16 Things You Hate About Your Body — That Men Actually Love

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Think guys only like "perfect" bodies?

Hate your hips? Whether they are too flabby, too bony, too narrow, too wide or otherwise unpleasant to your eyes, chances are, most men find them attractive.

Women waste an immeasurable amount of time sweating about body parts that men find sexy in any number of physical states.

Check out this list to find out why you should learn to love your so-called flaws after all

1. Feet

Many men secretly love women's feet. They don't even pay attention to the usual body parts that you may be squeamish about. So go get a pedicure with your favorite color and add some enticing jewelry like a gold ankle bracelet and a beaded toe ring. You may be surprised and delighted by your man's reaction. —Dr. Erica Goodstone


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2. Hands

How delicate and inviting are your hands? What do they reveal about you? If you tend to hide them in your pockets or keep them squeezed into tight fists, you may be indicating that you are insecure and withholding. Try opening your hands and becoming a symbol of receptivity, caring and readiness to connect. —Dr. Erica Goodstone

3. Fingers

Do your fingers appear well groomed and classy. Are your nails neatly shaped with fresh polish in a pleasing or interesting color? Have you used your fingers to gently massage your man’s shoulders or to sensually tease his arms and back? You may be surprised at how appealing your hands can be as he imagines being tantalized by them. —Dr. Erica Goodstone

4. Back

How strong and smooth is your back? While some men are attracted by legs and butts, your man may enjoy stroking your smooth and shapely back. Whether you have defined muscles or just a nice back, without excess fat or skin problems, you may be surprised at how a man loves to massage your back and imagine the thrills you have in store for him. —Dr. Erica Goodstone

5. Butt

You're worried that you have a big butt. So what! Do you realize that there are many men who just love that. They are actually aroused by the way it looks and also how it feels. Roundness is good. Men’s bodies are more angular so their brains actually crave and appreciate the roundness of a woman’s body, and you don’t have to be skinny. —Dr. Erica Goodstone

6. Lips

So, your lips are not big and luscious. They're narrow and small. No worries. You can still run shivers up his spine if you use them in the right places on his body. And don't forget the power of the words you utter in his ears. Use your most seductive tone and tell him how sexy and powerful he is. —Dr. Erica Goodstone

7. Makeup-free face

Women tend to feel self-conscious when they walk out the door without their makeup on. But most guys actually prefer minimal or no make-up. For example, Kim Zolciak, star of Bravo TV's Real Housewives of Atlanta, made the news when people found out that she is actually much younger than she appears with layers of makeup on. Larissa Rzemienski


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8. Extra padding

Women tend to get upset when they don't quite squeeze into their jeans, but in reality, men love a little extra padding. If padding isn't popular, then why is Kim Kardashian on so many magazine covers? —Larissa Rzemienski

9. Fine lines

It may sound tempting to run out and get some Botox to fix those fine lines and wrinkles, but a natural face wins out over the too tight, unnatural face. Plus a few fine lines are proof of life experiences, confidence, and a greater wealth of knowledge. —Larissa Rzemienski

10. Love handles

There's a reason they're called love handles — so don't get so insecure about the five extra pounds on your waist and hips. Men don't really like emaciated and angular women with nothing to grab. —Julie Spira

11. Earlobes

If you're humming to the song Do Your Ears Hang Low? — don't fret. When he's nibbling on your ears, he's not using a measuring tape to decide on the shape of your lobes. Men love to nibble, so, take off the huge hoops when you get home and give him some space for some earlobe TLC. —Julie Spira

12. Breasts

While flat-chested women think men won't want to date them, those who are top-heavy are saving up their money for breast reduction surgery. Meanwhile, at the end of the day, men love confident women, regardless of breast size. Go ahead and wear a push-up bra or a full-support bra to make you feel more comfortable. Wear sexy lingerie to bed, but take a pass on surgery. He'll have fun fondling your breasts, no matter what size they are. —Julie Spira

13. Vulva

Stop the surgery to make the lips symmetrical! Men don't care and don't notice. This most personal part of the female, the entire vulva area, is an elixir for men to behold. —Katherine Forsythe

14. Cellulite

Men may not love cellulite, but they don't hate it like women do. What turns guys on is the whole female body. They tell me women are too hung up on parts. One woman was so obsessed about her cellulite-laden butt that she backed away from her lover as she stood up after sex. Finally, she said, "OK, I have cellulite in my butt!" He said, "What's cellulite?" I rest my case. —Katherine Forsythe

15. Big thighs

In primitive times, big thighs in women meant strength, stamina and the ability to protect children. While that's not much comfort in today's sculpted body culture, it's still a turn-on for many men. Some cultures revere women with larger legs and derriere. Consider Brazilian dancers and many African tribal rituals. Before you get all tied in knots over your big thighs, ask yourself, "Whose issue is this?" It's yours, not his. —Katherine Forsythe

16. Fat belly

Sneak a peek at belly dancers and the Venus de Milo. Bellies? Yes. Large ones. Yet, they're two sex symbols that have lasted millennia. Why? Again, it's the 'tude, not the tiny tummy. Men tell me that resting their head (either one) on the belly cushion is hot. Try adjusting your 'tude before you start the latest diet fad. If you are considering a tummy tuck or liposuction, be sure it's your tummy that needs the procedure, not your brain. —Katherine Forsythe


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