If any of you are losing sleep wondering what it is that I do over my precious weekends, here's your answer.
This past weekend, I took a class: The @rt of Ex0tic Dancing (trying to minimize those bad keywords). Why this particular class? Well, it was SUPPOSED to help with confidence (there was no $tripping or nekkidness or anything). We were to learn how to walk into a room, make eye contact, etc, along with learning some basic moves. Hip rolls, by the way, are a great core and lower back move. Getting up and down off the floor - great quad workout. Hair flips - they make you dizzy. And foot cramps in the middle of all this, I'd imagine, are not conducive to the "come hither" attempt.
The hardest thing was the eye contact exercise. We had to walk (with our new sexy walk) to the other side of the room to another participant, making eye contact the whole time. Difficult much? It did get easier. There was less giggling after the 3rd and 4th try.
Folks, I don't know what happened to me in my life that made me think so poorly of myself. I have trouble looking people in the eye, I certainly don't walk into a room with confidence, and I never think of myself as attractive. My parents certainly didn't make me feel this way. But it's embedded deep, people. I've tried lots of things (hypnosis, counseling (which is crap, btw), classes, etc. and nothing makes a dent.) Rather than concentrating on the good things about the class, I wanted to cry, because I didn't have anyone to go home and show off the moves to.
And what was impressed upon me the most was that here were these women who were married, they'd already snagged their guy, and they had no confidence either. And some were cute and nice and skinny - so what were they worried about?
Ladies, we need to start thinking of ourselves differently! (Now, who has the first suggestion for how?)
And for my male readers, here's the pressing question. Is this dancing thing really that much of a turn-on? I mean, I can see once in a while or something, but these women said their husbands are constantly asking for them to dance! Wow. Who knew? Should I start using this as a pickup line? "Guess what I can do?" Just curious.