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What does it mean to #BeFullyYou

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I’m an introvert.  I’d rather read a book than go to a party.  I don’t have my own Facebook account and I deleted my Twitter account when I saw the number of people who were following me and freaked out.  My two attempts at media training left me a stressed-out ball of tears by the end. What’s wrong with just being myself? I asked them.  “You need to project a professional appearance.  You’re the face of the brand.”  I’ll sound…

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How to Feel Great Naked Whether You’re a Size 2 or 22

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Is there anything more anxiety-inducing than being naked with a partner for the first time? Ideally, the anxiety should fade into a healthy, comfortable romance over time. For far too many women though, anxiety is a constant companion to nudity—especially when there’s someone else around. The truth is that, if you hate your body, you’re going to hate it no matter what size it is. Low self-esteem comes from the negative messages our culture offers us about women’s bodies, not…

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Is Your Partner Body Positive? Finding the Romance You Deserve

Is Your Partner Body Positive? Finding the Romance You Deserve

About two-thirds of women don’t conform to the stick-thin norm with which we are all raised.  In our culture it’s easy to develop a skewed perspective on what’s normal. Your self-esteem isn’t just a product of the culture, though. One recent study found that women felt better about their own bodies when they thought that men preferred larger women. Every woman—whether straight, gay, or somewhere else on the spectrum—deserves a romantic partner who makes her feel fabulous. So ditch that…

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You Said What? 4 Things Not to Reveal on a First Date

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He didn’t call, did he? It happens to everyone from time to time. However, if you notice that you rarely get a call back after the first or second date, it’s time to do some real soul searching. You can’t change other people, but maybe there’s something that you’re doing that you might want to take a look at. Replay your past few dates to see if there are any patterns. Think about what you said and how you acted.…

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The Power of Panties

The Power Of Panties

There is power in lingerie.  A pair of cheeky panties, a good-fitting bra, a garter belt under a conservative dress – all translate into into sexy confidence. I hang out with a burlesque troupe. The women who perform in this troupe are all shapes and sizes. We have the waifish 20-something coquette, the sultry 40-something with an hourglass figure, and we have the 30-something with her amazing 48DDDs and 45 inch waist. A couple of times a month, each of…

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SEXY SHORT STORIES: The Italian

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He was Italian. He had eyes the color of rich dark chocolate and full sensual lips that ignited a hunger in her that had nothing to do with food. And she was famished. She was wearing her V-neck wrap dress with the black and nude lace push-up bra underneath, and a small silver locket that dangled between her breasts. He leaned over and said, Scusi, pointing to the hot pepper flakes. She passed them. He said Grazie. His warm breath caressed…

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Sexy Short Stories: Wake Up

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Wake up. Another day in Paris, but I want to sleep. Oh, well. Out of the covers, into the glassed-in shower stall, hot water pouring over my body. What will the day bring? Off to Jeu de Paume, or maybe the Louvre…Or maybe I’ll just walk, letting the breeze blow through my hair, and teasing up the hem of my skirt as I cross the Seine, then take a different bridge back.  I drift off into thoughts of a warm windy day and a…

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Torn

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I needed to wear my torn jeans that day. Even though the day was all about errands, even though they were skin tight, even though it was Saturday and I had nowhere special to go. I needed to see the look of guy sitting next to me at the carwash, how his eyes kept darting to my thighs, while we sat side by side in those plastic chairs, waiting for our cars and I played with the holes of my  jeans,…

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To Wear or Not to Wear…Plus Size Shapewear

Plus Size Shapewear To Wear Or Not To Wear

I am single. I am over 40. I am curvy. What a lot of younger and less curvy women don’t understand is what the intersection of these three things does to us curvy girls. If you are young, your breasts rest impractically high on your chest. Even as a curvy girl, at 23 my breasts were higher and perkier than they are today. If you are thin, like Lululemon model thin and toned, throwing on a sundress without shapewear looks…

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