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Women love them and men proudly display them. What you may ask?

Yep! We're talking pectorial muscles with a capital "P".

What makes you stop and stare? A chest covered in hair? Or, one as bare as a babe's bottom? I've displayed some above that I found on google images for your viewing pleasure. Take a look and decide. I'd really like to know what women like in a hero's physical appearance.

Feel free to leave a comment telling me your preference and why. At the end of the day, I'll draw a name out of a hat and the winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble. Make sure you leave a way for me to contact you via email, in case you win.


Kathleen Grieve
Writing medical romances where humor and sex are the perfect prescription for love!
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Reader Comments (20)

Kathleen! (she complains) That's like saying "chocolate?" "or chocolate in another form?" LOL I can only say my preference is not too much hair -- another reason I don't date lycanthropes.

thanks for the early morning treat!


January 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLara Dien

Holy carpets! No hair for me, please! I like 'em smooth and hard. *winks*

January 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMeagan Hatfield

Hairy! And the thicker the better! There is nothing sexier than Tom Selleck's chest; it tends to compliment his incredible mustache. I'd rather see a cowboy hat than a cell phone, however....

Baby smooth chests are for, well, babies.

January 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCherylStJohn

Hi Kathleen,

No hair for me please. I don't like hairy men. With all the hair you can't really see the sexy chest. Hair is a turn off for me. I like to be able to see the sexy abs and the hard chest *Winks*

Thank You for the Morning wake up with great picture's :-)


January 22, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterreadingissomuchfun

Btw nice blog. I added it to my favorite's so I can come back again :)


January 22, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterreadingissomuchfun

Great debate, Kathleen!!

I have to say both. :) Sorry, I know that doesn't help but it depends on the character. If he's a lycanthrope he should have a hairy chest. If he's a carpenter, a smooth, chizeled chest gets me.

And if he does have a hairy chest it has to be dark hair. I'm not crazy about blonde hair on a man's chest. I'd rather he wax it. lol

Donna Michaels

January 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDonna Michaels

I have to say I'm with Lara.... I like some hair.. love Tom Selleck... but not too much hair (and he is just right ;-))...

actually, ::she says struggling to look innocent:: I prefer a man's mind....


January 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJudy Thomas

I like hairy. I'm with Cheryl - I like 'em rugged and natural.

January 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca Ryan

A smidge of hair is okay... but too much? UGH. If I had to choose, I'd take a smooth chest over a furry one, every day of the week. The one pic you have (Alec Baldwin?) is just icky, blech. Bring out the hot wax!

The only thing worse is when their back is furrier than their front.


January 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMarianne Arkins

I like both. My preference is some hair, more like the guy in the middle of the top row. Enough for, um, friction and still able to see the muscles. My guy has some hair that spreads across his chest and tapers down his abs. sigh :)

January 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSinamon

OOOOH. TOM TOM TOM. Maybe I'm seriously "dating" myself here. A completely hairless chest just isn't natural. Makes it seem the guy is a PREENER if he takes all this time to produce a hairless chest. Too much hair is a turn off, too. Shades of WOLFMAN. Soooo. I'm going with Tom who has just the right amount.

January 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRita Thedford

I like 'em smooth and rock hard. A smattering of hair can be really sexy, too. On the right man anything can be sexy, but no shag rugs, PLEASE! That first guy...bless his heart...but maybe it keeps him warm in the winter?

Wendi Darlin

January 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWendi

I don't like a lot of chest hair. Seen some men and they look like yetis. UGGH!

January 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLaura K

OHHH, My, my, my! I do like some hair and Tom??? Well he's just is the pic of the pics. But, It does depend on what I'm roving, ah, researching. Some hair can be nice, but bare abs with nice pecs do get a second look from me. Unless their bigger than mine.LOL!

January 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTheresa Sallach

I like a nice, light T of chest hair that disappears into the waistband of their...ahem, well you know what I mean.


January 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

A light sprinkling of hair is my pref. but bare is good too. I think Tom looks good in your picture but bordering on too much fuzz. Ok to look at in the picture but ....

January 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm not picky. I like both, except for the first guy who looks like he has a rug on his chest. That is a little much.

January 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDeborahBrent

Tough pick. For the most part, I'd go along with sprinkling to lightly furred - not thick hairy rugs please. I can also appreciated the waxed smooth look. In either case NO BACK HAIR!!!!!

January 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Well, of course, it's the inner qualities that truly make a man attractive. But since pictures are all we have to go on... : )

I'll vote for the smooth chest.


January 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKara Lynn Russell

I'm a both kinda girl--Depends on how they wear it! Although, the chest isn't necessarily my favorite part of the male body. (evil grin)

Oh, give me a wonderful set of man thighs and a great behind...

January 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commenter*lizzie

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