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

 

Wednesday
Jul142010

Aging American Women Should Move to France

I’m passionate about sexy, older women, because I am one.

Sunday’s excellent Washington Post article on the sex lives of French women rings true to me. Thankfully, I spent endless weeks of my life as an aging Victoria Secret executive, working in France and Italy.

Just to reinforce Pamela Druckerman’s hypothesis that aging French women have it better, Dove’s 2006 Global Study ‘Beauty Comes of Age  confirmed a 20 year difference between American women and French/Italian/Brazilian women on the topic of when a woman’s beauty peaks.

Imagine looking in the mirror at 25 and believing that it’s all downhill from there. Yes, I’d rather be French!

Age of Ideal Beauty

Dove (Campaign for Ideal Beauty) asked the question ‘what is the age of ideal beauty’? By country responses to the answer ‘twenties’ were:

USA 48%; GBR 41%; FRA 11%; ITA 16%; BRA 18%.

Conversely, by country responses to the answer ‘forties” were:

USA 12%; GBR 22%; FRA 39%; ITA 38%; BRA31%.

Simply stated, American women believe that we reach the age of ‘ideal’ beauty before 30. We are ALONE in that belief among women around the world. The British women aren’t far behind us, and both groups have a staggeringly different self-perceptions than French, Italian and Brazilian women.
 
Serious and Sexless

In some respects, American women have themselves to blame.

Strong cohorts within the American feminist movement branded women like myself as traitors, simply because I never gave up shaving my legs and cared about my looks. As for wearing stilettos … well I was considered a hopeless sellout to the patriarchy.

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Tuesday
Jul132010

Will Michelle Mone | Ultimo Lingerie Change Body Image Debate?

In a startling departure from its former hot lingerie model-driven lingerie campaigns, British brand Ultimo has launched a ‘real women’ campaign as the face of Fall 2010. The ads support a new product launch for “all shapes and sizes.”

Aged between 20 and 53, and with dress sizes ranging from 8 to 18, the unknowns were chosen through a search for on social networking site Facebook, reports the Daily Mail UK.  

In a strategy fraught with emotion and hate mail already, Ultimo steps into Dove’s Real Women campaign shoes, inheriting an existing halo effect among some women.

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Sunday
Jul112010

Sensual and Superyoung | Female Sexuality | Dolce Vita Style

S-Drivers and the Superyoung

The June 2010 Emily DoDonato photos in Elle France, shot by Ricardo Tinelli, create the perfect moment for me to tell you about our new literary trip to the south of France, making our way up to Portofino and the land of “la dolce vita”.

Key words and new content are buzzing at Anne of Carversville.  I’m writing about S-Drivers: Sexuality, Sensuality, Smarts, Sensitivity, Spirituality, and Self. 

The book — don’t we all have one inside us — is being uploaded into the #7 S-Driver spot: Superyoung. We have a title: Sensual and Superyoung. It’s everything that I stand for and have evolved to in the last decade. 

The background of the original 80,000 word manuscript — focused on the health benefits of sex, exercise and being Superyoung — is explained in “Sensual and Superyoung | Anne’s Sexual Aging and Vitality Book

Now the scientific story of the health benefits of sexuality and aging with vitality will be updated and told with the benefits of three years of intense Internet writing on Anne of Carversville and Sensuality News. 

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Friday
Jul092010

Dita Von Teese | Gaultier | La Perla | Can Corsets Make the Woman?

Dita Von Teese wore her La Perla corset in the Gaultier couture fashion show and is now burning up the digital runway. The one-off range will include a throwboack to Madonna’s iconic outfit worn on her Ambition tour in 1990. PHotos are already in our Top 15 reads. 

Corsets have always been considered glamorous (perhaps not by every woman who wore one) but surely in old movies and even on a woman like myself. 

A dramatic of lingerie statement, corsets are making a comeback.

The most simplistic psychological route to explain the trend is the popularity of corset-lovers like Dita Von Teese, who enjoys a strong following among young women. Lady Gaga wears corsets. And pinups are back in style. 

On a personal level, we see a more psychological relationship with women and corsets.

The non-thinking feminist response is to say that women should throw their corsets in the trash can, along with our bras. Fifty years after the second-wave of feminism has more or less stalled in America, we see corsets in a new light.

Corsets are Womanly

In a decade when fashion’s ideal woman looks like a guy — meaning she has no hips or breasts — corsets are unmistakably female.  If ever a female is a statement about woman power — it’s Madonna, who has enjoyed success on her terms, living life as a Smart Sensuality woman. 

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Thursday
Jul082010

John Currin & Rachel Feinstein | Voluptuous Love

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What a great day, discovering John Currin’s paintings on Kanye West’s blog and getting back together with Currin’s wife Rachel Feinstein, who I know from her street videos. I simply can’t imagine what these two talk about in bed at night, but there can’t possibly be a dull moment.

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Tuesday
Jul062010

Smart Sensuality Superyoung Women Have Muscle Lust

I’ve spent more hours in front of the mirror, trying to both make peace with my body and also craft it into one of my choosing, than I ever want to admit. Narcissism is a common charge against women, and I struggle to justify even worrying about how one woman — me — looks to the world.

But the real question is “how do I look to myself”.

Launching the online publishing of my 2005 Smart Sensuality Superyoung manuscript, which involves writing a lot more about myself again, requires me to take a responsible voice on women’s body image.

From my viewpoint, we have the answer in the 80s supermodels, the ones I worked with at Victoria’s Secret. Posting these photos of Josefine Ekman Nilsson, from Costume Norway July 2010, over at Sensuality News this morning, prompts me to say that this is the fashion body image I favor most — and for myself, too.

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