There seems to be an emphasis on verbal feedback. I get feedback from listening to my partner's body. My listening skills have sharpened over the years. If a woman's frame is as stiff as steel, I can't lead anything so it would be a mistake to try a barrida. Her foot has to be directly in front of me or I'm going to have to reach for it. Some women push so hard with their right arm it feels like my shoulder will be dislocated. Others squeeze my left hand so tightly it feels like my knuckles will explode like popcorn. Leaving a practica, a woman complained that her shoulders and back hurt. I told her that taller men are holding her right arm above her shoulder so her muscles are getting tired from holding it up. On top of that, her right hand is squeezed like an orange. All the muscles in the body are connected. When one muscle is gripped with tension, the tension spreads throughout the body.