Sex Wardrobe Basics—my series of sex techniques and positions incorporating favorite clothing pieces and accessories—is the most popular category on SexyPrime. Apparently I am not alone in finding some clothing more alluring than nudity all the time. I associate the American habit of totally naked sex with “hippies” who insisted on everything “natural” which included lots of wheat germ and no make-up in addition to a prohibition against attractive clothing. Really, that’s just another form of American Puritanism, isn’t it? And how many hot vegans have you ever met?
A UK study found that half of all women prefer to keep some clothes on during sex. They cited body issues—issues that were alleviated by keeping on certain clothing pieces, especially bras, the most commonly worn item. 24% of women claimed that bras made them feel “sexier.” (Remember Sarah Jessica Parker’s bed scenes in the TV series, “Sex and the City?” She had a no-nudity clause in her contract so she always wore her bra to bed.)
A spokesperson for MyCelebrityFashion.co.uk, which conducted the poll of 1,563 people, said:
This research has really unveiled how large a part clothes play when it comes to female body confidence.
The fact that such a large proportion of women claim to feel sexier with an item kept on suggests that, whilst body confidence might be low, clothes can really improve a woman’s self-image.
Yet women need to remember that men really don’t care about their wobbly bits…
Yes, good advice all around.
And more good advice from Jamie Cat Callan—
When I asked her why upscale French women and celebrities of a certain age don’t look like aliens from another planet as they do here, she wrote—
French women do not go in for the cosmetic surgery the way American women do!
They do have minor things done, with the goal to maintain their individuality and quirky good looks. I know what you mean about some bad surgery--I was in Palm Beach a couple of years ago at the opera--I turned around and I swear all the femmes d'un certain age looked exactly alike--not old, not exactly young, just kind of alien.
French women may do a few very subtle things, but the goal is that they still look beautiful --for their age--not to look like their 29.
I will be back in France in September and try to get the full scoop!
While we wait for that scoop, here’s Carolyn on what French women are saying about Dominique Strauss-Kahn and her comments on Monaco (where she is now.)—
…They all agree that DSK is a grabber and womanizer, but they say so are most powerful men. They don't like his behavior but fear that some scary right wing politicians are benefitting from this and that may be worse than the lech they know.
Again, I hear as I did in Paris that the French are appalled at the handcuffs and still question the timing of the accusation. He was the Presidential frontrunner.
The cars and the clothes are incredible. We ate overpriced ice cream at the cafe de Paris which overlooks the casino. The passing parade of beautiful people and their Ferraris were worth the extra euros.
In preparation for the wedding, there were porta-potties lining the castle wall and banners hanging from the lamp posts. I'm told they're having an Eagles !!!!??? concert for the masses. Allso a famous French singer will perform. Omega yachts fill the harbor. I think the wedding is a big deal for Monaco but not as big as the wedding of William and Kate because Albert is pretty long in the tooth.
While we await more news from Europe, I am working on a new Sex Wardrobe Basic for the holiday weekend—Push-Up Bra Sex Tricks. And next week on Science Tuesday—do women who like anal sex have more orgasms and why?
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