Well some women think guys with hairy backs are sexy but I am afraid they are almost as rare as hen’s teeth.
A survey by a well-known men’s magazine taken a few years ago asked the question “Do women like body hair and back hair in particular?”. Not particularly unsurprisingly the survey found the following results:
- 86% of women surveyed thought that back hair was never sexy and was actually quite a turn off
- 9% didn’t mind men’s back hair but didn’t find it particularly attractive
- only 5% of women thought back hair was actually a turn on
Of course, when we talk of having a hairy back we often mean something that is so lush it can be combed. If that is the case with you then, sorry, you really need to do something about it. That is if you don’t want to repulse your wife or girlfriend. Perhaps they have never mentioned it but that may be because they are too kind to tell you. I suggest that you try asking them.
But if you have just a few wispy bits then there are worse problems to have so don’t worry too much.
I’ve got back hair! – that awful realization
I am not entirely sure when back hair started for me. I’m sure it wasn’t there in my 30s and perhaps not even in my 40s. But I woke up one day in my 50s and it was there! What a nightmare. I have hated it ever since and have done whatever it takes to get rid of it (apart from waxing as I am a wimp)
So, if you are one of those guys with hairy backs and it matters to you whether women find you attractive with your clothes off, take my advice, consider getting rid of it. You can always let it grow back of you don’t like the smooth look and feeling.
Who knows though, perhaps you will be lucky and find a partner who loves your back hair saving you all that trouble to get rid of it. If you do perhaps you could contact me and let me have your picks for the next lottery as you are clearly a lucky person.
Mind you, it’s not all bad. Having a very hairy back does have some benefits. If you live in a cold climate it can help keep you warm in winter. So perhaps you should let it grow in the winter and go smooth for the summer when you are more likely to go shirtless.
How to get rid of your back hair
If you have decided that your back hair has to go then there are a few options for you to consider.
Shaving – This isn’t that easy to do on your own. If your wife, girlfriend or partner is happy to do it for you then it may be the easiest option for you.
Electric Trimming – again not so easy on your own. If your significant other will help then it is easy. If you have to do it o your own there are a few good products on the market with long handles , or clip on attachments, to allow you to do it yourself.
Waxing – Not for the faint-hearted as it can be pretty painful. It isn’t something I have even considered to be honest, being a bit of a wimp when it comes to pain.
Hair Removal Creams – this is a popular option with men and one you can do on your own, provided you are flexible or you buy an applicator to help spread it across your back.
I have written a specific article on the best ways of removing back hair and the products I recommend to do it easily – How to get rid of back hair – my experiences
If you enjoyed this article on guys with hairy backs then you may like to read my article 7 ways to get rid of body hair for guys.