UPDATED January 12th, 2018

Could Spanish be the sexiest language around? It’s definitely a possibility. At the very least, speaking a few Spanish words makes you sexy. It’s a language of romance, a language employed by so many of the great writers of yesterday, today and tomorrow. It’s the language of intimate dances and sultry music, the language of warm people and warm places and a culture unafraid of a little heat.

It’s not just the sex appeal of the Spanish language that we love so much, it’s also beneficial for the brain (which, we confess, is also sexy). As Yudhijit Bhattacharjee states in a 2012 NY Times op-ed, “Being bilingual, it turns out, makes you smarter. It can have a profound effect on your brain, improving cognitive skills not related to language…” So, for you Spanish speakers, here 15 reasons why speaking our mother tongue makes you sexy.

1. The Beginning of Something Beautiful
Speaking Spanish opens the door to learning the other romance languages. After Spanish, the sky’s the limit.

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