So, the only option for “hotness” is surgery, according to pop culture. Otherwise, how else am I going to grow boobs and carve out a six pack at once? In a moment of trippy contemplation on the way home, it occurred to me that all these surgical trends are essentially bloody ways of turning us into sex toys.
To be hot in America today calls for a myriad of juxtapositions and strange inaccuracies. The media seems to want us to have big butts, big lips and big breasts, while we somehow simultaneously maintain a tiny waist, a thigh gap and no back fat. In a natural biological sense, this is an outright impossible feat. For me (and probably 99% of other women), my breasts and bottom only become larger as my waist and thighs grow–in other words the only way to get bigger breasts naturally is by either having a baby or by gaining weight. It feels like we have to make a choice, to either be thin and flat or fat and curvy (I’m speaking in extremes of course).
However, unbeknownst to television, there are free and easy ways of becoming hotter that have nothing to do with dehumanizing ourselves. In contrast to the media’s message, the truth is men are actually pretty low maintenance when it comes to hotness. In fact, when spotting a woman in a room, it’s not typically her bottom that is noted, but rather her personality and confidence. Instead of following expensive trends like getting some booty implants for example, try some of these easy and more effective ways to be hotter.
5 Ways To Be Hotter in Less Than 5 Seconds
Wear less makeup. According to a study by Glamour, men actually prefer less than more when it comes to face paint. Heavy makeup is actually a fashion trend and not a necessity for looking hot. One man explains, “Less makeup is a sign of more self-confidence.” This further points to the fact that men seek out personalty traits like confidence more than the perfect princess face.
Smile. Did you know that men checkout your eyes and your smile before they notice your body? In fact, according to a study by Murine eyedrops, men checkout eyes, then your smile and then your chest. A spokesperson for the study states, “This study almost crushes the common stereotype that the first thing men look at is a woman’s chest.” This is an important lesson for women, while we obsess over our hair, makeup and waistlines, we should be focusing on our peace of mind and personal happiness–apparently men instinctually agree.
Let your hair down. When it comes to locks, the freerer and longer the better. Men dig the relaxed wind blown look much mores than a tight up-do or high maintenance french twist.
Pinch your cheeks. Give your face a boost by pinching your cheeks. Yes, it looks like blush, but it also increases blood flow to the area, which enables mental alertness alluding to physical health and youth. A woman’s physical health is essential for looking “hot” in the most primitive way–as health is a quality men innately seek.
Fix your posture. Good posture is also a sign of good health, but even more importantly to men, it’s a sign of confidence. So, take note of your shoulders, pull them back and be proud. Anthony D’Ambrosio of EliteDaily brings us clarity, “There’s something sexy about a confident woman, and it has nothing to do with looks.”
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