Sensuality Reads

Madonna Calls Out Gay Men’s Misogyny In Out Interview

Long Ring Finger Traits Similar Between Men & Women In Business

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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Monday
Oct252010

Dear Victoria's Secret | Forget Diamond Bras | We Need 'Runaway' Phoenix Wings 

Dear alma mater. I do love you so, Victoria’s Secret, even though I offer constructive criticism at times.

It’s no secret that I didn’t like the Angels idea. I felt our lingerie brand was a beacon of positive sensuality, one that American women trusted to help them through the muddy morass of American morality and mixed messages about sexuality.

I wanted American women to star as angels and devils, too, on their own home stage, leading them quietly to a place of sensual confidence expressed by Brazilian women, or French and Italian ones. Swedes and Danish beauties come to my mind also as women who embrace their sensual selves without a lot of doubt. 

Missionary Mission In American Sexuality

We had the opportunity to do sensual missionary work with American women, the ones who made their husbands and boyfriends stand in line at shopping center for hours for Victoria’s Secret lingerie.

Instead, my dear friend, you went Las Vegas, choosing extravaganza over sensual substance. I agree the strategy makes for good theater, and nobody does it better than you.

My feelings aren’t hurt that you wouldn’t listen to me about the Angels. This situation arises in American business all the time. Now I feel that I must write you directly, because you are surrounded by talented people sending you the trend-forward message about female sexuality and Smart Sensuality values for tomorrow’s woman.

Las Vegas is so over. Forgive me, but this is not an example of Adriana Lima in silver screen glamour. You might as well have delivered her in a Hummer.

Russell James V2 Erotic Art Photography

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Monday
Oct252010

Selita Ebanks | Kanye West | 'Runaway' Full Video Embedded

Les Artistes| Flat out, Kanye West is one of the most talented artist-philosophers of our time. Kayne West’s new video ‘Runaway’ is a stunner, a controversial and beautiful social (and self) examination of America in 2010.

Former Victoria’s Secret model Selita Ebanks envelopes the video with her ‘angelic’ sensuality at the very moment that several VS angels are imaged in the new Russell James erotic art book V2.

The plot sees a comet hit Kanye’s Lamborghini, with a beautiful injured phoenix, played by Selita, emerging from the wreckage. The most dominant theme in arty fashion editorial this season is woman as goddess, who comes to save mankind from himself.

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Wednesday
Oct202010

Colorado Tea Party Determined To Make Abortion, Birth Control Illegal | Does Palin Agree?

RedTracker| What is nauseating about the Tea Party quoting Thomas Jefferson in support of the Pro Life movement, is that abortion was legal and openly advertised when America was founded.

Facts, truth and rational thinking about the founding of America means absolutely nothing to these people Tea Party people.

Thomas Jefferson actually referenced abortion in his Notes on the State of Virginia:

They [Native Americans] raise fewer children than we do. The causes of this are to be found, not in a difference of nature, but of circumstance. The women very frequently attending the men in their parties of war and of hunting, child-bearing becomes extremely inconvenient to them. It is said, therefore, that they have learnt the practice of procuring abortion by the use of some vegetable; and that it even extends to prevent conception for a considerable time after.

I was stalked by a religious zealot man long ago, under police protection for over a year, because he was determined to kill me over my views on women’s rights.

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Wednesday
Oct202010

In Her Own Words | Rabina Khan Speaks Of Her Labour Party Suspension

Updated on Wed, October 20, 2010 by Registered CommenterAnne

Updated on Wed, October 20, 2010 by Registered CommenterAnne

In Praise of Macaroons, Peace Treaties & Women Breaking Bread Together

When I wrote a new journal entry about world peace, macaroons, and breaking bread together on Sunday, I had no idea I would be communicating with Rabina Khan this morning.

Such is the nature of our digital lives as women. 

In leaving my beautiful New York apartment at Ground Zero, so saddened by the strife over the proposed mosque and the reality that the place will not be the rebirth of spiritual renewal I sought, I found myself reading Rabina’s words here in my new Philadelphia loft, four blocks from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Ours is a multi-cultural, multi-racial, working-class neighborhood dotted with luxury lofts like mine, renovations perhaps generating mixed feelings among long-time residents.

I must say that everyone has been just splendid to me here in Philadelphia, and I hope to change their suspicions about racy, blond, New York women.

A student at my age, I’ve come here to Philadelphia to understand what freedom and liberty actually meant to the founding fathers. I hate that term ‘founding fathers’ but reality is that women had no vote back then. No one asked us what we wanted in our new country, although Abigail Adams wrote plenty on the ‘women’s rights’ subject to her husband John Adams, our second American president.

Enter Rabina Khan’s Labour Party Suspension

Yesterday all heck broke loose around an article that I wrote about Rabina Khan a year ago: In Praise of Rabina Khan’s Desire for Dialogue Between Muslim and non-Muslim Women.

