Sexy Summers: What Men Love Most About Us This Season

Sexy Summers: What Men Love Most About Us This Season
ESSENCE.COM Jun, 24, 2009

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Now that sisters have our summer sexy in full effect, we turned the reigns over to The Fly Guy to break down what men can’t get enough of from us this season.

Get Your Glow On
Far more potent than Bruce Leroy’s “Last Dragon” glow, vibrant skin goes a long way in rendering us helpless. We’re not sure if it’s the cocoa butter, baby oil, or the vitamin E pills that do the trick. Whatever it is, we hope you keep doing it.

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Simply put, pedicures should be a top priority when the summer months roll around, especially if open-toed shoes are a major part of your wardrobe. Now, the chipped paint or that one toe that likes to hide underneath the others may not be a big deal to you, but we do notice. The fellas enjoy meeting a woman who takes pride in her feet—even if we don’t take care of our own.

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As men, we disagree on our favorite female body part. What we can agree on is our mutual appreciation for smooth legs. We understand shaving becomes sporadic during the winter. We just assume that when the clothes shed, the leg hair would follow. The women that grasp this early pass our summertime final with flying colors.

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It’s never been just about a woman dressing up and being dainty with us. For men—especially during the summertime—we also enjoy hanging out with a woman who can dress down and be comfortable in any environment. So throw on some shorts, pull back your hair, and show us the side we rarely get to see.

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We may not know as much as you about fashion. What we do know is that our all-time favorite summer ensemble is a woman wearing a sexy sundress and sandals. Pull that off, and you’re guaranteed a second (or third) look from us. The sundress accentuating your curves, while the sandals show off a fresh pedicure, is the stuff that male dreams are made of.

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As soon as it gets hot outside, some women start shedding clothes and revealing body parts that should probably be kept between them and God (I’m just being honest here). We appreciate the opportunity to sneak a peek, we’d just rather it be on a woman who stuck to her New Year’s resolution and worked hard to achieve a hot summer body.

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We get bored with the winter months’ predictable assembly line of women in black, brown and gray. But once the temperature begins to rise, it’s the women who unleash an assortment of bright and flirty hues that really catch our eye.

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Men love women who operate from a more adventurous playbook during the summertime. The ladies just seem to be more open during the warmer weather. What we do know is that a woman’s desire to live a freer existence makes this our favorite time of year.

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Is it just me, or do women have a curfew when it’s cold outside? It’s almost as if you’d rather stay in and catch that same episode of “Law and Order: SVU” than to socialize with the bachelors in your city. That seems to change during the summer though, as women go out more and stay out later. We like that a lot!

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For most men, the grill is sacred, as we exude manhood by barbecuing for our friends and family. And every man is looking for a “Barbecue Bonnie & Clyde” arrangement. While he’s manning his world-class ribs, she’s whipping up delicious sides like baked beans and potato salad. We always appreciate a woman that has our back!

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Agree with the Fly Guy? What do you find sexiest about men in the summer?