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Americans have no concept of beauty. Sex is all they understand. Accordingly, they have taken a sexual concept, "hot", which means sexually aroused, and now apply it to any instance of female beauty they see. Porn star Jenna Jameson is "hot", Paris Hilton is "hot", Miss America is "hot", Jackie Kennedy was "hot". There is no degree of beauty, no matter how great, how innocent, or how pure that in America earns the right to be called "beautiful". So in a way, we're glad Nikkala Stott is British, because even though she is certainly one of the sexiest women on the planet, and is considered incredibly "hot" by Americans, she also enjoys being admired as one of the most "beautiful" women ever by everyone else, including us.

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Japan launches nude news

July 6, 2007 - Japan will soon have it's own version of naked newscasting, a program called "Hadaka no News Station" (Nude News Station) - which is being funded by the government.

The female newscaster strips for the camera as she reads the news, but this program adds an educational element to it. In a segment called "Nude Sign Language News", the newscaster removes her clothes while presenting the news in sign language. Text of what she's signing runs along the bottom.

She also presents a segment called "One Point Sign Language Lessons", where she teaches viewers the the sign language for terms like "kiss me".

 

Is beauty just genetic health?

Is female beauty nothing more profound than genetic health? Are males of the human species attracted to physical health in women simply because they want similarly healthy children? Do we find symmetry of facial features, long lustrous hair, moist lips, clear eyes, etc. attractive because they are the result of 'good genes'?

No. No. And no. Find out why, here.

 

Abused bride protests publicly in her underwear

July 5, 2007 - A young woman in India, harassed by her in-laws over demands for more dowry money and for having given birth to a girl, took her protest to the street by walking in her underwear to the local police station.

Pooja Chauhan strode down a busy street in her bra and panties, carrying a baseball bat, to protest the brutal treatment she was receiving from her husband's parents. She has been living alone with her baby daughter for five months to get away from her relatives' abuse.

The good news is police arrested her husband and parents-in-law after her protest. The bad news is that she's the one facing charges for indecent behavior.

 

Young Iraqi men tortured and killed for viewing porn

July 3, 2007 - Imagine you were a young guy living in Iraq, facing war and death all around you, and even in the best of times your society forbid you to even see a women outside of your marriage - provided you had buckets of money to even get married. Wouldn't you seek some comfort in the internet, perhaps in erotic imagery?

A young man in Baghdad did. Islamic extremists kidnapped and tortured him for six days, and threatened to kill him if he ever viewed pornography again. Other young men have been killed.

It's ironic - the only moral men, the only normal, healthy, pro-value men in that entire country - the ones who value beauty and sex and women - are the ones being tortured and killed in the name of morality

 

Climbing the beauty ladder

Beauty is nature's way of inspiring men to achieve their dreams. If a man truly wants to achieve his dreams he'll try to maximize his experiences with female beauty. How does he do that? It's no secret that men are sexually attracted to female beauty, but what most people don't know is that beauty is like a ladder. When we climb a few rungs on the ladder - when a woman possesses some of the things we find attractive - we become sexually attracted to her. But if we can somehow manage to avoid responding sexually, we then become able to climb the higher rungs of the ladder and experience the greatest and highest beauty of all, the beauty beyond sexual attraction: the beauty of admiration, and happiness.

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Too pretty to be shy

One of the damn shames about our beauty-hating, self-sacrificing society is that young women are not taught that they are beautiful and that this beauty is an important thing. It leads to precious creatures like Britney not knowing the power and beauty in their lovely bodies and innocent souls. Happily, one of the things Body in Mind is doing to soften the edge on the disasters in the world is to encourage these young women not to sacrifice themselves but to embrace themselves and actually to learn to enjoy their beauty. As a result, you get to watch one of the wonders in the world unfolding - a young lady hesitantly taking her first steps toward womanhood, and making everyone happy in the process.

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Woman vindicated after arrest for toplessness

June 18, 2007 - A woman who was arrested for exposing her breasts has agreed to a $29 000 settlement from the City of New York.

Jill Coccaro was arrested in August 2005 while walking around Manhattan's Lower East Side. She claimed she was yanked from the patrol car by her hair and taken to a hospital for psychiatric evaluation. After 12 hours in custody she was released, saying that prosecutors were not going to pursue charges.

A 1992 State Appeals Court ruling determined that women should have the same right to go topless as men do. "We hope [from this] the police learn a lesson and respect the rights of women to go topless." her attorney said.

 

Darwin Dating: survival of the hottest

June 14, 2007 - File this one under the category "Is this for real..?"

Darwin Dating is a website for singles - beautiful singles. Only beautiful singles. In fact, you can't even become a member unless the other members vote on the 'hotness' of your photo. If you're accepted, you're free to meet and apparently hook up with your fellow hotties. If you're rejected, you're sent a letter wishing you luck with your ugliness and assuring you that there are plenty of dating sites out there just full of ugly people.

This site is either some sort of social experiment to gauge people's attitude's towards beauty, or else it's a legitimate site that simply places physical beauty above all else. See for yourself here.

 

Peta Todd fans can chat with Peta

Peta has made several brief appearances on the Peta Todd forum in the last several weeks. We can't guarantee she'll answer everyone but this is your chance to talk to her and ask her anything you'd like. This kind of thing doesn't happen very often so take advantage of it while you can!

Peta Todd Forum

 

There's a nude girl in my kitchen!

When Natalie Oxley burst onto the topless modeling scene a couple years ago there was every reason to believe she'd take the industry by storm. She had a perfectly pretty face atop a dream body - exactly the right combination to follow in the footsteps of Michelle Marsh, Nikkala Stott, and every other wildly successful UK model. But after only a few months of brilliant modeling success Natalie swore off nude modeling to concentrate on commercial editorial and TV work. Today, she can be seen only in TV adverts, and never nude. So we're thrilled to be able to offer Natalie's fans the first new nudes of Natalie they've seen in a long time. Nothing fancy, just our vision of what it must be like to live with such a beautiful woman, enjoying all the beauty available now only to you.

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Nikkala Stott is our idea of beauty

Beauty is all but forgotten today. Young starlets are rated according to how 'hot' or sexy they are, not how beautiful. 'Beauty' contests are committing suicide by becoming scholarship programs and politically correct farses. And in our own lives the beauty of women is considered an irrelevant luxury, or else, perversely, the possession of ugly women. That's why Body in Mind creates series like 'White' starring Nikkala Stott. It's our way of showing what our world could be like if beauty was considered important, valuable, and good, and if the women who possessed it felt free to express it in open, non-sexual, and even intimate settings. This is our idea of beauty. And hopefully, yours too.

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Miss Universe airs Monday night

May 26, 2007 - The Miss Universe pageant airs this Monday evening from Mexico City...but be warned, it may not be something you want to watch.

Miss Sweden, who "applied" for the position along with men(because Sweden can't abide sexual discrimination, even when choosing "Miss" Sweden), older women, etc in feminist-run Sweden, has dropped out because the contest is demeaning to women. Miss Jamaica is showing up in mangy dreadlocks, Miss Tanzania has a shaved head, and part of Miss Colombia's national costume includes a bloodied stick used to kill bulls during a bullfight.

Watch it if you can stomach it. We're sure there won't be many more broadcasts in the future if this destruction of beauty continues.

 

May flowers bring beauty showers

Rather than give flowers to a lovely lady, why not give her a whole field of flowers? That way, if you're lucky, she'll feel the urge to be one with the loveliness, strip and go nude among them. Guys, be honest, the only reason you give a woman flowers is to see her light up and smile, and there's no surer way to achieve that than to give her a chance to rule a whole field of them with her own beauty. All you need is a perfect spring day, a lady who loves nature, and if we're as lucky as you are, a camera.

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Intimate with Linda

At Body in Mind we like to get close to our models, not with zoom lenses or inappropriate close-ups, but by spending quality time with them, enough to discover their hidden talents and dearest thoughts. Enough that they relax and enjoy their time in front of our camera. BiM chief photographer Chris Ruegge recently spent a couple of charmed days getting to know and photograph Linda. We've wanted to work with her since the first time she appeared nude a couple of years ago because of her perfect physical beauty and irresistable personality. He learned there's a lot going on behind Linda's beautiful blue eyes. She's not only gorgeous but intelligent; quiet but ambitious. Spend some quality time with Linda yourself in this first of many sets to come.

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Student fights university over her nude photos

May 15, 2007 - Finally, a woman attacked for her beauty fights back.

A Swedish university student identified only as Lisa was reprimanded by Gothenburg University for posing in a "pornographic" magazine. Apparently, a copy of the magazine was put in the mailbox of a school official, and she was summoned for a disciplinary meeting.

"He threw the magazine down in front of me and shouted "did you pose for this?" The atmosphere was incredibly threatening." Lisa said.

"They must have studied every picture in the magazine just to recognize me. I had colored lenses and there was just a tiny picture of me on the front cover. What's more, it's a specialist magazine you can't buy in the shops." Lisa also added that the photos were not explicit.

So Lisa fought back. She reported the school to the Justice Ombudsman and the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education.

"I know that they have no right to get involved in my private life, the life of an adult student. They are not following any laws or rules, they have their own way of dealing with matters. They are guilty of misconduct."

Here here.

 

Peta Todd by new BiM photographer Zoe McConnell

Zoe McConnell is one of the most popular page 3 models in the U.K. So we were surprised when Peta Todd's agent suggested Zoe to shoot Peta Todd's next several sets for Body in Mind. But after seeing Zoe's work with Peta we know we made the right choice. A lot of models fail to make the transition to photographer, but Zoe McConnell is the exception. Her natural talent is obvious at a glance and she has clearly put in the time needed to learn her craft. Not only does she know how to pose her models and get dramatic shots, but as a woman she is able to relax her subjects and get more intimacy and spontaneity from them. Zoe knows how to make a real woman beautiful, without tons of make-up or hoaky props. We suppose in that sense, it takes one to know one. Which is why we think Zoe McConnell will be one of the greats. And so will this set of Peta.