The controversy around the British Labour Party’s suspension of Rabina Khan and numerous other councillors and Labour Party officials for their support of Lutfur Rahman as mayor of Tower Hamlets is hardly front-page news, but it caught my attention.

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Tuesday
Oct192010

In Praise of Rabina Khan's Desire for Dialogue Between Muslim and non-Muslim Women

Updated on Tue, October 19, 2010 by Registered CommenterAnne

Note from Anne: Oct 19, 2010:This article has skyrocketed to our top read in the last hour. In an attempt to understand why, we’ve posted videos and information about Rabina Khan being expelled from Britain’s Labour party. We will continue to search for information about Rabina Khan. I’ve reread my article and stand by my sentiments and ideas expressed. I will only add that since writing this piece, I have become more aggressive about taking all religious fundamentalism from Catholicism to Judaism to Islam.

##### Original article written Aug. 29, 2010

Rabina Khan, born in Bangladesh and now living in London, is another woman committed to creating increased understanding between Muslim and non-Muslim women.

The National newspaper describes Khan as far from shy, exuding a calm confidence which pervades her work as a novelist, editor, campaigner and general champion for Muslim women’s rights both in Britain and around the world.

Rabina decided to wear hijab when she moved to London in her early 20s. “I felt the time was right. It was part of my faith – a gift. It enhances me but it doesn’t change who I am, and that is the point. The only identity we should bear is our human identity.” via The National

The writer and publisher Rabina Khan is also a key figure in community projects and local politics in east London. Betsie van der MeerNow we have a book from Rabina Khan, Behind the Veil, a collection of thoughts from women of every age, Muslims and non-Muslims. The article from The National Newspaper is another thoughtful piece of journalism from, an excellent publication.

There are many meaty thoughts in Rabina Khan’s point of view about the need for dialogue between Muslim and nonMuslim women. Female have traditionally been the peacemakers, the glue of societies.

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Monday
Oct182010

For Better CAT Orgasms, Put Her In Charge Once Clitoral Contact Is Made

Psychology Today writer Michael Castleman reintroduces the CAT, or “coital alignment technique” sexual position, one that has never left my repertoire of sexual pleasures. My only concern about explaining the CAT to couples is that it still seems that the man does most of the work.

I’ve never decried the missionary position as strictly boring. It’s true, though, that a lot of research suggests that no matter the size of a man’s penis or the duration and vigor of intercourse, only about one in four women climax with man-on-top sex.

Simply stated, the missionary position doesn’t stimulate the woman’s clitoris.

The CAT is deceptively simple: Instead of the man lying on top of the woman chest-to-chest with his penis moving more or less horizontally, the man shifts himself forward so that his chest is closer to one of her shoulders. As a result, his penis moves more up and down. In other words, the man rides higher on the woman’s pelvis, and the bony base of his penis makes more contact with the woman’s clitoris. This increases direct clitoral stimulation and may provide enough to allow her to orgasm. via Psychology Today

I would like to reframe this explanation, based on my own experience. A woman is not a totally passsive creature during sexual intercourse. In what’s frankly a very intimate and loving orgasmic embrace, a woman can take charge of ‘their’ orgasm, once the bony base of his penis makes contact with her clitoris.

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Monday
Oct182010

What's In A Name? Chanel Moves to Protect Brand's Trademark

Chanel Iman | Matt Jones | Elle Italy, Octover 2010 Sensuality News

The great news about model Chanel Iman, who will appear soon in the Nov. 30 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, is that she had major exposure in October, with editorials in Elle Italy, Canadian Flare Magazine, and Vanity Fair Italy.

The question is: could Chanel Iman’s name get her in trouble with the holders of the Chanel trademark?

In September, Chanel, Inc. executives took out a full page on the back of WWD, advising writers and editors not to use the Chanel name to describe other collections:

“A note of information and entreaty to fashion editors, advertisers, copywriters and other well-intentioned mis-users of our Chanel name:
Chanel was a designer, an extraordinary woman who made a timeless contribution to fashion. Chanel is a perfume. Chanel is modern elegance in couture, ready-to-wear, accessories, watches and fine jewelry. Chanel is our registered trademark for fragrance, cosmetics, clothing, accessories and other lovely things. Although our style is justly famous, a jacket is not ‘a Chanel jacket’ unless it is ours, and somebody else’s cardigans are not ‘Chanel for now.’ And even if we are flattered by such tributes to our fame as ‘Chanel-issime,  Chanel-ed, Chanels, and Chanel-ized’, PLEASE DON’T. Our lawyers positively detest them. We take our trademark seriously. 
Merci,
Chanel, Inc.” via Fashionista.com

One is compelled to wonder if Chanel Iman’s lawyer has advised her that lawsuits are launched every day in America, with merits of the case often determined at the end of the arguments and not the beginning.

Chanel Iman was born Chanel Iman Robinson in Atlanta and grew up in Los Angeles, the daughter of a Korean mother and African-American father.

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