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Which one do you prefer, men with hairy chests or men with smooth chests? Why or why not? Moreover, do you have a hairy or a smooth chest, guys?
Anyway, did you know that 40 percent of men feel ashamed of their chest hair?
This is according to a survey of 2,000 men conducted by OnePoll on behalf of BAKblade in 2019. According to the results of the study, 55 percent of their respondents revealed that they are embarrassed of their body hair in general, while 20 percent of them confessed that “they feel this way ‘often.'”
Their embarrassment of their body hair, often leads them to avoid swimming (31 percent) or the gym (27 percent). In addition, the study found that nearly 20 percent of the respondents feel that their body hair has had a negative impact on their sex lives. Read the study in full here.
How true is this study for you, guys? More importantly, should men feel ashamed of their hairy chests?
Speaking of shame, it isn’t just hairy men who feel embarrassed, or have confidence issues, and who feel anxious about their chests. A gay man on Reddit revealed that he avoids “pools, locker rooms, beaches and every single place where you have to be shirtless only because I don’t really have chest hair.” He added, “When someone tells me that I’m attractive because I don’t have chest hair, I’m losing all my interest.”
When asked why he feels this way when he’s being complimented, he explained that he didn’t like being smooth. That it feels like he’s still in a body of a boy, not a man’s body. He elaborated, “And if someone likes that I’m smooth, I feel like it’s all about liking my boyish body and I don’t like it, because I want to be treated like a normal man.”
A gay man on the same thread confessed that he finds men with hairy chests attractive, “Especially when they’re wearing a t-shirt, and then you can see some little hairs come out at the bottom of their neck. The imagination of the rest of their chest hair gets me going lol.”
Some guys, of course, find hairy chests unattractive. One guy in particular, thinks his attraction to hairy chests get old quick especially he said, if the hair is all over the guy’s body and not just his chest and stomach. For another guy though, it’s a revelation. He said he didn’t know he liked it until he started dating a guy who had a sexy AF chest hair. He added, “Still like the hairless chests too but damn, cuddling up to a man with a nice chest full of hair is awesome.”
Meanwhile, one man confessed:
I’m pretty much exclusively into bears so obviously I love body hair on men. That being said, I like smooth too. Doesn’t have to be either or. I like hairy guys because they’re hairy and smooth guys because they’re smooth. Men are just hot.
What about you, guys? Which one do you find more attractive, men with hairy chests or men with smooth chests? Share with us your thoughts and stories in the comments section below!
I like a smooth chest. But I had to stop shaving my chest bc all the guys kept wanting me to keep it. Worked out pretty good so far.
Eric…why not do what please you. Stop changing for others who refuse to change for you.
Definatly a smooth chest for me especially if the body is hot
A good chest is a good chest smooth or hairy.
Indeed, my thoughts exactly
I have a hairy chest and I would never be ashamed to show it. It is part of me just like my brown eyes or the dimples I get when I smile. I actually feel it is an asset not a liability. I am not really a fan of hairless smooth look. It looks boyish to me and is a big turnoff. I find guys with hairy chest more attractive. Especially if they have a treasure trail to go along with it!
Hey Joe, those treasure trails are hypnotic aren’t they! .
I agree. I am hairy too. I trim once in awhile when the hair starts to peek out of my shirt. I also trim close around me nipples as I love the skin to skin touch.
I remember as a youth that my same sex attraction started with adoring men’s hairy legs. All over hair is great,especially on his chest and stomach. Having just a patch on my own chest makes me feel a little less masculine than a hirsute man. My preferences have never stopped me from having fun with a guy who is hairless tho. Probably my biggest disappointment is when a man shaves his pubes totally.
I’m into very smooth, It’s the opposite of me
As usual, this column will drain your I.Q. ….
it’s the same ole useless crap again, this and more useless so called celebrities
Natural hairy and Natural smooth is a major turn on A shaved,wax,buzzed chest does nothing for me. Personally,i prefer a hairy man. It’s the American women ,who have from birth into teenage years, women tell their sons and men, a hairy body is ugly, what they really want is a hairless society. Men and Boys who lift weights, and even Male Models are told to shave their hairy chest..WHY? Hair, only accentuate a six pack abs, it add’s in shadow and depth of a man’s chest, Why because it does not look natural You go to Europe ,it is a… Read more »
I prefer my man hairy!
I like hairy or smooth. But I dislike trimmed fur. Or guys who shave their bodies smooth.
Amen to that Michael. But why are we in the minority? Blows my mind. If I want totally smooth, I’ll make love to my wife.
This a my chest trimmed but not too close
I think it’s more a generational thing. As a man of a certain age, i prefer my men hairy. Hairy chest and a nice thick bush around his cock!
Like them all hairy or smooth, but I do prefer a little bit of bush. The chihuahua look is not really my thing. However, if you that wookie thing going on, expect me to propose, lol.
Smooth head to toes for me. Hair all over for other men
REAL MEN do not shave from the neck down.
Doesn’t bother me at all. Main thing they have pubic hair is the only hair on a man I care about.
I love a guy with chest hair because for me it makes him look/feel like a man not a kid. I want to be with a man and chest hair does that for me.
