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 …

10 Pasties to Cover Your Nipples In Style – Which Pair Do You Love?

Do you love getting you baps out for the ladies? Yeah you do, you dirty minx! Here are 10 awesome pairs of nipple pasties for every pole performer to wear. Whether you are traditional burlesque, filthy rock chick, or geek chic. Because, we can’t be letting the world see your horrifyingly offensive nipples now, can we??? *sarcasm* Boys, this doesn’t …

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 …

4 Self-Love Insta Hashtags for a Feel-Good Boost

Sometimes we need a little ego-boost to brighten up our day, and what better way that to combine this with our love of social media by checking out some of the most uplifting hashtags around. Give these # a browse and you will soon be feeling confident, positive, and ready to take on the day. #EffYourBeautyStandards -@rainbowchatman Repost: @jannylivesunapologetically It …

Guest Post: 5 Nuggets of Advice That Only Make Sense in the Pole Studio

The joys of teaching. Keeping the atmosphere light hearted and fun, whilst constantly coming up with unique and relatable coaching points for my newbie pole students, is one of my favourite challenges of being a pole dancing instructor. When working with newbies who have zero body awareness, it’s my job to stop a pole minjury from occurring. I must protect …

Is ‘When-Then’ thinking killing your pole mojo?

I’m gonna level with you. Pole dancing is HARD. Sometimes pole dancing SUCKS! Sometimes I HATE pole dancing. One of those times was this week. I have been exhausted, stressed and feeling weak as f*ck. Pile on top of that the fact that I am training for a competition in March, and I feel woefully under-prepared, and you have a …

Review: Juicee Peach Pole Dancing Shorts

Brand: Juicee Peach From: Juicee Peach Juicee Peach sent me a couple of different styles of shorts to try out for them. Originally an Australian company, they have recently expanded their range of shorts to ship directly within the UK. They have many great designs, including high waist options, colourful metallics, and tie side shorts. I will be reviewing two of …

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 …