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Your Philtrum-the Sexiest Part of the Body
Philtrum? For those of you not familiar with this part of the human anatomy, it's that groove just above your upper lip and just below your nose situated between your nostrils.
The word philtrum is from the Greek word philtron from philein, which means "to love; to kiss". Very fitting, huh?
According to folklore, God sends an angel to a woman's womb so that the angel can teach the baby all of the wisdom of the world. Then the angel presses it's finger (leaving an indention) to the baby's mouth to shush the baby from telling the secrets. There is a reference to this in the Christopher Walken movie, The Prophecy.
My Fascination With Philtrums Begins
I have been attracted to men with well-defined philtrums long before I knew what they were called. I know I'm not alone on this one. Many have just not been able to put their finger on it. And those that have, didn't know it had a name.
Looking back, as I try to analyze where it started for me, I find that my earliest recollection of noticing a man's philtrum was when I was a very young girl, maybe 5-6 years old. My dad had a friend that would sometimes visit us and there was just something about him that I liked. However, it wasn't until I was in my late twenties that I figured it out when I ran into him again. He was now a much older man. Age hadn't been too kind to him, but his philtrum was as chiseled as ever.
In my teens, I thought Harry Wayne Casey of the 70s rock group K.C. and the Sunshine Band was the hottest man alive. You'll remember him from such mega hits as "Shake, Shake, Shake (Your Booty)" and "(Do A Little Dance, Make a Little Love) Get Down Tonight". My personal favorite was always "Boogie Shoes" from the "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack. It was his philtrum that caught my attention. He had some other fine features as well as you can tell by the photo, but I could sit and stare at his philtrum for hours.
I think the philtrum is the sexiest part of a man because It helps define the lips. To me, it's what makes the lips poised for action. *sigh* It's what makes the lips so kissable and it mesmerizes me to watch them speak or sing.
I've tried to assemble a few samples of men I think are fairly good examples of sexy men with nice philtrums.