Yves mission is to help women feel empowered physically, emotionally, sexually, and spiritually.
We are all sexual beings. Ask any doctor. It is a plain and simple fact. Since there is no denying it, we may as well give our sensuality its fair due. If you find you have been wearing the practical flat shoes and the bulky gray sweater way too often, it is time to make some changes. Your comfy shoes and no-make-up days have their place, but so do your high heels and long dark lashes. So you had best think twice about why you have subconsciously given your high heels the boot.
Now is the time to achieve some balance in your life---and that means letting your sensuality have some say. I can hear it screaming to you now.
“Let me out, woman! I am not taking no for an answer!”
Well, alright then. Guess that means it is time to get ready to push your boundaries a bit. A few subtle changes here and there will make all the difference. So, get ready---you are about to feel like a desirable woman once again!
Your Time is Now
For you ladies who say you will get your "sexy" back once you lose 20 lbs., or once you save up for the Botox, or once you sign up for the gym membership, or once you clean out your attic, or once you get the car fixed, or once you do this and after you do that… you are making excuses. Time to get moving and make some changes to begin feeling beautiful and sexy once again.
Life will always give you something else to do besides getting your sexy back.
Deep down, you are choosing to procrastinate. You feel "blah" and as far from sexy as any woman can be. That sensual "spark" you once had isn't there anymore. Somehow, your joy vanished. You chalk it up to having too much on your plate. The truth is that you are just being lazy about taking care of yourself---under the guise of altruism and what-have-you.
Stop buying into that lie! Your life, happiness, and your sensuality matter just as much as anyone or anything else on this planet. Begin doing what you must do to get your sparkle back. Ignore your excuses. Jump into your happy future!
80% of women agree that every woman has something about her that is beautiful but do not see their own beauty.
— Dove Research
Get the Sway Back in Your Hips
Imagine the leaves of a palm tree swaying gently in the breeze. That is the "sway" you're aiming for when you begin working those pretty hips of yours. So, how to start? First, you have got to dig your old heels out of the back of the closet. Okay, now put them on your feet. In the privacy of your home, start practicing the sway as you walk. I do not care if it is early morning and you're still in pajamas. It is time to focus. Get the coffee brewing, put on your pretty heels, and start walking. You will soon realize that it is practically impossible not to move those fascinating hips of yours when you are walking in a pair of heels. Now, remember not to overdo it. You want to aim for the "gentle breeze" effect.
Do you listen to music as you are getting ready for the day? If not, you are missing out on a sensual and energizing experience. First thing in the morning, you really should listen to music which speaks to you. Do some dancing. Nobody except your pet will see you getting your groove on, that is, unless you want someone to....
Yep. It is just you and your body enjoying the beat of the music, between swipes of mascara and dabs of lipstick. Not only will the rhythm brighten your mood first thing in the morning, but the pulsing beat will make you feel pretty darn sensual, and that's our goal. Believe me when I say that music in the morning can work wonders for your spirit.
Below is a music video for fun and inspiration to help get your creative juices flowing. Shakira wasn't kidding when she sang, "Hips Don't Lie." Remember, you're a palm tree swaying gently in the breeze. Now get to it!
Facts About Beauty & Sensuality
|Top 3 Sexiest Countries According to Men||How Women View Their Own Beauty||What Science Says About Sexiness|
Over half of women globally agree they are their own worst critic
Humor is Sexy
Only 4% of women around the world consider themselves sexy
Establish that you're hard to get in general, but very enthusiastic about the person you are with
80% of women agree that every woman has something about her that is beautiful but do not see their own beauty
Emotional, personal exchange promotes powerful feelings of connection
A Word About Shoes
If you are going to put a wiggle in your step, you must have the right shoes. Flip flops and Birkenstock's will not do. Stilettos are ideal, but if you cannot walk in them or if they are too impractical for everyday use, no need to panic---your mid-heel or kitten heel will do fine. The point is to own pretty heels, even if the heels are only 1 1/2 inches high. Heels should also fit well and be relatively comfortable, especially if you must wear them all day at the office.