HAIRY. Hands down. The hairier, the better. 🙂
As a hairy guy (not sweater hairy), I have been rejected because of it. (Mixxedtopper on a4a). I know everyone has preferences… but something that..petty is bs. But what can ya do lol
It took me a while to get used to my body hair. I don’t know, but I suspect the body “openness” that one is raised with makes a big difference. I grew up with body shame. I never went without a shirt around any of my family. I was a lifeguard and pools played a big part In my life growing up and that sort of public display didn’t bother me. I guess I was just screwed up. It took belonging to a nudist resort, where no one really cares how you look, to get past the self-consciousness I felt… Read more »
I tend to be more attracted to smooth guys. I always keep my chest smooth as well.
I’m totally smooth & love other smooth men. If I was interested in hair, I’ld be interested in animals – not humans.
& before anybody “downvotes”, this is MY PREFERENCE as you have yours.
Oh Yes! I believe that hairy men are ashamed of their body hair, because they prefer to be smooth, because my Ex of 12 years he was super hairy and embarrassed that he shaved his hair off of his body, but I was fine with it and I was in love with him not his hair, and another reason too that they shed and I remember many of times kissing his hairy chest and my mouth was always full of hair and dry.
The furrier the better. I’m (unfortunately) NOT hairy, but I’m ONLY attracted to hairy men. It kinda sucks in that most hairy men I meet are also into hair as well! Whatever happened to “opposites attract”? As a boy growing up I’d always assumed I’d have a hairy chest because my dad had a full hairy chest. Imagine my disappointment when I discovered male children frequently get the hair gene from the mother! In closing, their’s nothing sexier than a shirtless hairy chested man & try as I may, I just do not get the least bit aroused to a… Read more »
I am turned on big time by a guy with a hairy chest.
The more body hair the better. This smooth stuff has to go. Its like sleeping with a drag queen. We are men and should look accordingly. Men are ashamed of their body hair??? Are you serious????
Smooth is what I am an smooth is what I lik
Hairy all the way!
Definitely prefer a hairy chest! No man is too hairy for me. As a person with a hairy chest, l love to find others with hairy bodies. Hairy bodies are so hot and so are hairy backs~ WOOF!
I’m into both, slightly greater for smooth… but I DO trim my chest hair…less itchy for me…
Trimming is different than shaving. It’s maintenance and good grooming that should happen when things get a little crazy and out if control. Some snipping here and there to even things out is good.
I’m Totally smooth naturally…so I have ALWAYS been attrated to hairy men!..the bushier the better(all over) sometimes opposites do attract…seems so many Gay guys like mirror images of themselves…go figure???
I won’t let my boyfriend trim his chest hair. I love a hairy chest. I like to run my fingers through his fur.
I like both hairy or smooth, doesn’t matter to me. I find all men sexy and hot . As for myself, I am hairy, chest and stomach.
Guys give me compliments often how they Love my “fur”, which I do enjoy the compliment and will Never get old or tire of hearing it.
It still amazes me how some Ppl are insecure about such an issue as body hair. My philosophy is… if a person likes my hair, good!, if not.. their loss not mine. Life is WAY too short to worry what others may or may not like.
Trimmed Chest…Not hairy and not smooth.
Hairy chest., make me horny as hell
I very much appreciate men with hairy chests. To me this makes the man. Body hair on men is masculine and very sexy. To me the more the better. I also like men that don’t sculpt their body hair. A slight trip can be nice, but not shaved.
I love my the hair on my chest, arms, and legs. Maybe not back hair. I trim my chest and abs so they don’t come through my shirt. I like hairy guys too but also like Asian men who are often smooth and have dark nipples.
I prefer whatever is natural. Shaved chests are gross, hate stubble.
Hairy chest here but love smooth guys
I remember as a three or four year-old liking this guy who worked along side my dad who was furry. I wanted to rub my hands through it and did. He was probably about 25 or so then! I remember being told not to do that, and I was upset, as at that age I didn’t understand what was wrong with doing it. (I understand now the societal reasons at that time for that happening to me.) I think now that was the first inkling to me that I was born gay. How sad that I was made to feel… Read more »
Smooth men don’t appeal to me regardless of build or looks —
If I have my choice….hairy chest and hairy ass
Those Sears & Roebucks catalogs were the bomb back in the day, even though they were in back& white, lmao. The men’s underwear section as a small boy looking at men’s bodies, my teacher’s bodies, etc., hairy was and is the draw. I don’t have a hairy body, so I guess opposites attract quite often, but I remain open on that-it’s not in stone. I just find sex/making-love much more adventurous and exciting with men that don’t look like me; we’re complimentary to each other, but that’s for like-minded people.
Since I’m totally into fems and transgenders I prefer SMOOTH. Masculine and hairy men turn me off.
To paraphrase Mae West: I like two kinds of men. Those that have hairy chests, and those that don’t.
Real men have hairy chest, arms, and legs. I can do with smooth backs. I admit that I do trim around my nipples but that is it.
Either. Hairy or smooth as long as he has a nice chest
Hairy chests turn me on . Have since I was just out at 20. However all men turn me on. It depends on the person. Its what’s inside the head and heart that matter.
The more hair, the better!
Chest hair definitely increases a man’s hotness to me — much sexier than a bare chest — usually. There are some men who’s chest hair is gnaly, not healthy hair, weird growth pattern, blotchy. And there are some men who have a perfect muscular hairless chest and don’t require any fur to get my attention. But generally I aim for the hair if there is some available.. (Jesus, I sound so fucking arrogant, fussy, and privileged, but you asked!)