If this is your first time switching to a safety razor then be prepared... to be amazed!! It really isn't 'scary' to use at all! Making the change from disposable razors and razor heads to a metal razor will dramatically cut down your plastic use throughout your lifetime. This is why this starter kit is perfect for those wanting to make the switch but not sure which razor to go for! You do not need to apply pressure when using this razor, just hold the handle in your finger tips, and let the weight of the razor head glide over your skin, giving you the closest shave and the smoothest skin.