Yes, the flats are practical, but they do not promote that feeling of sexiness. However, beautiful high-heeled shoes do wonders for a woman's sensuality. We do not know what it is, but they truly make us feel sexy. So, dig out those high heels; better yet, buy some beautiful new heels. Your "softly swaying hips" will thank you.
Please Do Something With That Hair!
Have you been wearing the same tired hairdo for the past 15 years? Have you replaced going to the hair salon with a monthly box of Clairol? Have you been (God forbid) cutting your hair? Do you have that over-bleached or, worse yet, the "mousy brown" hair thing going on? If so, then it is high time you decided to do something about that very unsexy hair of yours. Beautiful, shiny, well-cut hair that compliments your face shape is one of the best ways to begin feeling sexier. You cannot do without the right hairstyle if you want to feel gorgeous. And remember, you and your hairstylist must choose a color that best suits your complexion.
Maybe you have always wanted to be an auburn-haired beauty or a warm blond. Be sure to find a stylist with an excellent reputation and then allow them to give you great advice. It's what they do best! Keep in mind---if the stylist you are currently seeing is not making you look gorgeous, you need to find a new one.
Tip: Find a hairstylist who is usually booked six weeks in advance. These professionals are popular because they know what they are doing, making them worth the wait! You might also consider stylists who rent their chairs because they may not necessarily charge as much as the expensive salons. Nevertheless, be prepared to pay top dollar for a good cut and color.
The key to having great hair is to share your vision with your stylist. Just remember that your relationship with a good hair professional is a two-way street. If they are proficient at what they do, you need to listen to them as well. Congratulations! You are now on your way to having gorgeous hair that makes everyone take a second look!
Now We're Talking
Love Your "Imperfections"
The funny thing is what you think you do not have could turn out to be one of your greatest assets. Do you think you are a little wide around the hips? Nonsense. Curves are making a comeback! What you need to do is to bravely wear your skirts more fitted than you have dared before. If you must buy the spanks to flatten the tummy, then do it. And while you’re at it, make sure you find a skirt with a tiny slit for added fun! Fitted but not tight clothing goes a long way toward making a woman feel delicious and beautiful.
And now a word about your facial features. I hear women saying, "Oh, but my nose is too big or too long." Well, that is plain silly. Everyone knows that the nose is what gives the face character. A so-called "big" nose can be attractive. Your long nose is something to be proud of because it sets you apart and gives people a clue about your unique ancestry.
Truthfully, there is something very appealing about a person who feels good about their supposed flaws. It is called confidence, and confidence is always sexy. Barbara Streisand would never think of altering her beautiful nose, and why would she---it has added to her fame to some degree. The point is: Learn to love your imperfections because they can serve you well.
Another seductive woman who would never let her rather plain features, get in the way of her exciting and enticing self was Cleopatra. She seduced both Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, two influential Roman leaders.
Yet Greek historian Plutarch maintains that “her beauty was in itself not altogether incomparable, nor such as to strike those who saw her." Likewise, Plutarch states that conversation with Cleopatra “had an irresistible charm, and her presence, combined with the persuasiveness of her discourse and the character, which was somehow diffused about her behavior towards others, had something stimulating about it.”
In other words, her immense charm outweighed her facial features.
You're Never Too Old...
Wait! Did I hear you say you are too old to be sensual? Please do not let me hear you say that again. Have you heard of a woman by the name of Ernestine Shepard? If you have not, it's high time you did. Ernestine is an American bodybuilder---one of the oldest competitive bodybuilders in the world. She is also a marathon runner, and as of 2021, she is 85 years old. That's right--- eighty-five! Furthermore, she is gorgeous, and she has sensuality coming out of her ears.
So, the next time you find yourself whining about your age, you had better stop that foolishness and begin realizing that you can maintain your sensuality if you put your mind to it. So, now that you know the truth of the matter---get up off that couch and start doing some push-ups. The girl-kind will do very nicely, thank you!
Fitness Is Sexy
Ernestine Shepard was not always athletic. She was a middle-aged, plumpish woman who hated how she looked in a swimsuit. She decided to do something about it. Ernestine joined a gym and took baby steps. One day, someone recommended that she try lifting weights.
