Saturday, April 27, 2013

Does Snap Show German Chancellor Aged 18 At Nudist Beach With Two Other Women?

A photograph of what some say reveals a young Angela Merkel strolling nude on a pier is circulating online.

The image, which features two other also naked women, reportedly shows a then 18-year-old Merkel, several European news outlets have suggested.

It was apparently originally posted online in 2009 on nudist lifestyle blog Nudarist.

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Friday, April 12, 2013

How To Shoot 2,000 Nudes a Second

Photographer Shinichi Maruyama’s new work, NUDE, uses cutting-edge technology to create elaborate images from simple origins: the naked human body.

Maruyama collaborated with choreographer Jessica Lang on the series, which involved testing several dancers doing specific routines before pairing up the dancers with picture-perfect movement.

In the past, Maruyama, who was introduced to photography by an elementary-school teacher, has done a lot of work capturing motion, mostly with water.

See the art work, read more here

Brassiere Support Is A Lie, Say French Scientists

Strapping breasts down won't keep them from their inevitable journey south, according to the preliminary results of a 15-year study.

In a 15-year study from the University of Besançon in eastern France, sports science professor Jean-Denis Rouillon found that wearing a bra may not actually keep a woman's breasts from sagging, nor alleviate back pain.

Though the results from Rouillon's study were only preliminary and might not apply to all women, previous work on the science of breast-cages has supported the theory that bras are way more about fashion than function. A pair of D-cup breasts weigh between 15 and 23 pounds, but studies have shown most sports bras can't contain their rampant bouncing. And yes, there are researchers that study the way boobs bounce.

Since 1997, Rouillon and his team have been measuring the incremental changes in orientation of the breasts of 330 female volunteers using a slide rule and caliper. (Apparently breast science has not advanced past the slide-rule era.) Rouillon has emphasized that the volunteers, ages 18 to 35, didn't necessarily encompass the full range of breast diversity, and might not be representative of the global population.

However, the researchers found that the nipples of women who didn't wear bras lifted an average of 7 millimeters toward the shoulders in a year, and the breasts became firmer, according to The Connexion.


Thursday, April 11, 2013

We Are Femen, The Naked Shock Troops of Feminism

Femen is at war with a patriarchy that sees women as sex objects. What weapons do we have? Our bare breasts

You can hear us shouting "Fuck off, dictator!", "I'm not your sex toy!", or "Religion is slavery!" You can see our half-naked bodies facing Berlusconi, Putin or the Pope. You can feel how deep our anger is by looking in our eyes. We are feminism's shock troops, a spearhead unit of militants, a modern incarnation of the word fearless.

We are Femen. Our nakedness attacks the raw nerve of the historic conflict between women and "the system". We are nothing less than its most visual and fitting embodiment. Our activists' bodies represent undisguised hatred for the patriarchal order, and display the new aesthetics of a rejuvenated woman's revolution.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Men's Bikini Wax Preference? NOT A Brazilian, Poll Finds

Raise your hand if you've ever gotten a bikini wax.

Now raise your hand if you've ever gotten a bikini wax simply because you thought that's what guys wanted.

If you've got that hand in the air, we've got some good news: That guy might not care as much about your bikini line as you thought. Or he does care, but a full-on Brazilian wax might not be necessary. A new study commissioned by hair removal company Nad's surveyed 1,000 men and found that their most preferred "look" was not a Brazilian, but rather "'trimmed and tidy' –- a well kept 'lady garden.'"

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

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