself around the testicular artery

The testes function best at a temperature just below that of the body.  The pampiniform plexus acts as a heat exchanger, cooling the arterial blood before it reaches the testes. As it travels through the inguinal canal, the pampiniform plexus condenses into a single testicular vein.

The right testicular vein drains into the inferior vena cava and the left testicular vein drains into the left renal vein. However, there are also some anastomotic branches that allow communication with other veins, such as the cremasteric, scrotal and internal pudendal veins.

Vas Deferens

The vas deferens is a straight, thick muscular tube that conveys sperm from the epididymis to the ampulla and eventually, to the ejaculatory duct (formed by the convergence of the vas deferens and seminal vesicle duct). From the ejaculatory duct, sperm can pass through to the prostatic urethra.

The wall of the vas deferens consists largely of smooth muscle, arranged in three muscle layers:

Inner LayerIntermediate Layer

Outer Layer

  • Longitudinal smooth muscle
  • Circular smooth muscle
  • Longitudinal smooth muscle

There is a rich autonomic innervation of these muscle fibres, which permits fast movement of sperm towards the ejaculatory duct. This movement is also facilitated by the inner mucosal layer of the vas deferens – which is lined by cells that possess microvilli. Their seaweed-like movement helps advance spermatozoa through the spermatic tube.

The anatomical course of the vas deferens is as follows:

  • It is continuous with the tail of the epididymis.
  • Travels through the inguinal canal, as part of the spermatic cord.
  • Moves down the lateral pelvic wall close to the ischial spine.
  • Turns medially to pass between the bladder and the ureter and then travels downward on the posterior surface of the bladder.
  • The inferior narrow part of the ampulla joins the duct from the seminal vesicle to form the ejaculatory duct.

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Fig 4 – Anatomical course of the vas deferens.


Clinical Relevance: Testicular Torsion

Testicular torsion is a surgical emergency, where the spermatic cord twists upon itself. This can lead to strangulation of the testicular artery, resulting in necrosis of the testis.

A common cause of testicular torsion is spasm of the cremasteric muscle fibres which then force the testicle to spin around its own cord. Certain anatomic conditions (e.g. a loose testicle in a large peritoneal sac – tunica vaginalis) may facilitate this movement.

Diagnosis can be confirmed via ultrasound and colour doppler scanning. The main clinical feature of testicular torsion is severe, sudden pain in the affected testis which usually lies higher (due to the torsion of the cord) in the scrotum.

Testicular torsion is an absolute surgical emergency. A few hours delay can lead to testicular necrosis.

Kostis Gyftopoulos MD, PhD

Fig 5 – Testicular necrosis, as a result of testicular torsion.

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Anatomical structure of the male reproductive organs

Organs of the genitourinary system

The term “genitourinary” explains that this system consists of two components: urinary and genital. The combination of these two subsystems into one indicates a close relationship between the organs of this system, and in the male body this relationship is more closely manifested than in the female, since the male urethra (urethra) performs a dual function: urine excretion and ejaculation. Therefore, the urologist deals with the pathology of the male genitourinary system and the female urinary system.

The urinary system includes: kidneys, ureters, bladder, urethra. Kidneys In their shape, the kidneys resemble beans (or beans). The average size of the kidneys in an adult is 10 x 6 cm. The right kidney is usually located slightly lower than the left, since it is located under the liver. The kidneys are surrounded by fatty tissue, which, along with the surrounding muscles and ligaments, hold them in place. This explains why in thin people, as well as due to sudden weight loss, a disease such as nephroptosis can occur – omission of the kidney.

Kidneys consist of two layers. Superficial – cortical, and deeper – cerebral. On the section of the kidney, you can see the medulla is a system of tubules (tubules). The function of the tubules is to collect and divert urine into the pelvis. The pelvis is a combined collector of all tubules of the kidney. It opens into the gate of the kidney, in which, in addition to the pelvis, there is also an artery and a vein.

