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Deep Dive Ep. 20 | Why Did We Evolve To Lose Our Bodyhair?

In this episode, we talk about why men prefer hairless women and what it suggests about the evolution of sexual dimorphism in humans. We then discuss why women prefer hairy men. However, strangely, it seems to vary hugely according to culture and country. We discuss why.

  • Dixson, Barnaby JW, Markus J. Rantala, and Robert C. Brooks. “Cross-cultural variation in women’s preferences for men’s body hair.” Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology 5.2 (2019): 131-147.
  • Barber, Nigel. “Mustache fashion covaries with a good marriage market for women.” Journal of Nonverbal Behavior 25.4 (2001): 261-272.
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Deep Dive Ep. 20 | Why Did We Evolve To Lose Our Bodyhair?
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