Skin color question
As I have been trying to focus on ways to appreciate my wife’s body more, I noticed something recently.
We had a sexual encounter very recently (YES!!! – it was our first in a couple of weeks, and it happened because I was too sleepy to feel performance anxiety or inhibitions, and initiated in my semi-sleep state. My wife went with it, and when I fully woke up, we were having great sex!) and one thing that struck me as arousing was how different our skin tones are when we are being intimate – I found the contrast between my wife’s very ginger / Irish complexion and my darker mixed-race complexion to be a major turn on, which is something that I haven’t really heard talked about before as something that turns people on.
For those of you who are married to someone with a different shade of skin than you, does the contrast when intimate seem erotic?
I wonder what could be the reason / science behind this?
I’m a very pale redhead with freckles (which is kind of funny because as a kid my dh thought freckles were gross) and he is of French descent with according to his mother native american mixed in. He’s quite a bit darker than me, especially in the summer months when he’s outside more and tans a lot. There is definitely a contrast and I love it, I think his darker color is very attractive. He also says he likes my skin and thankfully no longer finds freckles “icky” lol. I’ve always heard anecdotally that you are attracted to someone with very different genes than yours because that makes for healthier children (kind of like mutts have less health problems than a lot of purebreds).
DH and I are both about as white as you can get. He has (had) red hair and lots of freckles and I started out palest honey blonde with (we’ll call them) blue eyes…and since I suck at skin care and sunscreen protocol, lots of freckles. Both of our hair has darkened a lot as we got older, and then of course greyed as life progresses! I more often notice the hair that covers his body (it’s light reddish gold so it blends with his skin) and the contrast with my mostly fine invisible hairs. It’s really soft and I just now had to touch his arm because I was writing about it and he teased me about petting him. (Lol!)