> Thanks for your respond. I use a wet razor,
> it is a female type - not sure if that matters -.
It doesn't matter with wet razors, I don't think there's any great difference between the "men's" ones and the "women's" ones. When it comes to electric razors, though, there's all the difference in the world, with the men's ones being really good for very very short hair and useless with long hair, while the women's ones are not so bad for long hair but useless for close shaving on the face.
> I am hesitant to use an electric because i share
> a house with others including a room and bathroom
A tricky situation. So how do you manage to hide it from your roomie? Presumably the other girls shave their legs, don't they? So how would they ever know you weren't just shaving your legs a bit more often than most? And probably most of them do something to their upper lips occasionally. Look at them a bit more closely. If there's no hair at all (i.e. not even the very fine stuff) on their upper lip then they're doing something to it. Most American women of European ethnic background have at least a trace of hair on their upper lips.
> and i am not yet ready to share my shaving life
> with others ;-)!
I can understand that. Though if you haven't heard how quiet the Norelco ones are, you might be surprised. Vastly quieter than most and generally drowned out by a radio, for example. Easy to use in a quiet place at work or washroom etc. Actually, it's women who are a problem, far more than men, when it comes to finding out that you shave. All the guys who know I shave have been just great about it. They're curious, but in an interested way, not hostile. And it certainly didn't stop me getting a boyfriend or husband.
> And they are expensive, well good ones anyways!
That's true -- and with the Norelco/Phillshave range, the more expensive ones really are better (better rechargeable batteries, etc.) so the best buys probably are near the top of the range.