Whether scruffy, well-groomed, or full on Grizzly Adams, beards have become sexy AF; unless they’re worn by douche hipsters living in Brooklyn trying to look ironically organic. Beards on a chiseled masculine face or framing a dazzling pair of eyes have been known to elicit guttural growls and woofs from many a gay man, like a dog trying to break his leash.
But did you know, beards and dogs have a lot in common?
“Swiss researchers collected swabs from the facial hair of men and the necks of dogs from different breeds and compared the results of the two… In the research, the data shows bacteria found in a man’s beard is far worse in number than those found in dogs. Researchers found significantly more bacteria in men’s beards compared to the dog’s fur around the neck.
Some of the men who underwent the test were carrying so much bacteria in their beards that there were at risk of getting sick… The bacterial content on men’s beards come in high loads… In fact, some of the men that were tested were found to be carrying microbes that usually threatens human health.”
Read the full article via ScienceTimes.com HERE
Can we talk? Considering where gay men frequently have their faces buried, how dirty a man’s beard may or may not be, doesn’t even register.
Here are a few of our favorite Woofy Bearded Men
Neat n Trimmed Nyle
Nyle DiMarco on Instagram
Chris Mazdzer on Instagram
Super Bowl MVB Julian
Julian Edelman on Instagram
Alex Abramov on Instagram
Salt n Pepper Daddy Jim
Jim Newman on Instagram
Two Beards are Better than One
The Kilted Coaches on Instagram
Chiseled God Killian
Killian on Instagram
Bonus Pic (He calls it an “out take”)