You know, the best part of coining a word is knowing that people everywhere can reason along with your definition of the said word. Forget the amazing satisfaction and that cool feeling you get looking at the dictionary and finding “your own word.” The euphoria of actually getting a reasonable result for a word which once yielded nothing on a Google query is unmatched- Maybe for a nerd anyways.
What started off as a mere curiosity into why some of us have moles- a pigmented spot, mark, or small permanent protuberance on the human body (Merriam-Webster), or benign nevi took a sharp turn into the admiration of Marilyn Monroe and the mole-trend she started in her early years. Yes, I remember a certain “mole count” on a certain adorable miss, confirming my love for the awesome dark, sometimes pointed moles or birthmarks.
Funny enough, the presence of moles on certain parts of the body have documented meanings. Like a mole on the lips apart from being outrightly sexy and gorgeous, also indicates intelligence in the bearer and that on the nose points out a stubborn person. There are also definitions for those on the thigh, belly and breast but I wont be drawn to “eroticals” on this piece.
Medically, moles or nevi are naturally harmless and more importantly, research has shown that moles indicate the presence of longer telomeres. This means that the more nevi you have, the longer your telomeres and the longer your lifespan. LET THE COUNTING BEGIN!
All these make you wonder why anyone, from ages past, had not thought of acknowledging those of us with mad love for moles with a concise word of definition. I guess time was waiting for a new wordsmith then; and I’m humbled to have obliged.
A nevisexual is someone who is attracted to or turned on by people with moles, especially those on the face.”