Women confess that hairy men are sexier and here's why

Step away from the razor and wax strips, guys. In a recent survey, it was found that women find the hair on your body super sexy!

Women confess that hairy men are sexier and here's why

This hair raising revelation might come as welcome news to many furry fellas out there, who are inclined to only go super smooth in the name of false ideals perpetuated by beach based reality shows. But fear not thou foresty studs, this will make pleasant reading for you…

According to the survey, on average, women find hairy men more attractive partners. This harks back to primal instincts apparently, as hair is the product of testosterone - which is a signifier of strength, energy, confidence and sex drive.

When asked to be more specific, it turns out that a high number of women cite hairy men as comforting - giving them an increased sense of safety, security and strokeability. Yes, strokeability.

Male peacocks flash their tail feathers to display their fitness in order to attract potential mates. One theory even suggests hairy men are better able to detect parasites on their body, so females perceive more hair as a marker for greater, parasite-free health.

Biology professor Pavol Prokop has said hairy men are preferred more in areas closer to the equator, where there's an increased number of parasites. So it may be men became hairier so it would be easier to attract potential partners.

Katy Horwood, dating journalist and relationship expert, states that hairiness helps to increase the sexy scent of a man:

“According to scientific research, a woman will literally sniff out a man’s genetic make-up before she decides if he’s right for her.”

When asked about hairy men that rid their body of hair in order to be totally smooth, Katy replied,

“I want to date a man not a plastic doll. Waxing, shaving, plucking, bleaching, toning, flexing, oiling – it’s all too much...

...Unlike over-groomers, hairy men don’t look like they are about to embark on some bizarre S&M game involving a tub of margarine – they look like real men who have more important things to think about than waxing their balls.”

Well I suppose that’s one way of putting it.

Before you hairy beasts start getting too smug, there are certain boundaries women say. While beards have grown in popularity, and a chest rug akin to Tom Selleck is deemed manly, excessive hair in other places can have an opposite effect. The back ranked highest on this list, followed by the butt and feet.

You read that right - and we apologise to all hairy-backers with overgrown cracks, but fear not though, we have all the tools you need to help keep these unkempt areas under control.

So there you have it. We can only hope this discovery will free up some shaving time in your schedule, and allow you to feel more comfortable and confident in your own hairy skin. Now strip down to the waist and run free with the wind, you majestic hairy beast you!

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