Sensuality Reads

Natasha PolyExplores 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 | Body Love Articles

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

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



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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Science Pursues Ideal Breast Proportions With Strong Consensus Among Men, Women and Doctors

Few men alive understand Smart Sensuality women better than designer Tom Ford. Four years ago today, I shared Tom Ford’s views on his lack of appreciation for ‘bombshell breasts. 

Tom Ford tells Vogue: “The seventies is what I love. Soft, touchable beauty is what I love. I want to be touching the skin; I prefer no bra — I want to be able to slip in my hand.”

Oh Tom! Can you imagine Karl Lagerfeld making such a statement!

I rest my case to Victoria’s Secret: we are TIRED of bombing up the world. We want to be Snake Charmers not bombshells.  Glad to see that Tom Ford agrees with me.

British Researchers Discover Preferred Breast

Before and after breast images from breastenlargementi.comBritish researchers now conclude in a study in the September issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery that Tom Ford probably knows what he’s talking about. The doctors surveyed 1,315 men, women and plastic surgeons, asking them to look at multiple breasts photos and pick their preferred proportions. In a world where unanimity — let alone general agreement — on any topic is impossible to achieve, all three groups picked the same ratio: 45:55, meaning that 45 percent of breast tissue falls above the nipple line and 55 percent below. 

This ‘natural’ shape is nothing like the bombshell-orbs so many American women seek. Note that European women are more circumspect on this subject, especially in France where it’s all about one’s fesse (derriere). We are speaking of a primarily American pursuit of bombshell breasts. 

“Particularly in the United States in previous decades, plastic surgeons have used implants that were often round due to being filled with saline,” wrote researchers Dr. Patrick Mallucci of The Cadogan Clinic and Dr. Olivier Branford of the Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust in an email. “These inevitably gave an unnatural football-like or ‘Baywatch’ breast with overfilling of the top of the breast due to the implant shape and lack of understanding as to what to aim for.

The only exception to the preferred 45:55 proportion ratio in breasts was in women over 40. “As the breast ages,” wrote the researchers, “it becomes more fatty, the skin sags and the nipple falls, often with breast volume loss.” It’s understandable that women over 40 are sensitive to these bodily changes. 

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Kim Kardashian As Fertility Goddess? A Politically Incorrect Take On Jean-Paul Goude's Paper Magazine Images Pt 1

To Break Or Not Break the Internet

I knew the photos of Kim Kardashian for Paper Magazine had to be REALLY racy when MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ anchor Joe Scarborough and co-host Willie Geist sheepishly unfurled pages of the newspaper — daring to show Kardashian’s heavily oiled derriere on screen— while the nonplussed Mika Brzezinski just raised her eyebrows, giving the guys her ‘look’. Brzezinski is the perfect sexy brainiac foil to the testosterone-rich, guy-heavy ratings success story from 6am-9am weekdays. And ‘yes’ I am a regular viewer weekday mornings from 6am-9am, while updating AOC.

Perhaps my reaction to the Kim Kardashian Paper Magazine photos by French photographer Jean-Paul Goude is to be expected. I’m intrigued by those women especially who can just cut to the chase, articulating a response to the Kardashian images in a single summary, harsh comment on Twitter or web article. 

After all, Kim Kardashian is a monster of a marketing machine in digital media. She has written the book on social media celebrity-making. And for all the accusations that Kim is trying to sell her Rizolli ‘selfies’ book, Elle reports that her free, ‘super addictive smartphone app Kim Kardashian: Hollywood raked in $43.4 million in the third quarter. Almost 23 million people have downloaded the app since its June 2014 release, playing it for more than 5.7 billion minutes.

For those who say that Kim Kardashian is the rare brainless brunette — a term typically reserved for blondes — Kardashian is far off her $200 million projections for year’s end revenues.

Indeed, the business woman has a business plan as well as a body. And this was the tenor of talk about the Paper magazine images on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry two-hour show on Saturday. Melissa delivered a blistering lecture to Lincoln University President Robert Jennings and his views on women students inciting sexual violence against them on the Lincoln University campus.

For the Paper cover, Goude re-created what is arguably his most famous shot, “Carolina Beaumont, New York, 1976” (above left). Often referred to as “Champagne Incident,” Goude’s picture is characteristic of the artist’s playful, winking approach to sexuality, writes 1stdibs.comAs for Kim Kardashian … well there was positive reinforcement for her Paper Magazine editorial and her marketing savvy all around the table. I’m sure Melissa — who is fearless in calling out acts of racism — knew that Kim Kardashian and husband Kanye West have been under the microscope for unknowingly involving themselves in a racist bit of black woman stereotyping in the hands of Jean-Paul Goude. Without accusing her of launching an attack, fingers point at Kim, accusing her of perpetuating negative, salacious myth of black women as savages from her rich, white woman perch. 

