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Competency: What Makes a Man Sexy

" A gentleman seduces a ladies mind before he ever touches her body." ~Unknown~
” A gentleman seduces a ladies mind before he ever touches her body.”

Years ago, when he was young and foolish, a love interest of mine asked me what I found most attractive about him.

“You’re a competent man.”

His reaction was the wrestling equivalent of having given him an elbow to the solar plexus. This is man-speak for, ‘she metaphorically castrated me’.

Apparently, ‘competent’ was the wrong answer, and unlikely enough, a survey in G.Q, or Esquire, or whatever manzine he happened to be reading at the time.

Apparently, telling a man he was, “competent” was the lowest compliment one could give. Apparently it also induced sulking and erectile dysfunction. Who knew?

This high compliment was given to a man whom I absolutely idolized. The same man whom never uttered the words, ‘ I love you’, but often told me that he adored me. Ah, how our perspectives change with age.

I’m sure he’d blush now if he realized how much that ‘competency’ meant to me, as I realize how much that ‘adoration’ meant to him.

Contrary to popular psychological drabble, a competent man is very difficult to find. Especially, as is my particular case, when you’re a strong, intelligent, (dare I say, competent) woman.

Competency is the most sexy quality a man can have. You can have buck-teeth, pop-bottle glasses and a limp, but if you’re exceptionally good at all that you do, you become the beast transformed to gorgeous hunka-hunka-juicy-man-steak.

There is no whining, gentlemen. There is no complaining. There is just doing, and making things happen. That is competency.

And that my darling, delicious and mouth-watering men-folk, is sexy.



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What Makes a Man Sexy

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Regularly, I am asked by my shyly smiling male contemporaries, quite often after they’ve had a few too many swigs of their tipple of choice, what I find sexy about a man.

“A particular man?”, I ask in return, aware that the man drinking beside me has sex on the brain. “No. Just men in general.”

Hmm? Men in general. Well, let’s just say that I love all of you delicious little hors d’oeurves equally until one of you performs one of the je ne sais quois maneuvers that tip me over the edge of mere curiosity to flat-out want-you-need-you-gotta-have you.

Pour me an ultra dry martini please bartender. No ice. I have some serious business to write about.

Here’s my list of head-turning quirks that make a man irresistible;

1) Initial timidity. That looking out from under your brow a la Princess Di  style can be kinda hot. But not forever, then it’s just creepy.

2) Peeing without pulling your pants down all the way. No you idiot, not the urination part, the masculine stance part that women just don’t do.

3) Watching a man tie a tie.

4) How a man’s hands look when they’re holding their beer, scotch, rum, or water-glass. Grip reveals a lot about a fella.

5) Watching a man shave when he doesn’t know you’re looking.

6) Tightie Whities.  No, I’m not kidding. You all look smashing in them.

7) Hair where there should be a little bit. Perhaps this is a nod to evolutionary theory, but hair on a man’s legs, chest and knuckles (ok, just a moderate amount)is sexy. Manscaping is highly, highly over-rated. Trimming is not.

8) A freshly shaven hairline at the nape of a man’s neck. Don’t ask me why, just stay silent darling.

9) I know it’s politically incorrect, but watching a man take a drag from a cigarette drives me wild.

10) Watching a man tease the tender bits from an artichoke leaf with his teeth just about sends me over the titillating edge as well.

There you have it gentlemen. A snapshot into the mind of the fairer sex. Good luck to you all. Remember, if all else fails, you can come over here fresh from the barber shop, have a shave in your undies and begin to tie your tie…but you won’t get much further than that.

Via con Dios gentlemen. I wish you luck with your ladies.