How to shave around your adam's apple and not slice your own throat

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Thank you Adam. Thank you for that wonderful apple that kills its time in our throats, never to be digested, only to be cherished… except when it comes to shaving. I don’t know about you guys, but I shave my Adam’s apple last because well it just needs that kind of attention to detail. One wrong move and it’ll be really obvious for the rest of the day.

Luckily I learned two tricks a few years ago that have pretty much eliminated taking a slice off my apple (get it? slice?). Ah if only the 12 year old me could see the current me (yup that’s about when I started shaving, and yup I was indeed a hairy beast even back then).

Pull the skin away

This is pretty much as easy as it sounds. Take your non-shaving hand and pull the Adam’s apple skin in one direction (left or right), shave it, then go the other direction, and do the same. Easy peasy.

Do a half-swallow

After you’ve stopped laughing do the following. Do a swallow, but don’t finish it. Hold your Adam’s apple at the top and don’t release it. This position also prevents you from breathing, that’s how you know you’re doing it right. The apple moves up but your skins stays in place. Quickly shave the area, then finish your swallow.

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