Dita Von Teese

Burlesque icon Dita Von Teese shares her tips for turning on your man. From sexy lingerie to laughter, Dita dishes her best seduction skills.

"Textual chemistry"
& black lingerie

Dita Von Teese entranced a crowd of Hollywood royalty recently as she performed a seductive burlesque routine at the Beverly Hills Hotel's 100th anniversary party and the kickoff of Cointreau’s Poolside Soirees.

Dressed in a custom-made costume by Jenny Packman, Von Teese charmed guests like Natalie Portman, Marisa Tomei and Mary-Louise Parker as she danced with two large feathered fans.

So what’s the secret to her alluring ways? Dita’s sharing her top tips with us.

SheKnows: What’s the easiest way to turn on your man?

Dita: Black lingerie. Simple. It never fails me.

Dita Von TeeseSheKnows: What’s your favorite lingerie brand?

Dita: I have my own, Von Follies. It’s not yet available in the U.S. It’s my favorite because I get to design things I want in my own wardrobe.

SheKnows: Where do you get inspiration for your designs?

Dita: A lot of it is inspired by vintage lingerie. I love black lace. My first collection had a lot of black lace layered over colors like turquoise and red.

SheKnows: What’s the best way to keep your man thinking about you all day?

Dita: The best way is to leave him alone. You have to be mysterious, a little bit hard to get. It’s a game and they like to hunt. You can’t be too pushy.

SheKnows: Is that all?

Dita: And I like sexting. I like textual chemistry.

SheKnows: Some say it’s with food -- what do you think is the way to a man’s heart?

Dita: Humor. Laughter is a great way. A man needs to see that you’re not just a pretty face and that you’re fun and have chemistry outside of the bedroom.

SheKnows: What is your favorite date night activity?

Dita: It depends on where we are in the relationship, but for certain men, I might like to entertain in my house and cook. But you have to earn that spot. Generally, I like to go out to dinner and go for a nice walk in Paris or something.

Make Dita’s favorite cocktail for entertaining:

Cointreau, Lime & Perrier


  • 2 ounces Cointreau
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • Perrier


  1. Combine all ingredients over ice in a highball glass.
  2. Stir briefly.

More tips for seduction

How to take a safe, sexy pic for your man
12 Ways to sex up your relationship
How to feel comfortable with acting out bedroom fantasies

Photo credits: Charley Gallay/WireImage


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Comments on "Dita Von Teese teaches us the art of seduction"

Chelsea July 18, 2012 | 1:07 PM

Serious femme-role model here. I adore Dita Von Tease. She is just so cool and calm and collected and y! I wish I had the coolness factor to be as cool as she is. Maybe one day lol!

Erica July 17, 2012 | 9:38 AM

Ah, I love Dita Von Teese. She's so elegant and y and she has this totally cool, collected vibe to her. Inspiration? I think so.

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