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My sister called me the other day, and started talking about this and that, including the visit of her mother-in-law, who had stayed for about two weeks and just left. Sis said she enjoyed the visit. The only problem was MIL had so badly nicked and cut herself shaving her legs that she would not wear shorts, and it was 100 degrees in Houston.

This led to a discussion of the Schick Intuition razor, which my sister uses and says is just great. She was like raving about it, and was thinking of buying stock in Schick (or whatever company owns Schick). I had never heard of this razor before. Sis says it often retails for under $10.

www.schickintuition.com/index2.html

Has anyone tried this?

If so, I'd be interested in your comments.

P.S. No, I'm not thinking of using it myself, but am thinking it might make a nice present for women friends or relatives.
 

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Looks like an ordinary razor with a big handle to me.

The thing with razors is that you have to pull them in a 90 degree angle oposite of the blades. Move them side wards and you'll cut yourself.

Can you get wilkinson sword in the USA ?

These also have a protection to cutting.
 

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Originally posted by 1vegan

Looks like an ordinary razor with a big handle to me.
I hope the inventor doesn't read this, because she/he would have a heart attack just about now!!!

How can you... describe this ingenious invention - "The Schick Intuition"!! - with such trivial and vulgar words as "an ordinary razor with a big handle"???

 

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Imho there are only three types of razors:

The very old ones, the switch blade kind of thing.

The ones which you can put a razor blade in.

The plastic things with one or two/three blades next to each other with or without a "lubricant" strip.

I think the "special designed for woman" are a ripp-off.
 

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I have one...I bought it on a whim and have been very pleased. It is kind of bulky, but it's due to the hunk of lathering stuff that's around the razor. The lathering stuff is like the usual lubricant strip on speed - it lasts for maybe 7-8 shaves. It really works, too. You don't get a foamy lather like with shaving cream, but I haven't had any nicks, and it gives a nice close shave. It's a 3 blade razor, similar to the Gilette Mach3/Venus.

vegan1 - women generally shave their legs as opposed to men, who shave their faces. Women who shave their legs generally like for there to be no stubble at all. Electric dry shaving usually leaves a small amount of stubble when done on the legs. Hence, most women tend to prefer wet shaving to get it all off.

Besides, leg skin is more sensitive than mens' facial skin. If you've every gotten a rash or razor burn on your face from an electric razor, just imagine that all over one's legs, armpits, and bikini region. Fun, huh?
 

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Hehe, I sometimes use a straight razor with shaving soap and brush to lather. There is NO closer shave than that. An ex of mine had a brother who was a barber and it was a present.

Usually though, I use these disposable triple-blade Schick things with a green plastic handle. It's a very good razor.

I do agree, the ones "especially" for women are just a rip off. The right lubricating shaving gel/cream/foam makes a difference and women are better off just buying a men's razor. They do the same job, with the exact same blades, and for less money.
 

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I have an Intuition razor and I've been pleased with it so far. I get really bad razor burn (and I'm pasty white, so it makes for really attractive legs) and have tried just about everything on the market. So far, the Intuition has given me the least amount of razor burn. I really want to get the laser hair removal, though, but who has $3,000 extra dollars laying around just to get rid of unwanted leg hair?
 

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Haven't used the intuition, but the nice thing about most of the women's razors IS the big handle. You're covered in water in the shower and things tend to slip around (heh - ok get your minds out of the gutter!). The big handle helps keep the razor steady so you don't walk out of the shower a total bleeding mess...
 

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When my daughter started shaving, I got her one of those double-bladed with the wire gaurds. I like the gaurds. It helped alot with nicks when I used it. Now I have a wet/dry electric and no, it doesn't give as close a shave, but it saves me some $ and I don't have to scramble around looking for a blade that'll still cut!
 

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Piglet: Me too! Those Venuses are a ripoff. They're exactly the same as the Mach 3 except for the handle and like $4 more expensive. Even that's when you don't count all the replacement blades, and so it can really add up. I've never gotten a cut from my Mach 3.
 

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i know the one you mean Robert. i used one for months. one. the blades on that thing lasted forever. they were giving them away free at one of the bike races, they were a sponsor or something. i wish i had gone back and grabbed more

the intuition thing bothers me. i use a razor a lot more than 7 or 8 times before changing. my leg hair isn't very thick i guess, my blades always last a while. so i'd run out of the lubricant junk way before the razor needed to be changed. i think they do that so you'll change razors more often and therefore have to buy them more often
 
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