Look Good Naked: Manscaping with Porn Star Stirling Cooper

by Stirling Cooper

The first time I ever shaved my “junk” was when I was a teenager, my first girlfriend and I were moving onto 2nd and 3rd base so I decided to “tidy up” down there.

I'm pretty sure I got the inspiration from the Matt Stone & Trey Parker comedy "Orgasmo" (if you haven't seen it do yourself a favour and watch it). There's a line in it where one of the porn actors tells Trey Parker's character "everybody shaves their balls, it makes the old Johnson look bigger."

Waxing

Anyway, fast forward a decade and I "manscaped" for the first time and by this I mean I got my first ever waxing done on my chest and stomach. The reason I got this done was because I had my first ever photoshoot lined up, getting semi-nude or even nude photos taken of you is a sure-fire way to motivate you to look your best. 

Problem is, I'm naturally a hairy guy, especially on my legs. So after getting a wax I would inevitably get a LOT of ingrown hairs all over my legs and sometimes on my stomach as well. Whenever I asked girls for advice on how to avoid this they would always tell me to "exfoliate," but no matter how much I exfoliated after waxing the problem wouldn't stop. The ingrown hairs would come back every time I got waxed.

Now bear in mind I wasn't waxing very often, I had it done maybe 4 times over the course of 5 years, so I didn't get a lot of practice at figuring out a way around this problem. That was until I stumbled across an alternative that sounded promising to me, hair removal cream.


Hair Removal Cream

I experimented with Veet Hair Removal Cream and I was amazed at how I could simply scrape off my leg & chest hairs after a few minutes of application. As I'd just started working in the porn industry, I decided that this would be my method of manscaping, so every 3-4 weeks I'd re-apply the hair removal cream and maintain a lesser amount of body hair than I naturally have for any upcoming scenes. 

But there were quite a few negatives to using the cream. For a start it had a super strong bleach smell so I'd be inhaling fumes the entire time I was getting rid of my hair. Also, you couldn't get all of the hairs on the first application so you'd have to find the bits that were missed the first time around and try again, but the more of the cream you put on your skin the more your skin was likely to sting and develop a red rash, also the more you scraped off the hairs the more likely you would be to leave behind red lines on your skin from where you scrapes off your hair.

This was a problem because if I left my hair removal to the day before a scene sometimes there would still be red marks on my skin from the hair removal cream. Even worse, when the hairs started to grow back some of them would STILL give me ingrown hairs, my arch nemesis had not been defeated.

The final straw however came when I played with fire and decided to try using this hair removal cream on my junk. The cream burned the skin off my balls and the poor fellas were left a bloody mess as I was writhing around in agony on the floor waiting for the pain to go away. 


Shaving with the Grain

Luckily I found out what nobody had ever told me about shaving when I was a teenager, that you should always shave with the hairs, that is shave in the same direction that they grown in, don't shave against the hair.

This applies to shaving your junk as well, and as soon as I started applying this my problem went away. I also upgraded to a far better razor for a much cleaner & closer shave on my junk as well as on my beard. The Merkur 34C Heavy Duty Safety Razor with Astra Superior Platinum Razor Blades is the only razor blade I'll ever need for the rest of my life. It is incredibly easy to use, gives the cleanest and closest shave I've ever had.

Plus the razor blades are incredibly cheap to buy. Seriously once you use this, you'll wonder why on earth you ever bothered with standard disposable razors.

Trimmer

Back to my manscaping problems, my saving grace came when someone told me to check out Zack Efron's manscaping look in the 2017 Baywatch movie. 

If you look at images of him from that movie with his shirt off you can see that he still has chest hair, but it's been trimmed. It gives him a bit of an old school "Sean Connery James Bond" look.

So I decided to give it a try and it worked perfectly for me. I used my Philips Multigroom without the guard (a number 0) on my chest and legs and it gave me the exact kind of look I wanted, not too hairy but also not totally hairless.

Now when I shave my head and beard I also give my chest and legs a once over every 2-3 weeks to keep them in check and it gives me the right look for being on camera, enough hair to still be traditionally masculine looking, but not enough hair to hide muscle definition. 


Getting Rid of Ingrown Hairs

I also found a 3 step approach to getting rid of ingrown hairs for good as well. 

Step 1. I cleaned up my diet, getting rid of any sugar and dairy. These two foods always triggered some kind of pimple or skin inflammation so getting rid of them helped to decrease the number of ingrown hairs I was getting. 

Step 2. Anytime there was an ingrown hair I'd pop the red blister and pluck out the offending hair with some tweezers to prevent it from lingering and causing more irritation. I'd also pluck out a few nearby hairs as well just in case they would irritate the now popped ingrown hair pimple.

Step 3. I started exfoliating with a loofah and the best soap for the skin I could find, Dr Bronner's Tea Tree Oil Pure Castile Soap.

Tea Tree Oil is know to be great for healing pimples and for treating ingrown hairs and Dr Bronner's Castile Soaps are made with all organic ingredients that are easy on the skin.

Exfoliating with this soap proved to be the winning combination and with this I was able to get rid of ingrown hair pimples that had been lingering for months.


Stirling Cooper was a shy nerdy kid in a small country town in Western Australia who got a double degree in Chemistry, worked as a chemist, then started a food delivery company and took it from a $250 on day 1 to over half a million dollars in revenue. After deliberating about joining the adult industry, he finally decided, “f*ck it, if I died tomorrow, the one thing I would regret more than anything else would be not trying this out.” He's currently working in London.  Follow him on Instagram | Twitter (NSFW)

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