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


Anne of Carversville & Sensuality News do not accept submissions.

Body Image | Self Esteem

Curvy | Size 0 Models

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


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



Bare Body Jessica Hart In 'Winter Escape', Lensed By Chris Colls For Porter Magazine #6

Model Jessica Hart bares her body in ‘Winter Escape’, lensed briefly by Chris Colls for Porter Magazine #6. / Hair by Tina Outen; makeup by Fredrik Stambro


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Body Beat | Kendall Jenner Headlines Dazed 100 | Robyn Lawley On Body Love | Laetitia Casta For Lui Magazine 

French star Laetitia Casta joins Kate Moss, Rihanna and Gisele Bundchen as Lui magazine covergirls. Laetitia poses inside a cardboard box wearing nothing but lacy black stockings and retro pink pumps.

On the subject of one famous designer, Laetitia

Yves Saint Laurent was the first person who made me feel like a woman.

Casta, who posed in 1999 as a model for Marianne, France’s symbolic republican heroine, smiled before saying: “I tell people my breasts were made in Normandy, from better and crème fraîche.”

Kendall Jenner Headlines Dazed 100

Kendall Jenner By Robbie Spencer For Dazed Magazine Winter 2014

Kendall Jenner headlines Dazed Magazine’s new list of 100 creatives making waves and holding court in fashion and design for the coming year.  Jenner is interviewed by the magazine, where she denyies earlier reports that she was bullied backstage at fashion shows. Katie Grand is credited with believing that Jenner of the famous Kardashian family could transition into the world of fashion model, based on talent — and a flat chest.

I think she’s going to get everything she wants,” says Grand. “It was all a bit of a risk for her to go out there on her own in New York and trust someone that wasn’t IMG (Jenner signed with The Society Management). But above all, she looks great in the clothes. She’s flat-chested, and she has good shoulder proportions and a long neck. That’s all you really need.

Robyn Lawley For Beauticate

Aussie model, living-in-New York mom to be Robyn Lawley shares images from her exclusive shoot with Beauticate. In our politically correct world, Lawley speaks her mind — most loudly on the topic of ‘thigh gap’.

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Body Beat | Kate Upton's Wig | Yu Tsai's Pet Names | Inez de la Fressange Fronts Vogue Paris

Nothing Less Than An Epic Fashion Event!!!

Getting up Monday morning and seeing our Kate Upton tag on fire, I jumped on the Internet wondering what darling Kate was up to.

A new movie role, perhaps? I knew she didn’t do her own Kim Kardashian Christmas card like Ellen and Portia, because Kate says ‘no nudity’. We’ll see how long that lasts, and Kate can change her mind any time she sees fit with no trouble from me. 

Perhaps Kate has a new philanthropy mission — a UN ambassador perhaps. After all, her sunny disposition, big heart and impeccable manners will go far in foreign countries.

Oh seriously not!!!!! You are kidding me.

The fuss is all about her hair, and even that was a fakeout, followed by retractions today.

Kate Upton wore a wig and the fashion blogging world went wild with news that Kate Upton Chopped Her Bombshell Hair, wrote Refinery 29 — followed by a retraction today.

My spiritual guru Mooji says “Judge not, Anne. Judge not. Work on yourself, not others. No judging, Anne.”

“Okay, Mooji, I’m really trying. I am … I am… I am…”

Yu Tsai’s Pet Panda

By afternoon Kate had cooled down and photographer Yu Tsai, of Guess and sexy editorials fame, with a bit of Victoria’s Secret thrown in for good measure, took off. Yu Tsai is now a high-profile consultant on America’s Next Top Model.

I don’t watch the show, but it seems that Yu Tsai repeatedly called model Chantelle Brown-Young ‘panda’ inspired by her skin condition called Vitiligo, the skin condition causing patchy pigmentation of the skin. Chantelle tries to speak with Tsai about his nickname, suggesting that he’s sending the message that it’s okay to make up pet names for people with skin conditions and other health irregularities.

Yu Tsai would have none of that, telling Chantelle “I don’t work for you.”  Hmmm, that’s a pretty feeble response. Let me say that I’ve always felt a deep spot in my heart for people dealing with Vitiligo. Listening to Chantelle on an unrelated video leaves no doubt that she’s one fantastic person and a hot model with a wonderful on-screen personality.

My Yu Tsai search took me to Styleite, a site far fresher than I remember it, and it’s now on my view list.

The World of French Women By Ines de la Fressange

Among the most fabulous French women in the world is Inez de la Fressange, fronting the December 2014/January 2015 of Vogue Paris, lensed by Mert & Marcus. It’s time to dig into the archives for my extensive writing on French women.

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Body Beat | Mind Control of Food Cravings | Ashley Graham For Navabi | Christie Brinkley's New Skin Care Line

 Can Short Distractions Reduce Food Cravings?

Richard Weil, M.Ed. CDE, the director of the Weight Loss Program at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City, conducted a small study on the impact of three short distraction tasks, plus a control task, on 55 obese males and females. On average, participants had an average body mass index of 43.7. meaning they were on average 83 pounds overweight.

The 30-second tasks in Weil’study included forehead tapping, ear tapping, toe tapping and imagining a blank white wall. Forehead-tapping with the participant able to watch in a mirror was 10% more effective than the other distractions like toe tapping or imagining a blank wall. But all distractions were effective in focusing brain activity elsewhere and away from the food craving.

In a second study reported by psychiatrist Dr Kathryn Demos of Brown University, 25 overweight and obese participants were coached to alter their thoughts about a food craving, when shown a picture of it.

Brain scans in the Demos stody confirmed that ignoring the craving or thinking negative thoughts about it, such as the long-term, negative health consequences associated with eating it, had an impact on the pleasure center of the brain.

