Hairy Men are Gorgeous!
Why are hairy men villified?
Humans are covered with hair, even the most fair-haired, pixie-like person has body hair unless they are suffering from a medical condition. Androgenic hair (hair that appears post-puberty) is due to the male hormones present in both men and women. Men have more of these hormones (yes, really) so are generally hairier.
So one could assume then, that the hairier the bloke, the more 'manly' he is. Which makes you wonder why so many men prefer to remove their body hair.
You're a woman, right? How do you feel about hairy men? Do you purr or do you run?
You're not a woman; you ARE a hairy bloke? Are you proud of your mat? Do you hate it? Do you do all you can to get rid of the lovely, curly stuff? Join in the debate below and share your opinion... let us know how you deal with HAIRY MEN!
Note: This is an interactive page and, while all comments are moderated, know that the opinions expressed below are not necessarily shared by me.
Note also that this is a fun page - we do not tolerate hairism here.
Brad & Dan Advise a Caller How to Deal With His Hirsute Back
Men with hairy shoulders and backs seem to engender a wide range of reactions among the fair sex. Some women hate them while others love and cherish them.There doesn't seem to be a happy middle. Definitely an either or. In the UK, we call that the 'Marmite' effect, i.e. you either love it or you hate it with a vengeance.
Those who profess to delight in a hairy chest are unable to accord the same affection to a hairy back. Why is this? It's the same thing, right?
People need to understand... if a man has a hairy back, doesn't mean he is untouchable. Try it.
Do you like a hairy back? Vote in the poll below.
Time to Rebel?
Is it time that well-groomed hairy backs become the next fashion trend for men?
A few years ago, a moderately hairy chest was all the rage. I remember being very proud of the fact that I had a boyfriend with at least three hairs on his chest. These days it seems that more and more men prefer the hairless look.
I can't say that I like it - I think I prefer a hairy chest on a man. What do you think?
Who likes a hairy chest? Cameron Diaz does:
(She) admits there is nothing sexier than a hairy chest.
She said: "I love chest hair. Mmm-hmm. I'm not saying I want a huge amount, but the right amount is very sexy! I don't like the smooth, hairless body."
Men of the World - Very funny UK TV advert
Have YOU ever shaved a fella? - Was it fun?
Did you do it willingly? Or was it under duress, making sure you kept your mouth closed? Is it a regular event? You don't have to be a HubPages member to share your shaving secrets!
I could do the shaving thing... but he'd better never, ever ask me to clip his toenails!
Yes! And it was the start of a new fun sport for me!
Hairy legs.... or not?
C'mon, everyone prefers their man to have hairy legs, don't they? A guy looks silly with smooth legs.... or does he? I've been paying close attention to the legs (male ones) on show at Wimbledon this year, and noticed that several players have shaved their legs (thank you BBC HD). Jo-Wilfred Tsonga is one of them... and I have to say that his legs are very attractive.
What d'you think?
Photo courtesy of The Beauty Brains
Vote For Hairy Legs!
I like hairy legs on a man, do you?
What do you think of this furry male?
I don't mind a hairy man, in fact, it is an attractive feature, a selling point almost...
Beards are something else, I suppose, though it seems that the hairier the guy the more likely he is to have a beard, or at least, a good face-carpet of stubble.
Did you know November is National Beard Month?
Facial hair has long been associated with manliness... in the eyes of men anyway. What do you think? Are beardies cool and sexy or scruffy and unkempt? Are beards the epitome of rugged individualism or merely disgusting face fungus full of cake crumbs (and worse)?
The Art of Manliness: 20 Manliest Mustaches and Beards From Facial Hair History
Pic: My usually smooth-faced hairy male sporting a layer of face fungus. He likes a chin blanket for World Cup tournaments - usually soccer but the Rugby World Cup is the current impetus. Why? I have no idea. He says he'll keep it until Wales lose. But they won't.
Update: Wales lost and the stubble has gone :/
Waxing for Charity
Hairy Man Poll
Time to vote. Are you away with the hairies or do you prefer a smoothie at breakfast time? Maybe you don't care one way or the other.
My Own Hairy Man
Aw.... my hairy bloke and our baby daughter - she's 11 now (9/11 baby) and he's gone grey.
MrRaggedEdge doesn't mind his hairy chest but he hates his hairy back and is always shaving. It doesn't bother me either way. I just love him.