There are many reasons to shave down there: hygienic, aesthetic...for one thing, you don’t have to worry about crabs—no place for them to go. Some guys also say it makes their pecker look bigger.

There are three basic ways to do it: razor, trimmer, or wax.

I like a razor and soap. Don’t use shaving cream—you can’t see what you’re doing and could cut something important.

Some guys use cold water—it makes the job easier by tightening your sack’s skin. The downside of a razor is that when the hair grows back, it’s itchy. So if you shave, you have to keep doing it.

You can also use a regular beard trimmer. If you’re new to this, it’s less scary.

As for wax...well, I don’t want wax down there unless it’s some weird sex shit. But if you don’t mind, go to a professional manscaper.

Afterward, powder your balls with any powder you like. You gotta stay dry down there—jock itch is no joke.

Shorty Maniace is the owner of J.P. Kempt Barber Social in San Francisco. E-mail him at askshorty@mensfitness.com.