All Men are Liars

Sam de Brito has spent more than a decade writing for TV, film and newspapers. In his books, No Tattoos Before You’re Thirty and No Sex With Your Ex, he offers advice to his unborn children. In his offerings The Lost Boys and Building a Better Bloke, he takes the pulse of Aussie manhood. Now it’s your turn as he expounds on the business of being a bloke.

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April 22, 2010One of the great developments in the way we perceive the opposite sex has been the evolution of the term “hot”.

Not as narrowly defined as “beautiful” or “handsome”, nor as lukewarm as “cute”, “hot” can be applied to men and women who don’t grace the covers of magazines or look like they live on egg white omelettes.

The hot can have tattoos and a pot belly, a muffin top or a broken nose but they all share a certain boiling point of sexiness that ignites the description in the beholder’s mind.

Haaawt. You know it when you see it and it’s different for all of us.

Big gums, frizzy hair, crooked teeth, scars, bald patches and hairy arms – these are all attributes that you’d shy away from terming conventionally beautiful but plenty of people find them hot on the right person …

While the modelling industry is criticised endlessly for the slender spectrum of body shapes it hails as attractive in women, as well as men, in the past 10 years or so we’ve seen an increasingly diverse range of faces being described as hot.

Some time ago I attended the David Jones season launch and one of the guys I was seated next to commented about the alien-like models on the catwalk, quipping that “ugly is the new beautiful”… Leer más “All Men are Liars”