Articles Tagged "self esteem"

  1. Labiaplasty

    My Vagina Will Not be Judged

    09/23/2013 | Jenn Marie

    The other night I stumbled across a documentary on the practice of plastic surgery to improve the appearance of the vagina. The Perfect Vagina is a British documentary starring a young mom who recently had a child and now questions her attractiveness. As a method of self-help, she decides to research what she feels is […]


  2. self-esteem when single

    Fall in Love With Yourself

    07/30/2013 | Peaches

    It’s one of the privileges of the single person to be stuck with oneself. Doing so will push you through many evolutions, or it should, if you’re lucky. I’ve been reborn a few times over the past ten years. Sometimes I wonder about all the people who got into LTRs in their early twenties and […]


  3. self-esteem through BDSM

    Spanx vs. Spanking

    06/17/2013 | Stella Harris

    I worked in an office from the ages of 24-30. During that time I finally developed a personal style that made me happy. I’d never liked the way dress pants sat on me so I fell into wearing dresses or pencil skirts and high heels. I cultivated an (office appropriate) naughty secretary look and it […]


  4. Bikini body

    Showing Skin This Summer, a Step-by-Step Approach

    06/12/2013 | Emily Rodgers

    I am biting my nails, dreading the day when I have to step out in public wearing my little white bikini. I still have my winter body! You know, the one with pale pallid skin, wobbly calves, and a little extra around the middle. I look forward to everything about summer, but some years it’s […]


  5. Faking Self-Respect

    Never Look as Terrible as You Feel

    06/06/2013 | Faye With a Knee

    The members of my large family have always considered it their life’s mission to give inappropriate and unsolicited advice. Whether it was my great-great-grandma telling me that gum sticks to your heart, or my little brother reminding me that my loud sneezes are a huge character flaw, there is never a shortage of cautionary tales […]


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    His Fantasies May Surprise You

    06/03/2013 | Peaches

    Let’s talk about men and their fantasies. Have you ever dated someone who confessed to his secret sexual fantasy and both of you were surprised that you were fine with it? If you haven’t, let’s assume it’s either because you’re not asking about his fantasies, or he wants serious kink and you’d rather not go […]


  7. Brooke Shields in the 80s

    Sexy is Timeless

    05/22/2013 | Peaches

    We’re inundated every day with images of female beauty. The folks that art direct those photo shoots and then later assemble those photos into catalogs and magazines are looking for what is interesting to the camera. The lens makes its own demands. . . for angles. Cheekbones. Enormous lips. Stark clavicles. Erin Heatherton in a […]


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    My Experience With Boudoir Photography

    05/09/2013 | Stella Harris

    “You should come to my studio sometime.” It sounded like a bad pick-up line but in this case we had mutual friends so I decided to give it a try. The photographer directed me to a page on his website with tips on preparing for a photo shoot, and I studied it at length as […]


  9. Dove Real Beauty Sketches

    Your Real Beauty

    04/25/2013 | Peaches

    You’re probably familiar with Dove’s Real Beauty campaign, but you may not yet have seen this remarkable video they released a couple weeks ago. Using a real-life forensics artist to draw ordinary women based purely on their verbal description, Dove captures a heartbreaking truth: we judge ourselves much more harshly than others judge us. We […]


  10. Magic Mike

    Why It’s Okay To Not Be “Fun”

    04/18/2013 | Peaches

    As a writer of naughty stories I am on the very outer ring of the planetary system that is public female sexuality, with women who take their clothes off onstage being in the center, models, singers and actresses closely orbiting them, and those of us who only assist others in imagining sexual activity as the […]


  11. What makes construction workers sexy?

    What Makes Construction Workers Sexy?

    04/16/2013 | Peaches

    We know why men fantasize about the naughty schoolgirl, dominating nurse or coy French maid. There are stories, lore and cliches associated with these roles that have been discussed for so long that even someone who doesn’t spend much time pondering sexuality could easily explain to an alien, “Oh, yeah, a girl in a short […]


  12. Ruben Toledo illustration

    The Bombshell Manual of Style

    04/04/2013 | Peaches

    I’ve carried this book around with me for more than ten years, back and forth from the West Coast to the East Coast (and back. . . and back again). I’ve given it as a gift a few times. It contains a message that, as far as I’m concerned, cannot be repeated often enough to […]


  13. Gaston

    Who’s Your Villain?

    03/25/2013 | Peaches

    Most of us grew up with Disney movies involving princesses, wicked witches and singing rodents. And most of us take issue with what passive little ninnies those princesses tended to be. The same goes for action movies wherein the hero proves his manliness by rescuing some chick. Whether the story is for a girl or […]


  14. See Yourself As Sexy

    See Yourself As Sexy

    03/22/2013 | Scarlett Ryan

    Body image issues unfortunately dog many women, even the most beautiful. In fact, it’s often the models and actresses we so admire that suffer from this the most, as a result of being under constant scrutiny and comparison with their peers. A full examination of this is beyond the scope of this article, but suffice […]


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    Restoring the Lost Art of Being a Good Lover

    03/20/2013 | Peaches

    Like Wesley in Princess Bride, who spent years building up an immunity to iocaine powder, I’ve spent the past few years developing the ability to cheerfully and honestly have no-strings-attached sex and still be friends with that person later. I’m not talking about hookup sex or one night stands, which in my experience tends to […]


  16. free desktop wallpaper from Uvudu Imaging

    Sexy Dames from Nashville

    03/07/2013 | Uvudu Imaging

    To follow up on yesterday’s article about taking a burlesque class, here are some inspiring pin-up photos of burlesque performers and models, taken by husband-and-wife photography team King and Kallisto, aka Uvudu Imaging. The free desktop wallpaper version of each image can be found by clicking the image itself.


  17. tattoo

    Rockabilly Tattoo

    02/20/2013 | Kristina Mageau

    Jamming to the sweet sounds of Benny Joy and other great musicians, one tattoo artist takes his needle to the skin of their clients. Another rocks out with colored pencils, paper, and music. . .


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    The Inexplicable Things Men Find Attractive

    02/18/2013 | Peaches

    I’m continually surprised by what men find attractive. It’s particularly interesting considering how we, as women, tend to focus on trends. As a gender we have a bad habit of assuming that just because some (probably gay) art director thought that gigantic mouths were sexy this year, every man we meet will be looking for that mouth, too.


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    Feel Confident, In Your Clothes or Out of Them

    02/14/2013 | Kimberlee West

    Confidence is embracing your body. Whether you are curvy or thin, tall or short–a confident woman can look at herself in the mirror and say, “Heck yeah, I am beautiful.”