Chest Hair

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    Apr 09, 2009 1:47 PM GMT
    Question: what causes chest hair, in my teens and 20s I've had none, but now I have about 10. They are growing in gradually. I have a twin and he has none still. I don't know what to make of its sudden appearance especially so late in life....
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    Apr 09, 2009 1:55 PM GMT
    I was completely smooth (except for the pubes and the stach-The stach started growing in when I was 10!) until I was 22 years old. All of a sudden I got leg, stomach, ass, chest and underarm hair. I did recognize that hair itself is nothing more really than dead protein and just figured that was it because I was eating alot of meat. I've since found out that it also could have been a latent surge of testosterone as well. I like it and I would also like to say to the men who did not, have not and will not shave there chest hair--THANK YOU!!!!. haha...hot hot hot.
  • cbrett

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    Apr 09, 2009 1:59 PM GMT
    I have way to much hair for my liking anyone wont some your welcome to it and why is it their "just because" if you have it great if u dont then that great too, i just wish they could move it to my head icon_smile.gificon_biggrin.gificon_surprised.gificon_lol.gificon_cool.gificon_rolleyes.gif
  • Timbales

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    Apr 09, 2009 2:01 PM GMT
    Chest hair is androgenic, so it could be a change in hormones.

    I started getting chest hair in 7th grade. It was embarrassing when we were 'skins'.
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    Apr 09, 2009 2:07 PM GMT
    just think by the time you get to 40's or 50's you'll have no hair on your head because it will have moved to your back, ass and ears. Nice eh?

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    Apr 09, 2009 2:10 PM GMT
    From what I could find online, chest hair can start growing as late as thirty. Your not much over that age. According to what I read, chest hair will continue to get thicker as you age.

    http://hair.lovetoknow.com/Male_Chest_Hair

    Chest hair is a secondary sex characteristic for men. It appears in late puberty typically between the ages of 18 and 30, though some young men may develop chest hair earlier depending on their hormone levels. The hair is androgenic, meaning that its length, density, and growth pattern is determined by a balance of hormonal levels, primarily testosterone. Even after the hair has fully developed, it typically continues to thicken with age and older men may seem to have a greater amount of chest hair than they had in their twenties or thirties. As a type of terminal hair, male chest hair is relatively coarse and thick, and it has the same coloration as other body hair
    – including turning gray with age. In contrast, chest hair on women and children – individuals with far lower levels of testosterone – is a fine, soft, and nearly invisible vellus hair, often called “peach fuzz.”

    A another article about chest hair.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chest_hair
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    Apr 09, 2009 3:18 PM GMT
    Puberty, at 9, brought many things...including hair. I've had to routinely manscape since I was 13. My mother just had to choose a hairy Scotsman to be my father...pffft!

    As Timberoo stated, this could be a change in your hormone growth and development. Nothing to be too concerned about. BUT, not that you need too much work icon_cool.gif, this would be the ideal time to work on any fitness goals concerning muscle growth.
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    Apr 09, 2009 3:33 PM GMT
    twentysixpoint2 saidQuestion: what causes chest hair, in my teens and 20s I've had none, but now I have about 10. They are growing in gradually. I have a twin and he has none still. I don't know what to make of its sudden appearance especially so late in life....

    I'm no expert on WHAT causes it late in life, but I'm someone who's experienced the same thing.

    I had no chest hair until my 30s, and then only randomly. Lots of leg & arm hair, and pubes like a forest, but nothing on the torso.

    Going into my 40s the leg hair disappeared, the arm hair thinned a bit, but the chest has sprouted. Worse, from my standpoint, my back has become a nightmare, and some BFs have insisted that I shave it.

    I had to start shaving my face daily at 12, and my thick beard has always been like sandpaper. Made a stunning mustache & beard, though, until turning white made me lose it. Not sure if there's any relationship between my face and my body hair history. And I suspect a lot has to do with genetics, not entirely about testosterone.
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    Apr 09, 2009 4:22 PM GMT
    Timberoo said

    I started getting chest hair in 7th grade. It was embarrassing when we were 'skins'.


    Same. Some of us are just early bloomers.
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    Apr 09, 2009 4:23 PM GMT
    I've always wanted chest hair. Being smooth all over sucks :[
  • TallGWMvballe...

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    Apr 09, 2009 4:30 PM GMT
    RekindleTheFlame saidI've always wanted chest hair. Being smooth all over sucks :[


    OMG!
    Many guys would KILL for your smooth, beautiful body!

    Be thankful you don't have to manscape and you can see all your ink without being obscured by body hair.
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    Apr 10, 2009 10:00 AM GMT
    I think I've been rather lucky with my chest hair, no real manscaping necessary and didn't come it too late or too early. Still I did the smooth shaving/waxing thing when I was in my late teens pretty much like everyone at the time I guess.

    Plus my father is very hirsuit, at my age he already had a forest from the bottom of his arse to the top of his back, seems that I didn't inherit that trait (or the stories of my mother with the milkman where true).
  • rnch

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    Apr 10, 2009 11:40 AM GMT
    after i mansacaped off my pec and ab hair, 2 of my favorite FB's rather forcerfully suggested that i NEVER manscape again.

    i can take a hint..... icon_lol.gif
  • mynyun

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    Apr 10, 2009 11:47 AM GMT
    RekindleTheFlame saidI've always wanted chest hair. Being smooth all over sucks :[


    Indeed.
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    Apr 24, 2009 7:39 PM GMT
    Be proud of your chest hair. Any one who has cuddled with a furry peced guy, definitely knows it's advantages.

    Guys with chest hair seem to be more playful. It is definitely an ice breaker in conversation with other furry guys.