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The Free Speech Coalition - fighting the good fight

May 8, 2007 - Turn on the tv these days and you'll probably hear someone talking about the US troops in Iraq, about how thankful we should all be that they're over there fighting for us. Debate rages over why they're in Iraq, who they're fighting for and why, and when they're coming the hell home...but the fact remains, throughout history, the majority has always benefitted from the silent, often thankless minority who fight for us, defend us, make it possible for us to live as we do.

The same is true for the soldiers in a different kind of war - the war against beauty, against sex, against nudity, against every basic good thing that makes life worth living for men and women. The people behind The Free Speech Coalition are largely responsible for our continued enjoyment of non-censored, freely available and legal adult entertainment.

It's frightening to think what kind of a world it would be if they didn't work tirelessly to defend the Constitution and fend off the religious zealots and "pro-family" fascists out there. This site might not exist. Your favorite magazine would be run out of business. TV and movies would be censored, so much so that you might never get a glimpse of a naked woman ever again.

We are proud supporters of our "troops" - if you value your right to enjoy sites like this one, we hope you'll support them too.

 

Infidel: Ayaan Hirsi Ali

May 6, 2007 - If you haven't heard of Ayaan Hirsi Ali, hers is a story worth reading. She is the 'infidel' in question - the young Somali girl born into a strict Muslim family who endured female circumcision, beatings and an attempted arranged marriage. She fled for her life to the Netherlands, where she became an outspoken member of Parliament fighting for the rights of Muslim women.

She was thrust into international spotlight after making the film "Submission" with Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh . The film features a nude woman with misogynistic sayings from the Koran written on her body. Van Gogh was brutally murdered by a muslim fanatic for making the film, and Hirsi Ali had to go into hiding for fear of her life. She faces death threats daily, has been disowned by her father and expelled from her clan, yet she continues to speak out.

Read this If you want to truly understand what Islam is to women, and not what governments or special interest groups would like you to believe.

 

Good clean fun in Australia

May 4, 2007 - Want your car washed by a topless woman? Just go to the Bubbles 'n' Babes car wash in Brisbane, Australia. For $55 you'll get a topless attendant, but if you spring for $100, you'll get a totally nude attendant with "an X-rated show thrown in".

Police have investigated the car wash, but determined that since it's run out of a closed shed with no indication of willful public exposure, it isn't currently "a police issue".

Commercial car washes have been doing a booming business in Brisbane since the city banned residents from washing their own cars under water conservation rules. The Bubbles 'n' Babes uses only recycled water, so they are exempt from the rules.

"It seems to me a pretty weird and wacky way to get your car washed" Premier Anna Bligh said. "I think it'll have a pretty limited market."

We think cars will be lined up around the block. Way to go, Bubbles 'n' Babes.

 

Rhian Sugden practices posing

Sometimes getting just one shot can take hours of preparation and hours more of work behind the camera. But sometimes, when the light is just right, the best thing to do is just pick up the camera and shoot. This series by Stuart White shows what can happen when things just come together. Our model Rhian Sugden was practicing some poses for an upcoming set, the light was right, and the sympatico between photographer and model made it a perfect time to just capture some images and enjoy. It shows that sometimes the real beauty in a photograph lies in capturing a moment in time, a few minutes in the life of a beautiful woman just being beautiful.

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Indonesian editor of Playboy cleared of charges

April 17, 2007 - The editor-in-chief of Playboy Indonesia was cleared last week of distributing indecent pictures and making money from them.

Erwin Arnada had argued that the magazine was 'good for developing a pluralistic society', while the prosecution had claimed he 'harmed the nation's morals'. The presiding judge said that the prosecution had failed to take into account Indonesian media laws, and dismissed the charges. Arnada had faced a possible sentence of two years in prison.

Protesters have said they will pursue further legal action. "The road we will take is refiling the complaint, not only against Playboy, but also against other adult magazines."

Keep in mind that the Indonesian version of Playboy is non-nude, and tamer than most women's fashion magazines.

 

Don't Google Nikkala Stott!

If you're searching the web for good nude models like Nikkala don't use Google. Their newest policies about nudity make them useless. For example, do a search on Google for "Nikkala Stott" or "Peta Todd" and Body in Mind doesn't even show up. Google returns nothing but garbage. Now do the same searches on Yahoo! and Body in Mind is right up near the top as we should be. No site online has anywhere near the content on these models. In fact, Body in Mind has more photos than all other sites and mags combined! Who knows what other great sites Google won't let you see and what great pics you're missing. Google might have been good for a while but you should be using Yahoo! now.

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Sweden says no to 'sexist' ad

April 13, 2007 - Sweden's feminists are at it again.

This is the ad that's causing all the fuss this time. The Swedish Council Against Sexual Discrimination in Advertising has banned this one as sexist because "pictures, text and symbols in the marketing material communicate a sexist view of women, in which women in general are only seen as objects for male sexuality. The women are being used as eye-catchers of a sexual nature, without sufficient links to the product being marketed."

The product being marketed is men's underwear, which Axe is trying to sell as a 'woman magnet' - seems like a 'sufficient link to the product being marketed" to us. Obviously it is feminists who are sexist against beautiful women and treat them like objects who have no right to express their beauty and sexuality.

 

AFA thinks Dove's naked grandmothers ads too sexual

April 4, 2007 - Someone once said that devout Christians think about sex more than anyone else on the planet. They see it everywhere, even in the most patently non-sexual situations.

Take for instance the new ads from Dove, featuring what is delicately termed "mature beauties" posing naked in all their wrinkled glory. These ladies are all on the other side of 60, the lines and creases on their bodies reveal a life well-lived, but not beauty. To claim that stretch marks and loose skin is beautiful is just one of the travesties put forth by the Dove campaign, but what's worse is the furor it's caused over at the American Family Association.

"Dove can present their product...by showing the shoulders, the neck, the arms" a spokesman decreed. "But when you get into putting full nude women in the magazine ads, it comes to a point where it's shocking"

The AFA wants consumers to ask Dove to "pull back from using sexual imagery in it's advertising, for propriety's sake".

People who look at a saggy sixty-year old and think "sex" are the ones that have to 'pull back from using sexual imagery' to sell their brand of morality.

 

Newest bodacious babe from the UK, Rhian Sugden

Body in Mind is all about super beauty. So who better to grace our pages than the topless tabloid super models who are so popular in the UK? First came Nikkala Stott, then Michelle Marsh, Peta Todd, Zuzana Drabinova, and now the newest of the crop, Rhian Sugden, destined to become one of the biggest. Enjoy them all, as nude as they get, regularly on Body in Mind.

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Perfect?

The odds would have it that every once in a while - not often - everything comes together in a way that can only be described as 'perfect'. Such is the case with our latest series of photos of Tracy created by chief BiM photographer Chris Ruegge. The natural light streaming in through a huge open window was perfect. The subtle colours in the background were perfect complimentaries in a sultry tone. And of course the model, Tracy, was perfect, perfect proportions, perfect curves, perfect spirit of quiet pride and natural confidence, perfectly pretty even without any make-up. This is the rarest kind of beauty there is - perfect beauty. In fact, it's photos like these that remind us what beauty is after all: perfection in physical form.

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Seals threatened with extinction

Due to lack of ice which seals need for giving birth upwards of 95% of newborn harp seals have drowned according to independent observers of the Canadian seal hunt. Nevertheless, the Canadian government has approved the slaughter of 350,000 baby seals in this year's seal hunt, due to begin any day now.

Needless to say, this could very well wipe out this beautiful species once and for all. There can be no excuse for such a reckless gamble. Therefore Body in Mind is offering a free one month membership (a $19 value) to everyone who donates to stopthesealhunt.com which is run by IFAW (the organization responsible for getting the killing of the white babies outlawed more than 20 years ago), and which monitors the hunt every year for abuse and cruelty.

You can donate here. Just tell us when you've donated and we'll let you into the site. And Look for our 'pixel' on the big image of a baby seal on their homepage!

 

Playing in the snow

Very rarely does a model come along who loves posing in front of the camera as much as we like to see her there. Marilyn Monroe, Bettie Page, Anna Nicole Smith. All broke through the chilling snows of cencorship and denunciation. Not many others. Maria is one of those rare beauties. Her playfulness and exuberance seems to know no bounds. Not even a freezing cold Russian winter can contain this lady's love of life, and love of being a beautiful woman. Perhaps that's why we love her so much. She is so obviously enjoying herself that for a moment we can forget all the negative things people say about nude women and the men who admire them, and we can enjoy looking at her in a totally pure and happy way. We are not only witnessing beauty in Maria and those others, we are witnessing beauty freed, sanctioned, and exalted, even if they're only playing in the snow.

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Miss Tennessee crowned Miss USA

March 24, 2007 - 21-year-old Rachel Renee Smith from Tennessee was crowned Miss USA at last night's pageant. Danielle Lacourse of Rhode Island was named first runner up, and Miss Alabama Rebecca Moore was voted Miss Photogenic by the audience.

Smith takes over from the disgraced Tara Conner, who nearly lost her crown over underage drinking but who was given a second chance by pageant owner Donald Trump.

 

Miss USA pageant airs March 23

March 20, 2007 - The 56th annual Miss USA pageant will air live from the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles this Friday, March 23rd on NBC. The two hour show will air in primetime, but check your listings for the actual time.

At Miss USA.com, you can check out this year's contestants and vote for Miss Photogenic.

