Home > Sex > Sex tips Updated 04 September 2013 The alchemy of attraction Who's to say what's sexy or not? Big, small. short, tall, there's someone to love us all! 0 iStock Check Are you a sex addict? » Ask Sexologist » Join Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for sex? » SEE: What happens to your body during sex? How porn addiction can affect your sex life Looking back over people you've dated or crushed on, what do they all have in common? Is there a particular physical type you go for, or is it something else like a wonderful laugh or a razor-sharp wit that they all share?Recent research shows that men tend to find higher-pitched voices attractive, while women go for a deeper timbre in a man. Tell that to husky-voiced actresses like Demi Moore who made fantastically successful careers out of those smoky tones. The truth is, we all have those things that will trigger attraction - and it's definitely not the same for everyone.It's more subtle than just being "a boob man" or women "loving a man that can make them laugh". Some people seem to seek out soul mates who are their mirror, with very similar looks, tastes and personalities. Others will date a series of seeming opposites - there are even possible biological reasons why tall men often seem to choose really short women.So what's your subtle turn-on? Is it the strength of his hands, the way she smooths her hair out her eyes, or that sensuous bottom lip he doesn't even seem to know he has? And have you ever found yourself attracted to someone who goes against your usual type? Email us and you could be published on Health24.Visit our sex centre for more on sex and relationships. Health24 More in Sex SEE: What happens to your body during sex? More: SexSex tips advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.