Hairy Men or Smooth Shaven

Manly Men from my younger days

Tom Selleck - look at that mustache
Tom Selleck - look at that mustache
Dustin Hoffman - mustache and beard
Dustin Hoffman - mustache and beard
Robert Redford and Paul Newman
Robert Redford and Paul Newman

Body hair jealousy?

Probably men who are unable to grow hair are a bit jealous of those can do so easily. I have also realized that genes and culture have a lot to do with the amount of hair on a man. It’s a shame women force their men to undergo desperate means to rid them of what nature gave them to prove their manhood.

Hairy or not - that is the question!

Someone the other day made a comment about guys with facial hair and several women chimed in their disapproval of stubble, beards and basically most body hair. I was surprised. I indicated that I do not prefer men with mustaches and beards, but male natural-grown body hair didn’t bother me. I stood alone in my opinion!


In our days, it seems we preferred men that looked like men. They had strong jaws and their testosterone was obvious by the amount of hair they had on their chest and face. It seems to be a common preference among girls and women today that they want their men to spend time and money to keep all the hair off.


Clean Shaven

Some women prefer feminized men. What is that about? Why do women prefer buff, waxed and fairly pretty men, and require them to be militant in their grooming habits? Maybe they prefer hairless men that haven’t passed puberty yet.


Heartthrobs of yesteryear had a steely countenance, a proliferation of chest and body hair, including mustaches and hairy chests. Seems girls nowadays prefer “beautiful men”. Maybe men today just can’t “hold” a mustache like our men did in the olden days! I see that they wax all the hair off the models nowadays, even their armpits!! Can’t anything be “natural” any more?


Personal Preference

My personal feeling is that just as long as your man treats you with respect, the amount of hair and his appearance isn't all that important. I can see if they're sloppy and smell funny, but if they clean up well that’s fine. I guess I just like a “manly man”, as long as he’s not as hairy as an ape!


I discovered that Hairy men is a group on Facebook, so I guess there are still some out there that don’t mind the fuzz.


I guess the hit Twilight caused a competition. Some women prefer the feminine male look like Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and others like the hairy werewolf, Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). Edward is eternally 17, not quite mature, while Jacob has definitely come of age. Okay, I admit I got caught up in the mania of “Twilight” also and personally prefer Jacob to Edward. But that is just me.


Natural

Women these days allow their men to just be natural and sport the maleness they were blessed with. It evolved pretty quickly and it has become normal again to be hairy.


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almorr 2 years ago

Just a short mention to say that when I was in my teens I was so happy to have developed hairy legs, arms, a very hairy "manhood" happy trail and of course to also see hair growing on my chest and shoulders, all that before I was 20


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SerenityHalo 3 years ago from Chicago

Just because you shave doesn't mean your feminized. Women grow mustache hair too!


almorr 3 years ago

I don't know if this post is still open as the last one was more than a year ago, I have just discovered it. The last sentence sums it all up, why do men shave off their body hair? it is a generation thing, most men over 40 including myself have never shaved or trimmed any hair off themselves ever, except shave face and head hair, on the other hand, many men, particularly under 25 do shave everything off, except head hair, it is do do with the media and all that grooming, men should be men, not stay like little boys.


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stricktlydating 5 years ago from Australia

I totally agree with you. In fact I wrote a Hub a while back about my shock and dissapointment when my boyfriend decided to try to surprise me by shaving everything off. His mates had told him that girls were into that. Eeek! No! I love natural hair on men :)


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elayne001 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

thanks for the warning Blind-Man. That is so true - it can be awful hot with all that extra hair, and also expensive or a pain to trim it up. Appreciate your comments.


Blind-Man 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Becareful what you wish for fellas. Im hairy as an ape, and it's a dam curse on so many levels.


