It’s this one little word that is really, really hard to define. I mean, obviously there’s a definition:

Adj. 1. sexy – marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest; “feeling sexy”; “sexy clothes”; “sexy poses”; “a sexy book”; “sexy jokes”
exciting – creating or arousing excitement; “an exciting account of her trip”
seductive – tending to entice into a desired action or state

But what is sexy? What did Mr. Timberlake and his friend Timbaland actually bring back?

You can google it. And you’ll get a few answers. Some good, some maybe not so good.

But what is sexy? Why isn’t there a universal answer? Does being sexy imply you’re having sex? Or are sexually active and sexy separate entities? When is it okay for a person, especially a woman, to be sexy?

See, I’ve been doing a lot of research on pin-up models recently. It’s part of my recent introduction to the Rockabilly and Psychobilly scene. Not so much the music but the attire and the attitude. Apparently it involves tikis. A lot of tikis.

But it also involves pin-up girls. And as I’ve been looking at modern pin-up pictures, I’ve discovered something about what I find sexy.

See, complete nudity? Does nothing for me. It’s like, great, I can see your cootch. I see mine all the time. It’s the same feeling I have when looking at other nudes. To me, skin isn’t necessarily sexy.

But cover it up and hint that I might or might not get to see it? HELLO!

I like the teasing. The “almost but not quite” feeling when I’m looking at a picture. It’s a reason I’m drawn to bellydancing as well, because it’s suggestive. There’s tons of implication, but nothing shoved in your face. I actually asked a friend why people would bother with strippers or topless dancers when there’s stuff like that.

And she said “because a lot of people lack imagination.”

So I like being teased, the suggestive stuff in life.

What do YOU find sexy in other people? What makes you go “Hey, wait, hi!”?