The basic unit of the kidney is the nephron. This is such a glomerulus, it consists of the very initial “cup-shaped” end of the tubule, which is entangled with capillaries, through which blood continuously circulates. Due to blood pressure and the membrane properties of the capillary walls, plasma is filtered from the blood into the glomerulus – that is, the liquid part of the blood without erythrocytes, leukocytes and other blood cells, which, normally, do not pass through the membrane, as well as some substances (sugar, protein, etc.) But in certain diseases, these blood components are filtered through the glomerular membrane and are found in the urine.

So, the main function of the kidneys is to “filter” the blood. The kidneys are the main organ that cleanses the blood of all toxins and metabolic products. When they become ill, this filtering function is disturbed, which leads to accumulation in the blood and poisoning of the body with its own metabolic products. It is worth noting that some drugs and their metabolic products are excreted from the body through the kidneys.


The ureters are a downward extension of the pelvis and are a tube about 30 cm long. The lumen of the ureter is 5-6 mm. But this width is not constant and the lumen of the ureter narrows in three places – the so-called physiological narrowing. The significance of these narrowings lies in the fact that small kidney stones can get stuck in them. The ureters empty into the bladder.


The bladder is an extensible reservoir, the wall of which contains a muscular layer and is lined with a mucous membrane from the inside. The ureters flow into the bladder. The average bladder capacity is 300 to 600 ml.

Urethra (urethra)

The urethra is a hollow tube that carries urine out of the bladder. The urethra in men and women is different: in men it is long and narrow (30 cm long, about 8 mm wide), while in women it is short and wide (3-4 cm long, 1-1.5 cm wide). These structural features of the urethra in women are the main reason that they often develop inflammatory diseases of the bladder – cystitis, since the infection easily enters the bladder through the short female urethra. The lumen of the urethra is covered with a mucous membrane. Inflammation of this membrane – urethritis – occurs as a result of infection, both non-specific (conditionally pathogenic) and specific (gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomoniasis, etc.).

Reproductive system. Male reproductive organs

Male internal genital organs

  • Deferent ducts
  • spermatic cords
  • Seminal vesicles
  • Prostate
  • Bulbourethral gland

Male external genitalia

  • Male urethra
  • Scrotum
  • Testicles
  • Peritoneum of the pelvic cavity

Prostate (prostate gland)

The prostate is located directly under the bladder at its neck and covers the urethra, i. e. the urethra passes through it. This is the so-called prostatic urethra. Both the ducts of the prostate and the ducts of the seminal vesicles open into it. The prostate is a glandular organ, meaning most of its tissue is glandular. In shape and size, the prostate resembles a chestnut.

The main function of the prostate is the production of a special transparent liquid – prostatic secretion (prostate juice), which is part of the semen. The composition of sperm is quite complex. Sperm is a mixture of secretions from a number of glands. In particular, in addition to spermatozoa, semen contains secretions of the prostate gland, seminal vesicles and glands of Littre and Cooper.

The secretions of the prostate gland attached to the seed have an alkaline reaction and an opalescent appearance, contain licitous grains, prostatic bodies, epithelial, granular cells and spermine, which gives the seed a translucent milky appearance and a specific smell. The discharge of the seminal vesicles is odorless, sticky, colorless, consists of epithelial cells, single leukocytes and formations similar to sago grains.

Secrets of the prostate and seminal vesicles liquefy thick semen, ensure the viability of spermatozoa and give them the necessary mobility.

Sperm has the appearance of a cloudy, gelatinous, stretchy liquid, and the white color is due to the presence of spermatozoa in it. The secretion of the testicles consists of spermatozoa and phosphate crystals.

Seminal vesicles

Seminal vesicles are peculiar convoluted sacs along the posterolateral surface of the bladder. The main function of the seminal vesicles is a reservoir of seminal fluid. In the seminal vesicles, the seminal fluid also undergoes some changes in order to become a full-fledged sperm. During sexual intercourse, during ejaculation, seminal fluid is ejected from the seminal vesicles through the ducts into the urethra, and, mixing with the juice of the prostate and the secret of other glands, is ejected through the external opening of the urethra.