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elayne001 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Thanks for your concern douglas. Younth are unusually curious about puberty, of course they have so many hormones raging through their bodies. I guess it is natural. Aloha to you.


douglas 5 years ago

hi am 22 years old i been reading some of the comments for god sake give it a rest when a boys hits puberty he gets hairs on his arms legs around his penis on some boys get chest hair it called grow ing up and give that lady a rest and stop asking a lot of questions


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elayne001 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Thanx derek, charles and sarah. I supposed some teens are obsessed with their body hair, but this is bordering on word porn, so hope you can just say whether you prefer hairy men or hairless men. I'm not sure I would get excited over only five hairs though.


sarah 5 years ago

the other day at at breakfast time my son who is 15 came into the room shouting mum i thought that something was wrong but no about 5 hairs have started to grow in the middle of his chest he been wondering about with his top off ever since oh the joys off puberty


charles 5 years ago

yesterday i meet this lad called alan he is 17 a year older than me we get on well together as the sun was shining he took of his top his chest is all hairs he said take of your top i said i felt embarressing alan so want hairs have started to grow alan said your a young man.We both went on a bus with or tops off and a girl was looking at us mybe having hairs on your chest is not so bad


derek 5 years ago

I do shower my self ijust let my brother shower with me i know i should not i done it but if i get a book then he will stop asking questions and he will grow hair like me


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elayne001 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

I don't think she will kill you - it is just part of growing up. Have your mum talk to your younger brother about it. Perhaps you should start showering by yourself now that you are older.


derek 5 years ago

am sixteen years old and i have younger brother who is twelve and we stay with my mum.Yesterday when mum was out me and my younger brother shared the same shower he seen that i had pubic hair and hairs on my armpits and some hair on my chest now he is asking me questions if my mum fines out she kill me what can i do please help


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elayne001 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

that's okay mark - I understand and thank you very much. It is definitely hard being a teenager. Glad you are past that stage. Aloha!


mark 5 years ago

am not a teenager any more so it dose not matter however when i was 15 or 16 i would have loved to have hairs on my chest.having seen your photo you are lovely am not trying to chat you up


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elayne001 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Thanks charles for your comments. I think genes determine whether a man gets hair or not. I suppose if your father was a very hairy man, you would be predisposed to have more hair. But then again, I have heard that a man's hair is determined by his mother's side of the family, so you might notice if men in her family have lots of hair. I know baldness in men is usually determined from the mother's side of the family. My father is 85 and still has a full head of hair, but my brother takes after my mother's dad and is getting balder on top. I am not an expert, but it is an interesting subject.

Mark, Hair envy is a real thing, especially in teenagers. They see each other in the shower and compare themselves. Pretty much the same with girls, but it is bust size, waist size and when they start their period. For boys, I guess it is hair and p size. Anyway, hope you feel comfortable with yourself now. Be proud of who you are. Don't let a little hair get you down : )


mark 5 years ago

Am 28 years old i was reading about when some boys get chest hair well compared to then i was a late developer as i did not get pubic hair until i was 15 and i only got chest hair about a year ago. It seems to me that teenage boys are far more mature that what i was at their age iwish i had hair on my chest when i was 16 iwould have be happy to show of my chest


charles 5 years ago

am the only boy in my class that has hairs on his chest at school after football all the boys go for a shower all the boys pubic hair but am the only boy with chest hair do all boys get hair


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elayne001 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

That is right charles. Don't be embarrassed. You can choose to remove the hairs or accept that fact that your body is filling up with testosterone, and be a man.


charles 5 years ago

am 16 years old last week me and my dad went to the local swimming pool i took of my shirt i noticed that i have about four small hairs in the middle of my chest plus one hair on my nipple i felt as if every body was looking at me i felt embarressed my dad said your body going from a boy to a man


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elayne001 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Good for you steven. Wear it like a man. Thanks for your comments.


steven 5 years ago

thanks for the comments am 18 now and my chest is getting very hairy and on my manhood


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elayne001 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

I appreciate your additions to my article about Hairy or Smooth men harybackman and Jai. Very interesting information. It would be fun to study different races to see their preferences also. Thanks and Aloha!


Jai 5 years ago

@hairybackman. By asians having less testosterone do you mean the mongoloid asians? I'm Indian, geographically in asia but we are a Caucasoid race. My father has chest hair but i don't. Also my lower body is quite hairy. Maybe i'm a chimera with different sets of genes in my upper and lower body. The Chinese generally don't have hair on legs either.


hairybackman 5 years ago

@jai asians do naturally have less testosterone on average than a lot of other races, but its not cut and dry, a high testosterone asian and a low testosterone other could have the same or be higher, body hair is more dependent Dihydrotestosterone, which is also responsible for male baldness on the head, than testosterone itself.

but about the main article, im a real hairy guy, lots of my girlfriends like a hairy chest and arms and legs, only sticking point ive found is they all despise a hairy back and shoulders, so basically id say other than a hairy back id say just don't worry about it.


