"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,…"
"But the effects of 4chan's efforts are impacting more people than just 4chan. It may not exist "to serve anyone" but it does have some responsibility, especially if it's providing cover and a vehicle for racists online and…"
"I'm not really buying it. If it's a joke, it's only a joke for 4chan members. The rest of the real world only sees what people do with it, and that's getting pretty damn terrifying. Might be time for 4chan to examine it's…"
"Mic is the website I linked you to that broke the milk story.
There's always idiots on the fringe who take a joke seriously. But that doesn't mean it started as, and still primarily is, a joke. There are people who legitimately think meme…"
"Journaling, counseling, reading relevant books, ManKind Project, Codependents Anonymous, talking here or IRL, inner child work... if it's a big enough deal to merit it, try everything in sight til something works."
"I concur with salt. If it's a traumatic event we are discussing, then I would say take the steps you need to put it behind you. In other words, if you cannot alter it then it's probably best to drive on...just my humble opinion."