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Men Face Hairy Paradox When It Comes to How Much Is 'Too Much'
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Jesus Aceves was born with a rare condition that means he has thick hair all over his face. About 30 members of his family also have hypertrichosis making them almost certainly the hairiest family in human history. As a child, the thick, dark hair that covers his entire face quickly earned Aceves the nickname "The Little Wolf". He grew up in the small town of Loreto in north-west Mexico where, as a result of his appearance, his family was shunned by the local community. By the age of 12 he had started travelling from city to city to work at fairgrounds.
The struggles of the world's hairiest family
Hypertrichosis is an abnormal amount of hair growth over the body. Several circus sideshow performers in the 19th and early 20th centuries, such as Julia Pastrana , had hypertrichosis. Two methods of classification are used for hypertrichosis. Congenital forms of hypertrichosis are caused by genetic mutations, and are extremely rare, unlike acquired forms.
Remember that scene when the protagonist of your favorite show ripped off his shirt to reveal a chiseled body and a muscled, hairy back? You can certainly recount muscular, hairless men removing their shirts, and probably even muscular men with hairy chests Hugh Jackman in X-Men: Days of Future Past jumps immediately to mind. But when it comes to cultural beauty standards, especially standards perpetuated through pop culture, the hairy back is still an object of ridicule. Unfortunately, without any clear explanation as to why, and despite the recent revolution in acceptance of hairy men, back hair remains unattractive.