07/06/2011 06:12 pm ET Updated Sep 05, 2011

What Men Lust After in July

Last night, my brother and I were standing at the checkout counter at the CVS, buying batteries for our dad's insulin pump, and a row of magazines was staring me in the face. They were almost at face-height, really, and some airbrushed movie star or model's perfectly flat stomach was flashing me tauntingly.

Without thinking, I read aloud the first words I saw: "What Do Guys Lust After in July?"

I laughed and sarcastically said, "Enlighten me," to the closest magazine.

The guy behind the counter, a young Indian man, said something so quietly I didn't catch it the first time.

"What?" I said, embarrassed and thinking I might have handed him the wrong amount.

"Ice cream?" he said again, louder. "We lust after ice cream?"

Everyone started laughing.

"Makes a lot of sense," agreed my brother, another man who would soon face the scorching month in question.

Actually, we'd gotten ice cream just minutes before, at a nearby Thomas Sweet.

But the point is, if you'd like to know what a man wants, maybe you should just ask him.

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