-Why are things like this reported?
Honestly, it serves only as an explication of cultural values instead of anything remotely health-related. It is also far too narrow, dealing only with Welsh men. Now, they mention that social factors are probably the cause of a majority of the diseases, apparently because men that don’t shave regularly are blue collar workers that don’t get any. But this is immediately dismissed in favor of the evidence for shaving. and apparently, not shaving regularly fucks up the testosterone levels which in turn leads to stroke. excuse me, but a beard grows whether or not you shave it. and the lack of sex is most definitely due to mate appearence preferences rather than anything to do with the physiology of facial hair. if a girl doesn’t like facial hair she won’t sleep with you. if facial hair messes up sexual virility Homo sapiens sapiens would have died out long before the first razor. how can people get 20 years of funding for this when an artist or independent filmmaker has to kiss pimply ass and jump through flaming hoops blindfolded just to get the chance to ask for money. Stuff like the above article will destroy the world.
why am i so emotionally involved? well, i do have facial hair. i do not get any, and i would much rather think that it is because girls don’t like facial hair rather than the idea that hair makes me impotent. was it not a sign of potency back in the day? also the NEA gets axed while 20 year studies on shaving get plenty of funding. yeah, the NEA was a US thing and this was in Britain, but they are most definitely related phenomenon.
not two minutes ago after going to the bathroom to trim said facial hair, the electric trimmer slipped from its selected trimming length and before i knew it i had taken quite a chunk out of my beard. i had to trim it almost to oblivion. poetic justice my ass.