by D.L. Jackson
Whenever you go into a strip club, you’re not going to see the dancers in flats, and there’s a reason for this. The first is that they’re just not sexy. High heels lengthen the leg and body, point the toe and add height. The second is that it’s easier to squat low in heels. Go ahead, try it sometime. When you’re dropping down low and bumping and grinding, the balance comes easier in heels. But how do they walk in those platforms and stilettos?
To start with, they take small steps. Watch them sometime. High heels are not sneakers and it’s not a race. Dancers don’t run. Their stroll has purpose, every movement is about balance. Exotic dancers move their entire body as they walk, using their shoulders, head and hips to balance on those tiny spikes as they go. It’s a rolling heel-to-toe—toe-to-heel movement, left hip, right shoulder, right hip, left shoulder. It takes practice, but when done well, the movement looks effortless, and makes one hell of a sexy sashay.
Runway models and showgirls use the same techniques, sometimes balancing ridiculously heavy head pieces and costumes. It truly is an art.
When writing my Carnality series, the Devil was in the details. I wanted to bring Jezebel to life, give the reader the feel and thrill of watching a pro move. When Jezebel is on the prowl, her every action is slow and seductive. Each step, each movement is choreographed to bring a desired result, turning a man to putty in her hand. Jezebel is a predator, a succubus, and there is no mistake she’s looking for prey. If I’ve done my job well, you’ll feel it as she walks.
So, the next time you see a woman in stilettos, watch them move. They don’t walk, they prowl.