Sensuality Reads

Jennifer Lawrence Calls Photo Hack A Sex Crime | $100 Million Lawsuit Threat Finally Prompts Google Action

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

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

 


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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Eye 12-9-14 | Kate Middleton Art Muse | Taylor Swift 1989 | Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Eye 12-6-14 | Natural Artistry From Nunzio Paci & Edouard Martinet | Man As Tree

Eye 12-3-14 | A Traveling Education } Meditation Rebuilds Brain Structure | Trends In Remarriage

Eye 11-23-14 Elisabeth Daynes Early Human Sculptures | Annie Leibovitz ‘Pilgrimage’ | Anne Says More Kimye Coming

Eye 11-13-14 | Prince Ea ‘Anti Social Network | VIDA Sustainable E-commerce Site | Barney’s Holiday Windows

Eye 11-9-14 | Neonics & Honeybees | Bee Friendlier Flower Bombing | Whole Foods For Honeybees

Eye 11-5-14 | Toni Garrn Closed Denim For Burkina Faso | Cindy Crawford’s 2015 Art Van Charity Challenge

Eye 10-25-14 | Berlin Light Show Will Commemorate The End Of Berlin Wall | South African Textiles That Bear Witness

Eye 10-19-14 Gisele Bundchen Chanel No. 5 Commercial | Kurdish Women Fighters  Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer Under Intense Pressure

Eye 10-14-14 Zaha Hadid’s Catharsis For Cambodia | WikiLeaks Gets Fashionable | London’s Hackney Fashion Lab

Eye 10-11-14 October 11 Is International Day of the Girl | Honoring Malala Yousafzai’s Nobel Peace Prize & Angelina Jolie As A British Dame

Eye 10-8-14 | H&M Jumpsuit: When Style & War Collide | Amazon Women | Burqa Bans

Eye 10-5-14 | American Parenting as Religion | Elisabeth Holmes Billionaire | Kurdish Women Fighters Update

Eye 10-1-14 | Fondation Louis Vuitton | Vogue Meets Gesquiere | Stella McCartney Redo 

Eye 9-28-14 | Victoria Beckham Has Passion For UN Ambassador Role | Women & Heart Disease | Apologies to UAE Pilot Major Mariam al-Mansouri

Eye 9-25-14 | UAE Pilot Major Mariam al-Mansouri Leads UAE Air Strikes Against ISIS | Domestic Violence Tab Put At $9.5 Trillion Annually

Eye 9-23-14 Emma Watson On Feminism | Zaha Hadid On Architecture | Biomimicry at Blossom Tower

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

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

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Wednesday
May262010

Queen Elizabeth | Paisley | NOT What You Think

In the few words shared by the Google Image Safe Search team about decision-making around images, there’s an inference that the answers are obvious to smart, conscientious people.

By asking ourselves if an image could be considered inappropriate by a mom — any mom anywhere in the world — the answer is almost always that we will defer on the side of caution.

Imagine my surprise to read that the performance artist Paisley was featured sans clothes at the Chelsea Flower Show in England. By any Google Image criteria, the photo that follows the one of Queen Elizabeth is not suitable for moderate search. (You see a ni-ple, and my understanding is that this is foreboden in Google moderate search.)

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Tuesday
May252010

Finding Your Rightful Place in Google Image Search

An international network of webmasters and web developers exists to get around every rule that Google Images puts in place, trying to separate adult from family-friendly images.

Freedom of speech in credible websites and important cultural/business voices is suffering in this effort to ‘clean up’ the Internet. In particular, family-friendly moderates like myself — or any of the strong voices in fashion, marketing, branding — can no longer speak freely on the Internet, without running the risk paying a heavy penalty.

If you even risk talking about today’s fashion imagery — and use an image as an example — you can lose your Google Images Internet presence over night, finding yourself kicked out of moderate search and into unfiltered-only.

