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What My Grandmother Taught Me About Garter Belts and Silk Stockings

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Sexuality Expert: Beth Keil 

One of my earliest memories of my father’s mother is her wearing her silk stockings and corset.

Her corset wasn’t the Renaissance Faire type, instead, think Playtex.

“I never thought of my Farmor as sexy, but those silk stockings really caught my eye!”

I would watch her as she put her dress on, while every inch of her midriff was contained within this garment, with all its hook-and-eyes that needed fastening; I couldn’t imagine the time and effort needed to get in and out of it every day.

Full-on Sexy!

I never thought of my Farmor as sexy, but those silk stockings really caught my eye!

As a girl, I wore fishnet stockings with a pair of underwear that had a garter. I didn’t feel sexy in them, I hadn’t yet developed a sense of being sensuous, and I was only just adjusting to the breasts puberty brought.

Think Mad Men When Wearing Stockings:

Then came pantyhose, touted as a convenience, but in hindsight, they derailed the sensualness of the garter belt. If you’re not familiar with the series, Mad Men, check it out; there you’ll see them in all their glory, especially with the character Joan.

The Gone With The Wind Connection:

Some time ago, I watched a documentary about David O. Selznick, the producer of the movie, Gone with the Wind. Before the movie was ever finished, he was already over budget, and the studio executives wanted him to cut expenses; they told him silk undergarments for the women was totally unnecessary, citing no one was going to see them.

But The Women Will Know:

This is what Selznick said, knowing the actress’s performances would be enhanced by the feel of silk. He summed this up by saying, “The success of a production depends on the attention paid to detail.”

How much attention do you give yourself?

“Your attitude also changes, which others can pick up on.”

Pleasure Is In The Details! Garter Belts and Silk Stockings:

When you think about it, small details can have a big impact!

Have you ever noticed when you wear clothes that make you feel good, including sexy and sensuous, you carry yourself differently? Your attitude also changes, which others can pick up on.

Such details can be strictly for yourself, and they can include your lover; that’s all up to you!

What’s Going To Be In Your Stockings This Holiday Season?

Whatever holiday you celebrate – how can you celebrate your Aphrodite?

Whether you’ve been naughty (in the best of ways) or nice, what would it be like to pay attention to details, and enjoy being in your body, whatever your size, shape, or age? Just imagine how you’d feel.

Pleasure Isn’t Age, Body, Or Size-Dependent; It’s YOU Dependent:

I realize there are women for whom this idea might cause anxiety.

As a woman who grew up with body shame and hid in her clothes, I intimately know how body size can make this a struggle; this also includes having your sexual boundaries breached. I also know what it’s like to heal the shame and reclaim all of me!

If this is an area you also struggle with, let’s talk soon. Check below for details, and arrange your personalized Discovery Session. During this 30-minute phone consultation, you’ll find out how you can reclaim yourself!

Your Aphrodite is waiting for you!

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About the Author:

Beth Keil helps her clients change and transform their lives. She offers a special focus on helping people claim the birthright of their erotic identity and to live in the joy, intimacy, and connection it brings. Beth is a Registered Nurse, MindSet Coach, and a Board Certified Hypnotist. Through her work, she enjoys integrating all her interests, experiences, and skills to bring sensuality, sex, and the erotic into greater awareness and conversation. You can schedule a 30-minute complimentary phone consultation with Beth using the Discovery Session icon.