Apparently it’s not only women’s magazines that spout terrible advice on how to look and act.

In the November issue of Men’s Health magazine, author Eric Spitznagel interviews Steven Watts, a history professor at the University of Missouri. Watts wrote a book about John F. Kennedy as a cultural icon rather than a political figure.

Spitznagel begins his own commentary in the article (which does not appear to be online right now) by talking about Kennedy in political terms, but wonders why “politicians love comparing themselves to him.”

“It can’t be the sex, can it?” Spitznagel asks. “OK, maybe it’s a little bit the sex.”