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

Brits Say ‘No’ To Victoria’s Secret ‘Perfect Body’ Campaign

Call me stupified!! I woke up this morning, having dreamed deeply about being in a retail setting, with events out of sync. Wondering how I would explain the dream to my guy, who manages to ask me every detail of my life as I emerge from this very difficult 2014, I said to myself “It felt as if I was back at Victoria’s Secret.”

I’m speaking of the vibe in the dream … the “I love this brand, but not where it is going vibe. I don’t belong in this business anymore … after 10 years as its fashion director and head of product development. The Victoria’s Secret brand no longer speaks to American women in that ‘I understand you’ voice. “

Besides a fleet of the most expensive Angels in the world, the Victoria’s Secret brand was moving into the advertising/marketing business of flaw-fixing.

Sadly, I left one of the most exciting and glamorous retail rides any woman could ask for and stepped off the VS corporate jet for a new life as a highly-paid consultant, blogger and now jewelry and gift artisan with GlamTribale. Having to fend for myself, my integrity was intact with women.

Remembering WW2, London Refuses To Be Bombshelled

As a blogger, I have always been true to the same convictions that prompted me to leave the Victoria’s Secret organization. VS gets the praise they deserve from me but criticism when the world’s largest lingerie brand is out of step with women’s self-interests and psychological wellbeing.

When VS fashion show consultant Sophia Neophitous famously snubbed Kate Upton in the New York Times, she received as much criticism as I could muster. It’s bad enough dealing with religion’s constant guilt-heaping on women. We don’t need it from Victoria’s Secret and definitely not from Sophia Neophitous who famously referred to Kate Upton as looking like a ‘footballers wife’ (as are Gisele Bundchen and Victoria Beckham for heaven’s sake!!!).

Note that Kate Upton is laughing all the way to the bank and rocketed onto Forbes top model list in terms of her income.

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Lauren Hutton & Angelica Huston On Feminism: Exactly. I think women have been in the secondary position for 4,000 years, and it's contra naturam, against nature

The Violet Files brings us a warm and wonderful story about gal pals Lauren Hutton and Anjelica Huston. Deciding at once that they were kindred spirits working as kindred spirits during the late 1960s.

Both were fiercely intelligent and vocal about their independence in an era when women weren’t expected to be either. Both also exuded the kind of worldly glamour one can only cultivate from jetting around the globe with the likes of Jack Nicholson, enfant terrible fashion photographer David Bailey and then-Vogue-editor Diana Vreeland.

For her pact, Hutton is interviewed by Huston and also shares these glam images shot by Pamela Hanson at New York’s Lotos Club with styling by Lawren Howell.Hair by Anthony Campbell; makeup by Pati Dubroff

We mix photos with some precious interview dialogue.


LH: I don’t even know what that is anymore.


LH: Exactly. I think women have been in the secondary position for 4,000 years, and it’s contra naturam, against nature.


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Aleah Chapin's 'Aunties Project' Reprograms Perceptions Of Real Women

‘Molly’ by Aleah Chapin

Talented Brooklyn-based artist Aleah Chapin created the ‘Aunties Project’ as an artistic vehicle for exploring the bodies of nude, aging, everyday women. ‘Aunties Project’ brought Chapin a first place award in Britain’s prestigious BP Portrait Award in 2012.

Senior Planet, dedicated to ‘Aging with Attitude’ interviewed Chapin via email in December 2013.

How did you, a young woman in her 20s, became interested in depicting older women’s bodies?

I’ve been obsessed with realism since I was a child. But I noticed that the subject has mainly been the idealized young, female nude. Although these paintings are undoubtedly beautiful, I wanted to see something that mirrored the world I saw around me. The Aunties Project is less about age and more about making paintings that fully embrace the real human body, this fascinating vessel that carries us through our experiences.

They seem so natural posing nude. Do they spend other time naked outdoors or was this just for you?   

People have often asked me if I grew up in a nudest colony – which of course, I don’t blame them for thinking! But no, these women are not naked together very often. I asked them to pose and amazingly, they said yes. We’ve had several sessions where I get a group of them together outside and we take photos. It’s very much of a collaborative experience. I want to capture their reactions in the moment to me, each other and their surroundings. Life gives us an infinite outpouring of subtle emotions, physical manifestations of thought and experience that range from intense and dark, to hilarious and childlike. I want to make work that digs into all of this and everything in between.

Chapin knows the women who are the subjects in her ‘Aunties Project’ and agrees that they manifest an unusual confidence. Inevitably, her paintings take on the topic of body image and self image in a Photoshop world. The artist weighs in, saying:

Most women have issues and I’m not immune to that. We’re told that our bodies are supposed to be a ‘certain height, certain size, certain weight’. But the pictures we see are completely unrealistic; they’re very Photoshopped. We all know it when we look at them in magazines and yet, we still compare ourselves. That’s why we need images that show all sorts of bodies – so we can accept every size and shape. via


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