 

Girls you can fall in love with

Body in Mind is always on the lookout for the most superbeautiful new models out there. We receive submissions almost daily offering this model and that. Mostly we have to say no, sorry. We tell photographers what kind of models we're looking for and we send them back out to look some more. In the last year Max Asolo is one photographer who has persevered and found a couple new models who we've loved at first site. Nadya S. is his latest discovery and our favourite new model at Body in Mind. A little bit Angelina Jolie, a little bit Fergie, a whole lot of pure happy, voluptuous Nadya. Body in Mind is quickly gaining a reputation for always finding the best new girls out there, so much so, that some bigger websites (we won't mention any names) have swooped down to steal them away from us. So we've shot a ton of new material with Nadya so we'll never run out. So don't be afraid to fall in love with her, she'll be around for quite some time. There are bigger sites than Body in Mind, but no better models anywhere.

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Defense witness gives evidence topless

March 17, 2007 - At a trial in New Zealand, a witness for the defense ended up giving her testimony topless. Far from admonishing her, the judge declared that she "probably made history".

Janet Robertshawe, herself a lawyer, was testifying for the defense in a case where a massage therapist was accused of indecently assaulting three female patients. She volunteered to demonstrate the massage technique, and initially wore a bra and panties while undergoing the massage.

But the massage was so vigorous that her undone bra fell down, as did a towel she wore. This happened several times, exposing her breasts to the jury and to the video recorder taping the evidence.

"You probably made history today as a barrister and solicitor of the court, so thank you" the judge told her. "And we can promise you it won't appear on YouTube."

 

Guilty verdict for Indonesian Playboy editor - protesters want him hanged

March 14, 2007 - The editor of Indonesia's first edition of Playboy has been found guilty of "violating moral norms" and faces a two year jail term, but protesters think Erwin Arnada should be hanged for his 'crime', chanted "Hang him, hang him" outside the court.

The Indonesian version of Playboy featured no nudity, and pales in comparison to many of the other true porn magazines and videos that are freely on sale there. Can there be any doubt then, that when the protesters want the publisher of a non-nude magazine killed that it's beauty, and not sex, that's their real target?

Body in Mind first predicted exactly this kind of thing 10 years ago, so no one should be surprised to hear people demanding the death penalty for beauty. "The person who attacks pornography - or any instance of female beauty - hates ALL instances of female beauty, but chooses to attack it at its weakest point. If there wasn't pornography, they would attack nudity. If there was no nudity they would attack sexy clothes. And if there were no sexy clothes, they would attack beautiful clothes. And if there were no beautiful clothes they would attack beautiful women. And if there were no beautiful women? Why, then they would be happy."

 

Beauty is more important than anatomy

Many nude sites focus on close-ups of female anatomy. Body in Mind focuses exclusively on maximizing female beauty, and attracts the best photographers from all over the world shooting beautiful, non-sexual nudes. Continuing in the pinup tradition of the 40s, cheesecake of the 50s, Playboy of the 60s-70s and Supermodels of the 80s, Body in Mind re-introduced this focus to the 90s. Today Body in Mind consistently features the most uplifting, spirited, wholesome, non-sexual female nudes around. Not because there's anything wrong with sex, but just because we love beauty more. Beauty like Anna's.

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Pageant finalist drops out over honor killing plot

March 9, 2007 - The Miss Israel pageant will have one less finalist this year - because police uncovered an honor killing plot against her.

Angelina Fares comes from the Druze community in northern Israel. The Druze are a secretive offshoot of Islam, who share at least one thing in common with the fundamentalists of that faith: bloodthirst for beautiful young women.

Two men from Fares' village were arrested for plotting to kill her because they said "her participation in the competition would defile the honor of the Druze community." And the spiritual leader of the Druze urged her to withdraw, saying "...if we do not preserve ourselves, the values will crumble and what will we be left with?"

How about a culture that respects women and doesn't murder them, for starters?

Read our credo here.

 

German man ends protest thanks to topless photos

March 5, 2007 - We've known about the awesome power of beautiful breasts for a long time, but now a man in Germany has learned the lesson too.

45 year old Fred Gregor had been convicted of fraud, and in a bid to win himself a new trial, spent 10 days in exile atop a 72 foot high pole.

When his wife, a 25 year old former stripper, had finally had enough, she sent him up a topless photo of herself in his lunch box to convince him to come down.

It worked.

If you read German, check out the Bild story and photo here.

 

When will it end? Another ad is removed after complaints

February 27, 2007 - In Santa Monica, California, this poster for "America's Next Top Model", featuring host Tyra Banks and the newest crop of hopefuls in jungle-themed bikinis, has been pulled from all the city-owned Big Blue Buses, after "numerous complaints". The complaints came "from people concerned that the city was somehow endorsing a show that may objectify women."

"We wouldn't want to do anything that would disrespect women" a transit services spokeswoman said.

Except, of course, the women in this ad. They can be vilified freely, it seems; no one gives a damn about respecting them; apparently it's perfectly okay to treat them like nothing more than objects without rights or feelings simply to be discarded if someone complains.

So who's actually objectifying women here? The ones who made this magnificent piece of art featuring these lovely ladies? Or the ones who rip it down and tread all over it with dirty shoes?

 

Town warns immigrants against stoning and burning women, is attacked for it.

February 24, 2007 - A small town in Quebec, Canada has taken a stand against fundamentalist Islam by warning new immigrants that they will not tolerate "killing of women in public beatings or burning them alive".

Here's where the fundamentalists are fighting against this, and winning, specifically by forcing the town to remove the points against public stoning and female circumcision.

One muslim woman was quoted as saying "It's only pride keeping the town from scrapping this code altogether."

To this we say, damn right it is. And so it should be. We believe every town and city in Canada should stand up against the barbarity of such a culture. If she can be defiantly proud of a culture that condones atrocities like stoning and immolation, then why shouldn't we be just as defiantly proud of our clean and decent civilization that abhors such horrible things?

 

New nude PETA spokesmodel ad to save animals from horrible cruelty

The newest video out of Chinese fur farms is enough to make you hurl. I wouldn't advise watching it. Reading about it is enough to break your heart. I learned about the horror movie realities of animals skinned alive and thrown on heaps of writhing skinned bodies still gasping for air and blinking in unimaginable agony even while their skins are wisked away to adorn those human monsters who wear them. I've never been a fan of China and their culture, not since communism took over. Communism starves people of their souls by doing all their 'thinking' for them, by force. And it has reduced China to a place that eats man's best friends in the animal world: cats and dogs. We shouldn't be surprised then by anything that happens there. And considering that people treat their animals only as well as they treat other people, I can't even imagine what atrocities are being committed against human beings in China's work farms and prison camps. Kudos go to supermodel Joanna Krupa for daring to go against the modern trend of glamorizing modern China and for proudly wearing her own gorgeous skin, instead of the skin of some poor twitching heap of muscle and bone and blood. (China produced 50% of the world's fur.)

I hope you get angry and donate as we did. Visit PETA's site here.

 

Is this dress worth a career?

February 21, 2007 - Do you think this dress should cost a woman her career? In case there's any doubt that it's beauty and not porn that the beauty-haters are after, check out what happened to the young woman who was brave enough to wear this dress.

 

New "Beauty Around the World" feature looking for contributors

February 17, 2007 - Body in Mind is looking for contributors for a new feature called Beauty Around the World. We're looking for insights and commentary from all over the world. Tell us how beauty is perceived in your part of the world, and if your submission is published you'll receive a free month's membership to Body in Mind.

Here's some possible ideas to get you started:

is your country/region known for it's beautiful women?
How do women dress/act? And is there public appreciation or public harassment for it?
Is there nudity/sexiness on tv?
Are nude magazines/websites legal?
What is the 'climate' like in terms of government response to sexy advertisements, nude art, etc?
Would you say your government is feminist based (i.e Sweden) or more liberal (i.e. Italy)
Would you say your country/region is a welcoming place for the appreciation of beauty, or not?

And any other general insights you might like to provide - anything relevant like if a famous supermodel comes from your area, or if a harsh law was put in place there, etc. Think of it as if you were trying to sum up your area's attitude to beauty in one or two paragraphs.

So send us your submissions, and please include your city/state/country or whatever you feel is appropriate to identify a notable region.

 

Russell Crowe bans cheerleaders from his team's games - Attack on beauty #334,233,450,002

February 15, 2007 - It seems Crowe, like so many other Mr. Mom's out there, have completely forgotten how to be gentlemen. Real men don't attack pretty girls, they defend them. The beauty of young women is meant to inspire men to be noble, masculine, and purposeful. That's why they have been so successful in the role of cheerleaders throughout their history.

Judge for yourself then the fact that Crowe, co-owner of an Australian rugby team, has banned cheerleaders from games because it "makes women uncomfortable and it makes blokes who take their sons...also uncomfortable".

Complaints from his wife and others prompted the move. Crowe says the cheerleaders, with their tasselled mini-skirts and fishnet stockings were 'inappropriate entertainment.'

But Cheerleader Ashleigh Francis said her squad was only trying to add some glamor to the team's games, and that 'children at the games were constantly approaching us and asking for autographs and photos. Little girls would even ask if they were old enough to be cheergirls too."

Maybe Crowe and his wife should have bothered to ask their children how they liked the cheerleaders.

 

Thin is in out

The supermodels of early last decade, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Heidi Klum, Tyra Banks etc. were the most beautiful women the world has seen so far. In the years since, thinness has been the new ideal. The supermodels were not thin. They were voluptuous. They had curves, bounce, boobs. Just like Peta Todd, our featured model. Body in Mind believes the modern fixation on thinness is not a sincere desire for beauty but the opposite - we believe it's an attack on beauty - the one remaining feature of the movements that attacked and destroyed the supermodels' kind of beauty: grunge and heroin chic. These movements used a focus on thinness and removing values to attack everything the supermodels represented: health, femininity, sexuality. These are the qualities in beauty that Body in Mind looks for in our models. Peta Todd possesses them in abundance. She is one of our super models - and truly beautiful. Beauty is not as simple as being thin. And it cannot be achieved by removing values.

