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

 

Tuesday
Jun162015

Body Beat | More Good News For Chocolate | FDA Bans Trans Fats | Exercise vs Calorie Reduction In Weight Control

Health News

1. Chocolate Consumption Again Linked to Human Health

Read my lips. Eating chocolate is good for your health, according to yet another study of almost 21,000 adults living in Norfolk, England, reports Science Daily. Authors of the study reported in the journal ‘Heart’ also conducted a systematic review of international studies of links between chocolate and cardiovascular disease, involving almost 158,000 people.

The study concluded that the top fifth of chocolate eaters were 13% less likely to develop heat disease and also 23% less likely to suffer a stroke, compared to the bottom fifth of consumers, many who ate no chocolate.

One interesting finding of the study was a lack of positive correlation for consuming dark chocolate versus milk chocolate. Other studies on chocolate consumption have indicated that dark chocolate carries a high percentage of flavonoids, making it preferable from a health standpoint.

One must always consider the comparatively high calorie counts in chocolate. And if one is suffering from medical obesity, increased chocolate consumption in no way obviates the health impact of still higher levels of calorie intake.

2. To Lose Weight, Eating Less Is Far More Important Than Exercise

Writing for the New York Times, Aaron E Carroll reminded us this week that while the overall health benefits of exercise are well established, weight loss is rarely achieved from gym workouts, and especially over a span of time.

A 2012 systematic review of studies showed that over time, people generally ended by burning less energy with exercise than predicted, while increasing their calorie intake. Carroll concludes: 

Exercise has a big upside for health beyond potential weight loss. Many studies and reviews detail how physical activity can improve outcomes in musculoskeletal disorders, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, pulmonary diseases, neurological diseases and depression. The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges declared it a “miracle cure” recently, and while I’m usually loath to use that term for anything in medicine, a fairly large evidence base corroborates that exercise improves outcomes in many domains.

But that huge upside doesn’t seem to necessarily apply to weight loss. The data just don’t support it. Unfortunately, exercise seems to excite us much more than eating less does.

3. US Food & Drug Administration Gives Food Producers 3 Years To Eliminate Trans Fats

The FDA ruled Tuesday that trans fat is not ‘generally recognized as safe’ for use in human food and must be eliminated from the American diet in three years. The ruling means that any use of partially hydrogenated oils, referred to as PHOs will require a special permit for use and can only be approved by the FDA.

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Tuesday
Jun092015

Ashley Graham Sports Awesome Confidence, Lensed By Jason Hetherington For Elle UK July 2015

Last week we shared model Ashley Graham’s incredibly inspiring TED talk on body confidence. It’s a must watch for all women, regardless of size, cellulite and a certain preoccupation with perceived flaws promoted by the fashion and beauty industries that have a vested financial interest in fixing us.

Ashley Graham challenges us to take another route, one in we banish the self-loathing and learn to embrace the woman in the mirror. This strategy has been fundamental to AOC since 2009, and we stand firm on these convictions.

Photographer Jason Hetherington captures Ashley in the studio for Elle UK’s July issue, styled by Michelle Duguid with makeup by Sophie Beresiner.

 

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Sunday
Jun072015

A Highly Motivating Jessamy Stanley Takes Her Yoga Practice On The Road

North Carolina living, self-described ‘fat femme’ yoga lover Jessamy Stanley is breaking the mold on the idealized body type of a yoga practitioner.  Looking at these images of Jessamy, the vast majority of us have no excuse not to take up yoga.

Jessamy speaks frankly, saying that her reason for doing yoga — she trained in a Bikram Yoga studio, mastering a series of 2 postures and two breathing exercises within 90 minutes in a room heated to about 10-degrees — is for mind mastery and not healthy reasons.

However, as the opportunity for Jessamy to take her show on the road presents itself, healthy tips are making their way into her sassy vocab. Jessamy has now adapted her routine outside the hot studio. See Jessamy’s fall schedule here. She’ll be traveling as far north as Brooklyn and Soho beginning in August, with stops in Philly, Silver Springs Alexandra and back south through Atlanta, Durham, Charlotte and Greensboro.

As for pure Birkam Yoga, this recent Shape Magazine article shares 9 things you need to know.

 

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Sunday
Jun072015

Move & Moderate: The French Woman's Essential Daily Wellness Mantra Simplified

Photographer Eric Maillet and stylist Gaelle Bon share a French perspective on fitness and wellness in ‘Hand to Hand’ for the May issue of MIXT(E) magazine.

The truth is that gyms in Paris are few and far between. While it may be true that Parisian women seem to be genetically bred with a gamine-like, androgynous physique that requires little maintenance, Parisian women not only eat healthy but they walk, walk, walk everywhere. If she’s not walking, look for her on a bike.

Extreme diets are off-limits and so are extreme workouts. The gym is a placed to nurture her bien-être — or self-wellness, tone her body parts to be maillot-ready and work on her strength and posture. The gym is not the place to burn a lot of calories, because the Parisian woman didn’t overeat in the first place. This is why she prefers waist cinchers and beautiful, highly-constructed lingerie, beauty accessories that remind her there is a price to pay when moderation is not front and center in her daily eating balancing act. ‘Could you biggie-size that please?’ is a sentence never uttered from the mouth of a Parisian woman that I know.

 

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Wednesday
Jun032015

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

IMG model Ashley Graham gave one of the most inspiring talks ever before a sold-out audience of 450 people in Valencia, Spain during an April 2015 TEDxBerkleeValencia event.

Dominating the stage with confidence and enthusiasm for her commitment to being a body-image activist for all women, Graham who is a 27-year-old Nebraska native said:

‘My body, like my confidence, has been picked apart, manipulated, and controlled by others who didn’t necessarily understand it. I had to learn to reclaim my body as my own, and in reclaiming my body as my own, I understood as a woman that I had a greater purpose to redefine feminine beauty.’

Graham reflected on the reality that the fashion industry — and a society defined by attitudes cultivated by the fashion industry —  defines perfection only from the outside, citing a recent Dove study of thousands of women in 10 countries that found only two percent of women willing to describe themselves as beautiful. 

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition model challenged the audience to embrace themselves with her own experience.

‘I felt free once I realized I was never going to fit the mold that society wanted me to fit in… . Rolls, curves, cellulite, all of it — I love every part of me.’

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Friday
May082015

Tina Fey Strips To Her Spanx On David Letterman #LastDressEver

Tina Fey’s #LastDressEver

Comedian Tina Fey let it all hang out in her final appearance on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ vowing to give him her last fancy dress.

This is my last time wearing a fancy dress on a talk show and conforming to gender norms out of respect for you.

Fey then asked Letterman to help unzip her elegant blue dress, revealing her ‘almost medical’ shapewear underneath. Her Spanx read ‘Bye Dave’ and ‘#LastDressEver’.