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STUDY: Most Gay Men Prefer Their Guys Naturally Hairy

bearded guyAccording to a survey conducted by Manhunt, gay men prefer their partners to leave their body hair alone.

More than 27,000 Manhunt members were asked which body parts they like their partners to manscape and, surprisingly, most wanted everything left the way God made it. The body part that got the most votes was the penis shaft—and even that only saw 21% of participants wanting it shorn.

Here’s a breakdown of some of body parts we’ve been known to trim. For the full results visit Manhunt.com (NSFW)

Back (10.93%)
Face/Beard (8.58%)
Lower Back (8.17%)
Armpits (3.14%)
Chest (3.13%)
Shaft (21.35%)
Pubes/Bush (19.47%)
Balls (17.66%)
Taint (11.86%)
Hole (11.58%)
Butt Cheeks (6.78%)

Does this jibe with your personal preferences or are you a smooth operator?

Share your opinions in the comments section below!

On:           Feb 6, 2013
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    • Eric Auerbach

      And yet literally every picture of a shirtless guy in the main page is of a guy who’s been waxed within an inch of his life.

      Feb 6, 2013 at 12:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Big Red Paul

      Thank goodness for hair!

      Feb 6, 2013 at 12:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Captain proton

      @Big Red Paul: except when it gets stuck in your teeth

      Feb 6, 2013 at 1:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Thom in MD

      @Big Red Paul: Amen to that.
      @Captain proton: But that just makes it more fun. LOL

      Feb 6, 2013 at 1:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Spike

      Any yet Queerty post nothing but shaved down twinks that you know below the waist look like 12 year olds and/or plucked chickens . . .

      Feb 6, 2013 at 1:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joetx

      I wish the porn studios would get the memo. I especially don’t like the way the trim body hair close to the skin, making the performers look like overgrown adolescents.

      Feb 6, 2013 at 1:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jwrappaport

      It’s too complicated question for a simple vote – it depends entirely on the guy, not to mention who’s doing what to whom.

      Feb 6, 2013 at 2:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo

      If I hear a single bad word against Tom Selleck I will hunt you down and castrate you.

      Feb 6, 2013 at 2:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Christopher

      @Joetx: You’re just looking at the wrong porn. :)
      Studio porn is boring. Porn on tumblr is what’s hot!

      Feb 6, 2013 at 2:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Christopher

      @Eric Auerbach: it’s probably cheaper to use those basic, mainstream photos.

      Feb 6, 2013 at 2:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kurt_t

      I would like to take this opportunity to thank Peter Frampton for leaving his shirt unbuttoned for a seven-year period that coincided with the height of my sexual potency. Did any man’s chest ever have a more beautiful patch of fuzz?

      I used to listen to that “I’m in You” song and visualize myself undressing him with my teeth.

      “I’m in you-uuuu…You’re in me-eeeee.”

      What were we talking about?

      Feb 6, 2013 at 2:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hermes

      Actually, while I understand that this particular group may like hairy men and that this particular study reflected similar tastes (and we have no idea whether its a poll, an internet poll, OR an actual study with a control group and variable control – so that, for example, bear lovers are not oversampled) — other studies have shown, and I believe, that the desire for a hairy man is a distinctly minority position among both gay men and even more so among straight women (where it doesn’t enter double digits).

      If its what you want, more power to you — I will join with the clear majorities in a number of significant studies in saying, no thanks – I’ll take my men smooth thank you.

      Kind thoughts.

      Feb 6, 2013 at 3:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chad Hunt

      I agree that it depends on the man. The amount of hair, and who is doing what to whom. Personally I hate my own hair in the nose, ears, groin, ass, & chest area but like it just fine on my head, arms and legs.

      Feb 6, 2013 at 4:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sebizzar

      @Christopher: Haha exactly tumblr knows what guys are actually hott. I think the majority of us are getting tired of seeing ultra shaven/waxed guys. The scruffy guy on this article is more like it ;) Btw if anyone wants more guys like him you can check out my tumblr – AlwaysImagining.tumblr.com

      Feb 6, 2013 at 4:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • cbrs2k

      @jwrappaport: Exactly! Although I really don’t like back hair!

      Feb 6, 2013 at 4:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sebizzar

      @Hermes: I’ll agree that I’ve noticed a lot of women seem to prefer smoother guys or at least guys without facial hair.

