The following quote is from author Marya Mannes. If you’re not sure who she was, see this page on Wikipedia for a little information about her.
“All great lovers are articulate, and verbal seduction is the surest road to actual seduction.”
Do you agree? Is the art of conversation still as important today?
The above quote could have easily been said by one of the characters in the movie Dangerous Liaisons (which I discuss on another page). In the movie, Valmont seduces Madame de Tourvel by his words, how he speaks to her and what he makes her think, feel and believe. He manipulates her into falling so in love with him that she finally offers herself freely despite initially despising him.
Is it possible to meet someone, have absolutely no initial attraction or interest, yet end up being so turned on by what he or she says that you cannot resist? I do find the way a man speaks can add or take away a great deal from his sex appeal. If he knows what he’s doing he’ll have an effect on me that I’ll either admit to or not, but probably won’t be very good at hiding. And I’ll come back for more.
Here’s another quote on the same theme, by Marilyn Monroe:
“If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything.”
I think she may be right. Seduction is all about making someone feel good about him or herself. If you feel happy, sexy and turned on by the person you are talking to, chances are that you’ll also see that person as attractive, appealing and exciting. What do you think?