I was just having a discussion with URFA at work. He had the snip last Thursday and was being a right fa-nny about the fact that he'd had to shave his spuds prior to the op. Despite the fact that his ballbag swelled to the same size as his head, most of the discomfort has been from a shaving rash around his tezzies. When I enquired as to his method for removing the hair, he said that he'd trimmed it all with a pair of scissors first, then went at it with a Mach 3. This left him with a few nicks and scratches on the balls and a Mach 3 blade that was hairier than a female soldiers upper lip. Having seen URFA in the showers many years ago, I can confirm that his scrotal area looks like a Scotch egg in a hairdressers dustpan, such are it's hirsute qualities. I too will be having the snip sometime later in the year, and would hope to apply a bit more science to the proceedings. My ballbag is astonishingly wrinkly so i'm concerned i'll rip the fcuker to shreds if I go at it with a Mach 3. What i'm planning is, section by section, to stretch my scrotum over the top of a pint pot, de-wrinkling it under tension, then shaving the flat surface. To alleviate the tension, the occasional tapping out of the bongo part of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," should help. Will this work? Ball shaving anecdotes by fellow ARRSERs may provide a few helpful tips.