Women Using Men's Razors: Dangerous? (PHOTOS, POLL)

11/04/2011 04:00 pm ET | Updated Jan 04, 2012
  • Ellie Krupnick Senior Editor of Viral Content and Strategy, The Huffington Post

For years brands have sold us on the idea of his and hers products. Vitamins, soap, shampoo, even granola bars -- all are created in both men and women's versions, whether they need to be or not.

The shaving industry is especially guilty, with the black-bottled shaving creams by Edge wholly segregated from the lively Skintimate bottles on the shelf. The same goes for razors, and maybe for good reason. Cosmopolitan posted a short beauty piece about the difference between men and women's razors -- apparently, there's a sharp distinction (pun definitely intended):

We're shaving 18 times more surface area than men! The oval face [of a women's razor] glides easily, there are more moisturizing strips and the squishy handle keeps it from slipping -- and helps us not cut up the backs of our knees.

Fair points, but does that mean a men's Schick Quattro or whatever they're selling these days will not suffice? We highly doubt it. Does it have a blade? Does it have handle? As long as those two requirements are fulfilled, it pretty much works for us.

And the same holds true in reverse. We've previously written about EvolutionMan, a nail polish collection intended exclusively for men. Beyond the obvious question (how many men actually paint their nails?), we wonder: if men were to paint their nails, would they need their own kind of polish?

Then there are the products that need not exist for either gender -- below, behold several special "for women" products that were definitely unnecessary.

Stupid Products For Women (CLONED)