While I am no Sasquatch, there are Sasquatch-like patches of hair on my back. Someone said my back hair was a turn-off; today I have a prospective solution for this pesky problem; the baKblade.
I have a bit of apprehension about using this device. Aside from looking like a ENORMOUS razor for the Jolly Green Giant, the intent of the baKblade is so that a man – or woman – can shave their own back without the help of another.
Inventors of the device had body builders in mind. Also in mind, perhaps, were those too shy to ask their partner to do the grim deed.
I enjoy a pampering shave at the Barber shop. But when I shave my own face, I get impatient. A back shave must take an hour, and how in the hell do you know if you missed a spot?
I realize too, that I can’t just shave my back and leave the rest a pubic jungle-gym. It is imperative to do a full body shave (which must take an entire morning). I don’t have that kind of free time on my hands.
Another troublesome consideration; it is a common occurrence that men nick their faces shaving. We do it even with the mirror 6 inches in front of our face — with our eyes carefully navigating the contours of our jawline. Now this baKblade company is saying we can shave our back, totally blind? Sounds very risky.
My back is on the “moley” side; the baKblade could easily slice off half my moles with the first stroke. The worst thing about being alone in your apartment and bleeding from severed moles on your back — putting Band-Aids on is a bitch.
Another factor I considered — hair or no hair — I rarely take my shirt off in the presence of another human being. Let’s just say I don’t have my Matthew McConaughey abs … yet.
We all know how itchy it is when stubble grows back. If I were to start this regimen of body shaving, there is no stopping it. I will be forced to shave my entire body twice a week until I die. It would be too torturous to wait out 4 weeks of itching until my natural Sasquatch suit grows back to normal.
It sounds like a great concept for some, but I don’t see myself ever really purchasing the baKblade product. A nick-free scrotum razor, now that’s another story.