The Important Truth About Attractiveness and Your Sex Life

February 27, 2019

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Beauty Beheld

Whenever there’s talk about intimacy, physical attractiveness and beauty get mentioned as important factors for good sex.

Humans are visual creatures, after all, and what we see in the media only reinforces the belief that looks are everything when it comes to sex and relationships.

We are all taught what is considered attractive in our particular culture and what is not. This upbringing is hard to ignore.

Nature vs Nurture

But, just how important are your looks when it comes to creating a fulfilling sex life? Are you doomed to be single forever if you don’t fit the perfect image of what is perceived as attractive?

Is what we find attractive a question of nature, nurture, or a bit of both?

In Episode 61 of the Get Sex Smart podcast you’ll discover:

  • What we can learn from scientific studies about the biological side of attraction
  • Why insisting on a “natural look” and shaming make-up or body modifications is problematic
  • How to fight the knee-jerk reaction to shame other people and how they look
  • Whether or not you should (make yourself) stop being attracted to certain things or features
  • Under what circumstances looks can and often will affect your sex life and why
  • The multiple dimensions to attraction that have nothing to do with physical factors
  • The difference between what initially attracts us and what keeps the attraction going
  • The impact of subjective beauty standards
About the Author

Sarah Martin, MA, CSC is CEO of Dignified Hedonist, a sexuality support company that guides introverted men to lead desire-led, sex-forward, and pleasure-focused lives. Sarah is the host of the Sexual Craftsmanship podcast, a weekly podcast packed full of actionable information and advice for sex and relationships in the 21st century. Sarah loves rainbows, books, and Pokemon Go.

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