Intelligence is sexy

Illustration by Samantha Bullis/The Dialog

Illustration by Samantha Bullis/The Dialog

Intelligence and sexiness are attitudes that come from within. 

“Of course intelligence is sexy,” said Daniel Vieira, 27, who is a friend of mine. “Some intelligence can be overpowering and snobby.”

Some men would say that intelligence is not what makes a woman sexy, going straight to appearance to determine the woman’s attractiveness. Sexiness is often equated to sexual appeal or appearance, which only lasts so long and can be augmented in this day and age by plastic surgery and other types of surgical changes.

Throughout history women have been trying to prove themselves as worthy, not only because of their looks but because of their brains.

In the 1992 book MarilynThe Last Take by Peter Harry Brown and Patte B. Barham, Monroe is quoted in a 1962 statement as saying,  “I’m a failure as a woman. My men expect so much of me, because of the image they’ve made of me — and that I’ve made of myself — as a sex symbol. They expect bells to ring and whistles to whistle, but my anatomy is the same as any other woman’s and I can’t live up to it.”

From experience, there have been times when I’d be talking to a man about my work and accomplishments and through the expressions displayed on his face, I could tell he didn’t really care what I had to say.

I’m sure there are other women, not just myself, who have or feel like their intelligence is over-looked, that they will always remain objects of desire rather than looked at for their accomplishments and passions.

“Intelligence is definitely sexy, although there are other things that make a woman sexy too,” said another friend Curtis Ambrose, 30. “A woman’s attitude helps with her attractiveness.”

Women also tend to believe that if they dress like celebrities or models in magazines, their appearance will change and they will appear as sexy. In reality, true sexiness and intelligence comes from within.

The more you try to create it, the more people can tell that you’re trying too hard. Women need to feel confident in themselves, which others will be able to see.


Intelligence is sexy