What does it really mean to be sexy? Is sexiness correlated to the clothes we wear? Is sexy more about projecting an image that is confident? Is sexy more about our inner personalities? Or could the word sexy be just another overused adjective that has become diluted with references to our bodies?
The perception of what sexy is varies from person to person. So we asked some our readers to weigh in and give their perspectives on what sexy really means to them. Here’s what some of our readers had to say.
“To me, sexy means having confidence and having the ability to accept things about yourself that you can’t change. Sexy means carrying yourself in a respectful manner. I am coming out of a marriage where I was verbally and physically abused. I was called out my name because I gained weight after having my soon to be ex-husband’s child. He said that he wasn’t attracted to me anymore and I began to focus on my flaws. I started feeling like everything he said about me was true. But now that I am getting my divorce and with the help of the Lord, I am feeling sexy again. I haven’t lost much weight, but what’s going on with me on the inside makes me feel sexy and it has absolutely nothing to do with my outer apperance or what I’m wearing.”
“Confidence! Sexy means being confident in myself and having a good spirit.”
“I think a sexy woman knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to let people know. She knows how to draw people in with her personality, even if she’s not the best looking woman in the room. She doesn’t have to have the most expensive clothes on. Whatever she has on, rather it’s jeans and a T-shirt, she knows how to wear it with class and always with confidence.”
What do you think it means to be sexy?