7 Male Body Parts That Drive Women Crazy
7 Male Body Parts That Drive Women Crazy
Guys are often overheard saying they’re a “breast man” or an “ass man” when it comes to their attractions to women.
Some guys will cop to being into a shapely pair of legs instead, or be focused on a beautiful face.
But what about women themselves? What are the male body parts they find most attractive?
While stereotypical male and female attraction patterns might not necessarily be exactly the same — as dating expert Laurel House says, “It’s not just your sexy parts that we love. It’s the parts that make us feel something. Because when you make us feel, that’s when you’ve got us.” — that doesn’t mean that women are above doing some covert ogling of male bodies here and there.
So what are they looking for when they do? AskMen spoke to a variety of women and sex and dating experts to get the low-down. Some of the contenders may surprise you!
1. Your Torso
Whether he’s got six-pack abs or more of a dad bod, there is something that draws many women to a man’s abdomen.
“It could be its warmth, but it may also be the intimacy associated with touching a body part that is reserved for the one closest to you,” says Jess O’Reilly, Astroglide’s resident sexologist.
“Most parts of your body receive attention in public — you shake hands on a daily basis, you may wrap your arms around other loved ones and even your butt gets the occasional pat on the field from teammates — but running our hands along your stomach is reserved for the most intimate of encounters,” she notes.
2. Your Eyes
They say that eyes are the window to the soul, and while that might not be based on any science, it can feel compelling when you lock eyes with an attractive person.
“While eye-gazing can be uncomfortable at first, I find it improves connection and fun in (and out of!) the bedroom,” says entrepreneur Makenzie Marzluff.
If you’re making eyes at each other from across a room, prolonged, sexy eye contact allows your intimate connection to begin even before you get to the bedroom! And yes, you can use this to your advantage.
“For instance, if you’re on a date, eye gaze with your date while conversing and/or during silence,” Marzluff suggests. “Stay relaxed, present and open and enjoy how the rest of the evening unfolds.”
3. Your Arms
“I have a thing for male forearms,” says Mary Jo Fay, RN, MSN, a speaker, coach, screenwriter and author. “I think they give me some great insights to a guy.”
She points out that muscular forearms mean a guy likely works out, hairy forearms mean a guy likely has lots of body hair elsewhere, while hairless or muscle-free forearms will likely convey the inverse.
“I especially enjoy it when a guy wears a long-sleeved shirt and then rolls up the cuffs,” says Fay. “That’s like foreplay to me! So I’m sure to explain to my dates (the ones with great forearms) just how sexy I find that body part to be and the smart ones usually are glad to oblige often!”
4. Your Mouth & Smile
A truly sensual kiss mimics another form of intimacy.
“Women are drawn to a sexy mouth, because it means he could be a great kisser and hopefully bring that mouth down between her legs and know what to do,” says sex columnist Lora Somoza. “She’ll pick up on cues by the way you kiss her, teasing her with your tongue, and chances are if she likes what she sees/feels, she’ll yearn for that tongue to venture south.”
Related to the mouth is the magnetism of your smile.
“A big nice smile and juicy lips!” says Andrea Syrtash, relationship expert and author of He’s Just Not Your Type (And That’s a Good Thing). “It’s not just men who notice this feature; women think about a man’s kissable factor when they look at his face. And a good smile is a sign that the guy is warm and kind, which is a turn-on for most women.”
She also notes that yes, it’s true — some women are turned on by a guy’s strong jawline.
5. Your Hands
Your hands may seem everyday and uninteresting to you, but they can feel incredibly sexy to a partner or someone who’s crushing on you.
“Being touched both in private and in public by a pair of strong hands, even if it’s not sexual, but just the slightest purposeful contact between two people gives you that instant connection and intimacy,” says Tali Alexander, romance author of Love in Rewind and Lies In Rewind.
“The great thing about your lover’s hands is they can alternate from being soft and sensual to firm and attention-grabbing and that balance is incredibly sexy,” Alexander adds.
6. Your Back
Many women love to scratch a man’s back when they are having passionate sex with the man on top. But even outside the bedroom, a large and/or muscular back can be an object of arousal.
“To her, [a strong back] adds up to rough sex and speaks to her deepest desires — let’s say, her animal instinct,” says Mauro D’Andrea, founder of Efficacious Seduction. “Scratching also gives her another strong feeling: the fact that her nails are “entering” her man’s back makes her feel a deeper connection.”
Many men love the curve of a woman’s back; interestingly, women love this on a man as well, but for a different reason.
“It represents the strength of a man and all he carries with him that makes him who we love,” says Cory Honickman, a sex and love expert.
7. Your Butt
While lots of men may find a woman with a bodacious butt to be very attractive, the truth is that women love a guy with “buns of steel” as well.
It’s often connected to having muscular legs, or just an all-around toned body; and while they may not fantasize about spanking a sexy guy’s butt (though some women are into that…), grabbing one is definitely a common desire.
“During sex,” says D’Andrea, grabbing a man’s butt “allows her to control the man’s penetration speed and/or to encourage the man to go deeper.”
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