March 25, 2013
Panama consistently appears on lists of top places to live since it rates high as a retirement haven. But did you know moving to Panama provides all of the elements to make you sexier — to transform you from humdrum to Don Juan? Yes, our special mix of central geography, developing economy and international culture create the perfect storm for your animal magnetism to spring forth. Come strut your stuff, feel invigorated and experience a level of sex appeal you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. Here’s how:
1. Secret Ingredients
Feeling sexy starts with looking good. Clear skin, shiny eyes, and plump lips are easy to maintain when you feed your body the best stuff on earth. Luckily, Panama has an abundance of local fruits and vegetables with healthy benefits to supercharge your appearance. I know, this probably doesn’t sound very sexy, but trust me, it’s important. Your hair, nails, and skin will thank you for receiving daily doses of antioxidants found in Panama’s delicious tropical bounty.
Papaya, available year-round, is great for the skin; it helps get rid of ugly acne and unclogs dirty pores. And coconut oil, another highly available super-duper food, gives skin a shimmery, irresistible glow when rubbed all over. A full gallon – which is like a year’s supply – only costs $25 at Mercado de Abasto
s. At this price, it’s easy to look younger and more beautiful. Naturally, you will make people swoon.
2. The Price of Beauty
If you’ve ever had the experience that “it takes a village* — between a stylist, manicurist, masseuse, trainer, acupuncturist – to consistently look and feel good, then you’ll love all of the inexpensive services Panama has to offer. Hire someone to do all of your cooking and cleaning for $120/week. For lunch, order delicious, low-calorie French meals prepared by La Petite Diet
. They deliver lunch to homes and offices for just $10/meal. Create a killer body with an at-home personal trainer for just $30/session. Living like a celebrity is within your reach.
3. Sultry Sports
With or without your own personal trainer, finding fun ways to exercise – which increases your stamina and releases feel-good hormones — is easy here. Within City limits, you can take a dance class at PowerClub
, run along the Cinta Costera, ride your bike on the Causeway or hike to the top of Ancon Hill. Outside of the City, you’ll find plenty of world-class activities – like surfing, diving, and sport-fishing – to keep you engaged and help you attract more admirers.
4. Ladies Got Back
But, hermanas, please, don’t overdo it with the exercise! Panamanian men prefer women with curves so you can stop worrying about losing those last 10 pounds. Yes! This is true. Quit spending hours trying to reduce the size of your rump because the more pert and rounded it is, the stronger the sexual signal to men. Stop asking “Does my butt look big in these jeans?” and start asking, “Does my bootie look big enough?” Bienvenidos a Panama!
5. Heat and Greet
Panama’s favorable, warm weather offers the perfect backdrop for arousal. Investing in a new wardrobe is inexpensive since you don’t have to buy pricey boots or coats to cover you in cold weather. Go ahead and shop for sexy new dresses, skirts, trendy shirts and shorts.
Plus, since we don’t fear catching a chill, we’re totally free to show some skin. Girls on Barlovento’s
rooftop bar bring racy short-shorts back in style. And to keep cool men leave shirts appropriately unbuttoned, which invites peeking in on macho pecs. In February, when suckers in winter slumberlands are bundled up, complaining about shoveling snow, Panamanians are enjoying Carnival at the beach with friends. If the choice is between a parka or a swimsuit or pasty, colorless skin or sun-kissed skin, it’s really no contest on the titillation barometer.
6. Stress is Out
It’s safe to say that expats in Panama lead relatively stress-free lifestyles. Maybe it’s a by-product of Panamanians’ “tranquila” attitude or the ability to slow down from the rat-race most of us leave behind or both. Whatever the reason, it’s possible to find room and time here to relax, to enjoy yourself and soothe your senses. Plus, thanks to the positive effects of sunshine, people here are generally happier and smiling makes us sexier.
7. Confidence is In
Sex appeal is about attitude — when you feel sexy you are sexy. And nothing is more important to feeling sexy than self-confidence. When self-esteem is low, we underestimate our own allure and overestimate other people’s. When it’s high, we are captivating and charming. When you move to Panama, your self-confidence will naturally increased. Instead of feeling like everyone else back at home, here you’ll be different, not the standard issue of career and educational background, which will make you more attractive. You’ll be free to take more risks here than back home. Creating a new life in a new place is challenging. But each new risk builds confidence and confidence is most certainly sexy.
And, men, thanks to more traditional gender roles, you’re free to *be a man* here — to show how useful and strong you are. Shed the “identity crisis” that comes with living among serious feminist compatriots and return to your innate biological instincts to provide and protect without having to question and doubt your behavior. Because gender roles are less progressive here, it’s easier for men to be confident in knowing what to do. Nobody likes arrogance or machismo. But everyone likes a self-confident man.
8. You’re Not in Peoria Anymore
Panama City is not Peoria. Far from it – our international ethnic melting pot is loaded with bars, clubs, restaurants, high-end hotels and other big city temptations to seduce your senses and engage your desires. Move your hips to salsa at Li Bar
, loosen your limbs swaying to Cuban jazz at Vieja Habana
, or make eyes with a fellow Latin Lover while dancing through the night on Calle Uruguay. In Panama, the world is your aphrodisiacal oyster.
Care to join me?
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