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Em Petrova | Beyond Looks…Defining Sexy
Author Guest / July 9, 2011

Recently, I was involved in a discussion with a group of romance authors about what we think is sexy. For instance, would you find a celebrity who wouldn’t make People Magazine’s top 100 list, but whose humor and confidence are a “ten” to be hot? You can imagine the responses some of these word mavens came up with. It was the equivalent of sitting around with a group of BFFs, tossing back margaritas and watching The Chippendales. Overall, though, the answers were shocking. Yes, that’s right. Women don’t define sexy through looks alone. Many factors come into play. On my Facebook page (yes, I’m addicted and force myself to log off long enough to reach my word count goals for the day), I held a poll, asking my friends this very question. What do you find sexy? There the answers were very far from the world of television, cover models or glossy magazine ads. These are real people sharing the down-to-earth things that turn them on. Here’s a short list: Hands Eyes Class Humor A big ole chest Wordless hugs A man who’s dirty and sweaty from a hard day’s work… Mmmm, brings to mind delicious construction workers and firemen…Oh!…