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Anais Mali Pays Tribute To Warrior Women in ‘Amazon’ By Urivaldo Lopes For French Revue de Modes #25

‘Angels’ By Russell James Is 304 Pages Of Nude Artistry

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

Lea Seydoux Seduces In Lui Magazine Relaunch, Lensed By Mario Sorrenti

Anne Rethinks ‘Flawless’, Third-Tier Male Photographers & Values That Matter

Science Argues Women Like Men With Bigger Penises

Kate Upton As Marilyn Monroe & Amanda Marcotte’s PC Madness

Victoria’s Secret Angels have Appeared Often In GQ & Esquire

Marilyn Monroe Photographer Bert Stern Looks To Kate Upton As Next Muse

‘Mine’ By Alvaro de la Herran Starring Marina Jamieson & Garret Neff

The ‘50 Shades of Grey’ BDSM Devil Seduces in the Eternal Submission Collection
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

Islam, Western Guilt, Original Sin & Sensuality | Koray Birand’s Alyssa Miller Images Celebrate Female Eroticism

Loving Relationships | 32 Health Benefits of Sex

American Culture Promotes Female Sexual Dysfunction

For Sister Margaret Farley Responsible Pleasure Is Not a Sin

Strong American Results in Female Sexual Desire Drug

Self Love Is Saying ‘No’ to Fashion Body Images You Hate

Saint Shakira Calls Libido the “Engine of the World”

Male Ego, Women Faking Orgasms & Sensual Chaos in Our Bedrooms

‘Pretty Boy’ Andrej Pejic Talks Sex, Love & Leaving His Gender to ‘Artistic Interpretation’

Find Your Sensual, Sovereign Self with Lone Morch in Paris

Sensual Dames Love Stockings & Garter Belts from Secrets & Lace

Tara, Candice & Robyn | Steven Meisel | Vogue Italia June 2011 | ‘Belle vere’

Franca Sozzani on Curvy Girls, Sensuality & More Body Types in Fashion

Givenchy Transgender Model Lea T Stars in French Vogue (2010)

Tom Ford Embraces Natural Breasts, Not Bombshells

Orgasmic Female Brain in ‘La Petite Mort’

Ever Woman Should Own Jordan Matters’ ‘Uncovered’

Men More Likely Than Women To First Look at Face in Porn Films

Selita Ebanks | Kanye West ‘Runaway’ Full Video Embedded

The Great Wall of Vagina | Learning to Love Our Genitalia

Body Talk | Owning Vulvas, Clits & G-Spots

Mysteries of the Garden of Eden’ | History Channel | In Latin Apple Means Evil

Sexy Doublespeak | American Women & Sexual Honesty

Statistics Say Conservatives Buy More Porn

Forniphilia | Women As Doormats and Other Art Furniture

Women As Muses: What Is Our Place in the Modern World? Or Are We Just ‘Slut Girls’ Today?

Are Stay-at-Home Moms Majority of Cheaters On Ashley Madison?

Fashion Model Andrej Pejic’s Video Interview | A Star Is Born

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Anais Mali Pays Tribute To Warrior Women in ‘Amazon’ By Urivaldo Lopes For French Revue de Modes #25

Kurdish Women Fighters In Syria Say ISIS Fears Women Soldiers So Much They Shake

Eye 9-20-14 | Angelina Jolie To Direct ‘Africa’ | ‘I Am Eleven’ Documentary | Are Conservatives Happier In Liberal Countries?

Eye 9-17-14 | US Poverty & Child Development | Stella McCartney’s Green Carpet Collection

Eye 9-15-14 Richard Branson’s Unfulfilled Energy Pledge | G-Spot Science | Malala’s Attackers Arrested.

Eye 4-9-14 Violence Against Women | Scalia & Women’s Rights | Matrilineal Mawlynnong

Eye 9-8-14 | Clintons For Elephants | Organized Crime Deep In Ivory Trade | Clooney & Alamuddin Will Wed In Venice

Eye 9/6/14 | Fast Food & Depression | Global Cool Neighborhoods | Liu Wen

Eye 9/3/14 | Dr. Patricia Wright’s Lemurs | Low Carb Diet | Spinach Aids Weight Control

Eye 8/31/14: Global Warming | New Tesla Electric Battery | Elephant Slaughter

Eye 8/29/14 Women In Tech Abrasive | Shakira Pregnant | Abortions At Home

Eye 8/27/14: Beyonce’s Feminism, Moms Against NRA, Women Newscasters, Kurdish Women Soldiers Face ISIS

