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And The Prize Goes To … The Best Ways To Tease And Entice Your Partner

We asked you last week to tell us how you like to tease and entice your partner for a chance to win a copy of The Burlesque Handbook by Jo Weldon. And I just have to say that you all made me seriously sorry I have no sex life. That being said, I did learn a few tips from the three winners. Check out their advice after the jump. Keep reading »

Win This! The Burlesque Handbook By Headmistress Jo Weldon

Headmistress Jo Weldon, aka Jo Boobs, gave us a few tips for giving a sexy striptease earlier this month. But a burlesque show is so much more than taking off your clothes. You’ve got to entice, tease, and maybe deliver. That’s why she’s written The Burlesque Handbook, a classy how-to for anyone looking to spice things up … or take on a side job. The guide touches on classic and neo-burlesque, but you’ll also learn about the fabulous makeup and costumes. Now all you need to do is come up with a sexy pin-up name. [Barnes&Noble]

WIN THIS! We’re giving away three copies of The Burlesque Handbook, but you have to work if you want one. In the comments, tell us how you like to tease and entice your partner by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, June 24. We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner Friday, June 25. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. Good luck!

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Blanche Devereaux Was Also A Burlesque Bombshell

If you thought the Golden Gals Gone Wild museum exhibit was scandalous, you ain’t seen nuthin’ yet, b-b-b-baby! Old Blanche didn’t need an artist rendering to cause a sexy sensation. Check her out bumping and grinding back in the day. That Rue McClanahan was really something! Tear. [Dlisted]
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5 Easy Tips For Giving A Sexy Striptease

Burlesque superstar Jo Boobs has been wowing audiences and teaching eager exhibitionists, like myself and Margaret Cho, with her amazing va-va-voom skills. The School of Burlesque’s Headmistress Jo has taught me all my naughtiest moves, and took me from clumsy nerd to confident lap dancer. Yes, she’s that good, people! While classes and shows have been for the lucky few who live in the New York City area, now, coming to a bookstore near you, is a new manual that’ll have you bumpin’ and grindin’ with the best of them. This week, Ms. Boobs’ opus, The Burlesque Handbook, hits shelves. It’s everything you need to know to take your partner to striptease heaven. After the jump, Jo gives Frisky readers a taste of her tips, from what to put on and how to take it off! Keep reading »

Frisky Q&A: Dita Von Teese Talks Vintage Shopping, Tabloids, And Not Performing For Men

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It’s no secret we’ve got a major crush on burlesque performer Dita Von Teese. What’s not to love? She’s got a bitchin’ wardrobe (and an assistant who takes care of her clothes!), an incredible job, and more confidence than we’ve seen in, well … anyone!

Dita was kind enough to talk to us recently about her latest book, Dita: Stripteese, where to get the best vintage, how many pairs of Louboutins she owns, and how often she checks her lipstick … Keep reading »

Your Daily Shoe Porn: Dita Von Teeze

Demonia Teeze burlesque heels, $140.99
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Quotable: Dita Says Beauty Does A Brain Good

“The most important thing to remember is that there can be no real definition of beauty … that old saying that beauty is ‘in the eye of the beholder’ is the truth. Being true to yourself and using what you’ve got it the best way, I’m really just a girl who is enhancing what she’s got, and that’s it!”

Dita Von Teese reveals her beauty secret [OK! via Gala Darling] Keep reading »

Girl Talk: How Burlesque Got Me Through Tough Times

I’m a freelance private investigator based in Paris. I don’t stalk people and I don’t wear a trench coat and sunglasses—unless it’s simultaneously raining and sunny. My company conducts investigations of high-flying financiers. While I have no interest in the finance world whatsoever, my entire income derives from it, and in last year’s economic crisis, I had zero income for three solid months. Keep reading »

You Know You Wanna See What Sexy “Star Wars” Burlesque Looks Like!

Oh, sci-fi dweebs, what will you think of next? “Star Wars” and burlesque are two subcultures which should not belong together, but somehow, these performers made it work! Except for “sexy” Jabba The Hutt, who will haunt my nightmares for time immemorial.

Pic, if you dare, after the jump … Keep reading »

A Former Exotic Dancer Inspires Military Wives Through Burlesque

Years ago, I interviewed Lily Burana, a former exotic dancer who wrote a book about her “farewell tour” dancing at strip clubs across the country. Earlier this year, I interviewed her again, about her latest book, one in which she chronicles the difficulties she experienced when her Army officer husband was deployed to Iraq. Now, the New York Times has a profile of Burana and her Operation Bombshell, which offers burlesque dancing classes to military wives. (Make sure to check out the accompanying audio slide show for a peek behind the scenes.) These aren’t classes in how to strip for your man; as Burana explains: “This is more Ava Gardner than Britney.” Instead, Army wives learn the fine art of peeling off their gloves, the “showgirl bounce,” and how to work a boa. Ultimately, says Burana, Operation Bombshell fosters camaraderie among military wives through a little sexy fun during these challenging times. [New York Times] Keep reading »

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