Many sexual cues are submissive in nature – it evokes a protective response in men.

Many sexual cues are submissive in nature – it evokes a protective response in men.

Nearly every motion of the body can be construed sexually, but only properly read as sexual, within the right context. Take proximity for example, which can mean interest, but independent of context, means nothing. Getting stuffed into an elevator may lead to accidental touching but this doesn’t mean a girl fancies a guy, but in context with other signals, could mean that she does.

Most sexual signals a woman imparts has some component that is rooted in appearing submissive. A very large part of dating involves relinquishing power to our partners and most often it is the woman who allows herself to be dominated by men, rather than the other way around.

The wrist is a vulnerable part of the body, so when it is flashed, we know that our company trusts us.

The wrist is a vulnerable part of the body, so when it is flashed, we know that our company trusts us.

Some of the most common ways to display submissively includes turning the toes inward called “pigeon toes” or “tibial torsion”, shoulder shrugs to appear smaller and coy, exposing the neck or wrists showing vulnerability and trust, head tilt or the forehead bow showing interest and evoke a protective response, smiling showing submission, and childlike playfulness such as tickling and joking around.

The second class of signals relates to making a women appear sexier and playing up sexual aspects which men do no possess. Some of those signals include tossing the hair, tilting the pelvis, the parade (a sexual hip-tilting walk), the room encompassing glance (sexy look, with eyes averted downward), grooming and preening, the leg twine (where the legs are tightly pressed together) and leg crossing/uncrossing, hiking the skirt to show extra leg, and or dressing provocatively, breast protrusion or drawing attention to the breast, wearing revealing clothing such as low cut tops and short or tight clothing. These cues play up the sexuality of women on a more physical level and serve to direct attention to her youth and vigor. The aim of women is to outlining hints about their reproductive ability to bear children through their physical sexuality.

The third way to indicate interest are proximity related such as moving closer, pointing and eye contact which is figurative closeness, flirty touching or grooming such as fixing a collar, and crossing the legs toward rather than away. These signals intend to build intimacy and prepare bodies for escalated touching and ultimately sex.

The remaining signals are rapport building and are the ones we find most obvious, although as they relate to interest, aren’t as significant. These signals include verbal contact and are less significant because by this time we usually know things are going well, and that interest is present. Echoing and mirroring is also part of sexual body language and is known within this category as “the nonverbal mating dance.”

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