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The most beautiful woman in the world is dead

February 8, 2007 - It breaks our hearts to report that Anna Nicole Smith, who we at Body in Mind have often considered to be the most beautiful woman in the world, is dead. She was found unresponsive in her hotel room in Hollywood, Florida this morning.

Many will say it was her drug use that killed her. But even if drugs are found in her system it was not drugs, it was the world that killed her, just as it killed her idol, Marilyn Monroe.

We told you it would happen. What could make a woman so beautiful, so innocent, so exuberant and full of life lose her joy in life? Only one thing: unrelenting and merciless hatred of beauty, of innocence, of joy on global scale.

We remember now with great bitterness that the most recent news item we read about Anna was that several women had joined in a class action lawsuit against her because they didn't lose as much weight as Anna did on a diet pill she was spokeswoman for. It has not even been 6 months since Anna lost her only son. There is no way these women didn't know this.

It is 20 years of this kind of callous hatred and unjust attack that killed Anna. It was hatred of female beauty.

If you want to help us fight against this kind of hatred, and hopefully save the lives of any women who may exist like Anna in the future, visit SuperBeauty.Org.

See Anna's last interview here.

Link to this article here.

 

Interview with top nude model, Marketa Belanoha

The very first time we saw a photo of Marketa Belanoha we were blown away. We had never seen such a cute face on such a perfect body presented so matter of factly, so sweetly, and so beautifully. It was a photo by Martin Krake (then known as Victor Lindenborn) done many years ago. In the years since, Marketa has proven herself to be not only one of the most beautiful models online, but one of the hardest working, most driven and professional. This is saying a lot in a profession most often populated by attractive young women who are in it only to find a rich man to take care of them. Marketa is special. She is not only gorgeous but as intelligent, independent and as successful as they come. In a sense, she has made nude modeling into a real option and a respectable profession for young women. We recently had a chance to explore our favourite part of this lady in intimate detail - her mind. More...

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Does toplessness increase actresses' chances for an Oscar?

February 6, 2007 - Actresses who have appeared nude on film are more likely to win an Oscar than actresses who haven't.

According to Mr. Skin, the self-proclaimed expert on nudity in film, "The road to the Best Actress Oscar is paved with the discarded costumes of thespians who dare to bare."

Each of the 2007 Best actress nominees has appeared nude at least once, and every winner since 1988 has appeared nude, often in the films for which they won the award, says Mr. Skin.

"Toplessness increases your chances of aquiring top honors. Uncovering your statuesque form leads to nabbing that coveted statuette".

 

Miss America revamped airs January 29

January 2, 2007 - For many years now, the Miss America pageant has languished under the heavy weight of political correctness. From choosing to be known as a "scholarship program" and not a beauty contest, to the ever-increasing anchorwoman hairdos, the contest has done everything wrong. And its ranking in the ratings have slipped, to the point that something had to be done.

Pageant organizers have asked the contestants to tone down the 80's makeup, have given them a stipend for wardrobe (to encourage modern designers like Micahel Kors), and have resurrected the swimsuit competition. And while it's still a chance for a young woman to win $50 000 in scholarships, no one's afraid to call it what it is - a beauty pageant.

Watch it live from Las Vegas this Monday, January 29 on CMT at 8 /7c

 

Beautiful and pregnant - but not for Miss New Jersey

January 17, 2007 - Miss New Jersey Ashley Harder is giving up her crown because she's having a baby. Apparently it's against pageant rules to "compete while pregnant."

Aside from the argument that she is no longer competing - she became pregnant after winning the title - the obvious question should be "why can't a pregnant woman be beautiful?" Is there any reason why Miss New Jersey, chosen for her beauty, talent and poise, not continue to represent those things while carrying a child?

We certainly know that a pregnant woman can be beautiful - as our series of British beauty Peta Todd pregnant amply proves.

 

Police find sexy cop ad "degrading"

January 16, 2007 - A car commercial featuring a sexy blonde policewoman making out with the car's owner has upset the Quebec, Canada police.

The ad for Kia Spectra shows a couple making out on in a parked car. When the blonde leaves, we see her tucking her hair under her police cap and returning to her cruiser. The tag line says "Life is better in a Spectra"

"The ad is degrading" said a spokesman for Quebec's police association. The head of the Montreal Police Brotherhood said "We all know that we don't have any female police officers doing things that we saw in the TV spot." The police have not commented on what if any 'further action' they will take.

Kia, for it's part, has no plans to remove the spot and will continue to run it in French and English across Canada.

*Thanks to BiM member Kent R. for this news story.

 

Female sergeant relieved of duty over Playboy spread

January 12, 2007 - A female Air Force staff sergeant has been relieved of her duties for appearing in Playboy magazine.

Staff Sergeant Michelle Manhart appears in February's issue, armed and uniformed and yelling under the headline "tough love". She also appears in a pictorial working out topless but for her dog tags, and then fully nude.

The Air Force stated "(Her) alleged action does not meet the high standards we expect of our airmen, nor does it comply with the Air Force's core values of integrity, service before self, and excellence in all we do."

But Manhart thinks she is standing up for her rights. "I didn't do anything wrong, so I didn't think it would be a major issue."

 

Another nude painting is removed "for the children"

January 8, 2007 - Yet again, another painting of a nude woman has been moved from its spot of honor in case children - in this case teenagers - see it.

Barbara Harris' oil painting entitled "After the Bath" depicting a nude woman drying herself on the edge of a tub, won first prize in the Ranch Bernardo Art Association's exhibit. But people complained that it wasn't "appropriate for children who might see the exhibit" - the "children" in this case being the teenage students of a nearby high school.

Officials didn't want to remove the painting, but did give in and move it upstairs, essentially out of view.

A city councilman has this to say about the situation: "What high school kids have access to today is far worse than a tastefully done piece of artwork."

 

Body in Motion Video

Some female bodies are so beautiful that we think they should be photographed and documented and meticulously archived for future generations. We think Maria's got one of those bodies. After all, if they'll do it for paintings, books, and other works of art, why not beautiful women? Or for that matter, why not a full fledged beauty museum with a section devoted to each of the classic female beauties we have worshipped over the millenia and into today? We would donate this video to it. Even after giving birth to a beautiful baby boy last year, her body has bounced back (literally) to its previous perfectly pert shape. She's really quite incredible. Maria's curves should be digitized and her DNA preserved in the name of science and beauty. We've never seen a nicer body, nor a nicer person inside one. Maria's innocent animated spirit is the only choreography any body could ever need. We know you'll enjoy our latest beauty video, Body, starring Maria Kurapov.

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A beautiful lack of guilt

Since the beginning of time, mankind has been told that sex is dirty, immoral, and depraved, and that female beauty, as the thing that inspires men to desire sex and indulge in it, is the evil that is responsible. In fact, the thing responsible is not female beauty, but altruism. Altruism is the moral philosophy that tells us selfishness - desiring values for one's own sake - is wrong. And since sex is a purely selfish value (can you imagine having sex purely out of charity?) it is condemned by altruism and altruists as an ultimate evil. If you've ever wondered why sex is so widely considered dirty, now you know. But sex is not immoral, and only those who damn men for pursuing happiness think so. It is a tragedy of the ages that altruism, a philosophy opposed to human happiness, has become so prevalent, and that sexy women like BiM model Tracy, a woman proudly, beautifully without guilt, are so rare.

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Kate Beckinsale loves flashing

January 4, 2007 - Kate Beckinsale, star of Pearl Harbor and Van Helsing, may be gaining on Scarlett Johannsen in terms of being outspokenly in favor of public nudity.

The 33-year old beauty says she loves being exhibitionist, and once let her breasts distract a journalist during an interview.

"A friend of mine made me wear this top for an interview. I had one tit entirely hanging out in front of this Japanese man. I think I really scared him. He was fumbling around and couldn't get his tape recorder to work".

She has also admitted to exposing herself in public when her trousers split. "My trousers had worn through so much you could see my bottom".

 

Our Christmas gift

Christmas is a time for giving gifts, yet our amazing and beautiful models, like Lana, give us the gift of beauty all year 'round. Sure they are paid for it, and many models do it just for the money. But they are the ones that tend to do porn as well as nudes, while the models we like to work with most on BiM are the ones who sincerely love what they do, and they are the models who do what we like most: tasteful nudes. Models like Lana, whose smile is so sincere and heartwarming that you just know she enjoys modeling. This is the real gift she gives, not only physical beauty, but the beauty of seeing a lovely girl who is happy to be one.

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The knockout

We've always been fascinated with the idea of beautiful women boxing because the one!two! punch combination in boxing is a lot like the one!two! punch a man feels for a moment when he first lays eyes on a pair of perfect breasts like Nikkala's. They stop you where you stand, and you're down for the count of ten. Your brain struggles to regain control of your body, to orient itself, and to regain your composure. The beauty of being boob drunk though is that there's no pain involved at all. In fact, it's quite a pleasant experience. Find out for yourself when you join Body in Mind and look at these photos full size. And as an added bonus we're thrilled to say that Nikkala gets more nude in this series than ever before. You can't miss it.

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Miss Bikini 2006 crowned in Taipei

December 22, 2006 - Anita Horvath of Hungary was crowned Miss Bikini 2006 in Taipei yesterday. The second runner up was Aranzazu Amoedo of Spain, and in third place was was Pauline Garrison of the Philippines.

See the slideshow of images from the competition here.

 

Pioneering nude photographer Ruth Bernhard dies at 101

December 22, 2006 - Ruth Bernhard, one of the earliest, brightest most innovative photographers of the female nude, has died at the age of 101.

Bernhard, who was inspired by her friend and mentor Edward Weston, was an early champion of the female form in photography.

