Uniforms and high heels

. THE WORD ON SEXY CLOTHESSex experts have found that dressing up often involves power-playing roles and styles that enhance or show off the body without the need to be naked. Sometimes it keeps you in touch with the alter-masculine or feminine side. Couples often dress up and use symbolic props to act out fantasies, which can also be a source of confidence. Many don military uniforms or dress as French maids, nurses and firefighters. Typical fetish fabrics are PVC, leather and latex, which possess sensual tactile and figure-hugging qualities. People who favour these materials are called ‘rubberists’, while they are also v-‘4, associated with dominatrices; ‘leather culture’ came in in the 1960s with the rise of S&M.

Cross-dressing, however, is generally for * comfort and is also called transvestism, a term first coined by German sexologist Magnus Hirschfeld.

Striptease