Please forgive what may seem like a duplicate post.

I'd like to try something new, and there are many choices. One of which is learning to shave with a safety razor. Lot of people doing the same, and while I can't say I'll stick with it, I'd like to try it.

My sole hesitancy is the fact that I had an early cardiac "event" 10 months ago, and until further notice I'm on Effient (blood thinner). When I get in a rush with the cartridge razor, I can bleed for a good while, so I am anticipating the worst when I try the safety razor method.

I am not a fool, a glutton for punishment, nor are my current shaving results poor. But I'd like to try this anyway, despite the risks. 

Interested in the perspective of others, especially those who might be in the same medication/condition boat. Thanks!

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Know the situation.

Your problem is quite simply addressed.

Take your time shaving.

Any time you start rushing things with a blade in hand, you'll nick or scrape yourself.

Be sure the blade is sharp.  Every time I've had a severe nick in the past few years    it's been from trying to stretch one or two more shaves out of a dull blade.

Thanks for the feedback. Have all the gear, but still haven't tried it. Plan to do so soon, but want to try it first some evening, rather than in the morning rush when I've got kids to get ready. I guess I'm committed since I've asked a bunch of shaving stuff for Christmas.

Blood thinners, schmud thinners.

Nothing to worry about. Four shaves. Fewer cuts and nicks than with disposable cartridge razors. Closer shave. Just as quick. Not nearly as intimidating as I thought it would be. Simple rig too: Bigelow cream, Derby blades, Edwin Jagger DE89, and some Pinaud Clubman aftershave. I did get some Jack Black sample stuff when I bought the razor, so I'll try that sometime.

One nice thing is remembering my grandfather having Clubman in his medicine cabinet. Maybe I will measure up.

Shaving is now fun.

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