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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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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Friday
May082015

Tina Fey Strips To Her Spanx On David Letterman #LastDressEver

Tina Fey’s #LastDressEver

Comedian Tina Fey let it all hang out in her final appearance on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ vowing to give him her last fancy dress.

This is my last time wearing a fancy dress on a talk show and conforming to gender norms out of respect for you.

Fey then asked Letterman to help unzip her elegant blue dress, revealing her ‘almost medical’ shapewear underneath. Her Spanx read ‘Bye Dave’ and ‘#LastDressEver’. 

Sunday
May032015

Finland's Lindex Stores Uses Employees In New Lingerie Campaign

Lindex is one of Europe’s leading fashion chains with over 490 stores in 18 markets. The brand delivers inspiring but affordable fashion concepts for women and kids. Lindex is part of the Stockmann Group based in Helsinki Finland. 

The company Lindex expresses values that go far beyond fashion. Its spring ad campaign tapped Liya Kebede, Toni Garrn and Christy Turlington — not only because they are very successful models — but because of their dedicated philanthropic activities — Every Mother Counts (Christy), Liya Kebede Foundation and Plan International-Because I Am A Girl (Toni).

Now Lindex has launched its new underwear campaign, featuring employees as models. The results are a lingerie campaign that speaks to every woman. 

“On set in Spring Studios London there was an amazing team of hair and make-up artists, stylists, a lovely creative director and an incredibly talented photographer who along with a whole bunch from Lindex made us feel fantastically cared for”, says Maria Sundqvist, Store Manager at Lindex store in Luleå, Sweden.

 

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Thursday
Apr232015

Kate Upton Once Asked Why She Would Wear A Cross, Based On Her Reputation

Kate Upton’s in London preparing to speak at The Vogue Festival’ this weekend. Upton is speaking with Bobbi Brown, the cosmetic brand she represents. Upton is lensed by David Roemer for ES Magazine and interviewed by Evening Standard writer Dan Rookwood. We learn:

1. Kate Upton is the most Googled Kate on the planet. More than Moss and Middleton.

2. In 2014 Kate shared fourth place on the Forbes’ list of top-earning models, sharing the spot with Kate Moss and Miranda Kerr.

 ‘[Kate] really shook up the industry in terms of how quickly you could achieve the usual markers of success,’ says Betty Sze, managing editor of models.com. ‘What takes high-fashion models sometimes decades to get… Kate was able to get in the space of two or so years.’

3. Kate Upton is very tight with Cameron Diaz, her gal pal in the critic-panned movie ‘The Other Woman’. ‘We always have each other’s back,’ says Upton. The blonde bombshell is now filming ‘The Layover’ with Lea Michele, described as a ‘road-trip sex comedy’.

4. Speaking of the 2014 leak of her nude photos, along with over 100 other stars including Jennifer Lawrence, Upton says: ‘It was very difficult. It’s an invasion of my privacy and it’s not OK. It’s illegal. People don’t have a right to look at those photos or to judge them.’ Upton fantasises about closing down her social media accounts. Then she returns to reality.

5. Upton’s trainer is David Kirsch, whose other clients include Heidi Klum, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Liv Tyler and Karolina Kurkova, who says: ‘He’s master of the ass. He knows exactly where to attack a woman’s body.’

By now we all know the infamous remarks by Sophia Neophitou, who casts the Victoria’s Secret catwalk shows, saying she would ‘never’ use Kate Upton who is ‘too obvious’ and has a face that money can buy. A similar judgemental story emerges in the ES interview.

6. Kate has a tiny cross tattooed on the inside of her finger — the result of an assistant asking her to remove her crucifix for some pictures. ‘I was wearing a cross necklace that my mom bought me and somebody made a joke like, “Why are you wearing a cross? Like you would be religious,” ’ she has said. ‘They took [it] away. I was really affected by that. The whole thing made me realise I want [a cross] with me at all times.’

Too obvious and always a whore I guess. AOC has cheered for Kate Upton since Day 1, even with the creepy Terry Richardson video without her permission. ‘That was disrespectful , you could have told me,’ the self-possessed Upton reportedly said to Richardson. Given the sexy video’s role in sky-rocketing Kate into the public sphere, she has forgiven him.

Imagine some snotty little underpaid New York assistant telling Kate Upton she has no right to wear a cross. ~ Anne

ALL Kate Upton

 

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Monday
Apr202015

Lavern Cox Is Nude With Jordana Brewster, Ketheryn Winnick, Nicole Baheri & Sandrine Holt For Allure Magazine's 'Naked Truth' Issue

Jordana Brewster shares ‘The Naked Truth’Allure Magazine has shared ‘The Naked Truth’ in an annual nude issue for years now. In this sequence Allure tapped five actresses Laverne Cox from ‘Orange is the New Black’, Jordana Brewster from ‘Furious 7’, Katheryn Winnick from ‘Vikings’, Nicole Baheri from ‘Sleepy Hollow’ and Sandrine Holt from ‘Terminator Genisys’ — for nude, art house images lensed by Norman Jean Roy.

Note in the video, Tyra Banks’ shared advice about how to pose nude for a women’s magazine vs a men’s one. About going nude, Laverne says:

I said no [to posing nude] initially, thought about it, and said no again,” she says. “But I’m a black transgender woman. I felt this could be really powerful for the communities that I represent. Black women are not often told that we’re beautiful unless we align with certain standards. Trans women certainly are not told we’re beautiful. Seeing a black transgender woman embracing and loving everything about herself might be inspiring to some other folks.

Laverne Cox shares ‘The Naked Truth’

 

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Tuesday
Apr142015

Models 1 Curve Girls Share No Photoshop Images & Thoughts About Natural Beauty

#DropThePlus-Models 1 Curve April 2015 Karmi Pinning, Charlotte Quita Jones, Iskra Lawrence and Anna FritzdorfBritish modeling agency Models 1 puts its Curve girls in the spotlight, lensed without Photoshop by Michelle George. Curve writes that the Photoshoot was the idea of the girls themselves, that they wanted to be shot in their ‘most true and natural form’. By abandoning retouching or air brushing, the four models Karmi Pinning, Charlotte Quita Jones, Iskra Lawrence and Anna Fritzdorf are trying to bring a more authentic conversation to the world of beauty and fashion.

Photographer Michelle George talks about the project, explaining:

As a photographer, I work a lot with models of diverse shapes and sizes, yet what I’ve found with curvier models, is that they are often pigeonholed and either used in editorial in a tokenistic gesture, or the style of shoot is limited to either sexy pin up or lifestyle. What I want to show in this shoot is that that these girls are in fact naturally beautiful and can be used across the board, without being labelled as curvy or plus size. With all the recent controversy over the numerous, leaked, unretouched images of celebrities, I also felt it was important to be honest and show these girls unretouched in their natural form.

I feel very strongly, as a woman, that we need to empower each other and show that beauty is not defined by size. We need to start to push these boundaries and reach outside the tightly closed box of the fashion industry and embrace our beauty in its holistic, raw form.

This idea is really about showing the confidence you can have in your own body and not having to rely on retouching.

While this project highlights the fact that the four models are unretouched, it also embraces the idea of pushing back on a separate category of ‘plus size’ models. Hence the hash tag #JustAModel. The girls share their thoughts about beauty and body love in our Photoshop world.

Anna Fritzdorf

To me this idea is really about showing the confidence you can have in your own body and not having to rely on retouching. Especially as we’re not straight sized models people may think we have more retouching than everyone else but that is not the case… You can be beautiful and confident in your own skin.

Curve 1 model Anna Fritzdorf by Michelle George.

Charlotte Quita Jones

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