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

 

Thursday
Mar052015

Body Beat | Pro-Vegetarian Diet Reduces Heart Disease | Coffee Reduces Heart Disease | Potassium Deficit in Older Women 

Health Benefits of Pro-Vegetarian Diet

A new study of 450,000 Europeans concludes that those who ate a semi-vegetarian diet — one in which 70 percent of food intake came from plant sources — had a 20 percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease. This conclusion is compared to folks to ate a more carnivorous diet, where less than 45 percent of food intake was from plant sources.

Dr Camille Lassale, an epideminologist at Imperial College London, where the study was carried out, explained that the study started in 1992 in 10 different countries. On average, the participants aged between 35 and 70 were followed for 12 years.

Nutrition scores gave participants extra points for eating food from seven food groups — vegetables, fruit, cereals, potatoes, nuts, and olive oil. Points were subtracted for five animal food groups including meats, animal fats, eggs, fish and other seafood, and dairy products.

Results were adjusted based on age at start of study, gender, daily calories, body mass index, smoking, physical activity, education and alcohol intake.

For individuals not wanting to become totally vegetarian, eating a diet high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, beans, nuts, low-fat dairy, skinless poultry and fish brought excellent results. via Daily Mail

Attacking Your Massive Potassium Deficit

A Critical Need For Potassium-Rich Foods In Our Diet AOC Shop

In a study of 90,137 postmenopausal women over a period of 11 years, only 2.8 percent of women met the US Department of Agriculture daily recommendation of 4,700 mg of potassium daily. The World Health Organization’s daily potassium recommendation for women is lower, at 3,510 mg or more. Unfortunately, only 16.6 percent of women met this nutritional standard.

The American Heart Association published a study in September 2014 confirming significantly lower risks of stroke and death among older, postmenopausal women who ate potassium-rich foods. The results were especially significant among women who didn’t have high blood pressure.

Relevant to me — someone not taking any blood pressure medication or suffering from high blood pressure — increasing potassium intake to recommended levels resulted in a 27 percent lower ischemic stroke risk and a 21 percent reduction in all stroke types. The results were signiciant but almost half these numbers for women already taking blood pressure medication.

New Health Benefits For Coffee Drinkers

A new study of over 25,000 people measured levels of calcium in their coronary arteries. The presence of coronary artery calcium is one indicator of future coronary atherosclerosis, known as ‘clogged arteries’. This condition is known to have a strong association with future strokes and heart attacks.

Participants in the study had an average age of 41 and no known heart disease. Researchers divided the coffee drinkers into four groups from less than one cup a day to five or more cups a day. Medical News Today writes:

In subgroups defined by different variables such as age, alcohol consumption and diabetes status, the association found was similar, suggesting the participants that consumed between three and five cups of coffee a day had the lowest prevalence of clogged arteries.

Doctors note that the study was conducted on South Koreans, who have a different diet than the typical western diet.

Related: Caffeine and a healthy diet may boost memory, thinking skills; alcohol effect uncertain Harvard Medical School

Thursday
Feb262015

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

Top model Natasha Poly explores a wide range of sexual fantasies and fears, styled by Sally Lyndley. The incomparable hair dresser and now photographer/creative director Luigi Murenu HAD to be the vision behind Natasha’s vagina dentata references, lensed with now partner Iango Henzi for Lui Magazine’s March issue.

If ever there was an ultimate example of a male paranoid fantasy, it’s the ‘vagina dentata’. The fear that a woman’s vagina contains teeth that will castrate a man is rooted in the notion that the female body has hidden and dangerous secrets that can be lethal.  Freud actually said ‘Probably no male human being is spared the terrifying shock of threatened castration at the sight of female genitals.’

Women have been the contorted focus of male fears for thousands of years, as they sought to control that which they didn’t understand. Freud’s assertion that such a negative response to female genitals is innate, rather than learned over centuries from traditions and negative teachings about women remains suspect. We know that vaginas were once revered as mystical, spiritual female attributes. It seems more likely that placing these hideous burdens on the female body is deeply rooted in the collective unconscious.

