“Everything starts with the walk and the legs,” says Phil, 27, of Austin, Texas. “Some mornings, when my wife is shuffling around the house in one of my shirts with her legs all bare, I wonder how I got so lucky.”
“It shows in the fit of certain jeans,” says Sean, 29, from New York City, of the little inverted”V” under a woman’s bum. “It’s so taboo that I’m more intrigued by this than I am by in-your-face breasts.”
“My girlfriend’s belly button is my favorite part of her body,” says Del, 27, of Atlanta. “She has an outtie, and sometimes I’ll push it in and out like a doorbell. It makes her giggle.”
Small of the back
“It’s the real first base,'” says Sam, 35, of Atlanta. “When I’m on a date and really enjoying her company, I’ll gently touch the small of her back as I open the door for her. It’s less intrusive, and sparks can fly without anyone going too far.”
“We like to think of the dark line on the belly that appears during pregnancy, or the fuzz that some women have there, as the North Star, then travel due south,” says Dwayne, 32, of Burlington, New Jersey. “There’s a reason we call it the goodie trail.”
“It’s like baseball,” says Eddie, 31, of Elizabeth, New Jersey. “I know the importance of the batter’s box. You dwell there for a while, just feeling the anticipation of the moment.”
Arch of the foot
“It’s the most sensual part of the body,” says Ronald, 30, of Windsor, Connecticut, who admits he used to ask his college girlfriend to slip shoes on when friends came over. “When men see a woman’s foot, they think about other intimate body parts.”
As Jason, 27, of Dover, Delaware, notes, “What would the Coke bottle be without a woman’s hips as a model? That shape just makes everything better.”
“She can do something as innocent as stick it out playfully, and it drives me wild,” says Andrew, 32, of Brooklyn.
“My wife, the Martha Stewart coffee-cake-baking queen, used to be a tough chica when she was a kid,” says Luis, 28, of Miami. “You would never know that today if there wasn’t a little scar on her inner arm from a bike race that didn’t end so well. That scar opened up another side of her to me. And by the way, she won that race. How sexy is that?”
And let’s not forget the obvious…
“Ahem, my favorite name for it is the Love Box,” says Michael, 31, of Brooklyn. His other beloved monikers include Kitty Cat, Juice Box, Peach Pit, Sugar Cookie, Yum-Yum. And then there’s the most telling title, Center of the Universe.
That name basically reveals all you need to know about how much we men love your bodies: your real bodies, not the bodies we see on TV or in movies or on those Internet porn sites that mysteriously pop up on our computer screens. (Why do they do that? We have no idea.) It’s not just your “sugar cookie” that is the center of our universe—it’s all of you. We’ll deny that we ever bought a John Mayer album if you try to get us to admit it in public. But the guy was right about one thing—your body is a wonderland. Period.