It is, obviously, a personal question. Advertisers may tell us that "sexy" is a Victoria's Secret model traipsing down a runway. Or a photoshopped magazine cover may imply "sexy" is realized through silky skin, luscious hair, and hourglass proportions.
But what do people actually think? We analyzed data from Priceonomics customer ipsy, a beauty company, who ran a survey and generated more than 17,000 responses from people (the vast majority of whom were women) all across the country.
What traits and characteristics do women find most sexy about themselves, and others? How do these opinions vary across age, sexual orientation, relationship status, or body traits? Does a history of being body shamed affect perceptions of sexiness?