Apparently "manscaping" — the act of pruning a man's body hair, the way you might a topiary — is becoming more mainstream in the U. According to recent research by Wahanda Spa"the demand for male waxing in the UK has risen 56 percent while keeping everything neat, tidy and inside the lines with subtle 'manscaping' has more than doubled in popularity over the last 12 months," the Daily Mail reported. This is obviously a great excuse for us all to talk about male body hair.
Thousands of women, we're told, are signing up for the Hairy Legs Club — an online movement that encourages like-minded ladies to ditch the razor and flaunt their naturally hirsute limbs. But what are men supposed to think about it? A woman with more fuzz on her ankles than a Tour de France cyclist or Premier League footballer can be a strange, conflicting, unsettling sight for us gents.
I suppose it was inevitable. Having exhausted — at least for now — the well of anguish about pubic and armpit hairthe world has moved on to the final taboo in male grooming: back hair. I beg to differ.
Some men may have hairy backs. Women can sometimes have hairy backs, too. Common beauty or fashion standards may make people feel like having a hairy back is undesirable or unattractive.
When it comes to grooming, men have followed the lead of women in recent years, and opted for a hair free body. There is no shame in a man admitting to waxing or shaving these days, preferring a polished torso to a hairy chest. Nothing wrong with a bit of a tidy up but men stripping themselves of all masculinity completely seems a waste.
Waxathons and razor burn ensued and grown men started walking around naked as newborns. We're not saying there isn't a certain appeal to going smooth abs look harder, less lint gets trapped, no more tufts poking out of your collar but you're not a magazine ad—you're a man. And evolution wanted you to have hair.
On Nivea s Web site, a model demonstrates chest shaving. A popular online Gillette video ad targets a lower region. Braun's BodycruZer, a trimmer with a Gillette blade, is one of several new products designed to combat male body hair.
If you think that being clean-shaven and relatively hairless is sexy, boy, do I have news for you. What I'm about to tell you is going to change your life, so you best prepare yourself, my friend. According to an illuminating video by AsapSCIENCEwomen are really into woolly dudes they can snuggle up to like they would a warm, fuzzy blanket on a brisk autumn day, so it looks like having a downy chest-rug like Tom Selleck and a big, bushy, luxurious beard like Charles Darwin is what truly gets the ladies hot and bothered. Hell yeah.
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Humans are not nearly as furry as our closest primate relatives, a fact that has puzzled evolutionary biologists for more than a century. One common theory for our relative hairlessness suggests that women long ago adopted a preference for less hairy guys as a way to avoid lice and other nasty bloodsuckers that might call a pelt home. But new research suggests that this so-called "ectoparasite avoidance hypothesis" may not explain the evolution of human hairlessness.