Getty Images In the old world, being sexy was about particular grooming, tight-fitting clothes and makeup. Now, we know that being sexy has more to do with a certain je ne sais quoi.
Real sexiness is in the eye of the beholder. Here are 40 tips to be more sexy almost immediately. This means occasionally challenging yourself by having challenging conversation, expressing interest in new things, reading books on new topics, or even just watching a documentary about something you never knew. Plus, everyone loves a good sense of humor. Get Your Hair Blown Out Almost all of us can certainly attest than when our hair looks bad, we often feel bad. Showing tons of skin does not always translate to sexy.
Love your body and want to show it off? Do it ways that are truly sexy, as opposed to flashy. Social media is supposed to fun, not make you feel less sexy. Invest In Chic Specs Need reading glasses? No shame in that! Stop Plucking Your Eyebrows Full brows are associated with youth, while super-thin eyebrows can give your face a harsh appearance.
Slow Down According to sex coach Sean Jameson , slowing down your movements and your speech by around 10 percent can make you sexier now. For example, instead of rushing down the hallway, slow down and accentuate your movements.
Initiate Sex More This one is sexy in the literal sense: Wear Heels One of the quickest ways to feel sexier? Slip on a pair of heels. If you feel it, your partner will feel it, too. Nix Panty Lines Speaking of underwear, panty lines are never, ever sexy. Everyone should invest in nude, seamless underwear, or a good thong.
Trust us on this one. You can skip the polish of you want, too. Turns out, he may be onto something: Read about it here! Wishy-washy can get real old, real fast. Play Up Your Best Features When it comes to our looks, we all have certain attributes we like better than others, so why not make them the first thing people see when they look at you?
Got lips to rival Angelina Jolie? Play them up with gloss. Love your striking blue eyes? Swap the boyfriend jeans for a pair of skinnies. Overt vanity is not sexy. Turn on the Lights Sure, it can be sexy and natural to have sex in the dark, but try keeping the lights on once in a while. Not loving the harsh glow of your bedroom lamps? Light a bunch of candles, or buy a dimmer. The act of obsessively checking your phone every two minutes could be a bona-fide deal breaker when it comes to sex appeal.
Being present is sexy. Being preoccupied is not. Even if you look like a supermodel, people are most turned on by stimulating conversation, eye contact, and personality. Be yourself and your sexiness will shine through.
A version of this article was originally published in March