Why you should at least learn how to shave with a straight razor.
But why should you try shaving with technology that's older than your father? Glad you asked.
First of all, it's not as dangerous as you'll let your imagination tell you it is. In my almost two weeks, I have not cut myself once. That's an amazing feat for me. I don't know if I have ever gone more than two days without nicking some bump or pressing too hard. I have no evidence for why this is, though my best guess is that the blade is totally under the shaver's control. It's not fixed to a handle or a series of other blades. You can wield it like a foil - agile and accurate, instead of the club that is a modern day Gillette or Schick.
One of my favorite parts of waking up and shaving with a straight razor is that it makes me feel like James Bond every morning. Granted, this is a very superficial value to hold, but it has been shown many times that what you think of yourself directly affects your happiness and success. Waking up and feeling like a world-famous gentleman affects the way I operate throughout the day, and I like it.
Finally, the straight razor shave is the most intimate thing I have ever done for myself, and it's likely to remain that way. When learning how to shave with a straight razor, I had to learn my face. That sounds silly, but it actually made me realize that I couldn't pick my own face out of a lineup if I were blind. I had to learn every curve, every pit and bump. I had to pay attention to which direction my beard grows in. I need to know where the skin is soft and malleable and where my face is ridged and unforgiving - where it is tough, and also where it is sensitive. I had to learn to fear myself, and then I had to learn to use it to keep my face smooth yet safe.
Ladies, this is something you should learn to do too, not for your own legs and underarms, but if you ever want to win a man over. I've seen a bunch of lists that are something along the lines of, "Blow Your Man Away with these 10 Sexy Moves." I promise that if you have seen this list and, "Give him a straight razor shave," was not on there, it was either written by a another woman who sleeps with bros from bars and calls it research, a bro who goes to bars to sleep with chicks, a man-child who can not yet grow a beard, or a hipster. Regardless of what you have read, giving your man a hot foam, straight razor shave is one of the most arousing acts you can give to a man (assuming you don't slice his face). Understand and respect the complete trust a man has in another person who offers to shave his face, let alone with a straight razor - don't abuse it. If you want to learn how to give a shave, here's a pretty decent and short video.
So gentlemen, do yourself a favor and learn how to shave using a straight razor.