msn.com has a headline with Hugh Jackman's photo touting "The Return of Chest Hair" with a question mark. I don't think it's much of a question. You either like it or you don't...at least, that's what I thought when I was young.
My boyfriends, for the most part, were always smooth-chested. No, they weren't shaving. I mean, this was the late sixties-mid seventies for God's sake! HAIR was in! I just found I always preferred the non-hairy chest. I remember one guy we knew who was the hairiest guy on the beach. He had hair on his chest, his back, his shoulders...everywhere! He was truly hirsute and I didn't even know what that word meant. We, my closest girlfriends & I, thought it was gross. He couldn't help it, of course. He may have even thought it manly because he was a popular guy. And, he had gorgeous eyelashes.
Anyway, I really didn't get into hairy chests until my twenties. Robert Reford showed the world the most beautiful blonde-haired chest in "The Way We Were". Woo Hoo!!!! I started dating a guy with a hairy chest and it was not a buzz kill by any means. Tom Selleck was on the air doing "Magnum", Ted Danson was doing "Cheers" and they both had hairy chests. I switched priorities and became a lover of hairy chested men.
So, nowadays, what do I prefer? Well, I guess I'll take a nice chest any way I can get it...hairy, smooth or otherwise! I mean, REALLY!!!!