Sensuality Reads

Natasha Poly Explores Vagina Dentata & More For Lui Magaziner March 2015

Kim Kardashian As Fertility Goddess? A Politically Incorrect Take On Jean-Paul Goude’s Paper Magazine Images Pt 1

‘Angels’ By Russell James Is 304 Pages Of Nude Artistry

Robyn Lawley in ‘Size Does Matter’ By Kenneth Willardt

Pubic Hair Is Back, Announces The New York Times

Dasha Zhukova’s BDSM Throne Bashing Is Well Deserved

jd Forte’s ‘The Up and Comers’ & A September 11 Women’s Rights Reflection

18 Vaginas & Plenty Of Talking Points On Women’s Bodies After Sydney University Newspaper Censored

Christina Hendricks Talks Flower Shops & Pencil Skirts By Max Abadian for Flare Magazine May 2013

Marilyn Monroe Photographer Bert Stern Looks To Kate Upton As Next Muse

Red Genitals Not Arousing In Recent Study, But Men Do Tip Red Shirt Waitresses Better

2013 Is A Year of Revelation and Artistic Rejuvenation for Anne

Sexual Politics & Fashion, 50 Shades of Grey Meets YVVY’s Nude Edition

For Sister Margaret Farley Responsible Pleasure Is Not a Sin

Believing in Birth Control Doesn’t Make Me Un-American | 2 Ps in a Pod by Anne

Wilhelm Reich & Sexual Healing Without Fashion Body Armor

Joe Wehner | Anne Enke Unplugged | ‘Talk to Me’ #1

Study | Charming Porsche-Driving Men are Peacocks Seeking Sex

Sensual Dames Love Stockings & Garter Belts from Secrets & Lace

Female Deception | Vagina or Vajayjay

Emmanuelle Alt & Nudity | Vill Vogue Paris Remain A Sensual Beacon?

Sexy Doublespeak | American Women & Sexual Honesty

Heidi Klum & Rankin Could Sell Magnum Chocolate Ice Cream

Selita Ebanks | Kanye West | ‘Runaway’ Full Video Embedded

Christina Hendricks Reveals Our Inner Lilith Woman

The Great Wall of Vagina | Learning to Love Our Genitalia

Body Talk | Owning Vulvas, Clits & G-Spots

Orgasmic Female Brain in ‘La Petite Mort’ | Images Nicola Vallotto

Reflections on Female Sexual Desire: Anais Nin, Marilyn Monroe & Isabelle Allende Join Forces with Anne

 

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Body Image | Self Esteem

Curvy | Size 0 Models

Ashley Graham Tells TED: I’m Bold, Beautiful & Brilliant Even With Back Fat

Lane Bryant Launches #ImNoAngel Campaign Asking Women To Post Selfie Love Across Social Media

France Debates New Fashion Model BMI Laws & Pro-Ana Websites

Doutzen Kroes Says She’s No Size 0 & Wears Her Curves Proudly

Does Fashion Industry Promote Anorexia? So Models Eat Tissue Paper To Stay Thin?

What’s Wrong With Our Bodies Anyway? Plus Model Magazine Asks

Anorexia in Thirds | 1/3 Die, 1/3 Relapse, 1/3 Recover

Franca Sozzani on Curvy Girls, Sensuality & More Body Types in Fashion

Just Say ‘No’ | Programming Your Brain’s RAS System to Hate Size 0 Fashion Ads

If the Supermodels Are Now ‘Fat’, It’s Time To Reprogram Our Fashion Brains

Cindy Crawford | 90’s Size 6 Supermodels Would Be Plus-Size Today

Pirelli Defines Sensuaity & Fashion Bodies | Arthur Elgort | Karl Lagerfeld

More Anorexia in Kids | Are Girls Afraid of Getting Curves?

