"The back hair issue is a separate problem. Some people think it looks very macho when a guy has a hairy chest and stomach, but, when the guy is discovered to have back hair, suddenly he is considered ape-like...that is REALLY unfair. Back hair…"
"It would seem that cleanliness would be an issue, but it's not. I am hairy all over also, medium brown hair, and you bathe just as you normally would. You do have a tendency to sweat and matt the hair, but that is just part of it. No one has…"
"I understand the issue now with body hair...to me it goes along with the whole feminization of men. Chest and back hair is what you're born with...part of the testosterone genetics you were born with. You don't have to be a shamed of…"
"I too am a hairy man; chest, stomach, and back. I think the current idea that chest and body hair needs to be removed a sort of gender emasculation; promoting the idea that men's body hair shouldn't be seen. I can possibly understand the…"
"This forum has helped me realize my discomfort of being shirtless is due to my 1) curly body hair that I find unattractive on my back and shoulders and 2) sunken chest by sternum area.
Now I am doing more exercise than previously and the idea…"
"Personally I'm not a fan of shaving Chest hair unless it is excessive. Back hair I can understand, I've got some on my shoulders that drives me crazy.
Now best friend has been known to shave EVERYTHING. But his current girlfriend has…"
"I think it's more of a personal preference and I respect that. I habitually shave my chest and stomach hair as I like the smooth look better. I don't have much torso hair to begin with and what I have grows in an irregular/asymmetrical…"
"I shave my chest and torso out of habit, a holdover from my days as a male stripper. For what it's worth, I use the same razor I use for my face- a straight razor. I let it grow all last year, per my fiancé's request. I hated it.…"
"I've got a very hairy chest and a moderately hairy stomach. None on my back. When I first started growing chest hair at around 16 years old, I shaved it off because I thought it made me look sexier. But by the age of 18 I…"
"Nimoy had his shirt off on more than one episode, and I remember as a kid admiring his fur. I have a hairy chest, and enjoy it. My back has less, thankfully. If I were a "gorilla", I could see that it would be esthetically gross to some,…"
"Even if it took me a long time to admit it, I am glad I did finally start coming out of the closet to people. At last I found out before I entered a relationship with a woman and ended up divorced as a result"
Anyone here ever read Biggles, by Cpt. WE Johns? I read the books more than any other books when I was a kid. Biggles taught me more about being a man than anyone else, real or fictional. Had about half of the 95 or so books that were written. Favorites were the WW1 ones, but they were all good.
"I wouldn't call it the gay lifestyle, since it's not like I had a bad experience with a woman and decided to be gay, I just knew but denied it because of when I grew up and I'm glad to be out of the closet. I'd say I was born…"