I happened to read N. Likes' post on Ponytail height and it got me thinking.
I was thinking about whether it had any truth to it. Fact of the matter is it kinda does but not always.
When I get dressed in the morning, if I have the time, I go slow and meticulously organize every aspect of how I look, from the clothes to the accessories. I'm not the type of girl who obsesses about it mind you, but I do spend a little time planning things out. This is often why I have to pack for holidays weeks in advance. Hair is one thing that I don't plan for ahead of time though. It's something that I deal with based on various factors, some of which include (in no particular order): weather conditions, time available, how I'm feeling sentimentally and sexual arousal and what clothes I'm wearing and lastly headache factor.
First of all I want to point out that 99 % of the time I don't have time to organize my hair so I just do what comes naturally in the moment. Secondly I can't bear to have my hair in any one specific 'up do' for more than a few hours, it hurts and I get bored of hairstyles very quickly. I will change my hair, up or down, probably about 15 times a day, no exaggeration. However if I have a special evening or event I will 'do' my hair and I put a lot of thought into it.
Ponytail up high is generally reserved for tight clothing or a tight fitting dress. I don't often wear my hair in a high tight ponytail because my hair is long, heavy and after about 2 hours I have a headache. I will also tend to wear my hair in a high pony tail if I'm very turned on and I want to look like a dominatrix or if I want to boost my confidence.
Low ponytail: I rarely wear my hair in a low ponytail. I find the elastic slips out with movement and it just doesn't last very long. Plus I prefer other types of hairstyles.
Messy ponytail: this works great if I'm in a hurry and I want to look unkempt. It's a look I love because it's cute and easy. It does however give off the impression of little time, and yes that also means you aren't paying attention to how you look as much as a polished hairstyle. It can however be elaborately orchestrated to look messy when in reality it took a lot of time and effort.
My personal preferences are a messy top knot/ bun, I keep it relatively high up on my head depending on the day or a braid. I have a small arsenal of different braids I use, most of which are side braids and a little messy, great for windy days and travelling. I also use french braids.
Sexually speaking both top knots and braids are great for pulling. They give guys something to grab, like a ponytail but easier I think. No stray hairs to worry about gathering up. Just grab and pull. No fear.