Male grooming is a delicate task and choosing the right equipment for your “equipment” can seem like a difficult decision. After all, the hair is coarse, the skin is sensitive, and the stakes are high below the waist. One of the most popular male grooming brands hit the market in 2016 with a line of grooming products, namely a trimmer, which is widely marketed for male intimate grooming. But it still leaves much to be desired. The team at Happy Nuts knows that nicked nads do not spark joy, and designed The Ballber to keep your package protected. This rechargeable electric trimmer makes male grooming a snap and has several important features that set it apart from the competition.
- 1 What is the Best Trimmer for Male Grooming?
- 2 Is the Ballber Good for Trimming Your Balls?
- 3 Is the Ballber Durable?
- 4 Is it Worth it?
- 5 Why are We Shaving our Balls, Anyway?
- 6 FAQ
- 7 References
What is the Best Trimmer for Male Grooming?
Nothing is too good for your boys, and there’s no goofing around when it comes to grooming gonads. Getting a clear view isn’t always easy, and even the most limber lads need to take care. There are some important differences between the skin on your face and your scrotum. Obviously. However, there’s not much of a difference between your typical beard trimmer, clippers, or razors and what’s on the market today. “Ergonomic” though these trimmers may be, they feature a single row of ceramic teeth that still require some precarious angling if you’re going to do a thorough job. For those of us without double-jointed wrists, the results can be patchy – or worse.
As male grooming has grown in popularity, so have the visits to the ER: one study found that from 2002 to 2010, the number of men limping into the emergency room after a hair removal mishap more than quadrupled. And more than half of the time, the booboo involved balls. (1) Yikes. Do yourself a favor and make sure you have the right tool for the job.
The Ballber has a unique and innovative design that makes it perfectly suited to grooming your manhood – and anywhere else that needs a trim. The slender handle is topped with a smooth stationary skin guard, and dual-sided trimming action so it goes both ways. Combined with an extra-wide pivoting head, you can be sure your sac gets silky safely. Research has proven that even the tiniest nicks and micro-injuries from grooming can increase the risk of transmitting or acquiring an STI, (1) so the bedroom isn’t the only place you need to be careful.
Is the Ballber Good for Trimming Your Balls?
Take a quick look at Happy Nuts’ reviews page, and you’ll see how many of our happy customers switched to The Ballber after getting cut with other products The Ballber has wider teeth than a beard trimmer, so it’s ready to take on longer coarse hair without any snags, and is able to trim hair closer. Each side of the Ballber trimmer’s wide-toothed metal guard covers a second row of finely sharpened, tiny-bladed teeth. As the bottom row of blades vibrates gently beneath the stationary guard, the effect is similar to dozens of tiny little barber’s scissors delicately snipping away at unwanted hair.
Scrotums are Special!
Unlike the skin elsewhere, your testicles have texture. This includes loose folds of skin, the little elevated ridges called rugae, and raphae, the “seams” that run down the center of your scrotum. Your balls are evolved to expand and contract so that sperm is kept at an optimal temperature. (2) While that’s way more than just a fun feature, it also makes shaving tricky. Shaving in a warm shower not only softens hair, it also keeps your scrotum smooth, letting you get a closer shave. The Ballber is designed to give a silky shave wet or dry without the need for shaving cream. That means better visibility so you can make sure you’re not missing a spot, or having to buy yet another grooming product. The Ballber has a water resistance rating of IPX 7, which means it can be submerged in up to a meter of water for up to 30 minutes, which is plenty of time to pamper your parts in the tub, if that’s what you’re into. And, shaving in the shower is a great way to avoid the hairy mess on the bathroom floor and sink that pisses off your partner.
Is the Ballber Durable?
If you need more convincing that Happy Nuts outperforms the competition, just take a look at our return policy. When you register your Ballber, you’ll receive a free extended warranty on top of the 90-day warranty that comes with every Ballber trimmer. We’re in your bathroom to stay. A rechargeable lithium-ion battery offers up to 120 minutes of trimming when fully charged, which most customers find is good for several months of maintenance, for whatever parts of your bod you’re buffing. The Ballber packs some power in a small package. That means it’s easy to travel with, while still featuring a 7000 rpm motor for a fast way to freshen up.
The Ballber’s wide head and four interchangeable guards let you get the length you like, whether you’re taming happy trails, chest hair, or tidying up your beard. The Ballber comes with 1mm, 3mm, and 5mm guards, making it ideal for grooming everything from groins to goatees.
Is it Worth it?
Another feature that sets The Ballber apart is its competitive price point. At just $69, it beats the competition by nearly $20, letting you save your hard-earned cash to treat whoever will be enjoying your smoothness (even if you haven’t met them yet).
The Ballber blades are built to last, and we only recommend replacing them every three-six months. Other makers want you to sign up for a subscription for replacement blades that get delivered (and you get billed) every three months. Whether they’re selling inferior blades or, are just looking for another way to milk customers, we’re skeptical. Happy Nuts is pretty damn confident that you’ll love our products. Over 1,000 5-star reviews can’t be wrong. If you’re not a fan, we’ll give you your money back within 60 days of your purchase. But if you do find your testicles tickled, our Nut-Scription is a great way to make sure you don’t have to worry about running out of your favorites. Get Happy Nuts Comfort Cream, Man Slab soap, or our other products delivered according to a schedule you choose and can edit at any point.
Why are We Shaving our Balls, Anyway?
Whether you’re grooming to accentuate your assets or just like a clean shave, you’re not alone, and studies have found that men report the main motivation for pube-grooming is sex. Hardly groundbreaking research, but something to consider. Hygiene came in at a close second. Chalk it up to scientists’ squeamishness, but this study also noted that the effect of hair removal on sweating and body odor has yet to be researched extensively. (3) Any volunteers?
Nevertheless, our pits and groins are home to specialized sweat glands, the apocrine glands, whose purpose is to emit odors. Cute! From an evolutionary standpoint, one of the reasons that there is hair down there is to keep a warm damp place to let the bacteria flourish and broadcast your mojo. That might have been a turn-on for cavewomen, but you have a lot more going for you than your ability to reproduce. And, studies have found that the females of the species can detect certain odors at concentrations 1000 times lower than it takes men to pick up on a scent- if men are able to detect it at all. (4) Happy Nuts wants to make sure you keep the funk out of your junk. And with fresh-smelling products like our all-natural Man Slab soaps and Nut & Body Wash, we’re making it easier than ever to keep it clean. For all things fresh, follow us! Get social on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and more.
What’s the difference between the Ballber and other trimmers?
Happy Nuts’ The Ballber features an extra-wide pivoting head with double-sided trimming ability. Blades can last up to 6 months and can trim hair to a length shorter than a millimeter. Other trimmers only have a single-sided trimmer, similar to a beard trimmer and their blades are unable to trim as closely.
How long do Ballber trimmer blades last?
How long your Ballber blades last depends on how often you trim, the texture of your hair, and the amount of hair your typically trim. When you notice a difference in how the Ballber is performing, it’s likely time for a new blade, which we recommend replacing every 3-6 months.
How long does it take to charge the Ballber?
When the red light comes on, it’s time to plug it in. The Ballber can take up to 120 minutes to charge and will display a green light once fully charged. Once you get the green light, you’re good to go for up to 120 minutes of grooming.
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