Sensuality Reads

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

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 Articles

Aerie Lingerie Launches ‘The Real You Is Sexy’ Campaign

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

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

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

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

Serena Williams Aces Body Confidence in Beach Shoot & Readers Agree

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lizzie Miller Body Image Model and Beauty Debate Update

Mikimoto Pearl Girls 1972 | Sensual, Beautiful with Clavicle Fat

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

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

Codie Young, Chadwick Tyler & Topshop Join Size 0 Model Debate

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

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

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

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

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

For a Long, healthy Life, Embrace an Hourglass Figure

NieNie’s Stephanie Nielson Faces ‘Flawless’ Beauty Head-on

Diet & Health

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

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

Stella Tennant fronts the cover of Vogue Italia’s September 2011 issue, lensed by Steven Meisel.

The truly beautiful, high fashion image is inspired by Ethel Granger (1905-1982) who tightened herself into corsets to please her husband.

Ethel is described as a revolutionary women, who enjoyed indulging her husband’s tastes, including piercings along with her record-smashing 33 centimeters of waist.

Is it coincidence that 60 years later in our women’s rights world, Ethel’s record-setting waist measurement still stands?

Artist Rebecca Massey

Metamorphosis by Rebecca Massey, via Vogue Italia Photo VogueChange is necessary to evolve, even though it’s frightening ~ Rebecca Massey (website)

Next: New research on media models, body image, self-perceptions among obese people.

Media Models & Body Image

Media’s Focus On Ideal Body Shape Can Boost Women’s Body Satisfaction, for Awhile Science Daily

An April 2011 study contradicted results on prior surveys suggesting that women are turned off by ads of thin women (not necessarily size 0), causing dissatisfaction and self-loathing among women of varying sizes.

The survey conducted at Ohio State University exposed women to faux magazines with text and images of only thin, idealized body types for five days. The results contradict popular theories, based on women only looking at images of thin women. At Ohio State University, the readers’ own body satisfaction improves.

There was a catch. The women reporting the greatest satisfaction were also more likely to report skipping meals, cutting carbs and other dieting behaviors during the week of the study.

Silvia Knobloch-Westerwick, co-author of the study, said: “But it is a losing battle. Women are motivated by these fitness and beauty magazines to try to attain these supposedly perfect bodies, and may even get a short-term body image boost when they start dieting. However, research shows that most diets fail and they’re eventually going to be back being unsatisfied with their bodies.”

How Materialistic Advertising Messages Negatively Shape the Female Body Image Science Daily

This research suggests that materialism, both as an internalized value and as a depiction in the media, should be taken into account for media literacy interventions and policy changes in the advertising industry. Ashikali: “Women would benefit from gaining greater awareness of current marketing strategies, as well as becoming more critical of the images and messages conveyed by materialistic media. Our work highlights the need for less emphasis on materialistic messages in the marketing of goods and products, as well as on the promised unrealistic benefits of owning a particular good.”

Positive Family & Friends Not Enough Support for Fat Women

Fat-stigma study: Mass media messages appear to trump opinions of family, close friends. Science Daily

Even when close friends and family don’t judge women as ‘fat’, women underestimate how they are judged by their social network. Arizona State University researchers interviewed 112 women aged 18-45 and 823 others in their family and social networks.

The study’s lead author Alexandra Brewis noted that even though obesity is a major medical and public health challenge, the stigma attached to it needs to be examined.

“The question this leaves us with is: ‘If it isn’t the opinions of friends and family that make us feel so bad about being overweight, then what does?’ What seems most likely is that media and pop cultural messages are so pervasive and powerful that even the most loving support of those closest to us provides only limited protection against them,” said Brewis, who also is a professor and executive director of the School of Human Evolution and Social Change in ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Brewis doesn’t acknowledge the possibility that the woman herself has a legitimate amount of self-loathing or defeatism, perhaps believing health statistics around obesity, longevity and health problems. Perhaps she genuinely wants to be thinner because she actually, sincerely believes that she would look more attractive thinner. Perhaps she is winded or having difficult moving and is angry with herself that she doesn’t value her health — and her own body — enough to nurture a healthier lifestyle. Perhaps she has regained lost weight and feels defeated. Perhaps she doesn’t feel entitled to be a healthy body weight. Perhaps she is using weight to cover up body guilt that women commonly have in our sensually judgmental, religious culture.

The press release doesn’t state the actual physical health — in terms of weight, BMI or other medical measures —  of the study’s participants. We don’t know if these are medically average weight women convinced they are medically obese or obese women who feel lousy over being at their weight, inspite of positive affirmations from family and friends.

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