I get zits not so much on my dick like most people, but around my pubes and inner thighs...and their not normal zits their more like little red bumps that take FOREVER (a week or two) to come to the point where i can pop them...for those 2 weeks they just hurt like a bitch....i shave once in a while so maybe its from ingrown hairs...any ideas on preventing them?
Preventing zits in pubic region...
I think your assessment that they are ingrown hairs instead of zits is probably correct. I have a similar problem and I do not shave my pubic hair (just my shaft and balls from time to time). The curliness of the hairs is what causes the problem. I find that I have less problems if I give myself a "breath of fresh air". Meaning whenever I am at home I am nude, no restricting boxers or briefs, this seems to help. If you have to wear something because you live at home or with others. Try wearing a robe or loose fitting shorts/pants. Also I sleep nude. Another possibility would be to trim instead of shaving, that might prevent some of the ingrown hairs.
Rubbing with a pumice stone can help free hairs that are trapped under the skin.