Well hello it’s the weekend – let’s get into it!
You guys send me some really funny messages, I love it!
Plenty came in after the last post kiss me there, and there, oh, really your first kiss was where? Goodness, you make a lady blush.
You told me you want to know more about sexiness, so this week I’ve rustled up a small team to conduct a highly scientific survey about what men find sexy in a woman. To add to the integrity of the survey inputs, we used wine as a truth serum because, well you know, in vino veritas.
The scientists plied an assorted mix of men with questions about female sexiness and ta da….number one, totally irresistible, nibble my earlobes now, utter sexiness factor in a woman is…..
Her natural smile.
Yep, her wonky, eye crinkling, chin wrinkling, I have something you want smile, whose glorious warmth makes a man feel like his heart’s stretched out on a lounger in the summer sunshine. Yeah baby, tickle my toes.
The survey did not include boys. I just want to be clear ok? Boys tend to like the more obvious factors of a girl’s charms. No, this survey was of men, luscious, musky, hairy (or not), muscular, skinny, loving, wonderful, loyal men. Men who are most probably still in love with their partners and would rather be in bed with them than anywhere else in the world, except perhaps on the golf course, or sailing or cycling.
So here’s the perplexing thing, the global cosmetic market is valued at US$460bn – I know right? Wowsers. More surprising, in 2009/10 Australian households were spending 40% more on personal care than in 2003/4.
Yet here’s the thing, if we strip it all back, if what men most want from a woman is a natural smile so what in the world are we doing spending all that money on chemical laden aesthetic gunk?
Some would argue it’s not about attracting men but impressing women, and I admittedly used to believe it but unless the woman is gay and trying to attract women, I don’t buy that argument any more. Straight women make themselves up to look and feel good to be attractive to men. If a woman is single, she wants to be more attractive and obvious than the next woman, it’s a jungle out there after all. Especially now Tinder has just done its IPO but that’s another topic.
So maybe it’s all being spent by young, single women in the mating jungle. Mmmm no, just take a look at how much eyelash, lipstick, face paint there is plastered on any partnered t.v. presenter or celebrity. Or go check out Instagram. I could name at least twenty beautiful women straight off the bat who are utterly, naturally gorgeous but are rarely if ever, on camera without false eyelashes, layers of base make-up and starched, glued hair.
I just don’t get it.
It’s a funny old paradigm isn’t it? What do you think, panel of experts?