Dwayne Johnson covers Essence, counts the ways he’ll ‘take care of a woman’

Dwayne Johnson

Hot damn. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson covers the August issue of Essence Magazine, which just happens to be the “Sexy Black 40″ issue, which picks the top 40 sexiest black celebrities “of all time.” The list not only includes Dwayne but also Common, LL Cool J, Tysen Beckford, and Boris Kodjo. That little preview makes me pretty interested to see the rest of this list when it arrives!

I’ve always had a soft spot for Dwayne, who will always be “The Rock” to me even though I’m not really a wrestling fan at all. Mind you, he looks knuckle-bitingly good in his little black skivvies in the ring. And I’ll forgive him almost every time he adds to his list of roles in cheesy action franchises and silly, tutu-involving kids movies. So when he talks to Essence about how he takes care of a woman and wants to make out for hours at a time, I listen:

Dwayne Johnson

How he will drop your panties: “When I say I’m going to take care of a woman, I don’t just mean physically or sexually or romantically. I’m going to take care of her emotionally and spiritually. I’m going to take care of her in all ways. I take a lot of pride in that today.”

What are his turn ons? “Engaging in good conversation” and “embracing the power of kissing.”

On his ideal woman: “I want someone who can trust that my big hands are going to take care of them.”

On what he brings to a relationship: “I want to be a man who is truthful and who won’t let pride get in the way of my ripping myself open to my partner and saying, ‘Here I am. This is me.’ I feel there’s something powerful when a man reaches a point in his life when he can be completely vulnerable.”

On his ex, Dany Garcia Johnson: “Since our divorce, we’ve become pretty good at working together, and we are also raising our beautiful 11-year-old daughter, Simone. You know, you don’t sign up for a divorce when you get married. It’s very painful. But it’s taught me a great deal about myself.”

[From Essence]

I would totally let The Rock take care of me in every way that he so desires. Not only is he in outstanding physical shape, but he’s got loads of charisma and has a reputation of being a really nice guy. Is it offensive that he wants a woman that desires his “big hands” to take care of them? I don’t think that’s a non-feminist stance at all. I think he’s really talking about emotional security and “in the bedroom” stuff. You know what they say about guys with big hands, right? Plus, dude even causes spontaneous ovulation by holding an umbrella.

Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson

Photos courtesty of Essence and WENN

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  1. The Original Mia says:

    I trust you, Dwayne! Call me!

    • Of course says:

      I’ve figured out that Dwayne is immensely egotistical. That is he constantly needs his EGO boosted/stroked. It is apparent when dating a younger person. It makes him feel & look young to everyone. His GF has white skin something which is accepted more with people & which also gives him more confidence & an ego boost because while he was married to his ex her family wasn’t accepting of his skin color/ethnicity. Also there is a controlling aspect I see. Where after being with Dany for years where she controlled everything, he finally can control this younger GF he has which makes him feel “manly.” Notice he takes care of everything while she flys around the world with him, lives in his homes & just writes crappy music all day… Its like a protective instinct that males have in which men get their EGO stroked by protecting & being in control of women… To do otherwise makes them feel “small” and we all know that’s the last thing he wants to feel. Subconsciously Dwayne is w/ his current GF because she knows how to make him feel like he’s the “king” & manly & all the other guy stuff that some men need. She’s obviously not the most attractive girl but she knows how to manipulate men. She has no identity, he rarely wants people to see her… It’s not a privacy thing like he says, it’s a control issue he has. The more control = the more manly he feels.

  2. V4Real says:

    Oh Dwayne I can’t even go there with you right now.

    But ladies he is a really nice guy.

  3. LizEJ says:

    One of my friends saw him in person and apparently he is very very good looking. Also not as “roidy” looking in person – just a well-built muscular guy.

    Love him <3

  4. Melibea4ever says:

    Love,love,love..can wait for Boris!!

  5. LisaMarie says:

    I never gave him a second thought before this…….oh my…..

  6. Mink says:

    Big hands, big gloves? Sadly, I’ve learned that sometimes, big hands are just that & that’s all. Ugh.

    Dwayne Johnson, though? Yummy.

  7. operagirl says:

    The old-fashioned (but still enlightened) man… Sigh!

    He has a great smile and eyes…

  8. Jane says:

    Now that’s what I call a real man. Yum!

  9. MonicaQ says:

    Samoan Thor, yaaas! (Fast and Furious 6 joke).

    Seriously, watching WWF at 13, probably my first “Gud lawd have mercy” crush.