This ‘birthday celebration’ photo on Tavi’s ‘Style Rookie’ blog brought down her website. Having Her Highness, 14-year-old Tavi’s blog ‘Style Rookie’ go down over an ‘innocently’ posted photo of Maggie Rizer from a 1998 ad campaign for Yohji Yamamoto, one of her favorite designers, is an example of what we’re dealing with as articulate, non-adult, non-pornographic websites trying to make our way in a Google-dominated world.

Speechless when reading about Tavi’s website going down, a shudder went up our spines. Luckily for Tavi, her many fans rallied on Facebook and Twitter, and the problem was solved in a day. (See Wall Street Journal article: Teen Fashion Blogger’s Site Blocked”)

Tavi is a lucky Google survivor.

To be clear,  I write these words with respect and a huge personal relationship with Google, who has changed my life for the better until now.

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Monday
May242010

Female Desire Drug Flibanserin Comes Before FDA

Tracking women’s orgasms is a top editorial priority at Anne of Carversville. 

Hopefully, we do a good job of distilling the facts about female sexuality, and that includes the dreams of big pharma to create the equivalent of Viagra for women.

On May 27, 2010 “Orgasm Inc.” has its film debut at New York’s Lincoln Center. Three weeks later, on June 18, the German manufacturer Boehringer Ingelheim goes before the FDA, seeking approval for its pill with the unsexy name “flibanserin”, the focus of its flower-inspired research on four groups of women who participated in trials in Fall 2009.

Tank’s Masha Novoselova by Sofia Sanchez & Mauro MongielloSensuality News Embraces Sexual Intimacy

Let us get our own prejudices on the table.

We believe that women — and disproportionately more American women— underrate the health benefits of positive sexuality in their lives. We’re sad that orgasms get such such minor play among intelligent American women, who consistently say that besides an extra hour of sleep, they would rather read a book or watch a movie.

Statistics from a recent survey by the National Sleep Foundation indicate that White women and Asians put a lower priority on sex vs sleep, than Latino and African American women. Don’t shoot us. This is one ‘fact’ we embrace as a good one, and not a stereotypical assessment of Latino and African American propensity for sexual activity. 

Blacks|African Americans and Latinos are 10 times as likely to report having sex every night as Whites and Asians and 2.5 times more likely than Whites.

At AOC, we have hot blood in our veins, too and believe that nothing could be better for women’s health than frequent orgasms, even if she goes solo.

Medicalizing Sexual Desire

The big story around the Boehringer Ingelheim FDA application is the “medicalization” of female sexual desire. There is no new script here, although the research facts are revealing, and we will restate them. American women are understandably aggravated at having their lack of sexual desire put under the microscope, as one more “failing” or imperfection.

Big pharma claims they are only trying to fill a valid medical need expressed by some women to reignite their libidos. Unfortunately, all women will be subjected to the advertising messages, and they are tough to tune out, especially if hubby is in the room.

Even if a woman is positive about her lack of sexual libido, she will be confronted with the medical opportunity of correcting it. Look at the ad campaigns for Viagra, Cialis and Levitra. Every survey says that men desire sex more than women (with the statistical opposite, of course). Women may get a trip to the doctor for Christmas.

The Sexual High Bar

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Saturday
May222010

Married Women Prefer Sleep, Movies, Books to Sex

The new iVillage survey of 2000 married women with a 60/40 split of those with and without children says that two-thirds of married women admit they would rather do something else then have sex with their spouses.

We’re trying to locate a 2005 survey that says women would even rather work late in the office than have sex.

As revealed in other surveys, the top priority was an extra hour of sleep but watching a movie or reading a book also topped having sex with their spouses for the women. Only 16 percent of women were unhappy with the state of their sex lives.

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Saturday
May222010

Sealed With A Sweet Kiss, A Soft Touch & No Comfort Food

(Note: The new “Intimate Moments” i-D editorial featuring Benhati Prinsloo is provocative in its simplicity and focus on the small moments of couple’s intimacies. The mood looks stubbornly out of sync with modern life and a reminder of just how much we suffer from “skin hunger” in the West. I’ve combined half of the photos in the i-D “Intimate Moments” Benhati Prinsloo editorial with part one of an unpublished chapter on touching, part of a larger manuscript on the health benefits of sex.” The remaining photos will be in a brief commentary on Sensuality News.)

