Part 3: The Nude vs Naked in Pole Dancing

I am pleased to be resuming my academic post series, which has had a brief hiatus due to the fact that a couple of my blogs were a little controversial and blew up slightly. I needed to take a short break from these ‘heavier’ subjects and just write some lighter pieces for you guys. BUT, I am BACK and I …

It’s Not About the F*cking Heels!

Previously on Pole With Peach… I wrote a post titled Our Stripper Shoes Aren’t Just A Costume, so go over and give it a read. And I mean, like, read the WHOLE THING, please. Because that is why I am writing this piece here. I had a lot of comments, and a few messages, following that piece, which were pretty …

Our Stripper Shoes Aren’t Just A Costume

This post has been prompted by a discussion on social media. I have been ruminating over it myself for quite some time. So, no better moment than the present to discuss it. OK, there are a couple of tough questions here… ‘Who should wear pole heels?’ and ‘Who should perform sexy style?’  This isn’t going to be an easy topic, because I …

Part 1: The Aesthetics of Acceptable Sexy

I recently read through my old dissertation again, and was inspired to apply some of the research onto pole dancing. Having studied History of Art at university there are so many theories and ideas that can be applied to dance as a result of some of their shared qualities – creativity, aesthetics, the creator-audience connection and how meaning is communicated. Many of …

5 Reasons Sexy Floor Work Is Way Harder than It Looks

I bet you’re sick and tired of people saying… “All you do is roll around and hump the floor, that’s not even difficult!” “I prefer pole fitness, I don’t do that easy stripper stuff, eurgh” Yeah, me too. Thankfully this attitude is dying out (that or I’m in a lovely floor f*ckery bubble of love which means I don’t have …

Guest Post: “I’m a male pole dancer”

He-he… “Pole” dancer…get it? So, here I am, a pole dancer, and burlesque artist and… a man. But that’s OK because I must be Gay. No, wait. I like women! The scandal! How dare I, right? This is the truth of the reactions that men like myself get in the world of pole. Not that it bothers me personally, being …

Guest Post: The Fat Girl’s Guide To Pole & Burlesque

Hello my fabulous fat fluffy femmes (and everyone else)! I’ve been a burlesque dancer for 6 years, a pole artist for almost 2, and life-long fluffy kitty! I’ve been putting literally ALL of myself out there for the public to see, and it’s been, well, interesting. During these past 6 years, I’ve been on a struggle-bus of a journey. Figuring …

Top 3 Reasons You Should Be A Pole Slut

“Hello, my name is Peach, and I am a Pole Slut” Pole Slut [pohl sluht] Noun. A pole dancer who doesn’t stick to a single pole school. Someone who chooses to train at multiple pole studios, or ‘studio hops’. The benefits of being a pole slut Ever since I started learning pole I have hopped between pole studios, often visiting other …

Pole Styles: Stripper / Exotic / Classique – what’s the difference? 

This discussion came up recently in a pole group that I am a member of (Stripper Style! for anyone interested). With the pole world growing, and sexy style gaining back popularity again, a few names for the style are continuously used, usually interchangeably – ‘Stripper’, ‘Exotic’, ‘Classique’. I’ve used these terms myself many times on my blog, usually without thought …