Sexy, Brought to You By the Letter “E”
Thanks for having me on your blog Delilah! It’s always fun to have the chance to hang out and chat with new readers and future friends
Lately (okay, pretty much always), I’ve been thinking a lot about words and sex appeal and I’ve come to an interesting conclusion.
“E” is a super sexy letter.
Really, it’s true. When it comes to pure sex appeal, the other twenty-five letters are out of luck.
No, the shape doesn’t do it for me. In that category, “s” wins hands down. “S” takes the sound prize too. Hey, sibilance is sexy. (Sexy is sibilant too, which works nicely, don’t you think?)
If we’re talking about the letter that starts off the most words that are downright sensuous (another “s,” I know), “e” rises to the top.
How do I know this?
Recently, I was browsing through my favorite reference book, the Oxford American Writer’s Thesaurus looking for new and exciting words for my latest story, “Lights Out”, a short I wrote for the We Love New York: A Romance Anthology to Raise Funds for Hurricane Sandy Relief.
Well, I started to read through the thesaurus but quickly got sidetracked. It’s sooo easy for a word junkie like me. I mean, check out these great slang synonyms for abscond, a fantastic word in itself. Vamoose, skedaddle, clear out, make tracks, skip town, take French leave (huh?), scram … I never made it out of the “a’s.”
Instead, I turned to a list of sexy words I’ve compiled, loosely based on Annette Blair’s List of Sensual Words. There are a lot of hot ones there and every letter is represented. Yes, even the Scrabble 8- and 10-pointers: Juicy. Kinky. Quicken. X-rated. Zealous. (Zealous and quicken are also “bingos,” for those of you who care about such things. My husband does).
Scrabble aside, the words that really caught my eye all started with the letter “e”.
Allow me to explain, elucidate and expound.
Think about it. Of course, there’s erotic and its close cousin exotic. But how about these?
Eager. Earthy. Ecstatic. Effusive.
Electric. Enfolding. Enigmatic. Exposed.
Now, while I don’t recommend using all of these in one sentence, every one of them evokes some very sexy ideas.
Or maybe that’s just me.
For extra credit…
Use each of these in a sentence. More than one for a bonus. (Note: not recommended for staff meetings. Or discussions with your mechanic. Unless he’s really hot like Cole Cassidy in my debut release Revving Her Up).
Any “e” words I missed? Or some super sexy words that deserve a place on my list? Got another contender – a letter you think can topple “e” from its first-place perch?
Joy Daniels writes erotic romance because she likes to expose her characters completely – strengths, flaws and scars. Although she is from New York City (and still a loyal Yankees fan), since moving to Maryland she has developed passion for southern boys and their toys. Her debut novella, Revving Her Up features stock car racing, and she’s working on a ménage story set in Nashville. Given the opportunity to help her hometown, Joy contributed a short story, “Lights Out”, to We Love New York: A Romance Anthology to Raise Funds for Hurricane Sandy Relief. Her novella Unmasked will be included in the second volume of Coliloquy’s Entwined Erotica line. You can visit her online at www.authorjoydaniels.com.