Shaving, down there

My boyfriend is the most amazing man I've ever been in a relationship with. My only complaint is that he prefers that I shave down there. I don't like to because no matter what I do, I get terrible terrible razor burn. I kind of feel like I'm letting him down but at the same point, I don't want to lose him over something so petty. Who shaves and doesn't shave? And does you man have a preference too? Has that influenced your decision to shave?