The vas deferens

The vas deferens are thin tubes that lead from the testicles and empty into the seminal vesicles. Through them, the seminal fluid from the testicles enters the seminal vesicles.


The testicles are a paired organ. They are located in the scrotum. In them, the formation and maturation of spermatozoa occurs. In addition, the testicles are the main organ in which the main male sex hormone, testosterone, is produced. It should be noted such an interesting fact that usually the left testicle is located slightly lower than the right one.

As already noted, the main function of the testicles is the production of spermatozoa. Spermatozoa are produced in them by special cells – Sertolli cells. In addition to these cells, there are also Leydig cells in the testicles, these are hormone-active cells that produce testosterone.

Each testicle consists of lobules filled with convoluted seminiferous tubules. On top of each testicle is an appendage that passes into the vas deferens. The functions of the testis are under the control of the anterior pituitary gland. It is worth noting the fact that such an arrangement of the testicles – the main, from the point of view of reproduction, genital organs – is associated with a special temperature regime, which is necessary for the maturation of spermatozoa in them. Those. for normal maturation of spermatozoa, a temperature of several degrees below body temperature is required. Therefore, such an important organ, from the point of view of storing and transmitting the genetic information of a species, is located in a not very reliable place – outside. However, many animals have a muscle that, in case of danger, raises the testicle and draws it into the abdominal cavity. In humans, it is underdeveloped.

Each testicle is covered with membranes in its half of the scrotum. There are seven in total. Sometimes, in case of accumulation between the layers of the testicles, dropsy (hydrocele) occurs.


The male penis is used for sexual intercourse and makes fertilization possible, as well as in the thickness of his spongy body passes the urethra, through which urine or semen is excreted. Those. the penis has a dual function: urination and procreation. The penis has a complex structure. In the upper part of it there are two cavernous bodies, and under them – a spongy body. The cavernous bodies are covered with a connective tissue protein membrane.

Cavernous bodies got their name for their special cellular structure, which looks like a cave. Such a structure is necessary to ensure an erection and sexual intercourse. Studies show that an erection occurs as a result of the expansion of the arteries that bring blood to the penis, the spasm of the veins through which this blood departs from the penis, and the relaxation of the cells of the cavernous bodies of the penis. Arteries, veins and cells of the corpora cavernosa are composed of smooth muscles. These muscles are affected by the so-called neurotransmitters – substances that are released during stimulation of the nerves that control the erection process.

After appropriate sexual stimulation, these substances lead to relaxation (relaxation) of the smooth muscles of the cavernous bodies of the penis, expansion of their arterial cells, which is manifested by a powerful increase in blood flow to the penis. Then the cells fill with blood, expand and compress the veins through which the blood drains, which leads to a further increase in intracavernous pressure, thereby causing an erection.

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How to properly shave a man’s groin — correct hair removal from the intimate area

Shaving hair in intimate places is a rather acute topic for men. Moreover, as it turned out, the issue of shaving male genitalia is of interest not only to guys, but also to girls.

Most of all people are concerned about the correct shaving technique in intimate places, the safety of the procedure, as well as more philosophical questions: should a real man shave his groin, does a shaved crotch make a man less brutal and masculine, and are also interested in the opinion of women on this issue.

Today we will talk about how to properly shave the groin of men, whether it is necessary to do it, and find out how girls feel about this.

Do men shave their groin

In order to answer the question of whether men shave their groin, let’s take a short digression into history.

The procedure for removing pubic hair for men dates back to the beginning of our society. The procedure was performed in various ways, including the use of the first razors made of flint and shells, and later of metals.

For example, in ancient Egypt, it was customary for people from higher circles to remove hair from the whole body, including from intimate places. For this, the Egyptians used razors made of bronze and precious metals, and also carried out depilation using wax, resin and other means, or simply pulled out hair in unwanted places.

