Men pay price for not reading instructions on hair removal cream as review pages detail painful genital experiences
15:34 GMT, 19 April 2012
Men attempting to remove hair from their genitals have found that the process is not as straightforward as they may have thought.
For many women, learning to cope with the pain of hair removal is something they take in their stride.
But for men, the basics of preening don’t always come so easily – judging by some of the unfortunate experiences documented in reviews of a new hair removal cream.
Regrets: Men are trying to remove hair from their genitals using Veet cream, despite clear instructions saying it is for use only on arms, legs, chest and back – and suffering excruciating consequences
Men in search of the perfect smooth body have been painfully caught out applying Veet for Men hair removal gel a little too liberally, it seems.
Despite the instructions clearly stating the cream is for back, chest, arms , legs and underarms only, many men are risking their health by using the cream to remove hair from their genitals – and are forced to suffer the consequences.
One reviewer, Andrew, writes of the bestselling cream on the Amazon website that the testicles he 'knew and loved' are gone now. He goes on to say that his testicles are now 'maroon coloured' and causing him excruciating agony, sending 'stabs of pain' up his body every time they graze against his thigh or an article of clothing.
Another hapless man who may from now be opt for a professional wax wrote: 'If you are a run of the mill bloke trying to remove some unwanted hair from some unwanted places, this product will make you cry.
The 7.95 cream has been reviewed dozens of times on Amazon by men who have had bad experiences
'You may find out the hard way and wake up one morning with an extremely high voice and notice you have no more testicles and being officially classed as a eunuch.'
He added: 'Like 90 percent of the reviews on the page. I would say we have all suffered from making the terrible mistake of vandalising one's self in ways we shouldn’t.'
Veet for Men comes in a 200 ml tube and is described as 'a quick and effective way to remove body hair' that 'leaves your skin feeling
smoother for up to twice as long as shaving.'
It costs 7.95 and men are advised it is suitable for the back, chest,
arms, legs and underarms only.
It is listed as one of Amazon’s best selling health and beauty
products – a rise that can be attributed to the growing trend for men preferring a hairless, ‘metroxexual’ look.
Another reviewer, writing under the name Mr Alexander-Brown, said:
“You gotta (sic) read the instructions. Especially when you’re doing
your nether regions, err on the side of caution,' before going on to complain about 'burny, weepy' skin.
Another – whose review comes under the headline 'Disclaimer: Do not
use if born south of Sheffield', wrote: 'Probably the first thing you
will notice after using this product is the pain.
'Although as a man I lack the required experience, I’m going to estimate that using this product is at least eleven times more painful than childbirth.
'Imagine sticking a rusty razor blade into your eye, before
tying your hands behind your back. Then imagine that you use the
entrenched razor blade to slice open a raw onion. All the while being
butt naked. This product is slightly more painful than that.'
The product has attracted 67 customer reviews on the Amazon website (despite the pain it seems to cause when wrongly applied) – with the majority, surprisingly, giving it a five star rating.