If you take attractiveness out of the equation, there are a few reasons to trim or shave your chest hair for your own sake: to lend extra definition to your muscles, streamline your body for swimming, to keep it from poking out of your shirt. All good reasons.
So, do women like chest hair? They’re not as picky in this area as you might think:
“Personally, I prefer a bit of manly chest hair, and I think that quite a few women would agree with me.” says Lucy*.
That said: “I’m not completely opposed to chest hair being shaven off if that’s what you prefer, especially when it comes to hot holidays where tanning is involved.”
The ruling here tends to be that a little hair is a good thing, but a bare chest won’t get you kicked out of bed, either. If you’re concerned about luxuriant chest hair holding you back, our guide to shaving your chest can help you take care of it.