Thursday, October 23, 2014


Photo credit: Female Nude with Mask. Unknown Artist, French. ca. 1870. Gilman Collection, Gift of The Howard Gilman Foundation, 2005

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Penis - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know But Was Afraid to Ask

Young Naturists America posted a very educational post about The Male Penis - Uncovered.  Or you could call it The Penis Revealed!  A Penis Demystified! A Penis Bared! Get to Know The Penis!  Or all of the above . The post's aim is clearly to present the penis in a non-sexual way and I think they truly hit the mark. They talk about the myth of penis size, and why the penis is censored, and penis shame, and more.

My biggest question was...why did they need to call the article the "male" penis?? Is there such a thing as the "female" penis? Why not call it simply "The Penis" ?  Anyway, the post is excellent and once you finish reading about the everything you ever wanted to know about the penis, you get a treat at the end.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Charity Calendars

What do these things have in common: cancer, greyhound rescue, baldness, strokes and urban farming? 


Warwick University Senior Women's Rowers are raising funds for cancer with this charity calendar.

University of Sydney Veterinary students raise funds for Greyhound Rescue.

Bald ladies pose to raise awareness and funds for Alopecia (medical term for hair loss) in UK.

Prudish UK shopkeepers refuse to carry the We Slim calendar

Not exactly a charity, these female urban farmers raise funds to buy farmland with this calendar.
We Slim Together Charity Calendar in UK raising funds for Chest, Heart and Stroke Association

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Nude Modeling and Figure Drawing

I once had an opportunity to pose for a drawing class years ago when I was in my 20's. Back then I struggled with the decision and ultimately did not pose,  though now I wish I had accepted the invitation. Since I was a novice, I'm sure I would have needed this posing guide.

Monday, October 13, 2014

October 13 - No Bra Day

  • If you are a woman over 40, get a mammogram.
  • Don’t put off screening because of discomfort.
  • Don’t put off screening because of fear.
  • Know how your breasts feel normally and know how to do a self breast exam.
  • Have a regular breast exam by your health care provider.
      October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    National No Bra Day