Advice from three of our guy friends. This week they answer the following: “Do guys have an opinion on tan lines? Sexy? Cheesy? Unhealthy?”
Straight Committed Guy (Johnny): Ha… tan lines. They remind me of VHS porn from the ’90’s — at which time I actually did find them hot. Now I just find them silly. Plus, unless you live in Brazil, your lover’s tan lines are likely to be in the shape of a somewhat modest swimsuit. Seeing a round, pale ass gleaming against a tan body, one can imagine the origins of the expression “mooning.” I don’t mean to suggest that they’re a turn-off — just a bit of a giggle.
Straight Single Guy (Chris): Speaking only for myself, I love some tan lines. Obviously super-dark tans and therefore deep pronounced tan lines are unhealthy, cheesy, and Jersey-Shore-ish, but the standard golden brown tan of someone that spends time outdoors looks healthy and sexy. The tan lines themselves are a reminder that you are seeing previously hidden areas. Depending on the size and shape of the lines, you also get a sense of the girl in her bikini, on the beach, etc. Everything works well in moderation: some sun, some revealing clothing, some tan lines, etc. Just look to the Jersey Shore to see how far is too far, Snooki. Oh yeah, and never, never, ever spray tan.
Gay Single Guy (Angelo Nikolopoulos): If your beau has moral/aesthetic opinions about your tan lines, I’d be more concerned with finding him at a piano bar belting out “A Hymn to Him” than your pasty parts, darling. Unless you’re sporting some serious farmer’s tan, it’s all skin to him.