“We found that simply thinking in a different way affects how the brain responds to tempting food cues in individuals with obesity,” Dr Demos said.

“Our results show the promising possibility that focusing on the long-term consequences of consuming unhealthy foods could help diminish cravings and, as a result, potentially enhance weight-loss efforts.”

Anne here. Anecdotally,  I have engaged in these practices for years, coming to grips with my own cravings as the primary vehicle for controlling my weight. When I see photos of a Big Mac or other fat-drenched burger, my mind says ‘poison’ and I actually have a response of disgust, not desire. 

Brain science suggests that we can employ the same tactics in reprogramming our brains to resist size 0 fashion models as the ‘ideal’ vision of female beauty and a body image we women should regard as aspirational. This AOC article deserves updating, because science clearly is on my side in the assumption that we CAN control our response to advertising and commercial messaging, as well as our own private desires for food and drink. It’s tough going in the beginning, but we CAN do it!

Just Say ‘No’: Programming Your Brain to Hate Size Zero Fashion Ads

Christie Brinkley’s Skin Care Line

Christie Brinkley remains a true beauty at age 60. The top model and businesswoman is long-gone from CoverGirl and will again enter the beauty space with her own range of skincare products, called the Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Collection.

Brinkley — an iconic, late-60s beach babe — will promite her products battling effects of “the sun’s less publicized infrared radiation”, writes Fashionista. Brinkley’s status as a sun goddess give her a strong, recognizable voice with older women on this subject.

The Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Collection will be available at HSN (Home Shopping Network and Kohl’s in March 2015. We’ll be checking for the opportunity to promote it online, as part of our upcoming online shopping venture.

Ashley Graham Navabi Lingerie Collaboration

Model Ashley Graham introduces a new lingerie collaboration with online label Navabi. Bra sizes in the collection range from size 36DD to 44DD. Panties and chemises are sized 10 to 20. Belissima!

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Dance Like Beyonce Every Hour To Fight Back Against Killer Effects of Sedentary Lifestyle

Beyonce startled the universe yesterday, releasing unannounced a new ‘7/11’ video that has gained 4 million more views on YouTube in 12 hours. The video features Bey and her posse dancing around as if jammin’ at a slumber party. ‘7/11’ and another new track called ‘Ring Off’ are both featured on the  ‘Beyonce Platinum Box Set’ on Monday.

Beyonce is also nominated for Artist of the Year at the 2014 American Music Awards (AMAs), which will be broadcast live from the Nokia Theater LA tomorrow night, Sunday, November 23, 2014.

Forgive me for going all serious on readers this moment, but watching Beyonce’s ‘7/11’, my only response was ‘let’s move’! Any kind of movement — because our good health and longevity depend on it. Now Beyonce has all the right moves — but the casual, spontaneous nature of this dance routine says ‘anything goes’. So get your booty movin’, arms flailing and don’t worry about making an idiot of yourself.

Get A Move On

Researchers in Germany took a look at 43 observational studies that analyzed 4 million people’s answers to questions about how much they sat each day and incidences of cancer. “The researchers examined close to 70,000 cancer cases and found that sitting is associated with a 24% increased risk of colon cancer, a 32% increased risk of endometrial cancer, and a 21% increased risk of lung cancer,” reports QUARTZ. 

The really bad news is that your nightly trip to the gym isn’t enough to undue the damage to your body of sitting all day. Meeting your daily activity requirements working up an intense gym sweat or yoga workout is not enough.

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Sara Sampaio Graciously Fires Back At Jezebel's Erin Gloria Ryan

Victoria’s Secret model Sara Sampaio sent a candid, confrontational message to Jezebel’s Erin Gloria Ryan regarding the short but attention-getting headline about her: Helpful Victoria’s Secret Reminder: Even Models Hate Themselves

Ryan’s post was in response to a brief video message by Sara Sampaio that addresses to what many have called online bullying about her very thin physique. Can we ALL take a time out please!!!

Where Jezebel gets off saying that Sampaio’s comments reflect the reality that even models hate themselves is headline-grabbing poppycock. NOTHING in Sara Sampaio’s brief comments suggest that pseudo-psychologist Ryan is watching the same video that I am. Note that I am fast to criticize Victoria’s Secret, but this is not one of those moments. 


For background on this rather absurd, body-image, ping pong match, Victoria’s Secret was recently criticized for their ‘Perfect Body’ campaign. Your truly signed the petition calling out my former alma mater for their tone-deaf campaign that undermined women’s body confidence. VS pulled the campaign, renamed it and released a few short videos — Sara Sampaio’s being one — talking about her body shape being different from Candice Swanepoel’s. Hence the curvy-hands motion — a gesture that I’ve made more than once in life talking about other women. 

Sara Sampaio then fired back at Ryan with her own confidant-woman moxie. Sampaio projects far more diplomacy and restraint than Jezebel has demonstrated in a lifetime:

“I think sites like Jezebel have been great for women’s rights. I wouldn’t take my reaction to that one bad article as a sign that I dislike Jezebel.  One article doesn’t represent all the great work they have done. They just took a short video clip, that was part of a much larger interview, and used it to try to twist my words and make a point. I’m over it. I just think that as women we need to support each other and not try to bring each other down. It goes beyond women and feminism, but to all society.”

Addressing Erin Gloria Ryan directly, Sampaio also writes:

Dear Erin from Jezebel, I don’t hate myself! I was actually taught by my family to respect and love myself and indeed others! I feel sorry that you were not able to see beyond your own self-serving interest to sensationalise a story, by creating a negative spin on a positive message and making a foregone conclusion about a young ‘model’ you have never met before!

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