Sensuality Reads

Sharon Stone Showcases Her ‘Flapjack Ass’ in Mark Abrahams Images for Harper’s Bazaar US September 2015

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

 

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

Anne of Carversville & Sensuality News do not accept submissions.

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

Anne Rethinks ‘Flawless’, Third-Tier Male Photographers & Values That Matter

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

Kate Upton

All Kate Upton

Kate Upton Once Asked By Fashion Assostant Why She Would Wear A Cross, Based On Her Reputation

Sensual and Superyoung

Healthy, Sensual Living Blogs

Anne’s Sensual Vitality Blog

Health: Libido, Sexuality, Superyoung Longevity

 

Sunday
Jun282015

Joan Smalls & Constance Jablonski Glow Glam For Estée Lauder June 2015

Kendall Jenner may be the new ‘it’ girl at Estée Lauder but five years after signing on with the cosmetics giant, Joan Smalls and Constance Jablonski glow in Lauder’s latest cosmetics advertising campaign.

 

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Wednesday
Jun242015

Poppy Cross Goes To Hell & Back For A Victoria's Secret Angel Body

American website rehabs.com recently overviewed the evolution of the female figure over the last 100 years, reminding readers that the most admired models have always been consistently slimmer than the average American woman. The disparity is growing however, with American women becoming larger and models thinner

In the days of Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista and all the ‘supers’, it’s estimated that with watching her diet and consistent exercise, about 25% of women could achieve a model figure — or close to it since height is always above average for models. Today that estimate is 2-4%.

This spring saw a flurry of new regulations around model BMIs for fashion shows, with even France, home to the androgynous, gamine figure seeking to crack down on the use of too-thin models with a ban on BMIs under 18.

Many protest the use of BMI as an indicator of health and wellness, because it fails to distinguish between muscle and fat. Looking to update any new thinking in the model BMI debate, I was surprised to come upon this gem of information from the Telegraph UK:

Dr Véran (the French neurologist and politician who sponsored the French legislation) notes that the World Health Organisation defines anyone below a BMI of 18 to be suffering from malnutrition. This would rule out celebrated names such as Karlie Kloss (no longer an Angel) , Alessandra Ambrosio and Candice Swanepoel who, as Victoria’s Secret underwear models, are feted for being “curvaceous” despite their miniscule BMIs.

As a 10-year veteran of Victoria’s Secret, I know that the world’s largest lingerie brand has always promoted a vision of good health and a positive body attitude. In overviewing the changing bodies of women as a beauty ideal, Rehabs.com concluded that the 2000 body ideal is that of ‘a Victoria’s Secret Angel, described as tall, thin and leggy models with big breasts, flowing hair and toned bodies.’ The website uses Adriana Lima as an example.

The Diet and Workouts of VS Angels

Writing for Daily Mail UK this Sunday, Poppy Cross set out to see if she has what it takes to achieve the body of a Victoria’s Secret Angel.

Victoria’s Secret requires all its Angels to be 5’9” tall minimum and have 24 in. waists writes Cross. VS Fashion Show consultant Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou explains: ‘It’s like being an Olympian — they have to be in peak condition.’

Cross sets off on her quest for an Angels body, advised by personal trainer Dan Roberts and New York nutritionist Dr Charles Passier, both of whom work with the VS models. (Read Elle magazine’s Dec 2014 Following the 6 Step Victoria’s Secret Angel Diet with Dr Passier. A major article on trainer Dan Roberts and the Angels is on ilongevity.com)

Weight training is to be the key and this will include squats, dead-lifts, weighted lunges, bicep curls, tricep dips and press-ups. I am to be ‘eased’ into the programme, with one weight session with Dan each week supplemented by three to four other ‘homework’ sessions – sprint interval training for 20 minutes one day, weight training on my own for an hour the next, and classes including Pilates, boxing and ‘Ballet Beautiful’ (Angel favourites, I’m told).

In what became a four-month journey to a VS Angels body, Cross writes that all her suffering and exhaustion aside, and with sessions with Dan increasing to four a week, she is exercising six-seven days a week and sometimes twice in a day. However, the determined fitness blogger is dead-lifting 72kg — more than she weights — by the third month.

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Tuesday
Jun232015

Denise Bidot Loves ALL Her Body In #swimsuitsforall Campaign

Online swimsuit retailer #swimsuitsforall has teamed up with the curvaceous Denise Bidot to launch an unretouched ‘Beach body. Not sorry’ ad campaign that encourages women to feel unapologetically sexy in their own skin — and that includes cellulite.

The campaign video features a sultry, completely un-retouched Bidot with a message of confidence echoed in Ashley Graham’s recent TED Talk in which she told her audience that she’s bold, beautiful and brilliant — even with back fat. Encouraging women to post selfies was a key message in Lane Bryant’s recent #ImNoAngel campaign.

“I love everything about my body … the stretch marks, everything that I thought was an imperfection I now realize is everything that makes me me,” says Bidot, while flaunting her sexy size 14 beach bod in a skimpy two-piece for the minute-long ad. “We want women to let go of their anxieties and step out unapologetically this summer,” said Moshe Laniado, CEO and President of Swimsuits For All, in a statement.

The company encouraged women to post images of themselves on their Facebook page.

 

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Friday
Jun192015

Doutzen Kroes Is Scuba-Ready In Gianluca Fontana Snaps For Elle France June 19, 2015

Top model Doutzen Kroes celebrates summer sports, styled in scuba-ready swimwear by Chloé Dugast. Gianluca Fontana captures Doutzen for Elle France June 19, 2015.

 

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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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