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Now people who can't bend over can still shave their legs

(Courtesy of Razor Reach)

It may look like a nick waiting to happen, but a new product called Razor Reach claims it can help pregnant women and folks with various medical conditions that make it hard or impossible for them to bend over to still shave their legs.

Okay, maintaining silky, sleek legs may not be a top medical priority. But as anyone accustomed to shaving who has been forced to cease for a time can attest, it's one of those little aggravations that can loom large when other things in your life aren't proceeding as usual.

Designed by 29-year-old Chicago resident Amanda Moise, who had found it hard to shave her own legs during pregnancy, the Razor Reach allows you to clip your own razor to the end of an 18-inch handle that's shaped to allow you to exert enough pressure to get a good shave. (You'd still have to have someone else apply shaving cream, though, or use a pre-lubricated razor.)

Besides pregnant women, Razor Reach might be useful for folks with arthritis, back pain, obesity or other conditions that limit mobility, according to marketing materials.

Sounds like a good idea. But I wonder whether you could affix a styptic pencil to the contraption, too.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  July 12, 2010; 7:00 AM ET
Categories:  Chronic Conditions , General Health , Pregnancy  
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Didn't these people ever hear of propping your foot on the side of the tub. That way you don't have to bend over so far. Sheesh! If you're so obese you can't bend your knees you have more problems than hairy legs.

Posted by: Baltimore11 | July 12, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

With this device I can scratch AND shave my back.

Posted by: peter163 | July 12, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Kudos to the brave folks who marketed this, because it sure takes guts to sell this in America's famously litigious environment: even if it's perfectly safe, people will probably frivolously sue them anyway for the slightest nick.

It's sad that we live in a country where my first thought was "that's a lawsuit waiting to happen."

Posted by: kcx7 | July 12, 2010 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Jennifer, I am behind in my reading schedule but wanted to congratulate you on your tremendous weight loss efforts. As you will discover the hard part is keeping the weight off. I just read Pamela Peeke's guest blog. It was EXCELLENT!! Please work very closly with Ms. Peake on, using her term, your mental fitness. You still seem to be clinging to some "comfort" foods/drinks and their associated calories. As Ms. Peake will quickly tell you, three hours of excercise is not necessary each day to lose 1 lb. per week. As you say, that is insane. One hour of weights, cardio and basic stretches several times a week is more than enough. You just have to reduce your calorie intake to account for the excercise reduction. Please keep us posted on your weight maintenance progress. And please stay in VERY close contact with Ms. Peake. She clearly has the weight loss secret figured out correctly.

Posted by: jimsandy1 | July 12, 2010 11:11 PM | Report abuse

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