Science of shaving

New survey reveals how gay men really feel about hairy and smooth chests

What are your feelings on body hair?

A new survey conducted by the travel dating site asked both gay men and straight women how they liked their men–hairy or smooth?

The results:

58% of gay men said they like their man to be furry. Meanwhile, 61% of women said they prefer his bodies hairless.

These results fall in line with those from a similar survey conducted earlier this year that found gay men demonstrated a stronger preference for dudes with facial hair.

“Homosexual men preferred hairier stimuli than heterosexual women, supporting past findings that homosexual men have strong preferences for masculine traits,” the study found.

The results also mirror a similar survey conducted by Manhunt in 2013 that found 79% of gay men wanted their men to leave their body hair the way God intended, and only 21% wanted it shorn.

As for manscaping, the survey also revealed that nearly half of men do manscape their chest, with 46% reporting they shave their chest hair.

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