Monday, October 12, 2009

Too Sexy for His Hair

Since I've been writing erotica, I've tried to tap into female fantasies of what makes a man sexy. Thing is, there are so many facets to sexy. Even limiting myself to physical attributes, the possibilities are endless. One thing many women have definite preferences about is hair. Dark hair, light hair, curly, straight, long, short. Some women even prefer their men completely bald.

In writing erotica, details like body hair are more important than they would be in less explicit romance genres. I always write my heroes as having a hairless or nearly hairless chest. I didn't set out to purposely do this, it just happened. Yet my heroes' other qualities are all over the chart. My current manuscript features a man from Trinidad with long braids. The last one had a cop type with a military style buzz (who bore an uncanny resemblance to DH).

I remember reading a book recently where the hero had lots of chest hair, yet the author had made him sexy enough in other ways that I didn't mind. As long as he's not so hairy that if he took his shirt off, someone from PETA would spray him with paint! Furry=unsexy. For me, body hair is rather important in the sexy-o-meter. What about you? What physical characteristic calls to you?
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Liane Gentry Skye said...

I'm with you. I don't have to have "no hair", but I don't want to fight the urge to comb his back hair, either. I like me a clean chest...just like that delicious guy in Calista's cover over there. *swoon*

Katie Reus said...

Lol! I love a man with hair, but you're right, I don't want him to look like a furry creature ;)

Dara Edmondson said...

And thus, the differences in preferences illustrated;-)

s7anna said...

I don't really mind if he has hair but like you pointed out...I don't want a fur beast!!! He can be bald...but he has to look good bald..there are some guys who try the Vin D. look and sooo does not work for them! :P

ddurance said...

All I know is that I love that smooth look with abs of steel, all the better to see them. lol


Calista Fox, Author said...

I just heard a study that most women prefer "smoothies" -- chestwise. Some do still like a "moderately" hairy chest, but for the LOVE OF GOD, don't let it peek out of the collar of a shirt! LOL

My last trip to Cabo, there was an Italian wearing a sweater at the pool... and it wasn't the pullover variety. YIKES!!

Liane--I'm with you--love Jimmy's smoothie! He's vera hot! ;-)