This comment was from WellOkThen on the post “Keep the Rug: An Appreciation of Male Body Hair.”
God bless you. You’re doing the work of the angels.
Sure, hairyness can be ugly sometimes, but so can smoothness. Sure, some poll says 49% of women prefer a hairless chest. I celebrate the other 51% — where are all the sexy photos of men for THEM to enjoy?
I wonder how much influence gay male subcultures have had in the fashionability of bare chests. I know there are gay nicknames for hairy men or slightly hairy men. (I’ve been told I’m not hairy enough to be a “bear,” but that I am more of an “otter.” : -) ) Is there a nickname for gay men who like bare chests, or is that not considered a special category? If there is only a special term for hairy men but not smooth men, that says something about assumptions or preferences.
photo: me ‘n the dogs / flickr