We are all first and foremost (from puberty, on) sex objects. That just comes with the DNA. It's a fact that the brain is redundantly wired all over the whole thing to think about sex. One of the goals in life of most self aware people is to become a "lady or gentleman" - which is basically to never talk about money or sex mainly because those are the things that are always on the mind. We educate ourselves and take up religion and hobbies and politics and even maybe golf to try and become so much more than mere sex objects. We certainly know that if we want to age well (less miserably) we need to work on becoming more than just sex objects, as those outward signs of virility just vanish on us (at 70 John McCain looks cute but does he really look sexy? But you can tell by looking at him that he used to look sexy, at least, so he gets a lot of points for that. Do you think Obama looks sexy? He's young and thin and has great teeth. Why wouldn't he be? Ooooh, he's black - and many white people may have been raised so prejudiced that they can't see "sexy" in any black person, now. Or maybe I'm just projecting how I was raised in my area of Illinois, and how some of my relatives were in Iowa. If you would listen to some of them you wouldn't think blacks were 100% human at all. But I sort of digress. Sort of. An important part of being "sexy" is being seen as "human".)
We are attracted to those we think look like the model of sexy (even straight men do that to each other even though they won't admit it). If mammels (and all life) weren't sex obsessed then mammels would have died out a long time ago (sex really is such a bother, otherwise, without the passion). And we are prejudiced against those we don't think are a model of sexy. This is just a passing "theory" that I just decided to think up. Do you think it's a stupid idea or could it be true, or somewhat true?