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This is one word that has been thrown around for so long and few of us ever even stop to think about what it really means. Some bigots have gone as far as demonizing the word! Sexy according to both the Oxford and Meriam Webstar dictionaries refers to something that arouses one sexually or is generally appealing/exciting. Perhaps the real problem with the word sexy is the fact that for decades on end, its root word ‘Sex’ has been painted evil, forbidden and a thing to be utterly ashamed of. Hence anything associated with sex is seen as despicable. But in my opinion, sexy is not bad; as long as it is not used interchangeably with tarty, slutty or vulgar. The interesting thing about the word sexy is that it is a descriptive that applies not just to women, but across board; from animate to inanimate objects, food, concepts, places…….and the list is endless. While sexy can be many things it definitely does not mean tarty. Strippers are not necessarily sexy nor are scantily clad people. So what exactly is Sexy? In this article I will attempt to describe the word sexy under 5 categories Sexy as Food- Perhaps because sex shares some similarities with food as everyone has an appetite for both, food that has a pleasant presentation can be called sexy, in the sense of mouthwatering….which by the way is how some women describe some guys and vice versa. Sexy as a piece of clothing- A piece of clothing can be called sexy if it accentuates the nice contours of a person’s body; for example, a sweat shirt on a muscled/ chiseled guy can be sexy. It is not necessarily a low cut dress or a red light district mini: sum total is that sexy is not the same as vulgar. Sexy as an idea- An idea or concept is called sexy when it inspires so much excitement and creates great anticipation. I suppose that sex itself starts with an idea which creates an anticipation of the experience. Sexy as a place- a place is sexy if it is very exciting, Las Vegas with all its lights or has such scenery like the Scandinavian countries. Sexy as a person: Most surprisingly, when it comes to human beings, sexy has to do with just 1 thing- CONFIDENCE. It has nothing to do with big boobs or bum or hips. I can’t count the number of curvy that are nothing near sexy or chiseled guys that can’t be described as sexy. Sexy is 90% confidence, 5% physical features and the other 5% the X factor. Fum-fum  


  1. Egwuatu Mary

    January 20, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Hmmmm nice one, but our Nigerian men don’t know this, they use it wrongly and that’s why I wouldn’t welcome such words used on me. Thank you for sharing

  2. idris yayah

    January 20, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Intelligent, funny, logical, calculative,
    independent (can make decisions on his own) Then she is sexy to me!

  3. Chibuike Ani

    January 20, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Thank you for the information.

  4. Adeyemi Adeleye

    January 20, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    Hmmm Semantics is at play here…. For me, I wouldn’t call a food sexy but it’s your own view anyways….