Do Men Like Tan Lines?
Real guys tell whether those lines are hot or not.
Laying out is not always a day at the beach. You pull your bikini straps down, alternate moving the straps on your bottoms, take your watch off, and turn over every thirty minutes – all in an effort not to get tan lines. But is this mini-workout even worth it? Our friends over at TheFrisky.com raise a very good question: “Are Men Obsessed with Tan Lines?”
As they remind us, last summer, cheating South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford ickily wrote to his mistress in a love note: “…I love your tan lines.” But is he the only one who likes tan lines or are other men turned on by them?
We decided to investigate and asked some real guys what they thought about those badges of summer we try so hard to avoid. “Seeing a girl’s tan lines when I am hooking up with her is a big turn on. It’s like knowing you are seeing something no one else gets to see,” Steve from Los Angeles says.
“It’s kind of hot,” Billy from San Francisco tells us. “I like when my girlfriend wears a tank top and I can see a little white line on her shoulder from her bikini.”
Only one guy we asked half-disagreed. “Top tan line is a big turnoff, but the bottom can be kind of cool,” said Tony fron New York.
In this month’s Marie Claire story “A Guy’s View of Summer,” writer Scott Frampton says, “[The sundress] reveals not only your body, but also how comfortable you are with it, and from there, it’s a perilously short trip to envisioning what you’d do with it. Especially if tan lines are involved; I’ve been known to lose my grip at the early-evening sight of them, innocent mojitos plunging to their patio deaths. That contrasting stripe, climbing over your shoulder from parts unknown—unknown to me, certainly—is a tease in the best sense.”
So maybe we ought to just be actually “laying out” when we’re laying out. Stop moving around so much! Those lines are hot – at least on the bottom! (The Frisky)
Libby Keatinge is a senior editor at BettyConfidential