In a quest to discover whether the average man cared about his hairy pins, our sister publication Men's Health decided to survey their Facebook followers to see who is really shaving down there.
The results surprised them as whilst a majority didn't shave, 15 per cent do and 33 per cent use a trimmer to cut down on excess leg hair. These add up to 48 per cent of men who see leg hair as an issue they need to tackle.
Keen to get a perspective from the other gender, another of our fellow publications Women's Health asked their followers how they felt about men shaving. Whilst nearly 50 per cent said men shaving their leg hair was "weird" this was only just more than those who approve of some trimming. Nearly 30 per cent, "like a man who trims leg hair down" and 22 percent "love a man with clean shaven legs".
Ray Khandpur from male grooming salon Drakes spoke to the Daily Mail: "We have noticed a year on year increase in the numbers of men coming in for hair removal, and leg waxing in particular has nearly doubled in popularity in the last two years.We get about 15 or 20 men a month coming in to have their legs waxed or lasered. The modern man in general is a lot more body conscious."
Are we soon to see men fretting over stray ankle hairs and frantically waxing before shorts season?