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Do You Like Men Manscaped?

How Manscaped Do You Like Your Men?

A fascinating New York Times article charts the history of manscaping — the practice by men of removing hair from their chests, back, armpits or groin area. It used to be the province of male models, athletes, and homosexuals. No longer. If you look at the mass marketing of body razors (watch the commercial below for Braun bodycruZer razor "with a special attachment for sensitive areas"), you can see that every Tom, Dick and Hairy is supposed to manscape whether or not he's an athletic, gay, male model.

One survey of 364 male students at the University of South Florida on the subject of "male body depilation" found that more than 80 percent of them depilated. (I don't think I've ever used that as a verb.) The most interesting factoid? The graduate student who is conducting the survey said that there was no statistically significant difference between the number of gay men versus straight men who manscaped. How times have changed! I'm telling you, men are the new women.

juicebox07 juicebox07 8 years
I don't like long/thick moustaches or beards, and I don't like super hairy chests, but other than that I don't really mind the other hair.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
My hubby's been using the Tria for a while now, he shaves as well. I love it!!!
thisbulimicwar thisbulimicwar 8 years
iv been encouraging my bf to keep growing out his full beard so i guess that answers which i like more
simplyfab87 simplyfab87 8 years
My boyfriend is naturally has no chest or back hair. So that's what I'm used to and since he's the only bf I've had I have nothing to compare it to. I don't think I would mind a little hair though but I think I would draw the line at excessive back hair
medenginer medenginer 8 years
I don't mind the arm, legs, or chest. The rest has to go. I have a man that's hairy so I manscape him.
oohsexypenguin oohsexypenguin 8 years
I prefer my men with hair. Not that I would complain if they chose to trim their pubes or pluck their unibrow, but the hairiness of men is part of what makes them attractive. It absolutely freaks me out to see a hairless man!
earthgoddess earthgoddess 8 years
I love the way a man's body looks with hair on it but I'm also the sort of woman who finds long hair and beards attractive. I love the contrast between the masculine qualities of body hair vs the feminine qualities of my smooth skin. I find smooth men to be a total turn off for me and consider metro-sexuality merely a surface sign of a high maintenance man.
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 8 years
It was so cute when my husband and I first started dating he would shave his back and chest. I told him he didn't have to do that, but he kept it up for a few months. But now he lets it grow except in the summer he does some trimming to help keep cool I guess (he's quite hairy!).
Phil Phil 8 years
It's an adaptive thing. It aids in swim times, and it's a good, albeit small, relief during the hot months. But yes, men are becoming the new women. Our species is making the shift to be more egalitarian and we'll all be better off for it. This all has an interesting implication about how we're now evolving as a species.
cloroxcowgirl cloroxcowgirl 8 years
I like most body hair on men, but honestly, if my bf wanted to shave his a$$ I wouldn't complain.
Angela123 Angela123 8 years
nope! I'm with GlowingMoon. And not because I weirdly love body hair, I don't at all! I am just absolutely turned off by manscaping/metrosexuality. I like manly men!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
Aside from facial shaving and haircuts, I like my men with all their hair intact. :)
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 8 years
I don't really care either way, same for women.
b1uebunn b1uebunn 8 years
There's a happy medium, too. I think it's nice when the balls are shaved (it sure makes them inviting, so there's his incentive!), but the rest of the pubes should be there. I'm with an adult, not a prepubescent boy.
Zivanod Zivanod 8 years
I don't like hairy men. I like swimmer's bodies ... lean and clean! :)
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