Male Body Depilation: Prevalence and Associated Features of Body Hair Removal

  title={Male Body Depilation: Prevalence and Associated Features of Body Hair Removal},
  author={Michael S Boroughs and Guy Cafri and J. Kevin Thompson},
  journal={Sex Roles},
In order to investigate the relatively new phenomenon of male body depilation, 118 male university students provided details regarding the reduction and removal of their body hair using a questionnaire developed from the results of structured interviews (Boroughs & Thompson, 2002). It was found that well over one-half of the sample (63.6%) was engaged in body depilation (i.e., the reduction or removal of body hair below the neck). The sites, methods, reasons, and injuries related to body… 
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