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

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

 

Saturday
Aug142010

Size 18 (US 14) British Women Increase 45% in Five Years

Percentage of Adult Population in England with BMI over 30, by age group 1999, 2003, 2008.

Today’s Daily Mail joins the plus-size clothing discussion on behalf of British women. Nearly 40 percent of the adult female populations now wears size 16 and over (NOTE: in American sizing that’s size 12 and over)

A quarter of women now wear size 18 (American size 14), representing a 45% increased in just five years.

The 2009 Mintel chart above is educational, not only in highlighting the dramatic rise of size and weight among British women, but in demonstrating clearly the increases across age groups. Aging populations are often given as the reason for a rise in obesity, but every age group is increasing in size, although the dramatic increases are most pronounced after age 35.

Presumably the obesity drop off after age 74 reflects the reality the overweight people have shorter life span.

This chart mirrors a similar situation in the US, but not in France or Italy. Anne’s Sensual and Superyoung online narrative explores the reasons why women are disproportionately obese in America and some other countries.

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Thursday
Aug122010

Researchers Propose Free Fast Food Statins to Avoid Heart Damage

Love to Eat| A new study from the Imperial College London makes an innovative recommendation to fast-food producers. While it’s strongly preferred that people stop eating burgers and fries, researchers suggest that giving away free statins could neutralise the heart disease dangers of fatty food.

“Everybody knows that fast food is bad for you, but people continue to eat it because it tastes good. We’re genetically programmed to prefer high-calorie foods, and sadly fast food chains will continue to sell unhealthy foods because it earns them a living.

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Sunday
Aug082010

NYT Times Features Formerlies With No Comments or Protests Allowed

Updated on Sun, August 8, 2010 by Registered CommenterAnne

RoseTracker| Today’s NYT Style section has hit a new low. Not only did the NYT write up total drivel in the piece Author Stephanie Dolgoff, Formerly Hot, but with overwhelmingly negative comments, the NYT hasn’t updated one comment since Sat. Aug. 7, before noon.

Nearly 24 hours later, another American media group takes the politically-correct position that there will be no controversy in style matters.

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Wednesday
Aug042010

Ann Taylor Confirms 'Real' Women Just Aren't Good Enough

Jezebel deserves a ‘high five’ for staying on top of the Photoshop controversies, calling our attention to the extensive Photoshopping done by Ann Taylor on their website.

The Ralph Lauren Photoshop debacle was challenging enough, followed by a quick skirmish with Nordstrom a few weeks ago.

Sitting here staring at the ‘improvements’ that needed to be made to this Ann Taylor model, to make her ready for Internet prime time confirms to me, once and for all, that real women model images aren’t good enough for even America’s mainstream retailers.

We’re not talking Bergdorf Goodman here.

I’m so tired of this Photoshop issue — but truly commend Jezebel for staying on the case — that my strong irritation and frustration in the Ralph Lauren case is now turning to resentment against fashion generally. I know the price that women pay for never being ‘good enough’ for business.

We’re always in need to new and improved. The size of American women’s past buying power guaranteed that we would get a triple dose of this messaging at the hands of advertising marketing strategists.

In fact, American business thrives — not on servicing women and celebrating us — but by making us feel inadequate in our own skin. No amount of “you, too, could be this beautiful” ad copy will improve my mood on this subject, now that I’ve decided to dig in my heels.

Mind you, I’m not crawling in the corner to hide out on this topic.

With no filler, no botox, and no slimmed down waist, I took fabulous photos of myself last week, without an ounce of retouching. They are today’s equivalent of Polaroids, taken sitting in front of my computer in artistic sunlight.

My guy loves them, as do my friends, and most importantly — myself.

Having loved style my entire life, I find myself resentful of all the improvers. Frankly, I have tons of beautiful clothes in my closet and will only support brands that show American women as the beautiful, gorgeous creatures that we are.

If fashion can’t take me as I am, I’ll buy microloans for poor women, rather than new clothes.

The Ann Taylor model image is deformed.  I’m astonished that their marketing department — after all the hoopla over Ralph Lauren and Crystal Renn — made the decision to distort women’s bodies in this way. One would assume that after the Ralph Lauren flap, image-makers would take a chill pill.

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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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