Monday, February 20, 2006

What Makes A Man Sexy?

Webster’s on-line dictionary defines sexy as:

1 : sexually suggestive or stimulating : EROTIC
2 : generally attractive or interesting : APPEALING (a sexy stock)

As an author of erotic fiction, I often ask woman this question. The responses are always different. The answers vary from smell, height, the way a man carries himself, muscles, hair and eye color, weight, personality, and attitude.

So what makes my man sexy to me? Well, I’ve been married over 22 years now. Of course, through the years, we all change… but there are characteristics about my spouse which always remain consistent. This is the personality that makes me love him day after day. Of course, I’m attracted to him physically, meaning, I look at him and (even after many years and added weight) he still makes my heart go pitter-patter. I love the way he looks, cleft on the chin, nice groomed mustache, cute smile--he still turns me on. He’s relatively tall 5’9” and well-rounded (of course when we met he was 130 lbs, LOL) but setting all the physical attributes aside… he makes me laugh. He’s always made me laugh. No matter where we are at in life, his personality style just meshes so well with mine. He’s kind, with a great sense of humor, and there’s not doubt in my mind, HE LOVES ME.

I want to share my cover from Gabe’s Prize with you and the photo I gave the cover artist, Will Kramer, to work with. I absolutely love this cover. I think Gabe is sexy in a sleek, hunky way. You tell me.

Sooooo, what makes a man sexy to you?

Rae Monet


Blogger Rae Monet said...

Thanks Tina, for posting the blog for me. Guys, I'm traveling today, but I'm really interested in what you have to say about this subject, so I'll try to check in between planes and late tonight ;)

10:00 AM  
Blogger LSB Author, Darragha Foster said...

There are many levels of sexiness in a man. There's the "Holy smut he's hot" sexy of superstars like Johnny Depp (who is not all that sexy...he smokes)and the instant attraction of a man in a crowd who from a distance looks like the sexiest man on earth. Then there's the "rough teddy-bear appeal" like Rupert from Survivor. The guy certainly doesn't fall into the "sexy man" category, but I, and some of my female friends, think he'd be one hell of a lover.

Any man, at any time, if even for a very, very fleeting moment, can be sexy in some way. Okay...maybe not any man...I just had thoughts of VP Cheney fly through my head and realized my scope was too broad...

10:52 AM  
Blogger Meljprincess said...

*GASP* OMG! That picture is...*THUD*
::picking myself up off the floor::
I think intellengence and a good sense of humor make a man sexy. Of course it doesn't hurt if he has long, broad shoulders, a big neck and a HUGE...heart. HA! Gotcha!

11:09 AM  
Blogger Meljprincess said...

See! That picture got me so flustered I misspelled "intelligence".

My brain cells are fried for the rest of the day. CRIKEY!!

11:16 AM  
Blogger Rae Morgan said...

That photo is definitely sexy. Hubba-hubba. I won't lick the screen because as Dakota has always said that's how viruses are spread. LOL

Okay sexy. In novels, they have to be strong, muscular, dark and dangerous, but melt at the sight of the woman Fate has in store for them.

In real life? Sense of humor is definitely sexy. A man who can make you happy is a good man. My man of 36 years (34 married) is funny in a quirky kind of way. He is also smart -- smarter than anyone I have ever met. And he LOVES me! No one else. Never been tempted. He thinks I am gorgeous and sexy -- and that makes him sexy.


11:25 AM  
Anonymous lsb author jan darby said...

His voice.

My current voice-crush is on the actor who played President Palmer on 24. Dennis Haysbert, I think his name is.

And then there are Sean Connery, and oh, heck, I've forgotten his name, the guy who was in charge on the tvs show Deep-Space 9.

11:51 AM  
Blogger Jennifer Y. said...

It is hard to pinpoint exactly what is sexy to me. I think intelligence, a sense of humor, and ability to love unconditionally is sexy. I also find some people's appearance sexy. I also think that accents can be very sexy!! There are many other things as well.

12:04 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

Rae, that man on your cover is a HUNK, but he needs some change for new jeans.

You've met my hubby and you know neither of us is model perfect. But I've known Jack for 42 years. We've been married (almost) for 33 of those years and I still find him sexy as all get out. I think because of his humor, his intelligence (he's SOOOO smart), his rock-solid reliability, his kindness... the list goes on and on. The things that made me fall in love with him have kept me in love with him.


3:40 PM  
Blogger Rae Monet said...

Ohhh, I like that picture too. Tina put it up for me *clapping at Tina*. Yes, Jan said voice. I lovvve Vin Deisel's voice. That's definately sexy. And very good remarks gal. Good. Keep it coming...

3:45 PM  
Anonymous shellya said...

Well, I've been married for 21+ years and nothing turns me on faster than when my dh is leaning over helping our boys with something (homework, cars, computuer stuff). It's his shoulders that I find so yummy. They looked great when we first met. But looks the best when holding a sleeping child or helping our boys. Of course, they're great to lean on too. :)

5:11 PM  
Blogger snowflake said...

Yes, he's very sexy--Don't worry, I'm not lusting after your dh though he sounds absolutely wonderful. LOL--I mean the hunk on your cover.

I think what makes a man sexy is intelligence and self-confidence, a comfortableness with his own looks without being too overly centred. And to be able to be sensitive to the feelings and needs of the people around him.

5:51 PM  
Blogger snowflake said...

Dee-the cover hunk doesn't need a change of new jeans, he just needs someone (ME) to peel it off of him. LOL

5:58 PM  
Blogger Pamk said...

sheesh that is one sexy hot man. woowee. Certain attributes that make and keep a man sexy is intelligence, humor, and reliability. If a man is all three of these the he'll stay sexy. I know I've met some men that are extremely hot till you get to know them and then yuck wouldn't touch them with a 10 foot pole. lol. To me sexy is watching my hubby of almost 20 yrs watching a movie in the same chair with my 9 your old.

7:06 PM  
Blogger Mahaira said...

Well, Rae, there are several things. I feel drawn to intelligent and quirky artistic types. I find eyes very sexy. They truly are windows to the soul. A nice smile and quiet voice warms me up, too. Therefore, a quirky, creative, sophisticated, intellectual, with expressive eyes and a nice smile, is the perfect turn on for me. (Drooling at the thought) Lol.

I think my dear hubs has the nicest smile and he has little ways to make me fall in love with him everyday.


10:42 PM  

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