‘Black Swan’ | George Balanchine | Battling BMI Beauty in Ballet

‘Just Being a Woman’ | Isabelle Caro Sought Control of Her Body

Lizzie Miller Body Image Model and Beauty Debate Update

Mikimoto Pearl Girls 1972 | Sensual, Beautiful with Clavicle Fat

Photoshop

Charlene White Tweets A Cindy Crawford Reality Check & Now Women Feel Sooooo Much Better

Body Love Articles

Renoir’s ‘The Large Bathers’ 1887How Body Image Affects Women’s Health For Real

Self Love Is Saying ‘No’ to Fashion Body Images You Hate

Every Woman Should Own a Copy of “Uncovered” & Watch Meredith Viera’s NBC “Today Show” Interview with Jordan Matter

Body Psychotherapist Ellen Gayda Defines Body Inhabitance | Do You Live In Your Body Or Has It ‘Gone Fishing’?

Science Pursues Ideal Breast Proportions With Strong Concensus Among Men, Women and Doctors

Self Love Is The Best Beauty Lotion Of All Time For Glowing Skin & A Happy Smile

Stella Tennant on Vogue Italia as Ethel Granger | Body Image Research Update

Gisele Bundchen & Johan Lindeberg Say Basta To ‘Flawless’ Women

Serena Williams Aces Body Confidence in Beach Shoot & Readers Agree

Cameron Russell Says Privilege & Insecurity Make Modeling A Bad Career Choice

Sex & Culture

Erotic Sensuality at its Best - Pt 1 from Vogue Russia

Erotic Sensuality from the Masters - Pt 2 from Bogue Russia

Erotic Sensuality by Master Photographers Pt 3 | Vogue Russia Fall 2012

Kate Upton @ Muse Magazine, Says Gisele Is Footballer’s Wife

Tara, Candice & Robyn | Steven Meisel | Vogue Italia June 2011 | ‘Belle vere’

 

Ines de la Fressange | 53, French Chic & Divinely Delicious

Every Woman Should Own a Copy of “Uncovered” & Watch Meredith Viera’s NBC “Today Show” Interview with Jordan Matter

New Day Beauty: The Style Individual Is Running the Show

Diet & Health

For a Long, healthy Life, Embrace an Hourglass Figure

Chantal Thomass, Red Wine Is More Sensual Than Coca-Cola Light

Is Marc Jacobs Defying Obesity Science Promoting Diet Coke?

5 Anti-Aging Reasons To Smile Your Way to Good Health & Lower Stress

Health Benefits of Apples ” Rianne Ten Haken By Yu Tsai

Sensual and Superyoung

Healthy, Sensual Living Blogs

Anne’s Sensual Vitality Blog

Health: Libido, Sexuality, Superyoung Longevity

 

Wednesday
Jul292015

Kim Kardashian Channels Audrey Hepburn & Marie Antoinette For Hype Energy Drink

Kim Kardashian West for Hype Energy Drink

Kim Kardashian West channels icons Audrey Hepburn and an aloof and an alluring Marie Antoinette (video only) before bolting into reality in 21st century Balmain in her new campaign for Hype Energy Drink. Kim is lensed by John Jansheski.

 

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Tuesday
Jul282015

Khloe Kardashian Shares Unretouched Beautiful Butt Snaps From Complex August Sexy Photo Shoot

Kardashian haters can redirect their butt focus from Kim to Khloe, as the younger sister flaunts her curves in what Kim calls Khloe’s “sexiest shoot yet”, a racy lensed by Steven Gomillion for Complex magazine’s latest issue. Kim was on the scene, acting as self-appointed creative director, and writer Lauren Nostro conducted the interview.

Khloe, 31, poses in a black mesh thong bodysuit, an Addidas onesie, a Moschino bra and high-wasted black Spanx shorts in Complex’s August 2015 cover story.

While the haters will jump on Khloe’s butt, decrying her voluptuous figure compared to Karlie’s Kloss and the VS Angels strong but lean, very lean physiques (see Karlie for Self August 2015 and the VS Angels diet and workout regimen) Khloe has worked very hard for this body, under the direction of trainer Gunnar Peterson.

For those quick to not only decry her Khloe Kardashian’s curves as unseemly and even vulgar (good girls don’t have curves and especially in the fashion industry) but accuse her of having a Photoshop-generated body, Khloe shared both a before and after image from the shoot. The gesture allows people to make make their own assessments about the ‘truth’ of her Complex images.

“I don’t know if I’m ever gonna feel like ‘Daaamn, you look good,” Khloé says of battling her own body insecurities. “But I’ve never felt as comfortable in my own skin than I do now.”

