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

Ashley Graham Tells TED: I’m Bold, Beautiful & Brilliant Even With Back Fat

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

 

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Tuesday
Jul282015

Khloe Kardashian Shares Unretouched Beautiful Butt Snaps From Complex August Sexy Photo Shoot

Kardashian haters can redirect their butt focus from Kim to Khloe, as the younger sister flaunts her curves in what Kim calls Khloe’s “sexiest shoot yet”, a racy lensed by Steven Gomillion for Complex magazine’s latest issue. Kim was on the scene, acting as self-appointed creative director, and writer Lauren Nostro conducted the interview.

Khloe, 31, poses in a black mesh thong bodysuit, an Addidas onesie, a Moschino bra and high-wasted black Spanx shorts in Complex’s August 2015 cover story.

While the haters will jump on Khloe’s butt, decrying her voluptuous figure compared to Karlie’s Kloss and the VS Angels strong but lean, very lean physiques (see Karlie for Self August 2015 and the VS Angels diet and workout regimen) Khloe has worked very hard for this body, under the direction of trainer Gunnar Peterson.

For those quick to not only decry her Khloe Kardashian’s curves as unseemly and even vulgar (good girls don’t have curves and especially in the fashion industry) but accuse her of having a Photoshop-generated body, Khloe shared both a before and after image from the shoot. The gesture allows people to make make their own assessments about the ‘truth’ of her Complex images.

“I don’t know if I’m ever gonna feel like ‘Daaamn, you look good,” Khloé says of battling her own body insecurities. “But I’ve never felt as comfortable in my own skin than I do now.”

Khloe says she’s not the only Kardashian with insecurities, referring to youngest sister and fashion/beauty ‘it’ girl Kylie Jenner’s decision to get lip injections. “Sometimes things bother her. She used to always take pictures covering her mouth. I didn’t even know when she first did her lips. It wasn’t noticeable, then it started getting bigger and bigger. I guess that was something she just wanted.”

In what emerges as an ultimate compliment to the Kim/Kanye marriage, Khloe assesses their bond in the most positive ways.

“Kim being married to Kanye is a completely different Kim. Kim is so at peace with herself,” muses Khloe. “No one else in the world could have the conversations that those two have. What I love about Kanye is that he wants to build her up instead of take her down.”

Check out Kim Kardashian’s au naturel Theo Wenner shoot for Vogue Spain.

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Wednesday
Jun242015

Poppy Cross Goes To Hell & Back For A Victoria's Secret Angel Body

American website rehabs.com recently overviewed the evolution of the female figure over the last 100 years, reminding readers that the most admired models have always been consistently slimmer than the average American woman. The disparity is growing however, with American women becoming larger and models thinner

In the days of Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista and all the ‘supers’, it’s estimated that with watching her diet and consistent exercise, about 25% of women could achieve a model figure — or close to it since height is always above average for models. Today that estimate is 2-4%.

This spring saw a flurry of new regulations around model BMIs for fashion shows, with even France, home to the androgynous, gamine figure seeking to crack down on the use of too-thin models with a ban on BMIs under 18.

Many protest the use of BMI as an indicator of health and wellness, because it fails to distinguish between muscle and fat. Looking to update any new thinking in the model BMI debate, I was surprised to come upon this gem of information from the Telegraph UK:

Dr Véran (the French neurologist and politician who sponsored the French legislation) notes that the World Health Organisation defines anyone below a BMI of 18 to be suffering from malnutrition. This would rule out celebrated names such as Karlie Kloss (no longer an Angel) , Alessandra Ambrosio and Candice Swanepoel who, as Victoria’s Secret underwear models, are feted for being “curvaceous” despite their miniscule BMIs.

As a 10-year veteran of Victoria’s Secret, I know that the world’s largest lingerie brand has always promoted a vision of good health and a positive body attitude. In overviewing the changing bodies of women as a beauty ideal, Rehabs.com concluded that the 2000 body ideal is that of ‘a Victoria’s Secret Angel, described as tall, thin and leggy models with big breasts, flowing hair and toned bodies.’ The website uses Adriana Lima as an example.

The Diet and Workouts of VS Angels

Writing for Daily Mail UK this Sunday, Poppy Cross set out to see if she has what it takes to achieve the body of a Victoria’s Secret Angel.

Victoria’s Secret requires all its Angels to be 5’9” tall minimum and have 24 in. waists writes Cross. VS Fashion Show consultant Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou explains: ‘It’s like being an Olympian — they have to be in peak condition.’