"Woman has been the subject of much that is sordid and cheap, especially in photography," she said. "To raise, to elevate, to endorse with timeless reverence the image of woman has been my mission.''

She died of natural causes at her home in San Francisco.

 

The maximum beauty of Peta Todd

At Body in Mind we worship female beauty, therefore we do everything we can to maximize the beauty of the images we create. One trick we've learned is to make sure that no matter how incredibly sexy a woman is that there is something in her images that is even more impressive. The idea is to distract the avid male mind long enough that it has a chance to be moved by something other than sex. For example, Peta Todd is one of the sexiest women on the planet, but Michael White photographs her in such a way that we are even more impressed with the perfection of her physical form. It's hard to respond to these images in a purely sexual way because we can't help but feel an even more powerful awe and admiration for the astounding proportions possible to the human female.

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Nurses protest sexy nurse outfits at Heart Attack Grille

December 12, 2006 - A theme restaurant in Arizona called "The Heart Attack Grille" - which serves food like the "Quadruple Bypass Burger" and "Flatliner Fries" has come under fire from some nursing organizations - and not because the food will kill you. It's because the waitresses dress up as sexy nurses.

Several nurses have filed complaints with the Arizona attorney general's office saying that it's illegal to use the word nurse when describing anyone without a medical license, and have even asked the restaurant owner to stop using the outfits.

Not, we emphasize, to stop serving artery-clogging food that will shorten people's lifespan dramatically. To stop sexy women wearing nurses' outfits.

But owner Jon Basso says it best. “If anything, I think it glorifies nurses to be thought of as a physically attractive and desirable individual,” he said. “There’s a Faye Dunaway, Florence Nightingale hipness to it. Nobody wants to think of themselves as some old battle ax who changes bedpans for a living.”

 

Victoria's Secret show airs tomorrow night

December 4, 2006 - Just a reminder, the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show airs tomorrow night, December 5th, at 10 pm ET on CBS.

Look for perennial favorites Gisele Bundchen, Adriana Lima, Karolina Kurkova and Alessandra Ambrosio to return, as well as red-carpet interviews and a look behind the scenes.

 

Bravery is beautiful

"Diana has small but beautifully rounded breasts and has a delightful smile in spite of the snow which I would think would require unbelievable courage to expose her nude body." - John (BiM member)

"This has been the best photo shoot you have done. Diana was simply stunning surrounded by the snow. What a brave girl!" - Philip (BiM member)

"We have always maintained that bravery is one inner quality that definitely makes a woman more beautiful. We are grateful to Diana for both." - DBell (BiM founder)

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Newest Bond Girl proud of screen nudity

November 29, 2006 - French actress Eva Green, who plays Vesper Lynde in the latest 007 movie 'Casino Royale', has no regrets about appearing fully nude.
She bared all in Bernardo Bertolucci's 'The Dreamers' a few years ago, and thanks her co-stars for making it so easy.

"I'm so proud of this movie. I got on so well with those boys. I felt like I could be silly when I was naked, otherwise you'd go crazy. Yes, you can see my 'mmm-mmm' but it's more kind of symbolic".

We're proud of Eva for not being ashamed of it, and for not distancing herself from it now that she's on the verge of real stardom.

 

Do you think this ad is pornographic? Sweden does.

November 28, 2006 - A new video ad campaign by Swedish lingerie maker H&M has come under attack for being "soft porn", according to a feminist member of parliament.

The video features French actress Emanuelle Beart who walks around in a robe and then slips it off to reveal some delicate lingerie. She never appears nude, and there is certainly no sex involved.

Sweden is becoming known for its low tolerance for any advertising that features 'scantily clad women'. Recently a coffee company came under fire for showing a commercial in which a woman lies on a bed in an airline captain's hat and uniform shirt, with her bra showing, and drinks a coffee. The Trade Ethical Council against Sexism in Advertising exists solely to weed out advertising that is 'insulting to women', as four members of the council decided the coffee ad was.

Sweden has also stopped participating in the Miss Universe pageant, again saying that beauty contests are demeaning to women.

 

Bruises

We decided not to edit our latest series of Marina to see if the 'real women' movement would shower us with praise. So far we've heard nothing. Normally we don't retouch photos, but Marina has a bit of a bruise on her left thigh in this series and normally we'd Photoshop it out. But this time we left it in so we could honestly say she's a 100% real beauty, unaltered in any way. We've levelled the playing field so people can decide for themselves which kind of beauty is really real. Is it the kind we see in tv commercials praising 'real beauty' featuring women offering their flaws - their saggy bottoms, their love handles, their surgical scars - with shy embarassment and amused resignation - as evidence of beauty, or is it Marina's perky breasts, her perfectly smooth skin, her white smile and her shimmering long hair offered to us with a playful mixture of fun and pride?

Ouch, huh? That's going to leave a mark. ;-)

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Heidi's a mom again

November 25, 2006 - Congratulations are in order again for supermodel Heidi Klum, who gave birth to her third child this Wednesday in Los Angeles.

Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel is the second son for Klum and her husband, pop singer Seal.

"He is healthy, beautiful, and looks just like his mother" Seal said on his website.

 

Undiscovered beauties

History is full of lost lands full of fantastically beautiful women. The ancient Greeks had their Sirens and Amazons. The crew of the HMS Bounty mutinied to make wives of the Polynesian beauties they discovered in the south Pacific. Today the discovery of such a land seems pretty unlikely, but Body in Mind has done just that. Believe it or not the Ukraine is full of women who are more beautiful than world-famous models and actresses. For example Nadya, the star of this gallery, is like a combination of Ursula Andress and Pam Anderson, but her complete innocence about her beauty makes her even more exquisite don't you think? Today the Ukraine is a seemingly endless fountain of female beauty, virtually untapped. Check out Nadya as well as many other Ukranian beauties today on Body in Mind. It's the stuff legends are made of.

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Topless women employed to slow speeders

November 24, 2006 - Road safety officials in Denmark have developed an intriguing way of alerting motorists to the dangers of speeding - by using topless blonde women.

In a spoof news report video, the blonde women carry road signs showing the Danish speed limit of 50 km/h. Speeding has been blamed for 25% of road deaths in Denmark, but the head of the Danish road safety council told the BBC that reaction to the "Speedbandits" video has been mostly positive.

"If you want to reach the young people, you have to communicate on their conditions." she said. "So topless women are working."

 

Spotting the difference between value and anti-value

We all have a choice in the way we see our world. We can celebrate life, or we can despise it. We can see the good in our way of life, or we can call for its destruction, and therefore our own. Which will we choose? Which do others choose? The answer might surprise you. More...

 

Dutch government set to ban burqa

November 21, 2006 - The government of Holland has said it will outlaw the head-to-toe burqa and other face-concealing apparel in public places.

Immigration minister Rita Verdonk said that the ban was intended to promote security, saying "The cabinet find it undesirable that face-covering clothing - including the burqa - is worn in public places, for reasons of public order, security and protection of citizens"

The ban also includes full-face helmets and ski-masks, but the world muslim community is up in arms, calling it "muslim bashing" and an "over reaction to a small problem."

In 2004 Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh was murdered by a Muslim extremist for making a film critical of Islam with activist and later MP Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who also received death threats for her involvement in the film.

 

Another model starves herself to death

November 20, 2006 - Just a few months after the death of 22 year old model Luisel Ramos, another Brazilian model has starved herself to death.

21 year-old Ana Carolina Reston, who appeared in ads for Giorgi Armani, died after a three week illness the night before she was scheduled to appear in another photo shoot. The 5'7 model weighed only 88 lbs or just over 40 kgs, and had been living on only apples and tomatoes during the last weeks of her life.

The tragedy of these women's deaths is compounded by the knowledge that it wasn't even beauty they were trying to attain; it was a rejection of beauty, a refusal to allow themselves to be healthy, vital and voluptuous. It was a declaration that a womanly body was unacceptable, even to themselves.

 

Heidi Klum releases her debut single

November 15, 2006 - Supermodel Heidi Klum can now add pop star to her resume.

The Victoria's Secret model, fashion designer and TV presenter has recently signed with Warner Music, and will release her first single, called "Wonderland" in Germany this Friday.

 

Internet porn reduces r4pe

November 7, 2006 - For years now feminists and anti-porn groups have maintained that pornography leads to violence against women. But now Clemson University Professor Todd Kendall has found just the opposite.

"More Internet access, less r4pe." he says. A ten percent increase in net access yields a 7.3% decrease in reported r4pes, even accounting for other factors like alcohol consumption, poverty, population density, etc.

Psychological studies in the past have found that male subjects are more likely to express misogynistic attitudes after viewing pornography in controlled conditions. But Professor Kendall says that viewing Internet porn, in the privacy and comfort of your own room, leads to a more pleasant experience and may indeed quell some of the aggressive feelings that conditions of a laboratory test might bring up.

 

The real Nikkala Stott

Nikkala Stott is one of those rare beauties who is as delightful off camera as on. Every bit of sparkle and bounce is pure, uneffected, and straight from the heart. It's so often difficult to show a woman's personality in a photo because it reduces a woman to mere moments, not allowing us to see the full force of her charm. That's why we decided to release this gallery of out-takes, candids and behind the scenes shots of Nikkala, made during our 'Day in the Life' shoots this past year. They still don't do justice to the fun and energy she exudes, but they do get us a little closer and more personal look into the real beauty of Nikkala. Nikkala, do your stuff...

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Saw 3 and Nude Women

November 1, 2006 - This week, at the same time that Saw 3 - a movie about butchering innocent people alive - opens at number 1 at the box office, the U.S. Department of Justice enters court for a third time to force adult internet sites - including sites like Body in Mind - to hide behind business destroying age verification checks because of the supposed 'harm' we do to children, even though there are several excellent content filtering programs available to parents online. This isn't just ironic. It's way way worse than that. And much scarier than any movie. It's proof that we are letting people who see nothing wrong with chopping each other to bits for fun decide what is good for our children.

