So, do women like body hair or do they prefer their men to have the skin of a newborn baby?
It surely seems like a worthwhile question to investigate (slight sarcasm…).
So, let’s talk about it.
It would be foolish to not acknowledge a cultural difference in women’s perception toward body hair.
Generally speaking, women in Western countries tend to have a much more favorable view toward stereotypically masculine traits such as body hair, pronounced jaw, big muscles, and deep voices (Although we do have our exceptions like my fellow Canadian, Justin Bieber).
Asian countries, on the other hand, tend to prefer their men to be a little more on the effeminate side.
You can easily observe this with the rise in popularity of K-pop.
It is not unusual to see pretty boys with make-ups, wearing skinny jeans being idolized in the media.
I remember when I was visiting Korea with my ex-girlfriend, we went into a make-up store because my girlfriend at the time wanted to browse the store.
One of the people who work there came over to us and helped explain different make-ups to my girlfriend.
At one point, she turned over to me (Yes, I’m a dude) and asked what product I’m using for my face.
I gave her an awkward laugh and asked, “What do you mean…?”
I then told her I don’t really use anything for my face.
She seemed rather surprised to hear this when I told her this.
She then went on to tell me that more than half the men in Korea use some form of make-ups.
Needless to say, I found that to be quite interesting.
So, different cultures place different emphasis on what is or isn’t attractive.
Chances are, if you are reading this, you probably live in one of the Western countries.
So, let’s talk about if Western women are attracted by body hair.
First, let’s take a look at one of the studies that was done on women’s preference toward body hair.
The study concluded that women actually prefer a relatively hairless body, and rated it as more sexually attractive than the body with too much visible hair.
This is good news for my fellow Asian brothers who can’t grow body hair.
No more sleepless nights looking into the mirror wondering if your hair will ever grow longer than a centimeter (Story of my life…).
If you ever considered hair transplants, you can rest assured and spend that money on your bubble teas.
Not all hope is lost for men with body hair either.
The study also showed that a lot of women still considered men with a moderate amount of body hair to be sexually attractive.
So, even if you are a hairy dude, there is nothing to worry about if you keep your hair trimmed.
And a minor portion of girls may even find your hairy chest to be quite appealing.
So we have looked at the study on body hair.
Let’s now take a look at some of the responses by female redditors on their perception toward body hair.
“Chest hair is sexy”
“I love my boyfriend’s hairy chest. I find it to be very visually appealing. But I do know some muscular dudes who shave their hair and it seems to show off their definitions better.”
“I am really not attracted to men without body hair. It’s hot and sexy. But it’s fine as well if it’s trimmed.”
“A little bit of hair is fine but it needs to be trimmed if it’s too much.”
Based on these responses, it seems pretty clear that there are plenty of women who find a hairy body to be attractive (despite what the study says).
So if you are one of the lucky dudes who is blessed with hairy genetic, and you are determined to proudly showcase your masculine side, then do realize there are plenty of girls out there who are turned on by your hairy body.
What also matters just as much is how your body hair fits into your overall image.
Some people look good with body hair and some people don’t.
If you do look good with your body hair, it’s most likely because your overall image goes well with body hair.
But let’s say you are a pasty effeminate man, and the girl liked you for your effeminate features.
When you take your shirt off, however, she sees that you are as hairy as a typical Arab dude.
In such a scenario, it is a possibility that the girl may be turned off by your body hair.
It is not exactly what she signed up for, so it will be a surprise for her (in a bad way most likely).
So, ask yourself this.
How have girls responded to my body hair in the past?
Do I think it matches my overall image?
It is time to take an honest look at yourself.
But here is why most women probably do not care (and you shouldn’t either) so much about your body hair, or lack thereof.
At the end of the day, women want a man who is secure in himself.
Say a woman you like told you that she is into a guy with a lot of body hair but you can’t grow one.
Do you think she will like you more if you went ahead and got a hair transplant on your body?
The answer is an obvious no.
Just a mere fact that you were catering so much to her need will repel her away from you.
The very fact that you want to know if she is into body hair or not signals that you care way too much about what a woman thinks.
And this mindset is going to kill your chance with women more than anything else.
I want to illustrate this point with two guys I know in real life.
They are both Asian and both quite short.
One dude struggled with women for his entire life and he would always magically repel every girl he comes across.
He would always obsess over if women like short guys or if they are into Asian, and he would routinely resort into blaming his race and height for his lack of success with women.
And this negative mindset only brought him further down into the rabbit hole.
Another dude was actually shorter (about 5’4 or 163 cm) than the previously mentioned guy.
But he had a belief that if he gives some time for a woman to get to know him, then she will be attracted to him.
A lot of the times, he would approach women, and they would flat out tell him they are not into short guys (Girls can be pretty evil in case you didn’t know).
But, he still held his ground and did not let it get to him emotionally.
Eventually, the girls would realize he is a “real man” who goes for what he wants and doesn’t obsess over petty tings – despite his short stature.
And because he was so certain of his own values and beliefs, women could not help but feel attraction toward him eventually.
Don’t mistake me for encouraging you to completely disregard your physical looks and start solely working on your belief system (although that would certainly be better than the other way around).
Your personal hygiene and how well you take care of yourself, for sure, make an enormous difference in how people perceive you. There is no doubt about that.
But once you meet that “basic requirement” of being a socially well-adjusted person, you will likely only hinder your mental well-being by obsessing over your looks and how people perceive you.
So, go ahead and trim (or grow) that body hair but don’t forget to also work on detaching yourself from seeking approval of women!
I was Introduced to the world of seduction after being a virgin for the first 26 years of life and being dumped by my first girlfriend at the age of 28. The dating world wasn't so kind to a 28-year-old Asian man who barely had any experience with girls. But, I eventually cracked the "code" and began "attracting" two to three new girls a week on average when I was actively going out. I'm not mentioning that to impress you but to impress upon you that you can take your dating life to the next level... IF you are equipped with the right knowledge and a desire to take massive action.
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