Also in ancient Greece and in ancient Rome, having body hair was considered the prerogative of the lower classes, the nobility preferred to get rid of vegetation with copper or bronze razors, or with special tweezers, and hair in the intimate area was considered carriers of diseases, so even remove they were preferred with the help of a servant, so as not to touch them with their own hands.

In ancient India, it was also customary for the upper strata of society to carefully monitor hygiene and remove hair on the body and face.

In Islam, for both men and women, the removal of hair in intimate places is mandatory for maintaining hygiene and health.

As you can see, from time immemorial, shaving the pubis for men has been a completely natural thing, so we think you will no longer have questions about whether it is normal for a man to shave his groin. Normally and more than, the men of Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome and other ancient civilizations will confirm.

How many men shave their groin

The Mean’s Heals magazine website conducted a survey jointly with the Cosmo.ru website on the removal of body hair in men and attitudes towards this in men and women. The survey results were very interesting.

Men’s opinion:

68% of men somehow get rid of the vegetation on their body. In fact, 7 out of 10 men regularly shorten or cleanly shave their private hair. I think now you should not be afraid of disapproval from men.

Should a man shave his groin – women’s opinion:

And women’s opinion on this issue is even more radical: 66% believe that a man should shave his pubis cleanly, 25% are convinced that he should at least regularly shorten it. So 91% percent of women, count 9 out of 10 potential partners, will only be happy if you have a shaved one there. And maybe only one in ten will disapprove. Well, is it worth listening to her, you have 9 more who like you without hair.

Why do men shave their intimate area? But at the same time, people are worried about why men shave their pubis, this question is often asked on the Internet. Let’s deal with this as well. The reasons here are the most natural:

1. Hygiene – we all sweat, including in intimate places. Hair in the groin absorbs sweat and odors, which is not very good from a hygiene point of view. Of course, no one canceled the daily shower, but if you want to better maintain personal hygiene, you can start removing excess hair.

2. Personal convenience – someone just gets in the way of an abundance of pubic hair and is more comfortable either completely without them or with hair of a minimum length.

3. Partner convenience – as we have already learned, most girls are only welcome if a man grooms himself and shaves in the right places. Think for yourself, will it be pleasant for a girl to stumble upon an impenetrable jungle, untouched by a razor, in which Tarzan is hiding somewhere deep in the thickets? We think that your attitude towards female unshaven is unambiguously negative, and so the opinion of girls regarding men on this issue is quite similar.

4. Size – the fourth reason quite fully answers the question why men shave their groin. As one proverb says: the shorter the bush, the larger the tree appears. And this is true, abundant vegetation in the groin visually steals extra centimeters of your dignity, and there can be no extra centimeters here. Therefore, mercilessly fight hair in intimate places, you can’t lose this fight!

Can men shave in the groin

We have examined society’s attitudes towards shaving men’s intimate places in sufficient detail and, it seems, did not find a single argument against it, on the contrary, we even found out that most men somehow take care of their hair there, and most women only support this. Therefore, the answer to the question “Can men shave their hair in the intimate area” will be unambiguous – it is possible. But whether a man needs to shave his groin and whether it is necessary to do it – of course, it is not necessary and it is up to you to decide, in this you should rely only on personal preferences.

At the same time, it is worth raising the question of safety: is it harmful for men to shave their intimate area? The answer is no, if you follow the basic rules.

First, be hygienic:

– Ideally, always use a separate clean razor to shave your groin. If you have one razor for the face, underarms and for intimate places, then at least before and after each shave, rinse the razor with any antiseptic

– Never shave in unsanitary conditions. We hope that you are unlikely to come up with the idea of ​​shaving your groin while hiking in the forest near the stream, but you never know … If this happens, then remember our advice – postpone shaving for a more favorable environment until you return home, where there is shower, hot running water and all necessary shaving products.

Second, be careful not to rush:

– When shaving the genitals, you can accidentally injure yourself. In these places, the skin is quite delicate, and the slightest wrong movement can lead to a cut. If this happens, do not worry, wash the wound with warm water and soap, then treat with alcohol or hydrogen peroxide.

