Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sexy Old Men?

My blogging friend Cher states a commonplace in response to my post about aging idols - all men become sexier as they age, she claims, including and especially Leonard Cohen. And while I might quibble about Cohen, - I have been an avid fan for 40 years, but think he seems a bit more old than sexy in recent photos- I'll grant her that one.

Men's sex appeal is not based as much on youtful attributes as is women's - childbearing, fertility, and culture being what they are. So men can stay on longer as sex idols, especially if they have been celebrated for their sex appeal in their youth. Leonard Cohen indeed was.

So Cher, I beg to differ on this one.

I rest my case.


lifeshighway said...

I'm in love with innertube man (and I think him for wearing it)

ChrisJ said...


So hard to choose just one!

Judie said...

Hmmm, let me see. No, I just cannot pick my favorite. Innertube guy has "man-breasts" and he is a "Dicky-do" which means his stomach sticks out farther than his dicky-do.

I think I'll pass on these guys. Next??

ChrisJ said...


I've never heard the "dicky-do" expression; that's funny!

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Pearl said...

ah, but you can't judge by a spare tire. can he work it?

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Judie's comment seems especially pertinent here!

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Trulyfool said...


I've aged. No doubt about that. And I've slowed and my skin tone is slack, and some body systems don't work quite as they used to.

I look at young women, and I prefer the older ones. There's nothing wrong with falling this or fattened that.

Not at all 'age-ist'.