Body odour 'top summer turn-off'
Published 15/05/2011 | 12:53
Body odour, tight swimming trunks, body hair on show, and men wearing vests are among the top summer turn-offs, according to new research.
More than three-fifths of Brits (61%) want BO to be brought under control, making it top of a list of things that should be banned.
Second place went to tight swimming trunks, with body hair on show voted third.
Vest-wearing by men was also unpopular, as was the wearing of sunglasses inside.
Nearly a third of people said being stuck at work when it was hot outside was the worst thing about the summer but 82% said they would not consider pulling a summer "sickie".
Nearly a quarter said the best thing about summer was the fact that people are happier than during the winter, with that voted higher than going on holiday (12%) or getting a tan (7%).
The study was commissioned by Costa Coffee to mark the launch of its new ice-cold drinks range.
:: Research was carried out by OnePoll, on April 11 and 12. More than 2,000 respondents aged 16 to 55 took part.