This conversation comes up quite frequently among the younger generation in my family. With some of the young women, it can quickly turn into a spirited debate. Somewhere amidst the barrage of hypsersexualized Barbie ™ body types, comic book super hero body types, and the motion picture special effects make up application techniques, beauty has become convoluted.
Sexy is intended to affect desire; where as, pretty is all encompassing. While one can be both beautiful and sexy, hypersexualization can eclipse aspects of beauty because it can incite primal reactions and responses. Hypersexualization can cause the reptile brain to kick in.
Definition of sexy
Is being sexy a bad thing? No. However, it’s imperative to make the distinction that sexy and beautiful are not one and the same – no matter what your social media feed and feedback may imply.
Beauty is all encompassing. Beauty is multidimensional. A beautiful person’s spirit shines through their eyes and their energy can cause people to yearn to be in their presence. It is not a sexual yearning. Beauty comes from the inside and makes others feel good on the inside. Beauty is not based on appearance alone.
Definition of beauty
It all boils down to personal preference of what kind of attention one would like to garner. While there is nothing wrong with either, there is an absolute distinction that far too many people are unaware of.