Red Lipstick or Stilettos? Men Tell Us What's Hot and What's Not

We asked a bunch of regular Joes and a couple relationship experts for their honest take on sexual stereotypes and come-hither cliches. Find out what's overrated and what'll work like a charm (14 Photos)

Michele Laufik on Jul 18, 2012 at 4:26PM

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Red Lipstick or Stilettos? Men Tell Us What's Hot and What's Not

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Hot: Red Lipstick

Men who kiss and tell claim a red pout is the hottest. The reason? “Her lips look flushed and engorged with blood, like the vaginal lips during sexual arousal," explains Yvonne Fulbright, PhD., Astroglide Ambassador. According to research, men are simply following in the footsteps of their primate ancestors. The faces, genitals and backsides of female baboons and chimpanzees turn red during ovulation, an obvious mating signal to males. A bright, crimson pucker doesn’t just trigger a primal instinct, though. As one fella explains, “It says that she's got confidence.”

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