 

A Festival for Female Beauty

Our gallery this week comes from Sergey Goncharov and features most of his lovely models from his site Fantastic Nude Girls in Nature. This particular series is a tribute to the Ukranian holiday, Ivana Kupala, which celebrates magic, fertility, and cleansing.

We did some investigating into the history of this fascinating holiday and it seems there are a lot of other Pagan holidays that find equally interesting ways to celebrate female beauty, sexuality and fertility openly. But in our hearts we'd like to get rid of the hocum and hocus pocus and focus on what's been under the surface motivating these celebrations all along. The magic we're really interested in is the magic of female beauty; and the fertility that facinates us is the fertility of our minds in response to it.

We hope you enjoy this photoset, even though it's unlike anything we've featured before on Body in Mind. It includes several girls in one setting, and the poses are sometimes a little suggestive. But it's all in good spirits. Even if it scares you a bit, take a leap with us. You'll love it.

Jump through the fire, and be cleansed.

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Selling pumpkins

Right this minute, mankind's salvation rests quietly in a tiny pumpkin seed sleeping under the cold, hard, frosted ground. That seed is a tiny little idea that threatens to bring violent, hypocritical modern society crumbling down and replace it with a beautiful, glorious paradise on earth. What is that idea? Why isn't it growing? What will happen to it? Why does the world resist the paradise that harmless little seed promises? More...

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Australian muslim cleric blames women for r4pe

October 27, 2006 - Australia's most senior muslim cleric has been forced to apologize after giving a sermon blaming women for r4pe.

Sheikh Taj Aldin al-Hilali referred to attacks in 2000 where four women were gang r4ped by a group of young muslim men. He said that there were "women who swayed suggestively, wore makeup and inappropriate clothes...and then you get a judge without mercy who gives you 65 years", referring to the sentence handed down, and then reduced, to one of the men involved.

"If you take out uncovered meat and place it outside on the street....and the cats come and eat it, whose fault is it, the cats or the uncovered meat?" he asked. "The uncovered meat is the problem. If she was in her room, in her home, in her head scarf, no problem would have occurred."

 

Greenpeace activist faces deportation over nude posters

October 26, 2006 - A Greenpeace activist in Crimea, Ukraine faces deportation from the area for appearing nude in a series of posters.

Oksana Golubova, the head of Greenpeace's Crimea office, wanted to call attention to the carelessness of tourists who often damage the region's natural habitats. A tall, blonde beauty, she posed nude in the posters alongside dead animals to drive the message home.

But authorities in Crimea, whose only industry is tourism, have called her 'immoral, unpatriotic, and trying to ruin the region's economy". Prime Minister Plakida has warned her that if she continues, he will personally see that she is deported from the Crimean peninsula.

"I just wanted to make people who come to spend their holidays in the Crimea treat its nature with more consideration" she says.

 

A real, living, breathing Muse

Today we see the most beautiful women in the world being completely wasted. We see the likes of Heidi Klum and Tyra Banks, two of the most beautiful women who have ever existed, making their livings as TV producers and hosts. Cindy Crawford is designing kids furntiture and Elle Macpherson is ???. Of the more modern crop of super beauties, Giselle Bundchen is still playing Babe #1 in the movies she appears in, Adriana Lima is stuck in Victoria's Secret/Cover Girl limbo, and Kate Moss is making regular appearances as the fashionable alleged substance abuser on the covers of popular magazines. To our knowledge there is only one modern beauty who uses her gift, her beauty, her body to its full potential. She uses it, not just to sell things, or to arouse men, or as a stepping stone to a different career. Muse (yes, her real name) does what all real muses are supposed to do. She creates and inspires art. Imagine the world if all great beauties did this. Here is Muse's world.

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Judge says nudity isn't illegal for women

October 24, 2006 - A judge after our own hearts in has decreed that it isn't against the law for a woman to go naked in public.

Superior court judge Robert W. Armstrong of California dismissed indecent exposure charges against a 40 year old woman who disrobed in front of a 14 year old boy. He did so because he said the law was 'gender specific', meaning it only applies to men.

Prosecutors are appealing the decision, but we think women should be free to go naked if they so choose. And it's refreshing to see a judge willing to allow that to happen, no matter what his reason.

 

A little off the top

In her interview with us, Body in Mind super beauty Peta Todd told us how she was discovered:

"Totally by accident. I used to work as a Saturday girl in a barber's sweeping up etc, and one of the customers worked for the Sun and started saying he thought I had something that the agency that supply Page 3 would be interested in, and took me up to meet them and the rest as they say is history!"

We figure every guy who meets Peta knows he's discovered a major beauty. Discover her yourself in our barber's shoot by Michael White.

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Keeley Hazell's 2007 calendar out now

October 22, 2006- Page 3 Idol and all-round babe Keeley Hazell has a new calendar available for 2007, featuring 12 clothed and topless images of Keeley at her best.

 

Turkey bans Liberty from schoolbooks over bare breasts

October 20, 2006 - Turkey's Ministry of National Education has censored a middle school textbook on citizenship and human rights over its inclusion of a bare breasted "Liberty" from a famous painting.

Eugene Delacroix's "Liberty Leading the People", the original of which hangs in the Louvre, shows a barefoot, barebreasted woman holding a flag and a rifle, leading people forward in a war scene from a popular uprising in 1830's Paris.

"This work is a symbol of the French Revolution" a Turkish columnist wrote. "As such it is a symbol of not only France but of global democracy."

The leader of the teacher's union calls the decision 'unacceptable', and accused the government of trying to impose muslim values on the fiercely secular country. We see this, and other stories like it, as the beginning of an outright attack on art, education, culture, and of course, beauty.

 

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show returns to television

October 18, 2006 - This year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show will air on CBS on Tuesday, December 5 at 10 pm ET.

For the first time, the show will be taped at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles and will feature red carpet interviews, model profiles and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the show.

Gisele Bundchen, Adriana Lima, Karolina Kurkova and Alessandra Ambrosio will be featured in the holiday-themed show, as well as Heidi Klum making a special appearance.

 

Eva Herzigova stars in erotic thriller

October 17, 2006 - Supermodel Eva Herzigova's new venture is an erotic thriller by designer Karl Lagerfeld.

"Room Service" tells the story of a couple who have an affair after booking neighboring rooms in a Paris hotel. Herzigova stars opposite male model Brad Kroenig, and also appears in a book of the same name designed to accompany the film.

Lagerfeld explains his choice of Herzigova for the film: "She is beautiful, blonde, radiant and projects a carefree spirit that is rare today. It had to be her."

Herzigova herself says that her inspiration for the film was Marilyn Monroe. "I let myself be inspired by all that she represents; luxury, Hollywood, the stars..."

 

Appeals court upholds woman's right to protest topless

October 16, 2006 - A Florida woman who was arrested in 2004 for protesting Daytona Beach's anti-nudity laws has finally been vindicated.

Elizabeth Book maintained the laws unfairly targeted women, since men were allowed to walk around topless but women weren't. The Seventh Judicial Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a Florida judge who found that she could in fact protest topless if she chose. The City of Daytona Beach plans to appeal the ruling.

Her next battle is over a disorderly conduct charge that she received in July 2005 for appearing topless in front of topless Greek statues near a city auditorium. But for now at least she's called serious attention to the issue of equality, and made people debate why it is that a woman's bare chest is so often considered 'indecent'.

 

Topless in Toronto

Even though women can legally go topless in Toronto few do, because of the sexual and moral stigmas attached to it. So we took it upon ourselves not only to make a pretty video of a beautiful woman roaming around in public topless, but to address the stale and persistent belief that women's breasts are exclusively sexual, and that the only reason men like them in because they are horn dogs. It isn't. In fact, in this video Cat reveals to us the definitive reason why men really love women's breasts. Finally we have an answer to a question which has confounded men and women for millenia, an answer that removes the stigma of sexuality from women's breasts. Neither this mind-blowing truth, nor Cat's incredible free spirit, are to be missed in this latest Body in Mind beauty video.

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British MP wants muslim women to not wear the veil

October 7, 2006 - A British politician has spoken out against muslim women in his consitituency wearing the niqab, or veil that covers their face, saying "I would prefer women not wear the veil at all."

MP Jack Straw has asked that women visiting his office not wear the veil so he may see their facial expressions when talking to them.He has also said that wearing a veil is a visible sign of separateness and defiance,

"Communities are bound together partly by informal, chance relations between strangers...that is made more difficult if people are wearing a veil. That's just a fact of life"

Some in the muslim community understand his concerns, while others accuse him of 'demonizing Islam". And while we're glad that someone had the nerve to speak out against this practice, we wish the reason he used hadn't been so community-based. We wish he had said that's an assault on human dignity to make someone so ashamed of her sex that she walks around covered head to toe in a black bag.

 

Is the future full of beautiful nude women?

These photos of brave and beautiful Tracy by lead BiM photographer Chris Ruegge make it very easy to imagine a future in which beautiful women have no problem baring their whole bodies in public, in just the same way they now have no problem showing their legs or hair, both of which have been forbidden at various times or in various cultures. Imagine a future where pretty women walked down the street, nude, without a care in the world, splashing barefooted in puddles, and smiling as the sun paints the air with their hair. Imagine a young male tourist taking a snapshot of his girlfriend who removes her clothes for the shot. Is the future full of beautiful nude women? We hope so. But even if it isn't, thanks to Chris Ruegge and Tracy, the present is.

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Miss Czech Republic wins Miss World

October 1, 2006 - 18 year-old student Tatana Kucharova was crowned Miss World last in Warsaw, Poland. Miss Romania, Joana Valentina Boitor was the first runner up.