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elayne001 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Good questions jai. I think a lot has to do with genetics and race also. I know some men without hairy chests that have normal testosterone. It would be interesting to do a study on that issue. Thanks for commenting.


jai 5 years ago

I have hairy legs but naturally zero hair on my chest. I have light forearm hair but not a single hair on chest. Is this normal? Someone said more hair is more testosterone. But i have a healthy libido.Does how hairy you get really depend o testosterone or is it some gene only. I mean do asians have less testosterone because they aren't as hairy.


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elayne001 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Me too, steven, but I am not as proud of them as you are since I am in my 50s and a woman post menospausal. Congratulations on your obvious manhood.


steven 5 years ago

am 17 my arms and legs are hairy and i have got hairs on my chest


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elayne001 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Thanks for sharing your hairiness George. I suppose some women freak out at the site of lots of hair. My husband is very hairy all over, and he is used to the cushion it gives between him and his clothes. But now that he is older, his hair shows up in not so nice places, like ears, nose, and looks pretty scary sometimes. I have to sit him down and get him to groom those unruly scary hairs. Otherwise, I don't mind the ordinary growth on his body, although we live in a very warm climate, and sometimes all that hair makes it even warmer. It is totally up to the individual. Thanks George.


George 5 years ago

I am a 16 year old teen who is hairy from abdomen to feet, My Chest is rather smooth though.

I find myself odd going around with shorts because I seem to be very hairy. Most guys are smooth! Sometimes I'm ashamed of this and prefer to wear jeans instead of shorts.

I haven't had any comment from girls or else that put me off. The only thing was showing my feet to a pair of gals who said "wow". Dunno if it's positive or negative.

Even my father said to me that "we're men, and it's normal, it's rather stupid do try to be smooth all the time."

Shaving is needed and ok, but body hair, I just prefer to trim and groom it.


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elayne001 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

You are right - it is up to the individual, and you can go hairy if you want. I like a bit of change now and then, so smooth is great sometimes and hairy has its place also. Thanks for your comments The Taco Tagger.


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The Taco Tagger 5 years ago

I am a hairy man. I have to say that it all comes down to whether or not a woman is married. Unmarried women tend to like men with no hair because they are able to take care of their body hair and they dream about that, whereas married women like the man with hair because it imparts the idea of being the "provider" and caretaker of the house and someone that is a child rearer. It's an odd thing, but honestly I like my facial hair because... I can grow it. It seems like most men today either can't grow a proper beard without it being patchy or they just like the smooth look because working in offices have grown more popular. I hate Twilight and think the Jacob vs. Edward thing is a bad argument for hair because both of them are hairless Fey men. That's just my thought.


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elayne001 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

I agree that men should groom themselves. I am not to excited about the hairless look on men, but appreciate a bit of tidying up on the face and all the rest too.


Marc 5 years ago

Young girls today in their early-late 20s most all do not like a lot of hair on mens chest, stomach or crotch. Leg hair, arm hair, armpit, groomed short facial hair is fine... But most guys should be trimming their chests, stomach & privates if you have too much hair. Some guys have fine good looking chest/stomach hair that doesn't need trimmed. Girls these days prefer a guy who is groomed but not hairless. Completely hairless is weird.


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elayne001 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Two different views from two different men. Thanks Pappu and John. I appreciate your comments.


John 5 years ago

As a young man, I feel the need to add my two cents here. I shave most of my body hair simply because I don't like it. I simply think myself and other guys with the smooth, little-to-no body hair just look cleaner and more well groomed than a guy with a bush sprouting on his chest and elsewhere. And honestly, if I were a female I would prefer a smoother guy. Plus, as a guy, not to sound gross or anything, but sexually, it feels much more pleasurable when my girl touches my smooth, bare skin than having all that hair in the way between her hand and my chest or wherever else.


