Over at Slate, Troy Patterson has an article up about the history of male body hair. The article is, of course, inspired by one hairless Weiner; photographic evidence that the Congressman waxes his chest exists here.
So the question is, what do we think about hairless men? I can tell you that I, for one, am not a fan. Chest hair is the kind of thing that grew on me the way suits grew on me. When I was 19 or 20, I liked neither chest pubes nor a nice black Hugo Boss; now, I like a full-torso Afro busting out the top of an unbuttoned lamé suit shirt.
Just kidding. But I do like men with hair on their chest, and am particularly bothered by those who remove it deliberately. It’s one thing if you were born without it. But if you were born with it, depilation grosses me out. Are you trying to look like a teen boy? Does that mean you’re going to behave like a teen boy? Cause if so, I don’t want to know you, and I certainly don’t want to fuck you.
Ladies? Your thoughts? (Gents, if you’re out there, feel free to weigh in too…but…are you out there? Do we have male readers? Who are you?)