The answer is probably more than you might think. The days have gone by where it was just women taking a razor to their unwanted leg or armpit hair. Much more men are picking up the razor nowadays to shave body hair and for a variety of reasons, including:
- Personal hygiene and an increased feeling of cleanliness
- Able to smell better and avoid unpleasant body odour
- For aesthetic reasons
- To improve athletic performance
Typically, in sports and fitness worlds it is more common for male body hair to be kept in check as it can improve performance and show off hard earned muscle definition. So in total, how much body hair do men have? Well, recent studies have shown that over half of young men are deciding to remove body hair - possibly attributed to reality TV and media promoting smooth muscular physiques as desirable. Although male body hair removal is nothing new, evidence suggests even Ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians were also fans of manscaping.