Sensuality Reads

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

 

Body Image | Self Esteem

Curvy | Size 0 | Body Love Articles

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

Victoria’s Secret Pulls Perfect Body Campaign Days Before Annual Fashion Show Flies To London

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

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

 

Thursday
Jan012015

Donna Trope Explores Beauty Industry In 'Mask Layer' For 'Under the Influence' Magazine Winter 2014/15

So many thoughts came rushing through my mind when I saw ‘Mask Layer’, lensed by Donna Trope for ‘Under the Influence Magazine’. Models Holly Rose Emery and Samantha Gradoville confront the concept of self-improvement and plastic surgery in the Winter 2014 issue. Masha Orlov styles ‘Mask Layer’ with Georgina Graham on makeup and Rominana Manenti on hair.

Several months ago I was contacted by a prominent plastic surgery group about promoting their research on AOC. Their research confirmed that procedures among teen girls are rising faster than ever, driven largely by Selfies. Couple this reality with a leveling off of the market among middle-aged and older women — driven largely by the economy, I assume — and it makes sense that beauty businesses plant more doubts about real beauty among our young women to keep the cash register ringing.

Make no mistake — as I explained to the West Coast professionals — I have used Botox and fillers and will do so again. I’m not anti-physical enhancements and particularly when they look natural. What I flat-out reject, though, is the website message that greeted me, when I took a look at the firm’s research. To paraphrase:

‘We Can Make You The Woman You Always Wanted To Be’

I explained tactfully that under no circumstances could I embrace such a message to AOC readers because I don’t believe that cosmetic procedures have much relevance at all to my essence as a woman. Rather, the issue is my grace, empathy, intelligence, creativity, conscience, and a host of other factors that have nothing to do with needles and injections and the perfect pout.

I referred them to two earlier articles written about cosmetic procedures and plastic surgery. You might enjoy them, too ~ Anne

Read on:

Beauty, Plastic Surgery and Self Esteem

First Impressions: Women and the World of Plastic Surgery

 

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Thursday
Jan012015

Artist Omar Ortiz's Hyper-realistic Female Body Parts Inspire Self-Love

Guadalajara-based, hyper-realistic painter Omar Ortiz brings a different perspective to painting the female form. Typically, the male artistic gaze is focused on female breasts and erotic zones of the lower torso. Ortiz is hardly oblivious to eroticism in the grand spectrum of his paintings, but his visual gift lies in exploring the sensual totality of the female body including hands and even fingernails. See Omar Ortiz Facebook.

It occurs to me that Ortiz’s art is a positive force in the self-image fight that the majority of women experience in their quest to be perceived as more than the summation of their erotic body parts. Yes, his models are thin and beautiful, but these paintings remind us that female beauty is nuanced and can be expressed in gestures as well as knees and knuckles.

 

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Sunday
Dec282014

Brita Water Builds Skyscrapers Of America's Sugar Addiction

This fall’s 2014 Brita Water Filtration campaign reminded us that a can a day soda or ice tea drinker consumes 221,314 sugar cubes in a lifetime. As Ad Age says “the beleaguered soda industry” … “has become a punching bag for health advocates and competing beverage brands.”

As a Brita filtered water drinker — even filling a reusable water bottle for on-the-go because I can no longer bear to fill our planet with empty plastic water bittles — I found Brita’s “sugar cube city” in New York’s Chelsea Market, made from nearly four tons of sugar, to be overwhelmingly effective marketing.The sculpture features 28 buildings, varying in height from 2 to 7 feet.

Brita asserts that four tons of sugar represents a family of four’s lifetime consumption of the sweet stuff. And this sugar sculpture skyline is what four tons of sugar surging through our brains and body looks like.

Sugar is a comparatively foreign substance in my body, although I do drink wine and vodka. Because the brain science news on diet soda isn’t any better in terms controlling appetite, obesity and the illnesses associated with this critical health problem of obesity, I don’t drink diet sodas or diet juices either. Frankly, they are poison to me.

As we reposition Anne of Carversville back to its original roots in 2015, writing about critical health news that affects obesity, aging, sexuality and our general sense of wellbeing, sugar is front and center in my mind.

Earlier this month, medical headlines argued More than salt, sugars may contribute to high blood pressure. Medical News Today reported recently that “regularly drinking high levels of sugar-sweetened soda could lead to the premature aging of immune cells, leaving the body vulnerable tp chronic diseases in a similar manner to the effects of smoking.”

Coca Cola and PepsiCo increasingly advocate for lower-calorie sodas and smaller-portioned packaging. The two companies have been joined by the Dr Pepper Snapple Group in pledging to reduce beverage calories consumed per person nationally by 20% by 2025.

Read AOC’s writing on sugar and diet sugar after taking in these sugar skyscrapers.

