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In regards to the past, is body hair to men as body fat to is women?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 01, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Similar to how it was desirable for women to have a decent amount of body fat in past decades (unlike today, where the media tries to portray super skinny as more attractive), was it desirable for men to have a noticeable amount of chest hair, stomach hair, etc?

A048b66e08306d405986b6c04bf5e8e4

on January 21, 2013
at 12:18 AM

As I said, I have no idea if it's true or not

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on January 20, 2013
at 08:28 AM

Also it should be mentioned that plenty of women have a strong sex drive when pregnant, and some even see theirs go through the roof. Doesn't seem like one's body 'thinking its pregnant' would make them less interested in a 'breeding partner'

5bd7f43c7da83282bcb78e3aa33832e0

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on January 20, 2013
at 08:23 AM

Wouldn't that defeat the point of the pill? Women who go on the pill are trying to have sex but not get pregnant. I would think they'd go off the pill if they lost interest in sex and just wanted a feminine dude to be their 'life companion'

53ae5256bd5ba7fadcf3755115cbc1d5

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on September 03, 2012
at 02:39 PM

funny story, my grandmother once personally arrested him for DUI and when she said "...anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law" he replied "I want the judge to know you have nice jugs. Is that so wrong?" so classy.

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on September 02, 2012
at 01:32 AM

He had a nice wide face too. That man is chock full o' virility. hehe

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on September 01, 2012
at 11:49 PM

Me, too, within reason. Neanderthals, no. If the back and/or chest hair looks like a rug, no. =)

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Da3d4a6835c0f5256b2ef829b3ba3393

on September 01, 2012
at 10:02 PM

70s era Burt Reynolds says, "that's a big 10-4!"

in-regards-to-the-past,-is-body-hair-to-men-as-body-fat-to-is-women?

1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

(10904)

on September 02, 2012
at 01:32 AM

He had a nice wide face too. That man is chock full o' virility. hehe

53ae5256bd5ba7fadcf3755115cbc1d5

(190)

on September 03, 2012
at 02:39 PM

funny story, my grandmother once personally arrested him for DUI and when she said "...anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law" he replied "I want the judge to know you have nice jugs. Is that so wrong?" so classy.

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53ae5256bd5ba7fadcf3755115cbc1d5

on September 01, 2012
at 11:49 PM

Body Hair makes me gag. I just picture it in a shower drain shudders

BTW not all races are genetically "hairy"

most "native" men can't grow facial hair or chest hair, but it depends on your tribe. my tribe (Poarch Creek) I see more facial hair/body hair but we're a pretty "white" tribe

my husband is Cherokee and Choctaw (his mom was half of each) and can't even grow a full mustache.

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3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

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on September 01, 2012
at 10:21 PM

I personally dislike men who shave. I like hairy men.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on September 01, 2012
at 11:49 PM

Me, too, within reason. Neanderthals, no. If the back and/or chest hair looks like a rug, no. =)

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A048b66e08306d405986b6c04bf5e8e4

on January 20, 2013
at 04:39 AM

I have no idea if it's true or not, but I've hard that in recent years the preference for less hairy men is because so many women are on the birth control pill. When a woman is on the pill, her body thinks it's pregnant, and is not looking to reproduce, and is therefore not looking for a mate who would be a good breeding partner, and since hair=high levels of testosterone=good breeding partner. Instead, they're looking for a companion who can be supportive of them (who might be kind of girly) ratehr than a breeding partner who is loaded with testosterone. (can think of many reasons why this could be rebuked, but it is understandable)

A048b66e08306d405986b6c04bf5e8e4

on January 21, 2013
at 12:18 AM

As I said, I have no idea if it's true or not

5bd7f43c7da83282bcb78e3aa33832e0

(266)

on January 20, 2013
at 08:23 AM

Wouldn't that defeat the point of the pill? Women who go on the pill are trying to have sex but not get pregnant. I would think they'd go off the pill if they lost interest in sex and just wanted a feminine dude to be their 'life companion'

5bd7f43c7da83282bcb78e3aa33832e0

(266)

on January 20, 2013
at 08:28 AM

Also it should be mentioned that plenty of women have a strong sex drive when pregnant, and some even see theirs go through the roof. Doesn't seem like one's body 'thinking its pregnant' would make them less interested in a 'breeding partner'

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527daa7f0d0c8d8397a144145310d522

on September 02, 2012
at 12:56 AM

I'm a hairy guy and the women I've been with have loved it. But I have a closely cropped five o'clock shadow/beard too, and have a sprig of chest hair that pops up above my shirt's neckline. So it's not hard for women to tell I'm hairy. Women who don't like it usually don't get with me, which is completely fine.

It's understandable why some women don't like it, but I think a large percentage of women will always love it.

I'm happy to be a hairy guy. :)

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on January 20, 2013
at 11:30 AM

It seems like there is also a preference in the gay male community for less body hair. I know someone who does laser hair removal for a living and a large portion of her clients are gay men.

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