Eye 8/26/14 SunGlacier | Windowless Jumbo jets | What Is Plagiarism

Eye: Nicer Future | Cathy Horn | Women’s Wages | Marley Coffee

Sheryl Sandberg & Getty Images Reboot Stock Photos Portrayal of Women

Pubic Hair Is Back, Announces The New York Times

Eniko Mihalik By Diego Uchitel Returns Anne To Vietnam & Reflections On The Heart Of Darkness

Chantal Thomass, Red Wine Is More Sensual Than Coca-Cola Light

Dasha Zhukova’s BDSM Throne Bashing Is Well Deserved

Abigail Disney Defends Meryl Streep’s Calling Walt Disney A ‘Gender Bigot

Aerie Lingerie Launches ‘The Real You Is Sexy’ Campaign

To Be Better Understood, Anne Learned To Do Serious Uptalk

Karolina Kurkova’s Pursuit Of Supermodel Status | Fashion Activism & Smart Sensuality Women

ForbesWoman Calls 2014 A Breakout Year For Women Entrepreneurs | Maria Shriver Reports On Poor Women in America

Zambia’s First Lady Dr Christine Kaseba-Sata Stuns By Speaking On Behalf Of Gays | God Loves Uganda Documentary

Religion’s Evolution Divide Deepens Between Republicans & Democrats | Phil Robertson Promotes Marrying Girls Young

Paul de Luna’s ‘Samsara’: Returning The Sacred Feminine To Her Historical Place Of Honor Will Help Save The World

Master Builder’s pdate: UAE’s ‘Organic Cities’ By Luca Curci; Wired Looks At Masdar City

TED Talk: Boyd Varty On ‘Ubuntu’, Nelson Mandela & The Londolozi Game Reserve

American Nuns Hold Tight To Social Activism As Pope Francis Offers Hope of SOME Change In Their Voice

Smart Sensuality Ulrika Lundgren of Rika Brand Fashion, Magazine & Maison

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Male Canary Brains Bathed In Testosterone Hit The Seductive High Notes

Seducing a female canary isn’t easy. They are picky, frankly, looking for males particularly adept at singing “sexy syllables” that may indicate their overall genetic robustness. Researchers have previously determined that unlike most vocal notes produced by a male canary, the sexy trills require “extraordinarily fast and coordinated alternation between the left and right sides of the syrinx (the avian vocal organ) more than 16 times a second.

For the male canary capable of executing this performance — even on tape — caged female canaries assume postures inviting copulation.

Now researchers at John Hopkins University have bathed the entire brain of male canaries with testosterone to see if male canaries sing better songs capable of seducing females.  It’s known that the medial preoptic nucleus part of a canary brain — or POM — controls sexual motivation. POM operates in humans as well.

In this recent study, researchers created three groups of male canaries: 1) POM only testosterone application; 2) entire brain testosterone application; and 3) no testosterone given. The results confirmed that while male canaries receiving the POM only applications of testosterone sang more frequently than the control, they couldn’t hit the seductive trills required to inspire the female canary to copulate. Only males receiving the entire brain bath of testosterone could pull off the five-star performance.

“The quality of the song that is required to successfully attract a mate and then the process of attending to the female, or singing to her, when she is there … requires the coordination of multiple brain regions,” says graduate student Beau Alward, the lead investigator.

Promising insights may also come for seduction among humans, given the reality that like humans, the canary brain is able to change its neural pathways and synapses in response to changes in behavior, the seasonal environment, and injury.  “The hormones in these birds are identical to those in humans and they can regulate brain changes in a similar manner,” said Gregory F. Ball, vice dean for science and research infrastructure and professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences in the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. via 


Religion's Evolution Divide Deepens Between Republicans & Democrats | Phil Robertson Promotes Marrying Girls Young


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PEW Research revisits the topic of Americans’ beliefs in evolution, finding a significant drop in the number of Republicans who believe in the scientific theory of evolution. About two-third of Democrats (67%) and Independents (65%) embrace the belief that humans have evolved over time, compare to only 43% of Republicans. In fact, Republican belief in evolution has plummeted from 54% since 2009.

There is also a significant gender gap with 65% of men but only 55% of women believing in evolution. Likewise, there exists an age gap with 68% of 18-29 year olds believing in evolution, compared to 49% age 65 and older. Lastly, education is a factor with 72% of college grads embracing evolution, compared to 51% of high school grads or less.










