Sunday, February 10, 2008

high heels = better sex?

According to an Italian doctor, (of course this type of story had to come from either Italy or France) wearing high heels can improve your sex life. I find wearing heels in Paris impractical, due to all the walking, stairs in the metro, crevices in between the stones where it’s easy to get heels caught etc. I’m also skeptical, because of the small sample size used for this study. Dr Maria Cerruto claims that wearing 2 inch heels improves pelvic floor muscles and reduces electric activity (huh?). Read about it here and here. Perhaps I need to go get some heels before the soldes end, just in case this is true…

8 comments:

La Belette Rouge said...

Like you I am dubious, about the science of this study. I think rather that it is women who wear high heels are more "up" for sex to begin with. I think one would be hard pressed to wear a high-heeled shoe without the awareness of how the shoe impacts one's sexual allure. I think it is a mind-body connection rather than it being purely a physical phenomenon.

Colleen said...

Interesting. They didn't seem to mention that you won't want to have sex after you sprang your ankle running to le metro. :-)

A Seattleite in Paris said...

Belette - good point, there was nothing in the article about the mind-body connection you mentioned.

Colleen - lol, so true!

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Betty C. said...

Some of my students actually ran into this article on the BBC website. We were doing an Internet-based activity and this is what they came up with -- LOL!

Le Tigre said...

I remember reading somewhere about a study involving sales of ice cream and shark attacks. Basically you can make any two things correlate somehow, even though it's got nothing to do with the other!
I don't feel very 'up for sex' when I have a sore back from wearing heels! And it's virtually impossible on cobblestone streets! Most people I see these days are in boots or flats!

A Seattleite in Paris said...

Betty - what were you having your students search for??

Tigre - maybe I'll come up with a study about how eating more chocolate makes you smarter. And I'm definitely one of the people in boots and flats, flat boots actually!