AOC on Sugar & Sugar Substitutes

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Wednesday
Dec172014

Mona Matsuoka By Julia Noni In Vogue China January 2015

Fashion is filled with active, take charge of my body messaging we we head into 2015. Photographer Julia Noni captures Mona Matsuoka for Vogue China January 2015, in this true grit body examination styled by Brian Molloy. / Makeup by Benjamin Puckey

 

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Tuesday
Dec162014

Body Beat | Jennifer Lopez On Facing Fears & Self Love | Naomi Campbell Gets Waxed | Gisele's No Makeup Selfies

Jennifer Lopez launches Self Magazine’s January 2015 issue with a clear cover message: LOVE YOUR BODY!!!! Self describes Lopez — lensed in all white, sporting clothes by Alexi Lubomirski — as fundamentally an athlete, writing that “she approaches her life with the same kind of intense kinetic energy that informs her choreography.”

2015 As A Nonstop Year: First, there is her day job as the good-cop judge on American Idol. Lopez is already partnering with health and fitness company BodyLab to create a new program for women by women. A look at the BodyLab website finds fitness routines, recipes, health tips, nutrition articles, smoothies and calorie and exercise trackers — plus BodyLab’s supplements and diet products.

Lopez’s small budget movie ‘The Boy Next Door’ opens soon. In a reverse ‘Fatal Attraction’ erotic thriller, Lopez plays Claire Peterson, a neglected wife who is seduced into a one-night stand by the 19-year-old next door. Lopez produced the $4 million budget movie herself.

On Being A Love Addict: Facing her failed relationships, Jennifer Lopez explains that people handle pain in different ways. “Some go out and party and sleep around, but that’s just not my way. I found the comfort in someone else. That’s called being a love addict.”

Lopez concluded that she had a fundamental fear of really being on her own and of facing her fears. Admitting that it has taken her years to get to this positive place of being, Lopez says: “So first it was about learning to love myself. And then it was about facing my fears.”

On Dating Younger Men: “all the old clichés about women need to be undone. Enough already!” And Lopez hates being called a cougar. 

 

Gisele Bündchen, the world’s highest-paid supermodel, shares makeup-free selfies in lingerie and with her Patriots-loving kids. Gisele was a trend-setter in models taking off their makeup, even posing for pictures with Johan Lindeberg in 25 photos for BLK DMN jeans. Note that Gisele’s face wasn’t in every image.

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Sunday
Dec142014

Naomi Campbell's Pilates Body Lensed By David Roemer For Evening Standard ES Magazine

Supermodel Naomi Campbell is very much back in the public eye these days, lensed here by David Roemer for London’s Evening Standard. Stylist Nathalie Riddle chooses signature sexy looks from Givenchy, Emilio Pucci and more for ‘No More Miss Nasty’. Read ES interview.

Naomi’s body is leaner than ever, thanks to her now-over relationship with Vladimir Doron, pilates and an incredibly strict diet. In her 2010 appearance on Oprah, Naomi volunteered that Vladimir didn’t permit her to eat bread and that she had learned to swim off his yacht, stating that previously she was too muscular to swim. Say what???

In April 2014 the Daily Mail ran a feature on Naomi’s morning workout, inspired by her Instagram Pilates snap. The bigger revelations came in her January 2014 Harper’s Bazaar interview. Reading it, there’s no doubt about the degree of self-discipline that Campbell brings to her daily routine:

5:00 A.M. When I’m in New York taping my show, The Face, I get up at five or six. When I’m not, I’d say nine. I don’t like alarms. I don’t like really sudden, loud noises; they make me jump. I wake up on my own. When I’ve had to put on an alarm, I always anticipate it, and I wake up before. The first thing I do is have hot water with lemon and probiotics. I’ve never drunk coffee; I don’t like the smell. I’m a tea drinker. If I need it I will have one cup of green tea. I’m more into herbal tea. After that I get up, take a shower, and then I have another set of drinks—one for the immune system and one with aloe. Then I do yoga or Pilates, and after, a big glass of green juice …

7:00 A.M. I go to the studio by SUV or Maserati. I catch up with phone calls and e-mails, things with Europe. Sometimes I read magazines in the car when my driver has them, but I actually prefer books. Right now I’m reading The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz. I’m also reading Clean, by Alejandro Junger, this detox book that’s been around forever. It’s about how to take care of your body, what you put in your body. And then before I know it, I’m at the studio. During hair and makeup I continue to do my e-mails and calls and stuff like that and try and get them out of the way. I can’t keep the phone on when I’m on set. I have a BlackBerry and an iPhone; I just got the new ones. I have two dogs, a Malkie named Milo and a bulldog named Winston, but I don’t bring them to work because there are too many people around and too much going on and lots of cables—I don’t want them to eat anything from the floor. I do take my blanket, and walnuts, dates, apricots, lots of dried fruit, Smartwater, tea bags, a packed lunch. I just became a vegetarian, and I find it a little hard to figure out what to eat, so I just bring stuff from home. I went to this place where they teach you how to take care of your body and clean it inside and out. After that I decided I didn’t want to eat pork, chicken, or anything I felt was unhealthy. I never thought I would ever do it. It was just something I decided to do. I don’t know how long it’s going to last, but I feel lighter and just easier. I think once you clean your intestine, you wanna try and keep it clean. I do juice cleanses two or three times per week.

Note: a Google search today suggests that Naomi remains a vegetarian, although the vast majority of vegetarians return to eating meat with a year.

 

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