All About Adam

The Economist weighed in on America’s evolutionary debate in late November 2013, writing that “the literalist faith is in crisis.” Citing statistics that fully half of evangelical youngsters lose their faith after hitting age 18 and especially if they enter a public university.

The Barna Group, an evangelical research firm has studied the young in large numbers, confirming yet again that millenials are “unimpressed by organised anything, let along organised religion.” The young oppose the total demonization of secular culture by their elders. Many are not anti-gay and a quarter of young told Barna Group that their churches were anti-science.

Writing for The Economist, Lexington points out the evangelical Christianity is not only fending off criticisms from its young but is also shaken by new discoveries that are part of genetic science. As science increasingly embraces the concept of several thousand “first humans” while negating the possibility that our genetic diversity can be traced back to the existence of an original man and woman — Adam and Eve, in the case of evangelicals — conservative theologians are questioning a historical Adam.

Without a historical Adam, says Michael Cromartie, an evangelical expert at the Ethics and Public Policy Centre, it follows then that “there would be no reason for Jesus to come to Earth to redeem man’s Fall.”

A flurry of academic papers on Adam and a proliferation of books are either out or in development.

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Keira Knightley On Feminism For Harper's Bazaar UK Feb 2014 By Alexi Lubomirski

Keira Knightley covers Harper’s Bazaar UK’s February issue, wearing looks from Chanel’s spring-summer 2014 collection. Keira, who is lensed by Alexi Lubomirski, chats up a number of topics with Bazaar’s Sophie Elmhirst. At the top of the list: feminism.

I think it’s great that the discussions are finally being allowed to be had [about feminism], as opposed to anybody mentioning feminism and everybody going, ‘Oh, f***ing shut up,’” says Keira.  ”Somehow, it [feminism] became a dirty word. I thought it was really weird for a long time, and I think it’s great that we’re coming out of that.


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Some Like It Hot | Josephine Skriver & Marlon Teixeira By Tom Munro For Lui Magazine December 2013

Models Josehine Skriver and Marlon Teixeira sizzle in this —quite literally — in-your-face, sexy editorial ‘Some Like It Hot’, lensed by Tom Munro for Lui Magazine’s December issue. George Cortina styles the couple in tattered and torn denim and the requisite sheepskin-lined coat and thigh-high boots — but who’s looking and who cares! / Hair by Rudi Lewis;  makeup by Frankie Boyd


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American Nuns Hold Tight To Social Activism As Pope Francis Offers Hope Of SOME Change In Their Voice


While Pope Francis woes the world — and I agree he’s a breath of fresh air — let’s keep certain facts in mind:

1. The last time AOC wrote about then archbishop, now cardinal Raymond Burke, he was accusing Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley with being under the influence os Satan, “the father of lies.” The reason was Cardinal O’Malley’s decision to not only permit Senator Ted Kennedy to be buried with a Catholic mass, but also to preside over it. 

Cardinal Burke took the opportunity on Dec. 12 to publicly disagree with Pope Francis about the commitment of the American bishops to stand firm on talking publicly and negatively about gay marriage, abortion and other social issues.Rejecting the pope’s statements that social issues are too front and center in church dialogue, Cardinal Burke said “But we can never talk enough about that.”

Pope Francis responded on Monday in a major shakeup of the Congregation for Bishops. Francis removed Burke, replacing him with another American, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, DC.

NPR writes that Rocco Palmo, author of the “definitive Vatican blog Whispers in the Loggia, called the move

2. The best way to understand Pope Francis is through his own words and a trusted source. America magazine, a Catholic publication, interviewed Francis earlier this fall in an article titled A Big Heart Open to God.

When asked about the role of women in the church, Pope Francis answers that it’s necessary “to broaden the opportunities for a stronger presence of women in the church”, referring to the reality that the role of women is often inspired by an ideology of ‘machismo’. “Mary, a woman, is more important than the bishops,” says Francis.  “We have to work harder to develop a profound theology of the woman. Only by making this step will it be possible to better reflect on their function within the church. The feminine genius is needed wherever we make important decisions. The challenge today is this: to think about the specific place of women also in those places where the authority of the church is exercised for various areas of the church.”

Pope Francis celebrated his 77th birthday yesterday and was interviewed today by ABC Good Morning America, broadcasting from the Vatican.