Cross sets off on her quest for an Angels body, advised by personal trainer Dan Roberts and New York nutritionist Dr Charles Passier, both of whom work with the VS models. (Read Elle magazine’s Dec 2014 Following the 6 Step Victoria’s Secret Angel Diet with Dr Passier. A major article on trainer Dan Roberts and the Angels is on ilongevity.com)

Weight training is to be the key and this will include squats, dead-lifts, weighted lunges, bicep curls, tricep dips and press-ups. I am to be ‘eased’ into the programme, with one weight session with Dan each week supplemented by three to four other ‘homework’ sessions – sprint interval training for 20 minutes one day, weight training on my own for an hour the next, and classes including Pilates, boxing and ‘Ballet Beautiful’ (Angel favourites, I’m told).

In what became a four-month journey to a VS Angels body, Cross writes that all her suffering and exhaustion aside, and with sessions with Dan increasing to four a week, she is exercising six-seven days a week and sometimes twice in a day. However, the determined fitness blogger is dead-lifting 72kg — more than she weights — by the third month.

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Tuesday
Jun232015

Denise Bidot Loves ALL Her Body In #swimsuitsforall Campaign

Online swimsuit retailer #swimsuitsforall has teamed up with the curvaceous Denise Bidot to launch an unretouched ‘Beach body. Not sorry’ ad campaign that encourages women to feel unapologetically sexy in their own skin — and that includes cellulite.

The campaign video features a sultry, completely un-retouched Bidot with a message of confidence echoed in Ashley Graham’s recent TED Talk in which she told her audience that she’s bold, beautiful and brilliant — even with back fat. Encouraging women to post selfies was a key message in Lane Bryant’s recent #ImNoAngel campaign.

“I love everything about my body … the stretch marks, everything that I thought was an imperfection I now realize is everything that makes me me,” says Bidot, while flaunting her sexy size 14 beach bod in a skimpy two-piece for the minute-long ad. “We want women to let go of their anxieties and step out unapologetically this summer,” said Moshe Laniado, CEO and President of Swimsuits For All, in a statement.

The company encouraged women to post images of themselves on their Facebook page.

 

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Tuesday
Jun092015

Ashley Graham Sports Awesome Confidence, Lensed By Jason Hetherington For Elle UK July 2015

Last week we shared model Ashley Graham’s incredibly inspiring TED talk on body confidence. It’s a must watch for all women, regardless of size, cellulite and a certain preoccupation with perceived flaws promoted by the fashion and beauty industries that have a vested financial interest in fixing us.

Ashley Graham challenges us to take another route, one in we banish the self-loathing and learn to embrace the woman in the mirror. This strategy has been fundamental to AOC since 2009, and we stand firm on these convictions.

Photographer Jason Hetherington captures Ashley in the studio for Elle UK’s July issue, styled by Michelle Duguid with makeup by Sophie Beresiner.

 

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Sunday
Jun072015

A Highly Motivating Jessamy Stanley Takes Her Yoga Practice On The Road

North Carolina living, self-described ‘fat femme’ yoga lover Jessamy Stanley is breaking the mold on the idealized body type of a yoga practitioner.  Looking at these images of Jessamy, the vast majority of us have no excuse not to take up yoga.

Jessamy speaks frankly, saying that her reason for doing yoga — she trained in a Bikram Yoga studio, mastering a series of 2 postures and two breathing exercises within 90 minutes in a room heated to about 10-degrees — is for mind mastery and not healthy reasons.

However, as the opportunity for Jessamy to take her show on the road presents itself, healthy tips are making their way into her sassy vocab. Jessamy has now adapted her routine outside the hot studio. See Jessamy’s fall schedule here. She’ll be traveling as far north as Brooklyn and Soho beginning in August, with stops in Philly, Silver Springs Alexandra and back south through Atlanta, Durham, Charlotte and Greensboro.

As for pure Birkam Yoga, this recent Shape Magazine article shares 9 things you need to know.

 

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Wednesday
Jun032015

Ashley Graham Tells TED: I'm Bold, Beautiful & Brilliant Even With Back Fat

IMG model Ashley Graham gave one of the most inspiring talks ever before a sold-out audience of 450 people in Valencia, Spain during an April 2015 TEDxBerkleeValencia event.

Dominating the stage with confidence and enthusiasm for her commitment to being a body-image activist for all women, Graham who is a 27-year-old Nebraska native said:

‘My body, like my confidence, has been picked apart, manipulated, and controlled by others who didn’t necessarily understand it. I had to learn to reclaim my body as my own, and in reclaiming my body as my own, I understood as a woman that I had a greater purpose to redefine feminine beauty.’

Graham reflected on the reality that the fashion industry — and a society defined by attitudes cultivated by the fashion industry —  defines perfection only from the outside, citing a recent Dove study of thousands of women in 10 countries that found only two percent of women willing to describe themselves as beautiful. 

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition model challenged the audience to embrace themselves with her own experience.

‘I felt free once I realized I was never going to fit the mold that society wanted me to fit in… . Rolls, curves, cellulite, all of it — I love every part of me.’

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