      Feb 6, 2013 at 4:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • popingay

      At long last I feel validated in my love for furry guys. http://popingay.com/post/42451063486/hairy-gays-a-love-story

      Feb 6, 2013 at 4:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jason

      A few problems with this article.
      Who says that Manhunt members are representative of gay men in general? (For that matter, how do you know that the ones who responded to the survey are even representative of Manhunt members?)
      Asking what parts you want *shaved* is not the same as asking what parts you want naturally hairless. I’m really not a fan of hairy backs, but if the guy’s back *is* hairy, I don’t want it covered with razor stubble instead.

      Feb 6, 2013 at 4:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hf2hvit

      @2eo: He’s a republican.

      Feb 6, 2013 at 5:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • QJ201

      Shaved shaft is a must for any safe sex practicing top.

      Getting the condom caught in the hairs of your shaft…kills the moment!

      And if you like being deep throated, last thing you want is a hair on the shaft getting caught in someone’s teeth.

      Feb 6, 2013 at 6:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • petensfo

      @2eo: He’s a Repuglican… how’s that?

      Feb 6, 2013 at 8:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • classyinc

      No thanks, I’d take a smooth hairless hottie any day than a big foot. Hairless all the way. lol

      Feb 6, 2013 at 8:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kurt_t

      I’m not sure I made this completely clear in my original post, so I just want to put this out there: Peter Frampton, if you’re reading this, you are still the hottest guy ever.


      Feb 6, 2013 at 9:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cagnazzo82


      – Beard/scruff
      – Chest
      – Legs
      – Arm
      – Pubes


      – Shoulders
      – Back
      – Giant 70s/80s ‘stache that I thought had gone out of style back in the 90s.

      Feb 7, 2013 at 1:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • EManhattan

      From the 1930s through the 1960s, the movie industry forced movie stars to shave their bodies – body hair was considered too erotic. And humans being humans, a lot of men and women promptly eroticized shaved bodies, since that’s what they saw at the movies. That became a self-fulfilling cycle, and lots of actors have been shaved since the 1960s to take advantage of that initial eroticising.

      And, of course, advertisers who sell shaving products have spent billions of dollars over many decades to persuade men and women that shaved is better than not shaved.

      With all of that brain-washing aimed at body hair, it’s surprising that it gets popular again every couple of decades – body hair is just too erotic to fully suppress.

      Feb 7, 2013 at 2:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo

      @hf2hvit: @petensfo:

      I only consider Tom Selleck Magnum PI, I don’t acknowledge he even exists outside of this role. Ergo my point stands.

      Feb 7, 2013 at 5:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kurt_t

      @EManhattan, your Hollywood brainwashing theory has given me new insight into the American public’s stubborn refusal to accept “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” as the glorious cinematic achievement that it clearly is.

      Feb 7, 2013 at 11:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Uriah

      I like body hair on guys who have it. I why would anyone go through the painstaking trouble of shaving anymore than they have to when they look fine fuzzy.

      Feb 7, 2013 at 12:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • yaletownman

      Depends on the guy. I generally prefer the shaft shaved and if the pubic mound is overly hairy I like that trimmed up. Backs, very few guys look good with back hair in my opinion. Pleasure trails? LEAVE THEM ALONE!

      Feb 7, 2013 at 2:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • borebox

      Please for all us hairless guys celebrate your fur, please

      Feb 7, 2013 at 5:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kasnar

      @Thom in MD: Some call it nature’s floss….;-P

      Feb 7, 2013 at 7:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kasnar

      @popingay: I know the feeling. I knew I wasn’t the only relatively smooth guy who preferred their men furry — but sometimes it feels that way. It’s not hard to imagine that the prudish mores of the 30s would have had male movie stars shave their bodies. On the other hand, it’s easier to see the definition on a physique model if his body’s shorn. Remember Colt’s Carl Hardwick? Did you prefer him smooth or furry? Ever see a hairy man with a relatively nice body at a hotel’s swimming pool? It’s hard to take your eyes off him. Just too much exposed manliness.

      Feb 7, 2013 at 8:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MK Ultra

      I’ve got a nice chest of hair (Russian genes)
      I’m not getting rid of it for anybody!

      Feb 7, 2013 at 11:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • amedas

      @Hermes: Hey, we should meet up and chat. You read my mind on this matter. :>

      Feb 8, 2013 at 12:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Frank646

      There isn’t enough time in a year to keep up with trimming the hair on my body at the rate it grows. Eventually, though, ya gotta trim it cause it gets out of control.