That did it. Ernestine's life has never been the same since, and the same can be true for you. Frankly, it is much easier to imagine engaging in romantic activities when we feel "buff." The great news is that even one hour of exercise can actually "trick" us into feeling like we are in better shape already! It is a matter of finding the right "exercise fit." Once you begin seeing results, there will be no stopping you---you sexy woman you!
Let Go of the Anger for Your Own Sake
Anger is not sexy. Turn your anger into a spirit of generosity. Allow calm into your life. Make that choice and make it today. By the way, exercise is ideal for alleviating stress. Exercise increases something called norepinephrine, a chemical that moderates reaction to stress, and as we all know, exercise also releases endorphins which cause us to feel happier.
Yes, the world feels like a crazy place much of the time. We are bombarded with horrific news daily; nevertheless, our anxiety will not solve problems. Not one hungry child will benefit from our unhappiness, so for goodness’ sake, give joy a chance for yourself. There is still so much for which we can be thankful. Stop to savor your blessings, for they are there to make you calm and contented. Plus, your newfound joy will do wonders for your sex life!
Sexy Is Not Sexist
Before anyone gets riled up about high heels, pretty hair, swaying hips, and how that relates to feminism, know that men want to feel sexy too. Men get in a slump just like women do. One of the funniest, most heart-warming movies out there, "The Full Monty," captures this truth quite beautifully. The film is about six unemployed steelworkers who decide to put on a Chippendale-style dance act to raise desperately needed funds. However, the underlying message of the film is about six men who have little, if any, confidence in themselves or their sex appeal and how they manage to get their self-esteem back.
The point is that we can recapture our sensuality without wasting time worrying about what others think.
A Great Scene from "The Full Monty"
A Final Word
Whether you find your sensual self through music, meditation, physical activity, or in any other way, the important thing is to honor your sensuality. By opening all your physical senses, you will come to savor a delicious meal deliberately, with ample time for conversation. You will appreciate the clean smell of a spring day after the rain. You will savor the sensation of licking the whipped cream off your café macchiato, and naturally, you will relish the sensual joy of massaging your lover's body with essential oils. There are so many ways to open all of our senses to the beauty of the physical world. It only takes some imagination and the willingness to let your spirit guide the way.
Lastly, this article is about promoting balance. Women know, intrinsically, that her sexiness has nothing to do with "sex on demand." Her sensuality is an intrinsic part of who she is. Her sensuality is a gift.
And one more thing, never forget that laughter is sexy too!
This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.
© 2021 savvydating
savvydating (author) on July 06, 2021:
Hi Devika.... If you wear heels enough, you get used to them. That saying, some heels are not at all high, but still quite pretty. In fact, really high heels (stilettoes) are not particularly suitable for women "of a certain age" as the French like to say. The important thing is to remember to walk with purpose and to show off one's feminine self.
I appreciate your positivity, always.
Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on July 06, 2021:
It does make one feel sexy and alive.
Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on July 06, 2021:
savvydating Wow! Interesting walking in heels. I have tried that is difficult to walk in for me. I must say that when in heels one does feel positive, and walking with confidence is key to having control over those heels. You valuable tips are useful.
savvydating (author) on July 04, 2021:
Thank you so much! I try not to sound like Cosmopolitan magazine which leads women astray, last time I checked. Ha!
And a Happy Independence Day to you as well!! I am starting the day right with huevos rancheros for brunch! Yum.
savvydating (author) on July 04, 2021:
Hahaha! I hear you, Ms. Dora, which is why I am glad that heels come in so many sizes. I'm a big fan of kitten heels myself.
Thank you for the kind words.
FlourishAnyway from USA on July 04, 2021:
Yves, I love your spirit and your advice. Have a wonderful Fourth of July.
Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on July 04, 2021:
Thanks for this timely article. I like the the mature, sensible tone. It's taking a little more effort to balance myself on my heels these days, but I'm not ready to give them up. Thanks for the encouragement.
savvydating (author) on July 03, 2021:
Thank you, MG. It was a work of love.
MG Singh emge from Singapore on July 03, 2021:
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this article.My GF also liked it.