Monday, August 30, 2010

Pasties - Just Enough Cover Not to Get Arrested!

Pasties...not the kind you eat (although I'm sure there are edible ones out there and if I search hard enough I could find them!) but the kind women put over their nipples for all kinds of reasons having to do with being more sexy. Exotic dancers will use these to further entice the audience as they bump and grind or pole-dance.

   History: Pasties first appeared in 1930 and included a variety of colors, diameters, and shapes. Tassels were the brainchild of Burlesque performer Carrie Finnell, who probably thought she needed "something extra" to arouse her audience. Tassels are connected to the center of the pasties.

 In my book "Sexy Games" by April Ash, the heroine, Stacy, dons a pair for her role-playing game as a stripper/lap dancer. She diligently practices before the game to make sure she can get the tassels to "swing" and twirl...much to delight of hero, Sloane.

Pasties come in all sizes and some are very creative as these samples will prove!

What do you think? Would they make the wearer feel more "frisky" and playful? Give that added something to heighten sexual urges? Create a more lustful session of lovemaking?

Want to learn how to make your own pasties?

If you make some, would you let me know? I'd love to do another blog about pasties and will show your finished products...and you don't need to wear them!

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  1. When you think about it, a stripper covering up the naughty bits to entice her audience is a great piece of marketing! Wonder if there were many costume malfunctions in the early days:-)

  2. LOL Where do you come up with these ideas for blogs, Marianne?

    I agree with Paris, it was and is great marketing.

  3. I'm a Golden age of Burlesque fan and "costume malfunctions" were the stock in trade. Dancers typically traveled from city to city in revues and in the days before federal regulations for public performances those laws were local ordinances that varied from town to town and some were so strict and outdated that the dancers technically couldn't take the stage without breaking the law.
    Many Burlesque dancers had a swift, almost slight of hand technique they could employee if police raided their shows. Pasties and g-strings popped out of nowhere to cover the crucial bits. If the girls were photographed being hauled to jail wearing a policeman's coat-they smiled for the cameras knowing the photos always made the local papers and the next night's audience in that town would be packed! lol
    The police had to do their job and so did the dancers and they made it work to duel advantage.
    XXOO Kat

  4. I love those. I would use them for myself. Hmmm.

  5. It tells you my frame of mind this morning when I thought it said "pastries". BAHAHAHAHA As far as pasties-- My thought is that if you have the breasts for them, then go for it. After having 3 kids, and hitting 50 in June, push up bras are something I'm better suited for:)

    I love their history!

  6. Great Blog! Now I'm all intrigued and want to find some to give them a try. ;) I love experiments.

    Thanks for the inspiration!


  7. Entertaining! Unfortunately, a pastie might cover up my entire breast!

  8. Wow, I hadn't thought of ever using them, I have enough to put them on but I don't think they would look good saging, lol



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