I’ve never heard a man rhapsodize over how sexy a woman’s hands are. Granted, there is that steamy scene in The Age of Innocence when Daniel Day-Lewis unbuttons Michelle Pfeiffer’s glove… according to this blogger, her boyfriend thought the scene was ridiculous. On such anecdotal evidence I rest my case.
Women, however, find men’s hands highly erotic. Yes, gentlemen, I bet you didn’t know that a woman can become aroused just by looking at your hands. It’s partly the aesthetics of beautiful manly hands, and partly the thought of what you can do with them. So take care of your hands. Keep them well-manicured, and you might suddenly find yourself in demand among the ladies, possessed of that mysterious allure that comes from having a magnificent pair.
One of my books features Emily, a character with a hand fetish that is largely the result of her unfulfilled desire to be spanked. But the appeal of the hand goes far beyond any particular sexual taste. The male hand is a beautiful object in and of itself. And what are its ideal proportions? After a less-than-exhaustive (yet highly attentive) search online, I find that women most often praise hands described as relatively large, well-cared for, with fingers long in proportion to the palms, and not too fat or hairy. Good hands may also be described as “sensitive” or “expressive,” which is one reason women find musicians and other artists sexy.
Ladies, can you identify the famous owners of these glorious manly appendages? Click on the image to see the source.
The ultimate collection of male hands online may be this amazing, provocative page on Tumblr. Enjoy.