In today’s world of gender-confusion, diluted sense of masculinity, and overall feminist environment, men are constantly getting their dicks turned inside out. It took me a long time to figure it out, and I know there’s tons of young men out there that are just as confused as I once was.
“Why am I doing what women tell me to do yet…not getting any women?”
“Everything I do and say is being neutered by everyone I know.”
“Something just doesn’t feel right…but I don’t know what.”
Long story short: old school masculinity keeps slipping by the wayside. Which brings us to today’s point: what the hell should a man do about his body hair?
Ask anyone who has met me – they can all attest – I am one hairy beast. It’s probably surprisingly given my well-known Asian heritage, but remember – I’m only half Asian. The other half of me is comprised of mostly Italian heritage, which explains the hair. Last year, prior to taking Propecia, it made me furious to no end that I could grow hair on just about any part of my body without issue – but the one place I really wanted hair, my head, couldn’t.
I’ve done just about everything with my body hair over the years. I’ve shaved it, had it waxed once in college for a bet (never again), and just let it all hang out. I understand that body hair can be a confusing thing to deal with as a young cad, because every women has different impressions of it.
With that being said, no matter what you choose to do with your body hair, the best advice I can give is to simply own it.
If you’re in need of some guidance though, here is what my experience has taught me about body hair over the years, broken down by body part.
Facial Hair & Beards
While you might have a few girls here and there that hate your facial hair, fuck them. Facial hair is manly, and gives you a vibe beyond the clean-cut and boring office worker. The only exception to this is if you just can’t grow facial hair well. It’s better to be clean-cut than have patchy looking facial hair. Then it just looks like your chin and cheeks are balding. If this is the case, consider just trimming your facial hair down to a “1” and rock a five o’clock shadow all the time.
Note: it still may look terrible.
Chest Body Hair
For a long time, I shaved my chest. Girls didn’t mind it. But as I’ve gotten older and seen the further pussification of your average American man, the more I think you’re better off by changing it up and rocking the chest hair.
However, I don’t advocate letting it all grow out mangly and nasty, like a patch of pubes. Keep it (relatively) trimmed up and clean. Hell, sometimes I even put a little conditioner on my chest because it helps to moisturize and keep it healthy.
The one downside of having chest hair is that it can really diminish ab and stomach definition.
Back Body Hair
This is the one item I’m discussing in this article that I have repeatedly heard women say over and over again…”GROSS.”
Which sucks, because I’ve got a good chunk of it. But frankly, it disgusts me a bit too, so I shave it off. I’ve had a MANGROOMER (that’s an affiliate link) for five or so years and it hasn’t failed me once. Five minutes every week keeps my back looking clean and fresh. I tend to use it more often during the summer when I’m constantly at the beach in a bathing suit.
I don’t think it’ll be a deal-breaker for a woman to have sex with you, but I know I feel better without it.
Upper Arm/Shoulder Body Hair
To clarify, I’m defining “upper arm” as the bicep and above. This isn’t a usual area to grow a lot of hair.
I’ve never had a girl comment on it, but I usually keep it somewhat trimmed up. Just like my chest hair, it gets out of control once it gets long – it’ll look like a patch of pubes on my bicep. A quick trim every week or so keeps it at bay and keeps my arms looking better.
If you have lighter hair, this probably isn’t an issue. My hair is jet black, and even with my darker skin it stands out.
Lower Arm Body Hair
Some people are huge advocates for shaving your entire arms to get that “pop” out of your veins. I’ve never tried it myself, though I’ve been sorely tempted. My arms would probably look significantly better.
Pubic Body Hair
A little beyond the scope of this article, but the general advice I can give is to just keep it under control.
And if you wax your ass, that’s kinda weird.
– It’s okay to rock body hair. You’re a man, not a woman who spends hundreds of dollars a year to keep herself smooth and waxed.
– With that being said, it’s probably in your best interest to keep it under reasonable control. A weekly or bi-weekly trim is probably sufficient to do this.
– Stop giving a shit about what society and the media tell you to do with your body hair, do what you want.
– Your muscles will look better.
– Final note: Your miles may vary; where you live can play a large factor in girls receptiveness to it. In Southern California, where I live – most girls wouldn’t blink an eye over a shaved chest. But if you’re in Texas (link to Mario), it might be a totally different story.