The Huffinton Post: A Twilight Seduction: What Men Can Learn From Edward

Robert_Kristen_kissThis is a great article on just what it is that is attractive about BOTH movie and book Edward and Jacob.

“The lesson for men of Edward is not how to seduce a woman, but how to get her to want to seduce you (homework to follow). While Jacob tempts Bella with a love that’s “as easy as breathing,”  Edward takes her breath away because she loves him more than air, and every kiss and touch leaves her gasping for more. He’s constantly adoring her with contact; taking her face in his hands, brushing his fingers across her cheek, securing a protective arm around her waist, sliding his lips along her jaw.

Instead of exploring their anatomy, they explore the anatomy of a kiss. It’s first base to the umpteenth power, with true love multiplying their every liplock exponentially. The effect on Bella is beyond arousal. Her heart hammers, her skin flushes, her blood, which Edward craves, races in her veins. It’s no wonder romance novels are often referred to as “pornography for women.” Neither one is realistic.

The most sensuous scene in the book, omitted from the film, comes when Edward, returning in the night, awakens Bella, and demonstrates to her the benefits of his newly acquired big bed. Their reunion is comfortably sexy; a couple completely at home in each other, their conversation and every caress infused with a deep affection. You can almost hear the soft words and rhythmic breathing in the dark. But in a gender role reversal it is Edward who will stop Bella before they get “carried away.” “Must I always be the responsible one?” he’ll sigh. (Do vampires take cold showers?) It’s every junior high school girl’s dream: the beautiful, adoring boy who’ll take them anywhere except too far.”

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  1. Wow. Great advice guys.

  2. PixieCullen36 says:

    I promised myself I would wait awhile before reading the books again, but this makes me want to read them again NOW. lol Wow, love her description of the scene in Twilight. Okay… maybe I’ll read them again. Heehee…

  3. I really like this article. She gets it. Sure it all sounds cheesy, but when you’re feeling it, it’s anything but.

  4. That is one of the best articles about Twilight I’ve ever read. Blending the books and the movies, nailing why we love them, and appealing to the guys and the girls, along with great advice. This is what I wish all the non-fans could understand.

  5. THANK YOU! It’s great to see what we all know expressed so well. Great article! It’s like one of the previous articles on the real estate tycoon who now loves Twilight said-it’s about the journey, not the destination.

  6. You’ve probably all seen this, but it seems appropriate here – “Edward Cullen is to women what sex is to men, we think of him every 7 seconds.” This articles explains why.

  7. Missy B says:

    What a great way to put why we gals love this fictional world so much. Now if only I can get a man to sit still for the article after hearing where the advise comes from. 😉

    But then again it’s good to know that I can be 30 and now not feel so guilty anymore about being a fan. The only justification I could ever give, which is still the truth, is that the novels showed me just how jaded I had become towards love. 🙂

  8. Awesome article, totally nailed it.

  9. This article was brilliant. The author gets it, can you believe it? Not only that, but she mentioned one of the sexiest scenes ever-the one in the first film when Edward follows Bella into the forest. It’s always disheartening to read the comments section, but I realize most of those people have either not read the book or are just hating on it because they have no real clue what it’s about. I do get annoyed at all the “Edward is a possesive stalker” comments. But you can tell they have no clue what they’re talking about…

    • I agree! I always loved the part in Twilight where they give each other that “look” and everything changes. Being able to communicate like that says alot! And I know what you mean about the haters on comments on other websites. That’s why we have the Lexicon! 🙂

  10. Great article! I was very disappointed that the “new bed” scene was missing from the movie. One of the best scenes in the book, besides the proposal scene. It was such a pivotal point in their relationship because it showed how their intimacy was beginning to deepen on a different level and how they were so comfortable with each other. It was a private, sensual moment between Bella and Edward, further proof that they did belong together. It also sets up for the honeymoon scene in Breaking Dawn, showing how Edward is able to control his strength to be intimate with Bella.

  11. I adore this woman she not only a fan but an articulated one. First Kevin Smith, then Cleolinda, then the guardian and now this? Is it me or are we getting professional validation, finally?

  12. hahahaah this is exactly what one of my friends asked me why twilight saga was great but i just couldn’t put it in words!!!!!!!!!

  13. Wow, a really great article and here is my hope that guys will read it and put it to good use. I heard once the story of a guy that asked his lawyer to draw up divorce papers, and the lawyer told him to go home and in the meantime treat his wife as a queen and then pull the rug from under her by presenting divorce papers. Well, 2 wks later the lawyer calls to tell him the papers were ready and the man replied by asking the lawyer if he was crazy! He had the most wonderful woman for a wife and didn’t want to divorce her anymore after being treated like a king! Treat your wife as the queen of your life and you’ll get back even more than you give because that’s a woman’s nature: she always gives more than she gets!

  14. Jessie K says:

    I was so disappointed the new bed scene wasn’t truly in the movie too! I thought it was going to be b/c when the lexicon saw it they said “every leg hitch and kiss is in the movie”, but they are most definitely NOT!!! yes, they kiss on the bed and there is a leg hitch, but it is not anywhere near the level of passion in the book- i LOVE that scene in the book… it is so hot! and they also left out the scene at the end when Edward tries to seduce Bella in the meadow… I love his line “I love you… I want you.. right now!”… it makes me squeal! I can’t believe they left that out! I loved the movie but was so mad those weren’t in there!

  15. Kett Mikefan says:

    I really loved this article by Devra Maza and agree with all the comments above. It was soooo sexy and intelligently written. Even my cat loved it. (I read it out loud to her and she purred — no kidding!) Finally, an in-depth look that is both insightful and fun. I also read her article “The Big Smooch” on Huffington Post and she was dead on about New Moon, too. Can’t wait for her to write an article on Breaking Dawn. Maza, like Meyer, is fast becoming a favorite. Maybe it has something to do with last names starting with M. Mmmmm…

  16. Awesome article-the writer totally nailed it! It was sooo sexy and beautifully written.One of the few articles tht made me feel like i’m reading Twilight itself.I’m glad she mentioned the scene in Twilight when Edward follows Bella in d forest-her interpretation was beautiful!


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