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Plus-Size Lingerie Model Ashley Graham: ‘Men Want to See Curves’

Plus-Size Writer Poses In Her Underwear To Highlight The Biggest Problem With Lane Bryant’s #ImNoAngel Campaign

The #ImNoAngel campaign featured plus-size models posing in lingerie in beautiful black-and-white photos. People couldn’t help comparing Lane Bryant’s photos with the Victoria’s Secret campaign, given the intentional similarities. While the public …

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Ashley Graham made waves by being the first plus-size model to appear in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue – and again as part of Lane Bryant’s #ImNoAngel lingerie campaign featuring women of all shapes and sizes – but she’s actually been showing …

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Are Plus Size Models REALLY that Different than Skinny Models?

US retailer Lane Bryant has launched a new line of plus size lingerie and couldn’t resist the opportunity to have a dig at famed lingerie brand and bastion of the super skinny supermodel, Victoria’s Secret. In their newest campaign, the American plus size …

In the seemingly never ending battle between plus size and skinny models in the fashion industry, this week the plus size camp has taken another shot across the bows. US retailer Lane Bryant has launched a new line of plus size lingerie and couldn’t resist the opportunity to have a dig at famed lingerie brand and bastion of the super skinny supermodel, Victoria’s Secret.

In their newest campaign, the American plus size retailer have featured a group of popular plus size models in their new lines along with the hashtag #ImNoAngel emblazoned across the photographs – a clear swipe at the ‘Angels’; the group of supermodels used to promote the Victoria Secret brand and walk in their famed catwalk shows across the world.

The idea behind the advert is that the brand, in their own words, want to ‘defy typical beauty standards’. But in reality is that what they are actually doing?

Now I’m all for the modelling industry to be inclusive of all body shapes and sizes and I think plus size modelling has a valid and important role in the industry, but I also think that the average consumer these days is wise enough to know that skinny doesn’t equal beautiful any more.

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Corset Shape Comparison: Cheap vs Custom

NAKED VS CORSETTED WAIST COMPARISON This is a video for entertainment. I wear corsets to help with back pain. I chose to compare the first corset I bought with…

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The science of home party plans

The science of party planning

“I think it’s all about who comes,” said Bri Tate, senior in management and international business. “People who aren’t too ‘cool’ and you know they’re just down to have fun. If the people suck, I won’t stay.” The typical party mix always includes …

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Natasha Naughty Presents – The Adult Sex Toy Party | Natasha Naughty, Hottie and Mascot for My Pure Pleasure by Intimate Tickles, introduces a few of her friends to explain why they had an adult sex toy party, and/or…

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Party Plan Business

When I got to college and started to go to parties in the Fort, I expected Hollywood to come to life. Somewhere between “Clueless” and “Project X” there was the perfect straight-out-of-a-movie party, and I hoped to find it. Some were wild, some were lame, and ultimately I realized that no movies quite got all of it right.

“The Fort — it’s a better area to have a party than other places in Knoxville,” said Elliott Feith, a freshman in accounting. “Everything is within walking distance.”

Parties make even the trashiest of Fort houses look like Gatsby’s mansion, and the Fort is Mecca for parties. The ideal layout has to have perfect keg placement, which means fewer bottlenecks to the booze and more time to party. Most houses have ample outdoor space, where a large majority of partygoers congregate like in “Dazed and Confused.” Find a place that can handle a little wear-and-tear, a large crowd, boozey floors and loud music — with neighbors that won’t call the cops.

Themes can be fun, and the costumes ensure tons of Instagram likes the next day. Who wouldn’t want to go to an“Animal House” historic toga party? But picking the right theme is crucial. Common mistakes including choosing something too specific or offensive stereotypes, exhibited in the Sundance Film Festival award winner “Dear White People.”

Some, however, like senior in public relations Kevin Brown, say themes are a lost cause. “I hate themes. They never work well in the Fort,” Brown said. “People care more about getting drunk than they do dressing up.”

If you want a theme anyway, pick one with plenty of costume potential, like togas, decades or characters from pop culture. The more people can get from Goodwill, the better.

Recently, live music has been a trend at Fort parties. Bands in people’s living rooms or backyards make a typical kegger feel like a private concert with your closest friends — with cheaper beer. Think Matt Damon’s rendition of “Scotty Doesn’t Know” in “Eurotrip,” or even Craig Ferguson and Rihanna’s duet in “This is the End.” Knoxville has a lot of great local musical talent to take advantage of, and live music brings people together. Cicily Hummer, a senior in kinesiology, prefers live music at parties, although she says, “Eight out of 10 times the band sucks.” So maybe a back-up Spotify playlist is a good idea.