3. In late November, Pope Francis issued an 84-page document called an apostolic exhortation. In marketing and branding speak, the document can be considered an official platform for his papacy. The document created a major stir in American Republican politics, with Pope Francis attacking the “idolatry of money’ while pleading with politicians to guarantee citizens “dignified work, education and healthcare.”

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Beyoncé, Joan Smalls, Jourdan Dunn & Chanel Iman In Yoncé Video

I’d say Beyoncé has aced out GQ, Esquire, Treats!, Galore — you name them, guys. Models Joan Smalls, Jourdan Dunn and Chanel Iman join Beyoncé in this ‘Yonce’ video from her latest album, released this week as a total surprise.

“I think Beyoncé wanted to push that angle (the hottest black models) — that was her request and concept initially. I think any time you can promote a sense of community and unity and that is natural, you should,” the video’s director Ricky Saiz told The Cut. “All the girls are friends and it was so friendly and there was no ego on set. Everyone was so happy to be there. The girls were incredible. What a great cast. It was spontaneous and not at all contrived.”

Allison P. Davis calls the video “a paean to nineties-era eroticism and subtle sexuality — think bondage, flashes of skin, close-ups of lips, and a quick erotic tongue flick. Read on — her Saiz interview and commentary is excellent.


Smart Sensuality Ulrika Lundgren of Rika Brand Fashion, Magazine & Maison


Writing about Charlize Theron’s important work in Africa caused me to reflect again on Anne of Carversville’s main mission of telling women’s stories from fashion to flogging. Under intense pressure in the launch of my GlamTribale jewelry and gift collection this year, it seems that some of our critical writing on women’s issues has suffered.

AOC’s voice remains among the strongest ones out there, but not quite as loud as in prior years. I’m on a mission to address that challenge in 2014.

One of the simplest ways to create context around my main focus of the Smart Sensuality woman (sexy, smart and with great heart) is to call out these women worldwide. A reasonable goal rolling into 2014 is one woman a week, released on the weekend.

In the case of Ulrika Lundren, she is a new find, uncovered in posting this editorial Amber Anderson As ‘Amber Darling’ By Jen Carey For Rika Magazine #9 Fall 2013. Fact-checking myself on Rika’s location, I erased Britain and wrote Amsterdam before reading Rika web copy that fascinated me. Swedish-born Ulrika Lundgren fits the mold perfectly of AOC’s Smart Sensuality woman.

Rika is part of Noble Project, a charity brand supported by artists, musicians, actors and designers worldwide.

Lundgren’s vision of the Rika brand, its voice and mission create a perfect story of creating a Smart Sensuality brand. The remaining text has been copied from the Rika website. Enjoy Rika! ~ Anne

Rika was founded on the strong personal taste of Ulrika Lundgren, the style fuses rock ‘n’ roll and a timeless feminine silhouette – with a sprinkle of pared down, Scandinavian aesthetic. Rika’s trademark symbol is the star, “A star reminds us of that vintage touch of French bohemian as much as of a contemporary hue of rock ‘n’ roll,” said the designer, which sums up what Rika is about. Today, Rika includes a beautiful selection of handcrafted, chemical-free leather accessories together with a ready-to-wear collection of fashionable but season-less wardrobe staples with an edge. A feminine pencil skirt in leather paired with an ultra soft baby mohair striped sweater, or a star cashmere cardigan matched with a rock chic leather biker jacket are amongst Ulrika’s favourite items to wear all year round.

Rika Magazine

The Rika Magazine is another project dear to the label. Created by Lundgren and New-York based design director Jacob Wildschiodtz, the independent, bi-annual publication acts as a manifesto of Rika’s philosophy: each issue features women in the arts, whose personality and vision are inspiring to readers worldwide. Rika looks at women as muses, creators, fighters and lovers in the fields. Each issue picks a theme, which is freely reinterpreted by an array of established and up-and-coming contributors. Blessed with editorial contributions ranging from Helena Christiansen, Maison Michel-Chanel to Anton Corbijn and exclusive features of Yoko Ono, Caroline de Maigret or Milla Jovovich. Rika embodies the philosophy that “a magazine should be a meeting point for a creative community, and a source of inspiration to each and everyone’s daily life.”

Rika Boutique

Rika’s collection is showcased in the ‘Rika Boutique’ located in Amsterdam in the area of ‘The 9 Streets’ known for its independent retailers and unique boutiques.

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