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

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

 

Wednesday
Aug042010

Lady Gaga, Kristen McMenamy | All the Grey-Haired Ladies

The grey-hair trend continues for fashionable women of every age. The initial buzz this week focused on Kristen McMenamy’s long grey locks on the September 2010 issue of Vogue Italia. The real jolt is seeing Lady Gaga grey on the cover of Vanity Fair’s September 2010 issue, shot by Nick Knight. (See all the photos on Sensuality News.)

Kristen McMenamy, now 46,  remains one of the first of the older models to go grey. Here she is in the current issue of youth culture/fashion bible “Dazed and Confused”.

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Tuesday
Aug032010

The American Diet Drowns in Salty Appetites and Cravings

Today’s WSJ writes The Salt Hiding In Your Diet, an excellent update on the outrageous amounts of salt in the American diet, most of it coming from processed foods.

Anne was shocked to read that two tablespoons of Kraft Free Zesty Italian dressing, for example, have just 15 calories, but 480 mg of sodium. The regular Zesty Italian dressing has 60 calories and 310 mg of sodium. This prompted her to go to the refrigeration and get out her Maple Grove Farms of Vermont sugar free balsamic vinegar, which has 120 mg of salt in two tablespoons. So much for the Kraft argument that the salt is necessary to guarantee taste.

In fact, the Salt Institue, which represents the salt industry, opposes more restrictive guidelines on sodium in diets. It says larger studies are needed and that too little sodium can harm health says WSJ. “The recommendations made really hold a lot of risk for consumers,” said Morton Satin, vice president of science and research.

Anne has cut back on her salt consumption over the years. It’s true that going cold-turkey on no-salt is nearly impossible. And our bodies do need salt.

It’s much easier to control salt intake when one eats no processed or fast-food. This is our mantra although dining out is a constant pleasure.

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Friday
Jul302010

Seeking A Permanent Peace Treaty In Plus-Size Fashion Wars

The NYTimes is running a major style article on the dearth of plus-size fashions in the marketplace. We’ve read the article and also the comments, which are generally:

1) The ‘plus size’ customer has such a wide variety of needs, that within our own subgroups of women size 14 and over, even Lane Bryant isn’t satisfactory — much as they are devoted to servicing this woman. The text references endless physical combinations of sizes that must be developed to properly service today’s larger-size customers who have an endless configuration of proportions.

2) The politics of obesity indicate that retailers should be compelled to service all the needs of the larger woman. The lack of suitable size options is all the fault of selfish business enterprises, who are worried about their bottom lines.

Both the article and comments suggest that the challenge of great clothes for larger women is the fault of business. As expected the undercurrent is one of fat-discrimination against larger women.

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Thursday
Jul222010

Crystal Renn Inspires Healthy Weight | Body Image

Updated July 23, 2010: The sexy motherhood, intimate photos of Crystal Renn in French Vogue, Aug 2010 should end concerns that Renn is losing too much weight. She looks fabulously Smart Sensuality healthy. All photos in Private Studio.

Crystal Renn has lost weight since her book tour. On the left is Crystal Renn as a size 10 modeling for Chanel in St. Tropez, May 2010. Updated June 22, 2010 Anne here. I just watched the Crystal Renn video on this morning’s Today Show. My perspective on her situation hasn’t changed. Today Crystal Renn appeared healthy, more athletic as she appeared in the Chanel cruise show, and not at all the woman in the Nicholas Routzen photos below.

1) It’s very possible that photographer Nicholas Routzen in shooting down on Crystal Renn captured her thinnest angles. Fashion photographers (this was for charity t-shirts) are trained to find a woman’s thinnest angles and Routzen succeeds in his mission.

If I hadn’t watched the Today Show video, I would be more concerned about Crystal’s psyche. And now the Aug. 2010 French Vogue photos confirm just what a difference camera angles and what Routzen calls a small about of photoshopping achieve in making a woman look totally different.

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Thursday
Jul222010

For a Long, Healthy Life, Embrace an Hourglass Figure

Beyonce photographed by Ellen von Unwerth

Updated July 22, 2010

The fashion industry may want women to lose their bums, hips and thighs — making every effort to look more like boys — but Mother Mature gave women butts for a reason. Hip fat mops up harmful fatty acids and contains an anti-inflammatory agent that stops arteries clogging, offering a woman protection against heart and metabolic problems.

Today’s Wall Street Journal causes us to update the cultural aspects of Bootylicious culture and society’s global fixations on the female derriere. From the French to Latino culture and African American, too, the derriere is fighting back for its proper place in a woman’s life.

University of Oxford UK researchers say that a bit butt is preferable to extra fat around the waistline, which gives no similar protection. Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez — and definitely Marilyn Monroe — have this more womanly figure often adored more by men than women.

Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld will say ‘no way’ but science could look to deliberately increase hip fat or look for ways — not to lipo away — but to redistribute a woman’s fat into good places.

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Thursday
Jul222010

"Les Fesses"| Bootylicious Big Business | Up Close and Personal

Updated July 22, 2010  When Bed Bath & Beyond and Walgreens start carrying Booty Pops, butts are back in business.

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, reports nearly 5,000 butt lifts performed in the U.S. last year, a 37% increase over 2008. Such procedures can cost from $8,000 to $15,000.

Booty Pops are a lot cheaper than surgery, although like all uplifts — including the Victoria’s Secret Bombshell bra — there’s a moment of reckoning when women must come clean with their real self bodiy.

“It’s part of the whole outfit,” says Ms. Benson, a 25-year-old assistant to a music manager. Wearing the Booty Pop brand of underwear, which contain egg-shaped foam pads to plump up the posterior, “I look better, I feel better, and as a result, I act better,” she says. via Wall Street Journal

The French Effect

We wish American women would do squats for our posteriors, but we’re thrilled to see an important part of female anatomy be fashionable again. 

We featured ‘les fesses’ in winter 2009, as another example of French influence on female body imagery worldwide and the fact that the French government was undertaking a cultural study of “les fesses” and their role in society.

The French prefer a natural bosom, with a developed appreciation of female backsides.

Unless you are Karl Lagerfeld, of course. To win Karl’s heart, no bosom, hips or backside is allowed. You are — well — a boy, unless you’re Karl’s boy toy, in which case, your magnificent backside is revealed for all the world to see.

Unlike most Americans, I so adore the French— even if they are occasionally hypocritical. Bottom line, though, it’s easy to see why American women are confused about body image and sexuality.

The Latin American and African Effect

Americans can proudly claim some ownership of our new-found love of the derriere, thanks to Beyoncé’s group “Destiny’s Child” who sang in 2001 about the wonders of being “Bootylicious.”

Latin American and African cultures have celebrated backsides for years. Earlier in the week, we posted this article about beauty pageants in Colombia. (See also: For a Long, Healthy Life, Embrace an Hourglass Figure, with the science behind a healthy-shaped derriere.)

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