Related: The Great Wall of Vagina | Learning To Love Our Genitalia

 

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Thursday
Feb192015

Candice Swanepoel By Sebastian Kim For Self Magazine March 2015

Candice Swanepoel works hard… real hard. ‘I’m up and on-set pretty early, usually by 5am,’ Candice tells the March issue of Self Magazine. It’s easy to imagine the Victoria’s Secret Angel glamming it up into the wee hours all over New York, South Beach and LA.  Her reality is another story.

‘I’m up and on-set pretty early, usually by 5am.’ Candice explains that the light for shooting swimwear is best at sunrise and sunset. After shooting for 12 hours a day, often seven days a week, the blonde beauty hits the gym.

‘I’m an athlete,’ she says. ‘I use every single muscle, especially my core and arms, when I pose. It’s so important for me to feel strong.’

Growing up on a dairy farm in South Africa, Candice saw her dad start his day at 4am.Being surrounded by real-world life and death shaped her determined personality. ‘Africa is not for wussies. It’s in our culture to be hard workers.’

Candice surprised many with her revelation that she almost quit modeling because she was alone and lonely in Europe.

‘Every day, I was working with different people who were speaking different languages, so I was never able to form any relationships. I just wanted to go home.’ During that time, she was also told that she needed to lose weight. ‘I was so used to people criticizing me for being too thin that it was shocking to me,’ she says. ‘I was crying.’

Yes, you read that correctly. Candice Swanepoel was told to lose weight, leaving her so frustrated and depressed that she was ready to quit modeling entirely. And then she got a call that changed her life. And it wasn’t Avon calling.

Candice is lensed by Sebastian Kim wearing the Apple Watch, a factoid not called out loud and clear in the online interview. This makes Candice the first woman to wear the Apple Watch in a US magazine, writes Apple Insider. Melissa Ventosa Martin styles the shoot.

Candice is also circulating as the cover girl and sexy centerfold in Maxim’s newly upgraded debut. Candice Swanepoel By Gilles Bensimon For Maxim Magazine March 2015

 

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Wednesday
Feb182015

Alisa Ahmann Does 'The Art of Illusion', Lensed By Mario Testino For Allure Magazine March 2015

Model Alisa Ahmann does a reality check on all the body modifications on the modern woman’s beauty shopping list. Paul Cavaco styles Alisa for Mario Testino’s Allure Magazine March 2015 editorial. Akki Shirakawa does hair and Lucia Pica the makeup for ‘The Art of Illusion’.

 

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Tuesday
Feb172015

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

I would never give British media personality Charlene White a serious journalism assignment based on her unethical, unprofessional mangling of Cindy Crawford’s photo. Now that the facts — rather than White’s purported explanation of what she was doing with Crawford’s unretouched photo — have come to light, we are reminded of the incredibly low standards embraced by so many people who call themselves journalists.

Note: This photo is a fake!

A Tweet That Rocked Cindy’s World

For background, Charlene White came into possession of an unretouched photo of Cindy Crawford (above), one purported to be from an upcoming April 2015 spread in Marie Claire Magazine in which the supermodel purposefully had no Photoshop work done on her images.

White Tweeted the image with the message ‘Cindy Crawford’s April spread in Marie Claire features 100% non-retouched photos. Take a bow Ms. C.’

I’m not sure anyone working in the fashion world, or any follower of fashion, has ever called Cindy Crawford ‘Ms. C’. Ms. White is sounding very insider in her Tweet, but reality is that she isn’t at all ‘in the know’ in the world of fashion supermodels.

Naomi Campbell should read White the riot act, Brit girl style.

Marie Claire responded, clarifying that the photo’s origins are actually from a December 2013 cover story from Marie Claire Mexico and Latin America — and that the unretouched version is a leak.

Woops, Charlene!

The Published Photoshoot

Here are two images of Cindy from that photoshoot and a link to the entire editorial at AOC.

