Many men gay and straight have been silently, stoically waxing and using Nair in order to meet the standard of dorsal hairlessness. But should they?
An article by Kat Stoeffel published in New York Magazine investigates this contentious and often polarizing issue. He writes, “Back fur is the new bush. Common among adults, yet rarely seen in the wild.”
Stoeffel examines a number of people’s thoughts on the subject — from Mark Joseph Stern’s GQ article in which he concludes back hair is the only body hair that is “never sexy,” to Andrew Sullivan’s recent blog post praising it for being “a powerful visual indicator of testosterone and maleness.”
Sullivan goes on to say, "…maybe I’m just a perv. Or maybe because when a man allows his body to be what it is, and doesn’t try to micromanage every inch of it, he’s inherently sexier than the manscaped, plucked and trussed twink version."
And what about those of us who like the "twink version?"
Take a look through the furry folk below and decide for yourself:
* Yes, please!
* No, thanks! And lie down, hairball, I'm heating the wax.