Pappu 5 years ago

i think men without hair is nt a real men men mostly american girls dnt like hairy men i dnt know what's wrong with american in other country girls like hairy men....im hairy my frnds call me gorilla WTF im 18 i have beard chest hair arm n legs hair nuthing wrng with that hairless boys cant grow hair but hairy boy can shave there hair ;)


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

that's okay femmeboi - sounds good to me since I have to shave my legs and lip every day and I am a woman


femmeboi 6 years ago

I am totally hairless and petite boy


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Thanks for sharing your opinion James. It is always welcome. I agree, BTW. Aloha!


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

I'm glad you see it this way. I think hairless men look gay. Facial hair is probably best shaved. But the chest, legs, arms, and groin of a mature manly man ought to have hair.


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

I wouldn't classify hairless people as the good guys and the hairy ones as the bad guys just yet. Not all hairy guys go out all sweaty either. Hair is a natural thing, but some just don't like any of it at all - it is all about personal preference. I kind of like bald heads myself, but then when I am starting to go bald myself, that is a different story. What a hairy subject!! Appreciate all the comments.


Jicky 6 years ago

Your twilight comment: I found it totally the other way around: Robert Pattinson looks like the real, hair man-Whereas Taylor Lautner.....Looks like the tanned hairless guy.

Also, I don't see a problem with any of the the decisions men make: Hair or not-It can be any really. Men like to be smooth, tanned and muscley like celebs...and pretty girls like that-Girls that spend hours getting ready also want a guy to put time into his appearance. Whereas men who let their hair grow and just go out in any clothes all sweaty, they tend to have average women-Who spend a bit of time getting ready but don't tend to look like a hollywood star!


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Don't worry Who Knows - from doing this hub there are definitely girls who like hair. You'll just have to find the right one. Thanks for stopping by!


Who Knows 6 years ago

my body hair is really strange i barely got any hair on my arms and chest and i got no hair at all on my back but the further down u go the more hair, my ass is full of hair and my legs are very hairy and its long hair to, when i was a kid i became depressed cause i didn't know if the girls liked it or not now i honestly don't care what anyone thinks i am hairy hate it or love it simple i wont shave i cant say it looks nice but i am sure some women like hairy men


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Wow even Hot chicks agrees with me. Aloha!


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Hot chick S 6 years ago

yeah hairy shapely men are nice n attractive!



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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

More power to you!! Your name says it all.


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masculine 6 years ago

i am also hairy


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Thanks cally2. For real! Aloha!


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cally2 6 years ago from Paraparaumu, New Zealand

Hair on my face. Fluff on my chest. Fuzz round my bulging bellybutton. Anyone for tickles? :)

As a teacher I am amazed at how many of my young men shave their legs and spend a fortune on hair product. In my day homophobia would have destroyed them. But these guys are First XV rugby players and the manliest men in the school. I don't want to return to the homophobic attitudes of the 70s but get real please boys.


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Thanks for stopping by kysnoopyq42. Glad you like it. Aloha!


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kysnoopyq42 6 years ago from nowhere

Thank you for the enjoyable read. What a cutie baby pic. Adorable.


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

interesting comment TMinut. I'm in agreement with you.


TMinut 6 years ago

Men wanting women shaved in personal areas bothers me a bit too, it's like they're imagining a prepubescent child.

A totally hairless man would make me feel like a child molester, especially after raising five boys but I admit a guy with a smooth, muscular chest is VERY appealing! The built up adult torso is so different from a boy that it's fine with or without hair.


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

I guess you wouldn't mind being married to a gorilla then?


isi 6 years ago

Is it natural to have hairy women? When did women began shaving off their hairs. I see nothing wrong with a natural women with hairy body as in female abe. LOL


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Thanks - my husband has the hairy genes, but I don't mind it.


Married to Edward 6 years ago

lol! I love your hub Ruth. My husband has a couple of strands of hair on his chest--I would never ask him to shave the hair he has :). I think I may have more hair than he. I guess I take more after Jacob lol.


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Thanks for that - I totally agree!!


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breakfastpop 6 years ago

Men should look like men, not women! Viva la difference!

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