A bit of scruff or stubble can be sexy to look at but it might be a case of form over function when it comes to actual sex. “While some people may love the look of the 5 o’clock shadow, rubbing stubble against genitals or any sensitive tissues can be uncomfortable, irritating, and sharp-feeling,” says Reece Malone, sexologist and sex therapist. Stubble rubbing can cause facial acne and micro-abrasions on sensitive genital tissues. What’s worse, these abrasions can really smart once lube is applied.
The solution: Ask your partner if your stubble is a problem and Malone advises skipping the aftershave because it can act as an irritant.Back to top