When you share your home, your bed, and your life with someone, it can sometimes be hard to draw the road between intimacy and straight-up the invasion of space. this is particularly true when it involves items within the bathroom, specifically his or her razor.
Sharing razors is different from borrowing someone’s shampoo or deodorant. No, borrowing your partner’s razor, albeit it’s only for a fast swipe over a stray patch of hair, should never be done.
Staying far away from your partner’s razor may be a matter of safety. “Women’s razors are designed to assist shave large surface areas whereas men’s razors are made for shaving their face,” says skin specialist, Dr.
Whitney Bowe to InStyle. She adds, “The handle found on women’s razors usually contains an edge and a curve to supply comfort when shaving at an angle, and although some men’s razors have a pivoting cartridge, most women’s razors have a pivoting cartridge that helps make the shave easier for those curvy and hard to succeed in areas just like the ankles and knees,” she explains.
Safety aside, you’re also increasing your risk of infection
In addition to increasing the danger of irritating nicks and cuts, sharing a razor also can put your health in danger. Bethany J. Schlosser, director of the Women’s Skin Health Program for Northwestern Medicine, tells Women’s Health about the risks of sharing a razor that cannot be seen until symptoms start to seem. “Sharing of razors has also been known to cause transmissions of mycosis — specifically tinea, known more commonly as ringworm — and bacterial infections,” she says. Building on the subject of health risks, Bowe cautions readers of InStyle, “…if there’s blood on the razor from a previous cut, it could end in transmitting blood viruses.”
Sharing your home with someone may be a beautiful and connected experience. Going forward, just make certain you are taking all sanitary precautions and avoiding potential health risks when it involves sharing certain toiletries.