It goes without saying that physical attraction is an important part of sexual intimacy. After all, to really get the fire going, you need a spark to kick things off. Yet time and time again, we've tried to establish what physical attraction really means. Is it a complex equation involving facial symmetry? Or a mix of unconscious hormonal triggers that have little to do with your measurements? Then, of course, there is that certain je-ne-sais-quoi that draws your eyes to that one figure in a crowded room.
Recently, a columnist from Esquire stopped to chat with a few people who know a thing or two about striking good looks: models. How do these lithe and leggy individuals think about physical aesthetics, and what – to them – is "sexy?" The replies were surprising.
One young male model, 26-year-old Nick Rea, candidly explained that sex appeal lies in being honest. "You can't be sexy if you are trying to be somebody else. People I find sexy are not trying to be more cool than they are," he said. "Sexiness is essentially the truth."
So, whatever size or shape you are, know that the key to your own allure is owning your assets as well as your imperfections. Make no apologies for your thighs or the odd bit of cellulite. If you stride into the bedroom with confidence and reach for the warming lubricant without batting an eyelash, you'll exude just as much sexuality and confidence as some of the most stunning faces on the runway.