How Can I Tell If I'm A Seductress?

Here is a peek into what Aphrodisian Women look like in modern society.

You Might Be An Aphrodisian Woman If...

  • You have no trouble seducing men but may struggle to get a long-term commitment 
  • When you enter a committed relationship, you miss your sexual freedom and the thrill of seducing new partners
  • You become a chameleon, changing colors to your love interest's desires
  • You take serious pride in your appearance as a means of self-expression
  • You have a devotion to beautiful things: art, makeup, fashion, home design, entertaining 
  • You find yourself often at-home in traditionally male-dominated spaces (sports, boys clubs, comedy shows, boardrooms, strip clubs)
  • You face unexplained aggression or jealousy from women 
  • You are often accused of "trying to steal" someone's significant other, even if you are not
  • You face frequent shaming on the basis of your sexuality
  • You view sex as an artistry to master
  • You find yourself the center of attention without trying (and sometimes you like it that way)

Do I Have to Be Beautiful to Be A Seductress?

    With all this talk about being a goddess of seduction and beauty, you may assume that Aphrodisian Women are conventionally pretty. However, this is not always the case.

    Many Aphrodisian Women are not conventionally beautiful; in fact, they may have detracting aspects to their appearance.

    The seduction that we are referring to here is more about energy than physicality.

    A great example of a woman this is Cleopatra, the prototype of the femme fatale. Modern historians such as Grace Macurdy, Michel Grant, and Stanley Burstein all claim that Cleopatra was not exceptionally attractive by ancient or contemporary standards.

    Cleopatra is Aphrodesian because of her charisma and seductive spirit. When Marc Antony first summoned her, she sailed up to him under a canopy of cloth of gold dressed as Aphrodite herself. Accounts say that she had dipped her sails in perfume, so the suitor could smell her scent as she made her way down the river. 

    Another example of an unconventionally beautiful seductress is Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, who was infamous for her unibrow and injured back, which was severely maimed during a bus accident. In contemporary readings of her life, she was considered a compelling sex symbol who had seduced numerous men and women in the upper crust of 1940s society.

    Seduction is not about beauty; it’s about style.

As a point of reference, here are some real (and imagined) world examples of Aphrodisian Women. 

Historical Icons of Lust:

Lady Godiva
Bonnie of Bonnie and Clyde
Helen of Troy [see image]
Mata Hari
Anaïs Nin
Frida Khalo

Goddesses of the Silver Screen:

Mae West
Marilyn Monroe
Brigitte Bardot
Sophia Loren
Elizabeth Taylor
Joan Rivers
Vivien Leigh

Contemporary Starlets:

Pamela Anderson
Miley Cyrus
Anna Nicole Smith
Angelina Jolie [see image]
Salma Hayek
Sharon Stone
Jennifer Lawrence
Sofia Vergara
Amy Schumer
Natasha Lyonne
Dita Von Teese
Whitney Houston

Literary & Film Examples:

Jessica Rabbit (Who Framed Roger Rabbit)
Lynn Bracken (LA Confidential)
Katherina (Shakespeare’s Taming Of The Shrew)
Midge Maisel (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Salome (Old Testament) [see image]
Catwoman (DC Comics)
Blanche (A Streetcar Named Desire) [see image]
Harley Quinn (DC Comics
Joan Hollaway (Mad Men)