How often should you shave your intimate area? However, it is not recommended to do this every day. As we have already said, the skin on the genitals is very sensitive, and shaving too often can adversely affect the epidermis. After you go over the skin with blades, it needs some time to recover, otherwise irritation may occur, flowing into inflammation.

Should teenagers shave their groin? (as well as 15, 16, 17, they no longer ask about 18, apparently by this age they either can decide themselves, or ask questions without reference to age). Here, again, everything remains at the discretion of the young man: if there is a desire, let him shave, if there is no desire, it is not necessary. The main thing is to remember our safety tips. How to shave a guy’s groin, consider below.

How to properly shave your private area

Here are some simple rules that will help men shave their groin properly, even if this is your first time:

Shave your groin in the bathroom

– Groin shaving is better to do in the shower. Hot water will steam and soften the skin, preventing hair from becoming tangled and caught on the razor blades, preventing individual hairs from being pulled out during shaving. Also, groin hair is coarser and frizzier, soaking it in water will soften it and make shaving easier.

How to shave


– We think you’re smart enough, but just in case, let’s say out loud: don’t even think about shaving your groin with a straight razor! And forget about the T-shaped machine, too, and they can also be easily cut.

Use a conventional modern safety razor.

Take a look at our section with classic safety razors, we can just recommend the Bolin Webb R1 machine for Gillette Mach4Gillette tips. at hand. If the pubic hair is longer than 0.5 cm, it must first be trimmed with a trimmer before shaving.


Also treat the trimmer head with antiseptic before use. Do not try to shave the hair in intimate places clean with a trimmer, as you may injure the skin. Go through the hair as short as possible, finish the rest with a razor. Also, do not try to shave the hair on the scrotum with a trimmer – the skin on it is very thin and in folds that the trimmer knives can easily touch. Leave all the work for the razor.

Is it possible to shave the groin with an electric razor

As we have already said, the skin in the groin area is particularly delicate, so we definitely do not recommend you to shave your scrotum with an electric razor. Whether to shave the pubis with an electric razor is up to you, but at least the hair there should already be as short as possible. In addition, it must be taken into account that the blades of the electric razor are designed specifically for the face and for the structure of the hair growing on the face. If we weigh all the pros and cons, for shaving the groin, the razor is still more optimal.

What kind of shaving products to use

Shaving soap or gel

Do not use regular soap to shave your intimate area. Hand soap tightens delicate skin and does not provide enough glide for the machine. Use a shaving gel or cream, they moisturize the skin better, by the way, our shaving products section has a good selection of creams. Just make sure that your product does not contain alcohol or menthol, otherwise you will feel a burning sensation at the end of the procedure.

Is it possible not to use products

Can I shave my groin without foam? We definitely do not recommend doing this. Without shaving products, the blade of the machine, due to insufficient sliding, can injure the skin, which at least leads to severe irritation or cuts. Also, shaving without lather will pull the hair out of the skin along with the follicle, which can cause ingrown hairs. Shaving without foam will definitely lead to irritation, cuts and ingrown hairs.

Shaving technique

How to properly shave your private area with a razor, step by step instructions

1. Go through the pubic hair with the trimmer and cut it as short as possible. Do not touch the scrotum with the trimmer.

2. Take a shower, the water will steam your skin and soften your hair

3. Apply shaving gel to the area you are going to razor. Add more as needed

4. At the pubic area, shave the hair in the direction of growth in a smooth motion. This will allow you to shave your groin without irritation. Passing the machine against the growth of the hair, you pull them in an unusual direction, which can cause ingrown hairs and irritation on the skin.

5. Rinse the machine frequently to remove cut hair from the blades.

6. Be very careful with the skin at the base of the penis and on the scrotum. Due to the fact that the skin there is very thin and forms folds, there is a high risk of cuts. Pull back the skin in one place, gently go over the razor, then pull back the skin in a new area and go over it.

7. If you accidentally cut yourself, wash the cut with soap and water, then treat the wound with an antiseptic.