Funny People Have More Orgasms, Study Finds

slide_377562_4444870_free[1]You probably never want to LOL during sex, but a new report suggests those who LOL outside the bedroom have more of it.

In the video above by DNews, we find out the great benefits that come with humour, including a better sex life. Now we all know laughing releases endorphins — and could be a great way to fight pain — but sex also has similar benefits.

A new paper from the Evolutionary Psychology journal, suggests funny men give women more orgasms. The paper said people with a great sense of humour are more attractive as partners and in general, enjoy success while dating, notes Psychology Today.

The paper, which studied 44 women in heterosexual relationships, only counted vaginal orgasms. Of course, orgasms are different for everyone, and getting an orgasm doesn’t always mean relying on someone else.

But why is humour so important for some of us, anyway? Watch the video above to find out.

Kristina Wright, author of Bedded Bliss: A Couple’s Guide to Lust Ever After, points out that you don’t have to wait for anniversaries or birthdays to have so-called special sex. Any day can be special, including the anniversary of the first time you made out, the day you’ve finally potty trained your youngest child, or just because it’s Tuesday. “Whatever it takes, whenever you can manage it, celebrate this crazy, messy, busy life you’ve created together — celebrate any time you can,” Wright says.

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VA wow Female Condom And Sex Toy Claims 100% Orgasm Rate

Female Sexual Health | Sexual Health AustraliaThe female condom protects women from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), unwanted pregnancies, and most recently, prevented anti-climactic sex. IXu LLC, a Michigan-based condom company, developed a new wearable-tech product for women, the VA w.o.w., that has a 100 percent orgasm rate by the fourth time of use. The condom, which features a vibrating star- or heart-shaped sleeve, keeps it from slipping too far into the vagina while also increasing her pleasure.

The combination of basic female condoms with miniaturized electronic sex toys is due to the rising popularity of these adult novelties. They are being sold now in neighborhood drugstores next to condoms. A 2014 study found an equal number of both men and women bought sex toys off the UK retailer Lovehoney, with the average ordering totaling $59, although men spent about 19 percent more on average than women did on the site. These men were also more likely to pay for next-day shipping.

The surfacing of sex toys in the global market compelled the company to commercialize the technology of “smart” condoms with miniaturized electronic sex toys. The combination of these two items creates a “hi-tech hybrid condom” that “works!” according to the press release. The vibrating ring’s Bluetooth-capability provides safe sex while ensuring an orgasm. This addresses the Gates Foundation contest criteria that IXu met: “a new condom people would prefer to use — even more than using no condom at all.”

Similar to other female condoms, VA w.o.w., can be inserted up to eight hours before sex, while the outer ring prevents it from getting pushed inside the vagina during sex. Now, compared to other condoms on the market, this condom guarantees an orgasm, based on a user survey. The company found out of 50 women between the ages of 20 and 40 who tried the vibrating condom, 70 percent achieved an orgasm on first use, 84 percent on second use, and 100 percent by fourth use.

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How to Attract Customers Through Pinterest

In his book Success Secrets of the Online Marketing Superstars, Mitch Myerson introduces you to 22 innovators who have redefined the developing landscape of online marketing. Learn how to master proven strategies, avoid costly mistakes and grow your business. In this edited excerpt, contributing author and social media expert Beth Hayden offers reasons and tips for why and how you should use Pinterest to promote your business.

In a sea of other social networking options, there are a number of reasons why you may want to pay attention to Pinterest—the networking site that allows users to create online image collages, then share those collages (called “pinboards”) with other Pinterest users—and possibly move it up on your list of marketing priorities. Check out these stats:

You may have heard that Pinterest is only good for marketing physical products (like jewelry or clothes) and that the social media tool can only be used to market to women. Those rumors are untrue: Pinterest is great for marketing just about any product or service, no matter who your target audience is.

It only takes a few moments to create your Pinterest business account. Once your account’s set up, you can create online collages (“boards”) for different topics you’re interested in, then add images and videos to your boards by “pinning” them. The interface is fast, slick and fun.

A lot of the content on Pinterest (up to 85 percent, according to recent figures) is “repinned” from other users—so you can make yourself stand out by regularly introducing cool new content from outside websites and blogs. And always keep your target audience in mind when you’re pinning—you want to regularly pin content that your prospects and customers will find useful, interesting or entertaining.

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