Reading women and their Submissive Signals: What does that sexy head turn show?

Reading women and their submissive signals is essential to understanding when it times to turn up the heat and get things going. You should always know when “it’s on” and understanding and reading submissive signals can help with this!

In the courtship of every animal there is a point in the courting when both sexes must submit before each other to say yes I am comfortable, and then it elevates to I am going through the act of reproduction with you. One of the final things most animals do before courtship ship is submit before their mate. A female dog, cat, monkey, as well as many others present their rear as if to say I’m ready to copulate.

However before animals present their rear they show many other submissive signals such as throat exposure, putting their head down, or some dogs even just lay down under them.

Here are some examples of submissive body language:

throat exposure

Throat/Neck Exposure – Many women turn their head slightly to the side. This exposes her throat and is a submissive signal women love to show without thinking. That head turn and exposed neck is a sexy sign that men miss.


Open Palms/Exposed Wrist – Open palms means there is no protection to your torso, you are exposing your vulnerability. Your wrists are a very sensitive area -slit your wrist for suicide- exposing them is quite submissive.

look down

Head Down/Look Down – When your head is down or you look down you are sending a submissive signal. Many women will make eye contact with a man then look down. This is a form of submission and contrary to popular belief is a signal of attraction. I use to think quite the opposite.

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Shoulders – Sometimes a woman will push up her shoulder or shyly tuck her head into her shoulders like a turtle. Another shoulder related movement is when a woman pushes her shoulder up and forward turning her head to the side.

fidgeting girl

Fidgeting – When a woman fidgets with her keys or jewelry (preening really) she is showing some submissive body language. It is an anxious or nervous signal, which shows a sign of submission. Not always attraction related but certainly worth mentioning.

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Stance – Stance should be comfortable but a submissive stance would be a timid or narrow stance. Sometimes a woman will cross one leg over the other standing and will say I’m not going anywhere, I have no need to run.

Legs Crossed

Sitting – Sitting sometimes a woman will have her legs crossed(skirt they do regardless). Sitting is really situational and has to be context related. However feet normally close distance during attraction rather than run, which would be submissive.

When it comes to submissive signals you want to read them with the right combination of preens and escalation. You want them to be submissive but comfortable there is a difference between anxious submissive body language and attracted submissive body language. You should pay attention to distance, attraction, comfort, and preens in conjunction with submissive signals.

Peace and Love,


Related Article: How to read attraction by Preening.


  1. Looking down a bit isn’t bad for women. It shows she’s feminine. But if she stares at your crotch, she’s a slut and that’s where you have to punch her in the face for violating your personal boundaries.

    • You missed the point if you think I believe it’s bad. The look down is a common sign of submission that represents attraction. A lot of women do it with their first initial eye contact with a man.

      The most common initial interest(attraction) cluster you will see is eye contact, a preen, and the look down. It is also most often missed by men.

      Peace and Love,