Is chest hair a sign of masculinity or did that issue die a death?
There was a time when sporting a hairy chest was a sign of masculinity and the clothing styles of the day tended to perpetuate this idea among young men who were just leaving childhood and moving into manhood. Who doesn’t remember the days of “medallion man”, the flashy git who walked around with shirt open almost to the navel and with a medallion cushioned on his hairy chest.
Thankfully, these days are gone. A hairy chest never was a true sign of manliness but was a view held by people who had the misguided notion that it made them more attractive to women. It has always been the case that some women prefer a hairy-chested man while others favor the smooth effect. Whether a man has body hair or not is no reflection on his masculinity whatsoever.
MEDALLION MAN IS DEAD!
Now that many male celebrities are favoring the smooth look, some even shaving their chest hair to achieve this, many young men are following suit, recognizing this as the current style. If David Beckham sports a hairless chest, you van be sure thousands of young men will do the same, even if it does mean tkaing out the razor. How things change.
Medallion man is now seen as a character worthy of derision and is definitely not the role model for the modern young man. The misguided view that a hairy chest is a sign of masculinity is laughable today. Manliness is all about qualities, not looks as can be seen from some of the hairy men walking around who lack intelligence. A real man is confident in his masculinity and doesn’t need excess body hair to prove anything.