Miss Australia Sabrina Houssami, who recently defied hardline muslim clerics to appear in the contest, placed third.

Miss Kucharova plans to attend university, but is among the first beauty pageant contestants we've ever heard of whose future goals include actually becoming a model.

 

The best series ever

"Surely, this is one of the best series ever. Not to disparage other models, but some almost appear cold irritated. Maria exhudes happiness and joy. With such a beautiful body to show off, why not? Maria is the kind of girl that renews my faith in femminity and the artistry of the Nude. I really congratulate Dimitry for capturing this wonderful spirit. I am sure I am only one of many who has expressed these feelings. Perhaps you could convey them to Maria and Dimitry." - John (BiM member)

We did, John. And here's the reply:

"Hi! Thanks for you and John! It's really pleasure to get this email from you. Soon we will show you the movie with Maria! Best wishes, Dmitry and Maria"

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Teacher fired over nude sculpture on museum field trip

September 26, 2006 - At one time, the study of art and sculpture and regular field trips to museums were an integral part of a solid classical education. These days, trying to introduce kids to the world of art will get you fired. Sydney McGee, a 28-year teaching veteran in Frisco, Texas, will not have her contract renewed next year because one of her fifth grade students saw a nude sculpture during a trip to a Dallas art museum. She was placed on administrative leave following a parent's complaint about a student seeing the sculpture. She requested the chance to move to another school in her district, but was denied. Officials claim that other 'performance issues' led to her dismissal.

We're always amazed how willing people are to destroy a woman's life and to do it as part of an attack on beauty. Primitive civilizations sacrificed virgins for the same reason. We think it's time to check the premise that ours is an advanced society. Notice how the school board took away a woman's means of survival simply out of fear of the frown of one parent? We wonder who in the world today would dare protest the re-institution of virgin sacrifices. Extremist you say? Then name one group of people who would protest such a thing. Go ahead. We're waiting...

 

Precious Jewel

Body in Mind has always been about the most beautiful models. We've been doing it successfully for almost 10 years now. We know a beautiful woman when we see one, such as Jewel here. Her name is actually Juliya, but we've all been calling her Jewel around here lately so now the name has stuck. And it's appropriate. It's taken us almost a year to find her and get some great photos of her. We wish we'd found her sooner because we hate to see such incredible beauty go to waste. It's like a diamond underground. No way to sparkle down there. Unfortunately, there are sites and photographers out there who would rather that than share her. But we're thrilled to be able to let Jewel sparkle for our visitors now, in the dappled morning sun, in her first ever gallery for Body in Mind. The first of many. And we suggest you stay away from sites with exclusive models. They claim they are responsible for bringing their models' beauty to the world, but in fact, they are mostly preventing it.

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Cleric who killed 202 people says nude women are worse than bombs

September 21, 2006 - A militant muslim cleric in Indonesia, who was involved in the Bali bombings that killed 202 people in 2002, has come right out and said it: he believes nude women are worse than bombs.

Abu Bakar Ba'asyir, who served only 26 months for his crime, has said that pornography was more damaging because it destroyed peoples' morality.

"So if you ask me which one is more dangerous, nude women or the Bali bombs, then my answer would be the women showing off their skin."

If this isn't the most outrageous, misogynistic, patently anti-life statement ever made, we don't know what is. To claim that a naked woman is worse than 202 people dying gruesomely in a fiery explosion - it's mind-boggling in its obscenity.

 

Madrid Fashion Week bans skinny models

September 18, 2006 - Madrid Fashion Week kicked off today with new rules regarding catwalk models' weight. Organizers, pressured by Madrid's regional government, placed restrictions on using models with a Body Mass Index (a measurement based on height and weight) that was too low. One designer had to replace all eighteen of his models because of the new rules.

Britain's culture minister has called for similar rules at London and Milan's Fashion Weeks. Industry insiders say a ban in New York is unlikely, as it would open up designers to law suits based on discrimination.

The ban comes after the recent death of Uruguayan model Luisel Ramos, who died of heart failure after an intense two-week diet. Already slim, she had been told her by her agency that she needed to lose more weight.

 

Dressing up by undressing

We always thought it would be nice to live in an advanced world where beautiful women could go out for an elegant dinner half naked. And now, thanks to Nikkala Stott, we can see what it would be like. Some women's bodies are so beautiful that putting jewellery on them or covering them with fine fabrics actually makes them look less beautiful, not more. Nikkala is one. For her, undressing can be a stylish part of dressing up. This photoset is the finale of our Day in the Life series of Nikkala, and also the epitome of beauty: a beautiful woman naked in an elegant, respectful environment. Breasts are meant as decoration, to attract, and the female body is meant to be beautiful. A truly advanced society would know this, and would be cool about it. Thanks Nikkala, for bringing that world a little closer.

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Anna Nicole Smith's son dies under suspicious circumstances

September 14, 2006 - Three days after giving birth to a new daughter in the Bahamas, Anna Nicole Smith's 20-year old son Daniel was found dead in her hospital room.

Daniel had flown to the Bahamas to visit his mother and new sister, but when Anna Nicole awoke she found her son sitting in a chair, dead. The coroner for the Bahamas has ruled the death "unnatural" and has called for an inquest on October 23rd to determine the cause.

Police are now speculating that there was a third person in the room at the time of his death, and haven't ruled out a drug overdose as the possible cause.

Our hearts go out to Anna Nicole, for all the unnecessary suffering she's been through in her life, and wish her well on the birth of her new baby.

 

Muslim Miss Australia defies hardline clerics

September 11, 2006 - On the fifth anniversary of the most horrific terrorist attacks the world has ever seen, we're encouraged to hear of one woman's defiance of the ideology that led to those attacks.

20-year old Miss Australia Sabrina Houssami was condemned by Muslim leaders in Sydney last month for daring to appear in the Miss World competition. A hardline cleric, and apologist for Osama Bin Laden, called beauty pageants a "slur on islam".

But this weekend Miss Houssami defied him and took to the stage in a bikini for the beach-wear section of the contest.

She lost the round to Miss Venezuela, but she scored a major moral victory by being brave enough to stand up to the zealots who hate her for it. Considering that women have been killed for much less, by people who follow this same ideology, her defiance is truly heroic.

 

Back to school to study female beauty

Every guy's favourite object of study is the only thing not on modern school's curriculum - beautiful women. It's ironic when female beauty can teach us things that are more important, namely, that human beings are admirable, that life is worth living, and that happiness is possible. Wouldn't the world be a better place is a few more people learned that? Therefore we thought it would be fun to introduce a course on female beauty of our own in two photo series starring the amazing Miss Viktusya. Audit her course as she instructs young women on the proper ways to show off their bodies for the pleasure of men. Enjoy living in the all but gone world in which the differences between the sexes are celebrated, not illegalized, where men can enjoy being men, and women can enjoy being women. If life is for learning, then female beauty is the school bell.

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Starbucks brings back bare-breasted logo

September 9, 2006 - Coffee giant Starbucks has resurrected its original logo from 1971 to celebrate the company's 35th anniversary. The logo, a stylized, bare-breasted mermaid from a 16th century Norse woodcut, represents the seafaring tradition of early coffee traders, and will grace coffee cups in Washington and Oregon this month.

But something so innocent and cute can't be allowed to pass unnoticed for long, especially when even the most primitively-drawn topless women are involved. A local elementary school principal has told teachers who stop for coffee on the way into work to cover the cups with coffee sleeves. She worries that the image might be 'distracting' to students.

Again and again, the 'protecting children' mantra comes up, but no one ever wonders how it will warp kids' souls to teach them that the female body must be covered up and banned and kept out of sight at all costs.

 

Nefertiti bust scanned and re-lit to reveal wrinkles

September 6, 2006 - Some people will go to great lengths to bring down beauty - even if it takes going back 3300 years to do it.

The famous bust of the Egyptian queen Nefertiti, showing an aristocratic, fine-featured beautiful young woman, has been regarded as an icon of beauty ever since it was discovered in 1912. And rightly so - the lady herself was a known beauty in her time. But now an investigator in Berlin has used 'a different kind of lighting' - and a CT scan - to show that the bust shows a wrinkled neck and bags under her eyes. This makes her 'even more fascinating' according to the researcher, and an Egyptologist has this to say:

"This is a very important finding. It destroys the myth of Nefertiti as the icon of youthful beauty and reveals a new, fascinating woman in her mature beauty."

So why is it, again, that icons of youthful beauty have to be destroyed? Why is an image of beauty only fascinating if it depicts a woman with wrinkles and bags under her eyes?

 

Are BiM's Beauty Videos catching on...with Kate Moss?

September 4, 2006 - Kate Moss is starring in a series of four-minute videos for lingerie designer Agent Provocateur. The firm's website will feature the videos, which show Moss acting out an elaborate dream sequence to a spoken monologue. Although wearing the line's designs in the first two videos, in a future film she will apparently go bare.

Body in Mind premiered the world's first beauty video Amazon, starring Nikkala Stott, in May of 2006 and it's nice to see the idea may be catching on. The world could use more examples of beautiful women just being beautiful - speaking, moving, being themselves, for no other purpose than celebrating their beauty.

 

Greek Goddess promises to change the world with her beauty

Her career spans a period of nearly 18 years. Discovered as a model in a shopping mall in South Africa at a time when models were all supermodels, Amanda de Waal won the "Model of the Year" competition and went on to work in all the major fashion capitals of the world, including Paris, Italy, London, and New York, where she shared runways with the likes of Linda Evangelista, Cristy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, and Claudia Schiffer. In 1994 she returned to South Africa to launch the international agency, Select Models, as well as to start her TV career starring in "Glass Castles". During this period Amanda presented her own travel show for television, did countless talk shows, and began working for various worthwhile charities. In 1999 she left South Africa for Athens, where she is now permanently based and works as a model and photographer, gives wild dinner parties for her friends, quotes Emerson when needed, and works to make the world a better place with her Greek goddess type beauty." More...