  10. Micki says:

    Any pictures of the rest in this black 40 issue?

  11. Jennifer says:

    Pffft..like he “took care” of his wife before he cheated on her?

  12. mel2 says:

    yummy…hot…yummy…hot is all I can say.

  13. darlene says:

    And BOOM. I’m pregnant.


  14. whipmyhair says:

    Is anyone else confused about The Rock being black? Since when does Samoan=black?

  15. BW says:

    Wait? He’s black? I honestly didn’t know.

  16. Tania says:

    Oh lord, he can put his hands on me anytime!

  17. OriginallyBlue says:

    Oh he is so beautiful. I love this man and I don’t really buy magazines but I will definitely buy this one. Too many good looking guys to pass up.

  18. BeeD says:

    His mother is Samoan and his father is African American.

  19. logan says:

    Whole lot of man pretty right there!!!!

  20. Stace says:

    Man, that interview was like my birthday, Christmas and Cinco de Mayo all wrapped into one. Can he get any hotter?

  21. Samtha says:

    Um, his big hands can take care of me any time.

  22. Joy says:

    I would bathe him like a mama cat.

  23. Sunnyjyl says:

    I have told my husband and kids that Dwayne is my back up husband if God forbid . . . What a hunk!

  24. YvetteW says:

    Please God – help me find the end of the line or the top of the pile – I wanna get pleased too!

  25. Chordy says:

    Dwayne Johnson is one of the few men that makes me full on swoon. He’s the most amazing combination of brute and sensitivity. If I ever ran into him on the street I’d probably just hand my husband my wedding ring and then throw myself onto Dwayne’s lips.

  26. Madriani's Girl says:

    HE GOT DIVORCED AND NO ONE TOLD ME????? Where is he? Where? I so need to have him manhandle me. Like now.

  27. stinky says:

    hes got charisma to burn…. no doubt

  28. Jenna says:

    Hells to the no. I love watching ‘The Rock’ in movies, and he seems pretty cool…but there’s no way I’m letting him near the biscuits! What if he makes them crumble?!? o_O

  29. vg says:

    he is a cheater. my friends were approached by him in a club when he was married. hes a gross egomaniac phony

  30. TheWendyNerd says:

    I like him. If he was the sort who seemed utter obsessed with overt machismo 100% of the time, I’d be suspicious of the whole “big hands” and “take care of a woman” thing. But the fact that he’d be willing to shed the ultra-hardass action man image to be in films like “The Pacifier” and “The Tooth Fairy” (even if those aren’t the best films) tells me he’s not so wrapped up in being macho that he’d channel that into overt dominance. I’m a BIG feminist, and I don’t mind the idea of a man taking care of me, as long as he trusts me to be able to take care of myself, take care of him and live my life. Taking care of a person and letting them take care of you doesn’t necessarily equal dependence or have to be about power. In my last relationship, I paid fifty/fifty on dates, save for on his birthday, when I paid entirely, drove, was independent. But at the same time, I had him take care of me at times, like driving me home if I was drunk and couldn’t get another driver, getting me stuff at Wal-Mart when I was sick, being the shoulder to cry on when I was having a bad day, fixing my bike. I did stuff for him too, driving him places, helping him with schoolwork, all sorts of stuff. It’s give and take. There’s nothing unfeminist about it. People need to be taken care of by other people sometimes, male and female. I would trust my man to take care of me just like I expect my friends and family to take care of me when I need it. I, in turn, take care of them. It’s how human beings work. So no, there’s nothing wrong with a man wanting to take care of you. The big hands thing is a little silly, but whatever. I’d expect my man to take care of me, big hands or small.

  31. Meanchick says:

    He said ‘trust’ a few times. It’s very important to him. I like that.

  32. the artful dodger says:

    What he says is almost too perfect… it seems like he heard that somewhere before and is receiting it because it makes good press. Not that I am criticising him for that… its just… well… suspicious.

  33. HouseOfBeatrix says:

    I met him ten years ago at TRL (remember her?). I burst into tears as soon as we lock eyes. His smile made all my holes leak.

  34. Lisa says:

    Ewww. Any man who thinks he has to ‘take care’ of me is not getting anywhere.

    • lifelessons says:

      This is the first time I have ever commented. But I could not resist commenting. I used to feel the same way as you, Lisa. I felt that letting a man take care of me meant giving a piece of me up or letting him control me somehow. After being with a fantastic Man that not only took care of me but encouraged me in all things I learned that there is a great difference in being taken care of and being controlled. It made him happy to take care of me, to make me smile/laugh, to worry about things less and that in turn made me feel happy, satisfied, and strong as a woman. Sadly he was killed in an accident at work and I miss him every day… but I would never trade a day with him for anything.

