The folks over at Salon are rethinking sexy.
After years of choosing their “Sexiest Man Living,” editor Sarah Hepola writes:
We’d like to find something that better signifies what our list is: men who inspire us, make us laugh and think, and turn us on in all the right ways. The best guys, the top guys, the amazing and awesomest guys. Funny enough, all the words that spring to mind have that embarrassing whiff of corniness about them—dreamboats, hunks, studs, beefcake. It’s hard to say those words without cringing. So what to name it? “Salon’s Men We Love”? Too Esquire. “Salon: We’d Tap That”? Perfect, if it were 2005 and if by “perfect” you mean “terrible.”
So, what makes a man sexy? And for our purposes, what makes a good man sexy? Let’s help Salon out, and play a game called Name That Ideal Masculinity in the Comments. Ready, go.