Khloe says she’s not the only Kardashian with insecurities, referring to youngest sister and fashion/beauty ‘it’ girl Kylie Jenner’s decision to get lip injections. “Sometimes things bother her. She used to always take pictures covering her mouth. I didn’t even know when she first did her lips. It wasn’t noticeable, then it started getting bigger and bigger. I guess that was something she just wanted.”

In what emerges as an ultimate compliment to the Kim/Kanye marriage, Khloe assesses their bond in the most positive ways.

“Kim being married to Kanye is a completely different Kim. Kim is so at peace with herself,” muses Khloe. “No one else in the world could have the conversations that those two have. What I love about Kanye is that he wants to build her up instead of take her down.”

Check out Kim Kardashian’s au naturel Theo Wenner shoot for Vogue Spain.

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Sunday
Jul262015

Karlie Kloss As Athletic Champion By Paola Kudacki For Self Magazine August 2015

Karlie Kloss shows off her significant athletic skills, showcasing the future supermodel’s body for Self Magazine’s August issue. Melissa Ventosa Martin styles Karlie in images by Paola Kudacki.

As Self points out, Karlie Kloss doesn’t apologize for the space she occupies. She owns it. At 6’1”, Karlie is vertical with an elegant bearing, projecting strength, power and even wisdom — writes Self.

Whatever her secret, Kloss has always been a one-woman advertisement for what a body can communicate. She’s become one of the premier catwalkers of her generation, a single namer like Cindy and Gisele, known for a fierce theatricality, a distinctive kick of her heels, a languorous way with her hands when she strikes a pose. But something has changed: Over the past seven years, Kloss has transformed her naturally lanky physique into a lean, formidable machine. Applying herself to pilates and cardio—and any other workout that catches her attention—she’s sculpted acres of sinewy muscle. She is now so precisely defined that she projects a thrillingly restrained power, like a gazelle who could at any moment spring from her 6-inch heels and traverse the runway in one leap. In an industry that once embraced fragile thinness, Kloss has done things her way, helping usher in an age of ripped abs on the Victoria’s Secret runway. You can tell she doesn’t work out to burn off dinner. She works out like she’s training for the Hunger Games.

On the subject of wisdom, Karlie may well have expressed it in walking away from her plum role as a Victoria’s Secret Angel. At 22, that’s an awesome decision to have in her life portfolio. She starts her studies soon at New York University, and is eyeing the philanthropy and social activism world with good friend Christy Turlington who supports Karlie’s priority of education.

Self’s Ambiguous Future

In the coming weeks the future of Self Magazine will be determined, as Conde Nast evaluates twp or three of its underperforming publications. The shift of Self to a more model-centric, fashionable perspective has caused a massive drop in newsstand sales. Read all the details in this weekend’s EYE.

 

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Friday
Jul242015

Crista Cober By David Bellemere In 'Le Sens de la Formulae' For Vogue Paris August 2015

Model Crista Cober digs deep into beauty looks, styled by Celia Azoulay in ‘Le Sens de la Formule’. Photographer David Bellemere is in the studio for Vogue Paris August 2015./ Hair by Maxime Mace; makeup by Christelle Cocquet

 

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Tuesday
Jul072015

Crista Cober Is 'Persephone' Lensed By Miguel Reveriego For Beauty Papers Launch Issue

Beauty Papers magazine is an exciting new UK magazine launched by makeup artist Maxine Leonard and creative director Valerie Wickes. The biannual publication debuts with ISSUE 0: ‘Good Bad Ugly Truths Lies.

Editor-in-Chief Maxine Leonard leads the editorial team and Valerie Wickes is the creative director. Carolina Otero, who worked at the Face, POP and Town Magazine is the art director and design is by David Arnott and Dan Vallins. Beauty editor is Alexandra Pouliadis, skincare editor is Nichola Joss, nutrition editor is Rosemary Ferguson and casting director is Shelley Durkan. The initial printing of Beauty Papers is 15,000 copies.

