For prehistoric men, chest hair was about much more than rugged good looks (or a grooming nightmare, depending on your stance). For starters, chest hair protected our ancestors from blood-sucking parasites. These frontal forests also increased skin sensitivity, giving cavemen a chance to swat away poisonous insects before latching onto their skin.
But alas, bug spray and better shelter have rendered chest hair obsolete. From a fashion standpoint, chest fur peaked during the Disco Days of the ‘70s. Now, dudes are shaving, waxing, and trimming their tress-covered chests to start a fur-free revolution.
Ready to reach for that razor? Here are four points to consider before you chop your chest wig.