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 2: Cults of Superiority 

In my previous post in this ‘Pole Dancing: An Art Historian’s Perspective’ I discussed the Aesthetics of Acceptable Sexy. I explained the theoretical definitions of Fine Art / Erotic Art and pornography, and examined the philosophical thought behind these definitions, and why they are separated on a social and cultural level. One thing became clear in this discussion; that the …

The Cats Guide To Sexy Floor Work

What lessons do we have to learn from cats? Besides the obvious (how to scream at people to feed you, and the importance of sleeping all the time) are there other, pole-related lessons that we can learn? I was inspired to ask this question when Leah Von Belle, a total BABE and slinky body rolls master, shared this photo of her …

Guest Post: The Postnatal Poler, Poling in the Big Baby Bubble

Hello to all my fellow poling parents! Mothers, Fathers and everyone inbetween. My name is Abby and I’m here today to talk about life in the pole world after Mr.Stork has paid a visit. Between nappy changes, heel classes, sleepless nights, routine prep, baby yoga, pole conditioning and express feeding there’s really not much more to life for the post-baby …

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 …