We all had to start somewhere.
Mine was when I was almost 19 years old and I had gotten tired of using the cartridges and canned goo. I popped a fresh injector blade into my grandfather's razor and lathered up. I had accidentally cut my finger something fierce with his razor when I was 11 years old just goofing around with it, so needless to say, I was scared. I used his Ever-Ready rubber set boar bristle brush and lathered up the Williams soap in his Old Spice mug. The lather I generated, at first, was thin and bubbly, so I attempted to toy around with how wet I wanted the brush. After literally a half hour of trying, I produced what I considered a satisfactory lather. Spreading it on my face it felt warm, almost hot compared to Barbasol, Edge gels and what have you. I lifted the razor up to my face very tenuously, knowing that this blade was sharper than anything I had previously used. Slowly stroking downward, I realized that I wasn't cutting anything because my angle only let the safety bar touch my skin. Relathering that part of my face, I tried again slowly and heard the sandpapery sound of my face getting shaved by a really sharp blade. Since I was a bit of an acne sufferer at the time, I took it slow. It was a one pass shave that took me about 10-12 minutes to complete. It didn't necessarily look better, but it took me to a very nostalgic place and I felt as if I had done something very manly instead of just some mundane daily chore. I splashed on some of Grandpa's Aqua Velva aftershave, yelped a bit because of the alcohol sting that I was not used to, and walked out of the bathroom. An hour had passed since the shave and I went to the bathroom to look at my face and noticed the acne that was red and bumpy was fading. I knew from then on that this was the way to shave and seven years later I haven't looked back.
So...what was YOUR first wetshave like?