The XX Factor

Are Women Turned on by Pictures of Naked Men? Well, the Better I Look, the More They Notice Me.

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Earlier this week we asked female readers to write in telling us whether and how visual turn-ons (or turn-offs) impact their sex lives. Many responded. We published some of those responses yesterday and have a few more today.

From: Dan

About two years ago I began working out consistently. I was never overweight and have always been told that I was handsome. Yet when I really began to make significant changes in my appearance, such as a much slimmer/trimmer waist, wider chest & back, and toned legs, the looks I began to get from women changed immensely. I also changed my wardrobe to more modern and slim cut shirts, slacks, and jeans. Yep, I bought my first pair of skinny jeans. I stopped one day to check under the hood of my car in a parking lot and, unknown to me, two women in a nearby car really took notice. When I got back in the car, my 18-year-old daughter said, “Dad, you should have seen those two women in that car looking at you. They were really checking you out!”

I’m not a muscular guy, just clearly fit and cut better than before. But what I consider to be moderate changes in my appearance have resulted in a two-fold increase in the positive, approving, and even lustful looks I receive from women. Certainly women are visual, I just believe both sexes have been trained to behave in particular ways, to the detriment of both. I just wonder if and when women will begin to act on their physical urges and approach men to the same degree men traditionally do women.

Previously in this series:

Are Women Turned on by Pictures of Naked Men? Kevin Costner.

Are Women Turned on by Pictures of Naked Men? Yes, But Lose the Jorts.

Are Women Turned on by Pictures of Naked Men? I’m Not!