The Secret Behind High Heels & Orgasms

“What is sexual in high heels is the arch of the foot, because it is exactly the position of a woman’s foot when she orgasms. So putting your foot in a heel, you are putting yourself in a possibly orgasmic situation.” – Christian Louboutin, The Sunday Times.

And Christian Louboutin wasn’t kidding here. So put your foot into it as we explain why Louboutin has hit the spot.

Visual Art

Heels are extremely visually appealing. They are leg-lengthening, flattering, and very sexy. Your waist becomes accentuated, your buttocks gets raised 20 to 30 degrees depending on the heel itself. It’s visual art and your partner will love it.


An Orgasmic State of Mind

If you thought that high heels only stimulate your partner, think again. After all, it’s all about how you feel at the end of the day. Heels are feminine, and they give you a sense of power and control. It's the ‘here I am’ attitude. You wear that shoe and you can rule the world with self-confidence. You can play any part you want: you can be sexy, charming, witty, or shy with your shoes. The attitude is not in the shoe per say, but in the feeling you get when you wear them.


The Orgasmic Walk

There is more to this than meets the eye. How a woman walks can give away a lot about her sexuality. The sum of the length of a woman’s stride plus the amount of rotation of her vertebrae might signal vaginal orgasm potential. Her fluidity, sensuality, and amount of freedom in her walk show how much presence or absence exists in both flaccid and locked muscles.

We’re not talking about catwalks. Let’s face it; no woman in real life actually walks like that naturally. And why would you? It’s uncomfortable. It’s unnatural. It’s uncool. An orgasmic walk isn’t necessarily a seductive walk. It’s a walk that comes from overall wellbeing, some extra spicy confidence with a good sexual relationship...and the right kind of shoe. There’s no faking that. When you’re in the zone, you don’t need to even think about it.


The Foot, an Erotic Symbol

The foot is an erotic symbol. Uh-huh, you read right. Erotic thoughts and feelings about feet can be intentionally accentuated by high heels. It provides a position for the foot that is exactly how it shapes when she’s just about to orgasm. The feet and toes may automatically go into plantar flexion, the arch shape and curl of the toes. So it tightens and strengthens the pelvic floor muscles. Intense orgasm anyone?


High Heels, Tools in Foreplay

Welcome high heels into the bedroom: use them, abuse them, do whatever you want with those heels. Strut your stuff. Give your partner a sexy walk around the bed before you allow him/her to touch you. Tease your partner with your legs. You got your lover right there. It’s sweet heaven for the eyes. However, I would like to advice not to over-abuse high heels during sex. When your pelvic muscles are already tightened pre-sex, it’s more challenging to experience the full process of orgasmic pleasure as you are already halfway there without even noticing. Simply use them as your weapons in foreplay, and go barefoot during sex. Everything within moderation, ladies.


A Win-Win Situation

Next time anyone asks you why you have a whole closet of shoes tell them you are backed up by science, put your foot into it.

Talbot Runhof Show - Charles Voegele Fashion Days Zurich 2011

Happy strutting ladies.

Dana Sarhan
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Dana is a couple and sex therapist. An awkward yogi, her sarcastic humor can take you off guard. She can talk endlessly and listen to you for hours. And by endlessly, we mean it.

  • Megan

    Its kind of true…I point my toes when I orgasm