Body Hair – Interesting Findings on What Women Think About Body Hair on Men
Body Hair comes down to personal choice… some people hate it, some love it. We would love to hear what you think.
In the book Mantalk by Elliot Jacobs, MD*, all sorts of topics relating to aging, looks and overall sex appeal are discussed, ultimately providing tips and advice on how to turn yourself into the best man you can be. Something in particular caught my attention as I was perusing through the book, namely a section which focuses on grooming and trimming body hair. The paragraph that we thought was most interesting reads and follows:
“Almost all women dislike hair on the back, but are too embarrassed to tell their mate. According to a Harris Interactive survey of 1,000, more than 90 percent of women between the ages of eighteen and forty-four find back hair to be unattractive. Yet, despite their aversion to back hair, only four in ten women would ever feel comfortable asking their significant other to handle their hairy hang-up. Though one in three men currently removes hair from unwanted areas of their bodies, including their back, chest, and legs, survey results indicate that women are looking for more men to incorporate hair removal into their normal grooming routine. When asked in confidence, the women surveyed ranked back as the number one area of their man’s body they desired to see smooth. (77 percent). The derriere ranked second with 11 percent of women desiring a buff butt followed by the chest at seven percent. Not surprisingly, most women did not mind a little hair on arms and legs.”
*Aside from drawing upon his own experience as a medical reporter for the last twenty-five years and his experience as a plastic surgeon, he has also called upon many experts in their respective fields to put medical and other information in layman’s terms.
At malebox, we often speak about our range of mens grooming gifts in relation to looking after your body and face. Today we are not pushing any products, but just opening a discussion forum on mens hair removal. So what do you think of hair on a man’s body? Should he just stay natural? Should he trim? Should he wax? Should he laser? There are so many options. Laser hair removal can remove hair permanently but it comes at a price…. other options can be pricey too!
For example, a friend of malebox’s has his legs, back and chest waxed and it costs between $100-$200 depending upon where he goes to get it done. Another friend removes hair from the same area, but has opted for laser hair removal. The cost per session is $650… BUT you definitely get results!
We could look at it as a mathematical equation. Say you waxed your body for the very cheap price of $100 per session over 20 years. That would cost you $20,000 and the result is less permanent (than laser). $20,000 is a lot of money. Say you did laser for 2 years… at the same rate you would be rid of your hair apart from a little new regrowth for about $13,000. If you then maintained twice a year for the remaining 18 years it would cost approximately $200 per treatment which would be about $7,200 at an absolute maximum… so the total comes to about $20k too… but you have a long term pain free solution in place! No real maintenance to worry about in between! If you were simply to shave once every week over 20 years. The cost per blade is approximately $4, so you would use about 52 during each year. Over 20 years this would amount to about $4,500 allowing for a little inflation and excluding shave gel.
As you can see shaving is definitely the cheapest option, but if you ask us… it’s Laser all the way. A permanent solution that requires minimum maintenance in between sessions… we like the sound of that! Tell us about your experiences, likes and dislikes below!