Marie Claire then wrote:

No matter where the photo came from, it’s an enlightenment—we’ve always known Crawford was beautiful, but seeing her like this only makes us love her more. And as she told us at the premiere of her new documentary last week: ‘I really think—at any age—it’s learning to be comfortable in your own skin. …If women would treat themselves with the same kind of love they give to their friends, that would be such a great gift we could give ourselves. …What makes you the most attractive is self-confidence. That’s what people see.’

(The documentary referenced is Crawford’s film ‘Hospital in the Sky’ dedicated to raising awareness of and helping to eliminate avoidable blindness in poor countries. Crawford was in Peru.)

Back to the business of women’s bodies. Agreed, Marie Claire. Cindy look fantastic, stretch marks and cellulite included.

Today’s High Definition World

In today’s world of high definition images, high-contrast lighting and a Twittersphere that feasts on eating people alive, I don’t know too many women who want to go totally unretouched in photos.

Cindy Crawford has not commented on the Charlene White leak through her representative. My understanding of the law is that photographer John Russo owns the image unless Crawford’s contract with him gives her control. Typically, very successful models co-own the rights to their images. Russo would never leak that photo, so it most likely came from an underling in someone’s organization — the model, the photographer, the retoucher, the magazine.

Charlene White’s Agenda

One must ask, then, about Charlene White’s agenda with Cindy Crawford.

One question no one seems to be asking is how did Charlene White get that photo and why didn’t she second source the facts around it? Was the purported story of Cindy going unretouched just too tantalizing to check out with people who would know the facts?

What I see here is a very aggressive young woman using Cindy Crawford to advance herself and her own agenda, without second-sourcing and, frankly, triple-sourcing from reputable people who would know the facts — like Marie Claire or John Russo or Cindy’s agency.

It’s clear that a plum photo of a very famous person dropped into White’s personal universe. It dealt with a timely and important topic for women — self image and how we compare ourselves in a Photoshop world — and White moved to make a name for herself.

White told CNN that she Tweeted the photo because:

“Women come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes. I think it’s important to see all sorts of body shapes on our screens and in our magazines so that people have a true reflection of what people look like.”

Life In A High Definition World

I promise you that in the light of real life, the photo that White celebrates isn’t a true reflection of what Cindy Crawford looks like. This lighting is very harsh, much harsher than real light outside or at home. It’s dirty and gritty, and its effects are changed significantly in the images that were published. Sometimes photographers are shooting for multiple sources at the same time. The photo above is NOT Marie Claire material. Shot with an incredibly high-definition lens, every pore on Cindy’s body is magnified in this flat, two-dimensional view of the model.

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Monday
Feb162015

Carmen Dell'Orefice Talks The Importance Of Sex In Healthy Aging For New You Magazine

Top model Carmen Dell’Orefice is the world’s oldest working model at age 83. Even better is the fact that the silver-haired vixen has worked more in the last 25 years than at any time in her career. Carmen first posted for Salvador Dali at age 13 and nabbed her first Vogue cover at 15.

“Carmen is the embodiment of being able to do anything you want no matter what age you are,” said Ruchel Louis Coetzee, co-executive editor of New You, which targets women ages 35 and older. “She defies age.”

Carmen Talks Sex

Asked if she still has a sex life, Carmen asks ’ … why would I give that up?’ before continuing ‘Do I love to breathe? If you have a Rolls Royce and it is up on wheels, you go in with the key and every now and then turn on the motor to make sure the motor is running. So when you want to drive the car, it is all oiled and ready.’

Carmen is all Rolls Royce, adding that although she has been married three times and engaged once, she refuses to give up on love. Expressing total candor about masturbation, the New-York born daughter of Italian and Hungarian parents responds: ‘I know how to pleasure myself’ before adding ‘I can go for a low romantic love, and that’s fine but I am conditioned to the whole meal.’

Give Up On Sexual Guilt

Asked why so many older people abandon sex later in life, the cover girl explains that they never entered the subject of sex ‘from the right door’. We’re told ‘don’t do that’ or ‘that’s bad’ by religion and doctors, too. In Carmen’s playbook, sex should be like breathing.

To that statement, we say Amen, Carmen. You are most definitely Sensual & Superyoung.

 

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