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Ben Cohen in Long & Short of Body Hair

This miserable Sunday morning is brought to you by the trailer of Logo TV’s documentary “Long & Short of Body Hair” (via Towleroad) featuring the follicle saint Ben Cohen and every guy you see on Scruff premiering on April 16, 10 p.m. PT/ET. With that note, I’ll let you loose with the topic of the marmite of mens grooming – back body hair.

  • stBurl

    I think it is so silly for these hunks to shave there chest.What has happened to all the men.they use to be pround of that chest hair,. They should all be like Charlie Cox,he has a beauiful hairy Chest,that makes me weak in the knees.

  • eagander

    Give me a hry chest over a smooth any day! Granted, it’s nice to have the bush trimmed a bit cause who wants to have pubes caught between their teeth, but other than that, SAY NO TO THE RAZOR AND WAX!!

  • J.B.

    I admit I’m a teensy bit of a hypocrite here, but I DO prefer a guy who keeps the back and shoulders cleared off. That said, I’d rather a guy just leave all his body hair alone than shave/wax/etc the front side. Chest hair seems to be regaining some acceptance in pop culture, thank goodness. Even if we never return to the Magnum PI days, I have hope that smooth torsos will eventually be seen in the proper light again: fine if it’s what nature intended for ya, but if Ma Nature has other plans for you let the foliage flourish. Be manly, men! Pop the top buttons and be proud of the fur!

  • Mark

    Could Ben Cohen be any cuter? Sigh.

    Hairy guys are by and large still liked — a lot — in Europe where I currently live.

  • Mario

    WHY????

  • Phil

    Much of the so called ‘non furry’ look has been created by the Hollywood/Wall Street agenda-who are only interested in the 15-25 yo demographic…The US is obsesed by youth(a carry over from the gay culture which worships youth-let’s see gay culture adds 30 years for each year after 30, so that means by ‘gay years’ I’m well over 500 yo)…Give me a furry ‘cub’ any day-or for that matter a furry MAN…

  • Phil

    I want a man I can talk to not a ‘boy’(not that I’d turn a boy[18 yo at least]down)strange conundrum for a guy my age…I like me well young men-say 30-35-but I’ve had a few well younger than that(I’m sorry but I’m weak)…

  • len

    I think fur properly belongs on bears, wolves,etc. Not on men. And it doesn’t necessarily have to do with age. I’m 54, and I like men not only to be clean shaven, but unless it’s your legs or arms, I like to kiss skin,not fur.

  • http://www.arthur-in-the-garden.com Arthur in the Garden!

    Ben Cohen, mmmmmm

  • http://manlyneeds.tumblr.com bo_s

    here I am, all too smooth, wanting facial and chest hair, while those bitches wax and shave them all off. Sigh.

  • Boris

    Saint Ben can do no wrong! And I need him as a bed warmer!

  • The Gentleman Adventurer

    One does tend to be alarmed when a man removes his undergarments and reveals that his pubic hair has been shaved. Speaking for myself, it makes me wonder if he’s had chemo or pubic lice. Neither is appealing. Some encourage it because shaving supposedly makes the genitalia look larger, but in most cases I’ve seen, it’s either large enough already or of a size that shaving only calls attention to the fact that it’s, well, “not very impressive” would be a generous term.

  • theroosez

    Any chance to see Ben is a good one. The face, the smile, and we all know about the body. As for the shaving and “manscaping”, stop it this very minute!

  • Redboy70

    To each his own, but our society is way too obsessed with body image. I agree with Phil, its all an agenda. But I think its clever ad people who realized that if millions can be made making women ashamed of their bodies, why can’t it work on men, too? Most of these “men’s products” existed 10 or 20 years ago.

  • John

    Shaving one’s chest is like a sacrilege. There should be a law against it.

  • Michael W

    I just don’t get the chest/stomach-shaving thing AT ALL! Do these guys actually think they’re shaving YEARS off when they mutilate themselves that way? So what do yhou do about the REST of it? I personally love a nice wooly guy Besides, when that starts growing back in, it’s like taking a cheese grater to your back having that on top of you! Ouch! Leave my men au naturel, thank you very much. Oh, and I also don’t care for the pube-shaving bit either. If I wanted to bed down with a pre-pubescent guy, that’s what I’d look for…it’s fine for Catholic priests, but not me! Nothing says “manhood” quite like hair!

  • Michael W

    I just don’t get the chest/stomach-shaving thing AT ALL! Do these guys actually think they’re shaving YEARS off when they mutilate themselves that way? So what do you do about the REST of it? I personally love a nice wooly guy Besides, when that starts growing back in, it’s like taking a cheese grater to your back having that on top of you! Ouch! Leave my men au naturel, thank you very much. Oh, and I also don’t care for the pube-shaving bit either. If I wanted to bed down with a pre-pubescent guy, that’s what I’d look for…it’s fine for Catholic priests, but not me! Nothing says “manhood” quite like hair!

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  • Robert

    I’m glad I’m a big guy because there is a LOT of bear love out there. I always ask any guy I’m gonna sleep with if they want me to trim my hair. They always say keep it. Always! And that includes back hair. Which I have plenty of. I still trim from time to time, but for me, I just want a guy to be natural. I don’t want to be feeling stubble all over his body. If he’s smooth, great, if he’s hairy, great.

  • Greg

    It takes a special looking guy to be noticed by me if he’s hairless. It may sound vain, but there it is. That’s not to say I’ve only bedded hirsute guys. Far from it. My preference though leans much to the fur & the furry. Hence my avatar. There’s just something…missing with a smooth chested guy. He may not be any less sexual than a hairy dude but for me it’s all about the au natural, as God intended, comb-through-that-hair-to-find-then-nips, or a lovely shade of Ben Cohen/Chris Evans/Ryan Reynolds, hair on a guy…

  • http://str8upwithatwist.blogspot.com Timmy

    I love a man with some hair on his chest, legs and butt. I have a nice coating myself BUT I do have the hair on my back removed. Some may not like it and that’s cool…it’s their opinion. However, it makes me feel better about myself.

    Have I ever turned away a smooth guy based soley on him being naturally smooth? Nope.

    When it’s all said and done, we each have our preferences.

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