National Blog Posting Month – February 2013 – Love
Prompt – Do you think you would enjoy being a “sex symbol?”
My first reaction to this prompt was a hearty, “Ha-ha-ha-ha.” One thing I am not is a sex symbol.
Then I pondered it some more. What makes a person a ‘sex symbol’? It’s being attractive, and having people want to be with you. Having people fantasize about you. At least, that’s what I think it would mean to be a sex symbol.
While that’s a little disturbing, I have to admit that I’d really like to be found attractive by other people. I’d like to have a chili pepper beside my name on RateMyProfessors.com. I’d like to have a really good-looking guy give me a double take. Yeah, that’d be nice.
I like feeling attractive. I have felt attractive more often in the last couple of years since I’ve started to work out daily. These days I look forward to the summer, so I can wear more revealing clothes and show off my new-found muscles.
But am I approaching ‘sex symbol’ status? Hardly.
At 40, and as a mother, my body lacks the elasticity that it used to have, and possesses some new dimples and puckers I’m not too fond of. My face is creased with wrinkles generated by years of eyebrow-crunching concentration.
But, my stomach is not terribly bulgy and if I choose my clothes carefully, everything seems to hang about where it ought to. I don’t know if I’d turn the head of my favorite crush, but at least I have my husband’s attention. I feel good about myself, and I don’t have to worry too much about stalkers and obsessed fans. I just look healthy, and maybe a little younger than I really am.