Beauty Papers isn’t an industry glossy designed to sell, sell, sell products. The Foundation Issue features opinion pieces from Kate Spicer, an essay on the allure of pale skin from an
art history perspective and contemporary observations in the form of excerpts from Yasmin Alibhai book Beyond The Veil.

Model Crista Cober fronts this beautiful editorial ‘Persephone’, styled by Ada Kokosar. Photographer Miguel Reveriego is in the studio for Beauty Papers inaugural summer 2015 issue.

 

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Monday
Jun292015

Common Benefits From Whole Body Vibration Exercise Machines

I’ve shared the story of my five-year battle with a series of disabling injuries beginning with a misdiagnosed gym injury, followed by a terrible fall on a street in Philadelphia in April 2011 and a four-month disabling burn in August 2015 – with each injury seriously impacting my right-side pelvis and the muscles and tendons encasing it and my right hip. This sequence of injuries had dramatic ability on my mobility and strength, and was accompanied by a great deal of pain.

Greeting the 2015 New Year, my mood was positive but seriously concerned about my ability to recover what had been an incredible vitality for a woman my age. And then out of nowhere, I noticed an article on vibration plates – a discovery that, for me, would dramatically impact my recovery and restore my health.

Hopping Aboard A Confidence Fitness Vibration Plate Power Plus Machine

There are many kinds of vibration plates, and I’m no expert on any of them except my Confidence Fitness Vibration Plate Power Plus that I ordered from Amazon in March 2015.  It’s the top-selling vibration machine on Amazon with almost 1000 reviews and a 4.5* rating.

In the coming days I will review extensive – but still young – research on whole body vibration machines and their enthusiastic response among both medical professionals and practitioners like myself. Most exciting is the potential for whole body vibration exercise as an anti-aging assist, where it has encouraging research results among post-menopausal women.

What Are Vibration Plates & What Are Their Benefits

The vibration plate machine creates vibration energy of varying speeds and intensity which can be felt throughout the body and in particular the targeted working muscle. These vibrations cause the muscles to continuously contract and relax at a rapid rate.

There are two main types of systems: pivotal/oscillating and linear. Pivotal systems have higher amplitudes of oscillation and lower frequencies, while linear systems have lower amplitudes and higher frequencies. Linear machines are popular with football and basketball teams while pivotal machines are more popular in general and inhabit more studies on WBV.

My Confidence Fitness Vibration Plate Power Plus plates gyrate from a lower intensity to a level that my body can’t yet handle. The impact of the vibrations is very visible especially on those parts of the body closest to the plate. Limbs are moving and depending on how I adjust my body’s position standing on the machine, I can direct the vibrations into different parts of my legs and injury zone.

Standing straight on the vibration machine will send currents of energy into one’s head. Most manuals and research that I’ve read recommend a knees-bent form when standing on the vibrating plates. Squats bring some of the most significant results and avoid head vibrations until the research is clear about any potential negative impact.

Because I am targeting a specific injury zone with greater intensity, aiming to impact the site of my injury by feeling the directions and most intense impact areas of the vibrations is key to my workout. Of course, I also use the machine for overall conditioning in a sequence of exercises and am on it far more than the suggested 10 minutes a day. My own time of 20-30 minutes is cited frequently in the literature, although many Amazon users say 10 minutes brings their desired results.

Perceived Benefits From Whole Body Vibration Exercise

Research indicates that the following beneficial gains from properly-executed, whole body vibration exercise accrue to significant numbers of users:

  • Enhanced muscle and bone growth.
  • Enhanced levels of flexibility in the target muscle.
  • Enhanced calorie burning and overall metabolism rates.
  • Enhanced delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the working muscle.
  • Reduced stress, fat and cellulite.
  • Reduced cortisol hormone
  • Enhanced overall strength.
  • Enhanced balance
  • Reduced back pain
  • Reduced joint pain

Although the research regarding vibration plate machines is relatively new, companies carrying out their own product reviews into its effectiveness have reported significant alterations in weight loss, muscle tone and strength and flexibility. The equipment has also been demonstrated to bring about beneficial changes in mood, energy levels and blood pressure readings.

Increasing numbers of medical studies confirm these results for large numbers — but not all users — of whole body vibration machines.

Greater Health Benefits In Less Time & Effort

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