  35. Chloeee says:

    He never did it for me….then he said that big hand thing. My biscuit squealed and fanned itself I’m pretty sure.

  36. Darkladi says:

    I would curl up into those big hands like a purring kitten

  37. jess says:

    I consider myself a feminist and his big hands comment made me melt. Yum…my!

  38. I Choose Me says:

    Oh man, some of the other guys mentioned in that issue needs a separate post. Common, Boris Kudjoe…yes please!

    Rock doesn’t light my fire, he’s a little too muscular for my tastes but I loved what he had to say here. Even in print this man has charisma and I’m happy to have it confirmed (Thanks V4Real) that he’s as nice a guy as I’ve heard.

    Wait, now I’m hearing he’s a cheater? Sigh.

  39. mommak918 says:

    Oy, lots of naughty thoughts. And…yea pretty sure his interview was like 50 shades of grey for me.

    However, I hate cheaters….I hope that’s not the case.

  40. jessica says:

    Id climb that Rock so fast…um..!! whew..where’s that fan?

    and boris–if he wasnt married…gawd…man overload.

  41. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    I <3 him.

  42. fallen says:

    I believe his dad was a Canadian wrestler, and I think Dwayne even played in the CFL (Canadian Football League).

  43. Lemony says:

    Is he saying he’s single??? SINGLE?! SINGLE?!?!?!?!?!

  44. Joanna says:

    I never buy magazines but I will have to buy Essence just for the Rock. I am so in love with him, not literally, but you know what I’m saying. I love his smile and how he does action movies and then he’ll do kids movies. And I know he has a college degree so that’s a plus too. and da*n he looks good in a suit!

    we need more posts on him and less on kk!

  45. Jarredsgirl says:


    I wish more men were like this. Lots of men these days expect you to take care of them, so it’s nice to here him say that.

  46. Gina says:

    Sigh, Rock is so hot. They just don’t make em like that where I live and trust me I’m looking. I would sooooooo tear that gd headboard clean OFF the bed…….

  47. Sooks says:

    That smile makes me weak in the knees!

  48. booboobird says:

    he can put his big hands on me any time.
    normally i’d find his type too big and just a no-no, but there’s something about him..mmmmmmmm

  49. ShakenNotStirred says:

    I’m enjoying ALL the comments. I have nothing to add but DITTO!

  50. Spring Season says:

    Oh Rocky, where art thou my Rock! He can take care of me anytime with his big hands, big heart, big smile, big arms and big umm ok you get it.

  51. Itwillrain says:

    Yeah there are stories told by one or two of his groupies online if you look for them. But I guess he is nice enough in real life that the stories haven’t gained much traction.

  52. lambchops says:

    I’m not into big built guys, but I just love him. Especially his comment about taking care of a woman with his big hands. Mmmm hmmm.

  53. Brionne says:

    Dwayne Johnson, Jason Momoa, and Idris Elba are on my bucket list

  54. Listen says:

    I read this whole article & it’s obvious he is lying & is trying to portray an image he’s not. First of all he’s never “dated” a black woman. He’s “hooked up” with black women, but never dated. The generic characteristics of why he loves black women is a bit contrived. He loves thier nose, lips and nails?! C’mon really? Secondly he’s been dating his current home wrecker girlfriend for more than 6 years. They’ve been dating for 8 years. They met while he was still married & ultimately led to his divorce w/ his ex wife. Of course for “image” sake he won’t say 8 years. This interview was a shame…

    • hjazzma says:

      THANK YOU! I thought I was only one who picked up on that after reading the entire interview. His PR person should be slapped for coaching him…as if black women wouldn’t know he’s lying through his teeth. Yes, he’s definitely “eye candy”, but his comment about black women was too fake. I’ve lost all respect for him.

  55. Str8Shooter says:

    He is secretly GAY.

    Anyone who has to go to those lengths to claim they know how to satisfy a woman, is just over-compensating.

  56. jessica says:

    Yes, the article was kind of fluffy and seemed a bit contrived but that’s ok..I love the Rock anyway.

    I have to say though..the eye candy behind his article (starting at pg 100) was so worth this issue!!!!

  57. Insane says:

    Absolutely love this man!

  58. Helvetica says:

    He comes across as very classy.