After a year of MAPing, I'm self-sufficient in nearly every aspect of my life and I've identified for-hire service for anything I wouldn't directly execute. In a mental exercise to determine what exactly I still need my wife to do for me, I came up with this issue:
I'm blessed with an abundance of hair. My dad is in his 70s and not balding. Both my grandpas had hair to their deaths. Unfortunately, this abundance also applies to my chest, back, arms, and legs. For the last 16 years, my wife has clippered my back and shoulders every few weeks. I shave my own butt and balls. Despite living in a very progressive, West Coast, feminized-male-accepting, major metropolitan city, I am having the damndest time finding someone to do large-scale manscaping besides a full-on, expensive laser/electrolysis. I even called a waxing salon about my back and they (actually) laughed, saying "Sure, I guess we could do something like that..." which led me to think that was an unusual request.
WTF are you other hairy guys doing about this to not rely on your wives?
(edit: In the age of Craigslist, I can probably find a shaver operator for hire. There's got to be a more elegant solution though.)
According to the words of women, preferences for body hair on men seems to be widely varied. However, besides the notable examples of young Sean Connery and Burt Reynolds, there aren't really any modern dudes universally accepted as "sexy" (by women's actions) that sport much body hair of any kind. Since one of the drivers behind Dread and the physical portion of the MAP is to make one's self attractive to ALL women, not just the one you have, conforming to the universal image of male attractiveness by full-scale manscaping seems like easy pickings. I'm certain my gainz would be more visually-dramatic without the hair-sweater.
All other things being equal, have any of you guys compared the response of women to your bodies with and without hair?