      Feb 8, 2013 at 10:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dave

      I’ve seen other studies that show the opposite. It just goes to show that you can “prove” anything you want if you don’t worry about little things like non-representative data sets and self-selection bias.

      Feb 10, 2013 at 12:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • yaquiberger

      I’ve known this for a long time. It has been apparent since 2007 that this was the direction male objectification was going. The first inclination was Dolce & Gabbana’s 2007 ad for their Light Blue Pour Homme fragrance which featured a model with a hairy chest and happy trail. Hairy Men have been 100% mainstream since then. It just always takes the mass market a while to catch-up

      Feb 18, 2013 at 10:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Steve

      Just wish this was more see able in the media mainstream

      Feb 20, 2013 at 11:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gogold

      Still don’t like hairy dudes. Jeez! Getting a mouth full of his body hair… Phoowey!

      Feb 27, 2013 at 2:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kasnar

      While I do like my men furry, it took me a while to get used to men having a lot of back hair. I guess it’s an acquired taste.

      Mar 5, 2013 at 4:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RyCRob

      Wow, way for Queerty to COMPLETELY misrepresent that survey by Manhunt. It wasn’t “Do you prefer your men trimmed or un-trimmed?” It was “WHICH PART DO YOU PREFER THAT THEY TRIM.” That’s why the percentages are all OH SO LOW. Because they’re out of 100%. It’s not 3.13% of the population thinking you should shave your chest and then 96.87% thinking you should leave it natural. It’s 3.13% of the population thinking the chest is the most IMPORTANT part of your body to shave, and 96.87% thinking it’s more important to shave/trim something else. That’s why each category (upper and lower body) work themselves out to 100% if you add up the numbers. It takes about 5 seconds with a calculator to figure this out. Come on, Queerty. This is just annoying. And it’s equally annoying that everyone in the comment section seemed to just take the false information at face value, without taking a hot second to actually check out the survey and see that Queerty had it all wrong.
      This hurts my brain.

      Apr 20, 2013 at 4:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jerryx

      I am hairy all over so I win…. From top to btm so my guys love the bear in me :)

      May 7, 2013 at 3:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bradley

      I prefer a baby-smooth body and clean-shaven face, but I would try to adapt if I ever have a boyfriend who is hairy. I haven’t been with anyone in over 30 years.

      May 8, 2013 at 10:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rock2XL

      Does anyone else appreciate how, when one or both men are hirsute, it’s like our muscles are oiled up? My chest and abs would just slide and glide over his, with just the right amount of friction? Only one guy has to be hairy too! The other dude can be hairless and the effect is the same: very sensual and erotic!!

      May 14, 2013 at 1:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rock2XL

      My late, gorgeous love was usually clean shaven — unless a role called for facial hair — and his hair pattern was the same as Thomas Magnum’s: no back hair! Playgirl Mag published a photo spread of him undressing until all of his “fur” — and everything else — was exposed! He denied it was he, “I’m a legitimate actor! I would never pose nude for a magazine like that!” But they didn’t cover his birthmark. So, when I got out the magnifying glass, he could no longer deny it, but, I always denied it along with him and still do! We were out, but not about that!

      May 14, 2013 at 1:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alphacentauri

      Not surprising. I am covered in body hair and men love me for it. I’m also only attracted to men who have body hair and who are not smooth, waxed, or shaved. I also do not have any attraction to men who do not have any facial hair and I have facial hair.

      @Rock2XL: So who was your late partner? It certainly was not Tom Selleck since he’s still alive, was it the guy from Dark Shadows?

      Oct 16, 2015 at 6:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • darkanser

      I used to wonder if I was amongst the few who prefer their men furry. I especially like full beards — though furry chests come a close second. I like tii the close cropped head hair look with full beard. I, myself, am not hairy at all and – at this point in my life- can grow only a full moustache and goatee.

      Mar 2, 2016 at 7:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • darkanser

      @Joetx: While I hear you, I think you must realize that lots of the close-ups shots they employ in porn and the bare skin would be obscured by excessive or even normal body hair — hence the waxed look.

      Mar 2, 2016 at 8:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dave Downunder

      “as God made us”????? how about as evolution has made us.

      Mar 18, 2016 at 2:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ryantbo

      I love some fur on the chest or well kept beard
      Back hair a different story :-)

      Mar 23, 2016 at 5:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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