From Anne: Sealed with a Sweet Kiss

For me, kissing is the ultimate form of touching. I enjoy kissing other people and being kissed myself. I particularly like European kissing on both cheeks, because it is twice the pleasure.

I don’t like air kisses, because they are fake. I’ve read that American women invented air kisses, because they are afraid of germs. This is not true — that kissing is dangerous to your health generally. In fact, kissing is particularly good for your immune system.

I learned to kiss in New York and not in the way that you’re thinking. Quite the contrary. I learned about kissing, hugging and the warmth of an friendly touch from the sales ladies at Saks Fifth Avenue.

After a rocky start in learning the art of successfully managing seasoned, successful women old enough to be my mother, and sometimes my grandmother, I won first their respect and then their affection.

After that, there was a lot of kissing going on.

Benhati Prinsloo “Intimate Moments” i-D Summer 2010Ancestry and Touching

This was all very strange to me. My ancestry is one of a mixed European background: English, German, Swedish and Danish. Simply stated, there’s not a lot of self-expression in those genes. We were stoics all the way. There was no hugs or kisses at my house. Ever.

But I had hugging and touching in my heart, and it took New Yorkers less than a month make me feel that I’d lived with hugs and kisses all my life.

If I close my eyes, I can still feel them touching me. It was strange and uncomfortable at first. The simplest encounter between us was grounded in a warm embrace, even though many of them had suffered so much, I was surprised that they had any heart left.

Life was tragic for many of them, far more difficult than my own life.

This new family, overwhelmingly comprised of European Jews, adored me as much as I adored them. Several of my ladies were concentration camp survivors, and I shuddered over their past pain, when I saw that horrific number tattooed on their arms.

Many of these women fled Europe during the war, leaving behind great fortunes, but always taking their intellectual history and an inspiring civility with them. And now they were here, on the fifth floor of Saks, selling very expensive dresses to rich Americans like Jacqueline Onassis.

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Thursday
May202010

Mario Philippona's Female Form Furniture

Science has taken one more step forward in understanding the male mind. I say the male mind, because the female brain was not the focus is this revolutionary new study on the interconnected nodes and hubs — the cortex’s electrical architecture — that guides thinking and behavior. We only hope that a look at the female brain follows at once, because scientists have already documented major sex-based differences in the brain’s “hard-wiring systems”.

Going forward, scientists must distinguish between sex-based, brain activity patterns. Women possess a much more complex hard-wiring system. 

Seeing is believing. Men are not “cads” in the fact that they are more interested in and responsive to visual sexually arousing stimuli than are women. They can’t help themselves. Men are captive to visual imagery … not merely below the waist … but in  the core of their brain being.

Simply stated, men can’t help themselves in their long-standing adoration of the female (and sometimes male) form. Women have long been Muses to men.

Sculptor-cabinetmaker Mario Philippona has taken adoration of the female form to an entirely new level.

During Art-classes at the Institute for Architectural Arts Development in Maasland, the Netherlands, Philippona discovered sculpture in large logs of wood. Inspired by the perfectionism that women display in our use of fashion, stilettos, cosmetics and plastic surgery, the artist set out to make perfect female-formed furniture.

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Thursday
May202010

Louis Vuitton's Erotic Imagination Unleashed | Ten Magazine

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Louis Vuitton’s brand commitment to blending art, a daring sensuality, fashion and culture commentary moves forward again with the Ten Magazine’s Summer 2010 feature of Guinevere van Seenus, photographed by Tierney Gearon.

It was the Louis Vuitton brand that got me in a heap of trouble with Google Images (I’m still in it) with their sensually explicit collaboration with Elle Turkey magazine.

Now we see that doing laundry can also corrupt the most upstanding suburban housewife.

louis vuitton suburban housewifeIn this Ten Magazine editorial Louis Vuitton adds some sexy lust to the life of a suburban housewife — not with sexy photography — but with words.

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