 

Scottish job bank advertises for lap dancers

September 2, 2006 - A job center in Scotland has recently begun posting vacancies for lap dancers on their national website.

Feminist groups, however, and a R4pe Crisis Center have lodged a complaint, saying "This is normalizing and legitimizing what we regard as the exploitation of women.. it is also very concerning that job centers have started advertising jobs in the sex industry, given what we know about the links between lap dancing and prostitution."

A local strip club owner disagrees. "Women's groups tend to get confused about what's stripping, what's pornography and what's prostitution. They seem to think it's all the same."

If women's groups were really concerned about women, they ought to be glad that this industry is becoming more 'legitimized', and that it would be much more difficult to 'exploit' women if the industry they chose to work in was 'normalized'. We think they're outraged at the 'legitimization' of beauty, and that it is becoming more acceptable for women to use their beauty to their advantage.

 

Our kind of town...for now

August 30, 2006 - Brattleboro, Vermont is a quaint old New England town that's home to artists, writers, musicians...and roving teenagers who wander around the town nude.

Nudity isn't illegal in Brattleboro, as long as it isn't done to 'arouse sexual gratification'. So when temperatures soared this summer, a few dozen young adults stripped down and started having fun - holding hula hoop contests and riding their bikes, for example. Good clean fun.

Of course, when something good and positive and innocently fun happens, there's always somebody around to become horrified by it. Local resident Theresa Toney went before town council to complain. "What about children seeing this?" she demanded.

To this we ask, "What about teaching children so much hatred for the human body that laws get passed against it?"

Nevertheless, the town council has dutifully planned to draft an ordinance banning public nudity, despite nude sit-in protests from some young people. The ordinance should come into effect in September, ruining perhaps the last place in the country where sanity reigned when it came to nudity.

 

Bridget Bardot, Sophia Loren, and Peta Todd

Bridget Bardot, Sophia Loren, Raquel Welch, Jayne Mansfield, Marilyn Monroe. Between them thousands of very famous and glamorous photos. Some of the greatest beauties of all time. But the photos we remember best, the ones that intrigue us, involve us, haunt us even, are the ones that capture them in their most candid moments, catch them at ease, at play, at peace. Often smiling, in repose, not trying to impress us too much, thinking their own thoughts, laughing. Peta Todd is a beauty destined to be remembered as one of the greats, and we were determined to get some of the first iconic photos of her. Michael White got them for us, and for you. And for history. These poster sized photos of Peta are already some of our all-time favourites.

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Hatred of beauty...even in promoting a beauty contest

August 28, 2006 - Officials in Warsaw, Poland have asked that a poster depicting a bare-breasted mermaid - the city's official symbol - be covered up.

The poster promotes the upcoming 56th annual Miss World pageant to be held in Warsaw on September 30th. But the city's conservatively-run promotion office asked that the poster be changed. Artist Rafael Olbinski painted in a white sash to cover up the offending breast.

We wonder how long a bare-breasted mermaid will continue to be the official symbol for Warsaw after this. Or how long it will be before the government starts deciding that real women should be covered at all times too?

 

Barely-there bikinis

August 25, 2006 - We love it when women wear nudity like fashion - many of our original photo series, in fact, contain images of the kind of fashion we wish women felt free to wear. A beautiful woman's body is the perfect accessory, after all.

So naturally we're delighted when fashion designers purposefully create fashion in order to show off the female body. Even better when the designs involve swimsuits, which are already pretty revealing. The designers at the-bikini.com have come up with some amazing, barely-there beach fashions which leave almost nothing to the imagination - like 'PeekaBoo' bikinis that are little more than strings, Teardrop designs, microminis, and more.

It's a true delight for the eyes, and we applaud them for it.

 

The beauty of Arielle; the genius of Chris Ruegge

Chris Ruegge is hands down the best photographer we've ever worked with at BiM. His sense of color and fashion put him in the same league as famous French photographers Gilles Bensimon and Marc Hispard. Arielle is a uniquely charming and shy model with a body like some 3D animator's fantasy. Together they have made some of the most beautiful images we have on Body in Mind, and certainly some of the most popular. These are images you could easily print and put on your wall as art. BiM fans like us because our work is clearly so much more tasteful and sophisticated than most nude sites. Chris Ruegge and Arielle make us so.

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Boy suspended for cell phone nudes

August 24, 2006 - Chances are one of your most cherished childhood memories involves finding a Playboy magazine and bringing it to school to show it off to your friends. Nothing was more exhilarating than finding such bounty, such beautiful images of women, and being the hero of the schoolyard for sharing it with the other boys. If your dad found out about it, he might give you a bit of a frown, but secretly he'd be glad that you were growing up, and that it was girls you wanted to look at. No harm ever came from it - in fact, it provided you with one of those golden moments of childhood that helped you see what a great world it would be when you grew up.

These days, though, bringing nude pictures to school will get you suspended, will get a panicked letter sent out to parents of everyone you go to school with, will get your story broadcast all over the world, and will prompt your dad to agree with the school authorities - as recently happened to a young man in Sydney, Australia.

We can't help but long for the days when boys were allowed to be boys, and were given at least tacit permission to discover the wonder of women.

 

Tokyo finds pregnant Britney 'over-stimulating'

August 23, 2006 - The recent photo of pregnant Britney Spears on the cover of Harper's Bazaar magazine has proven to be too much for the Tokyo transit system.

Harper's wanted to put up a poster of the image to advertise the October release of the Japanese version of the magazine. But the answer was no.
Officials said they worried the picture "might be overly stimulating".

They have agreed to let Harper's post the image with a banner covering her from the elbows down, with a sign reading "We apologize for hiding part of a beautiful image of a mother-to-be".

If only everyone were so incensed by demands to cover up beautiful women, mothers-to-be or not.

 

Our position on nudism/naturism

We receive many emails asking what we think of nudism or as it's called today: naturism. The truth is, we're not fans of any 'ism', since an ism is an excuse to hide behind thinking done by someone else, and we advocate independent thinking. In fact, we believe female beauty is put on earth to inspire thought, put here by nature. We don't believe human beings are meant to go around naked since our bodies are not built for it. It is only the comforts and easy lifestyles made possible by modern technology that allows people to go around nude. Can you imagine chasing animals through woods without shoes, shirt or leggings? This is why tribal humans are never nude. Nature won't allow it. So it's hypocritical to claim nudity is natural. We say, if you like being nude then do it because you like it. You don't need any other reason. For example, we are huge fans of female beauty, and if beautiful women like Nika want to go naked all the time we're all for it. But for ourselves, while we love being nude in the sun and wind - who doesn't - we wouldn't dream of forcing others to look at us. Bottom line (so to speak): We think it's silly to take off your clothes and then clothe yourself in 'nature'. If you want to be fully nude, be honest, be naked in spirit as well. Do it because it's fun or beautiful. Don't hide behind an ism.

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Timberlake finally defends Janet Jackson

Well it only took a couple years but pop singer Justin Timberlake - the man who ripped off Janet Jackson's clothes at the Super Bowl half-time show in 2004 - has finally stepped up to defend her, and to blast the American media for being "unfairly harsh" to her.

What he should have said immediately after the show was that there is nothing wrong with a woman's breast and that Jackson was a brave performer fighting for women's freedom and ownership of their own beauty and their own bodies.

But a wimpering and feeble stab at the media (who actually did little more than report the incident and ensuing cultural backlash) is all we get from Timberlake, and only after outrageously damaging punishments have already been handed down by the government (which is the real villain in this case and which has no right to be punishing women for baring their bodies).

It seems there are still women in the world brave enough to fight for their bodies, but there are no longer any men brave enough to defend them. Ladies, if your loins melt at the thought of a Justin Timberlake type, you might want to set your sites a little higher. The world is out to strip you of your sexuality, and you'll need a real man to stop them.

 

America's Got Talent...and her name is Michelle L'amour

August 18, 2006 - Among the amazing, the funny, and the ridiculous displays of talent on the recent hit show "America's Got Talent" was an act we consider sublime. Michelle L'Amour, the lovely 26-year old burlesque artist from Chicago, was a rare treat on television: a sexy woman enjoying being sexy.

We say she's an 'artist' instead of a dancer because, aside from her sultry moves, she shows us a world we'd love to see. A world where women can revel in being feminine, can shake their booties and boobies and smile and wink and entertain us all. Burlesque is a bit of a lost art, unfortunately, but luckily Michelle is well on her way to reviving it, with her gorgeous costumes, her teasing routines, and her joyous and ebullient sexuality.

We admire Michelle for her bravery, for standing up to people like Brandy Norwood, one of the show's judges, who turned up her nose at Michelle and claimed that what she did 'wasn't a talent'. We also admire her for bucking the current politically correct trend towards covering up the female form and denying the sexiness that all women should feel free to embrace in themselves.

Michelle L'amour has talent in spades. She's a modern day Gypsy Rose Lee and we love her for it. Check out her website for "Expertise from the Expert-tease" and more of her recent performances.

 

Michelle Marsh calendar shoot

August 16, 2006 - Body in Mind model Michelle Marsh, who recently starred on British TV's Celebrity X-Factor, is busy shooting her new 2007 calendar in an unnamed tropical locale. Here's a sneak peek at some of the photos you can expect to see, plus some behind the scenes shots.

 

The babes of Star Trek

August 14, 2006 - The mid 1960s were perhaps the greatest time to be a lover of beautiful women. Fashions were designed to show off long legs and big breasts, and gorgeous Amazonian women like Raquel Welch, Ursula Andress and Ann Margaret were in their heyday.

But perhaps the best place to find a collection of truly spectacular, strong, sexy women was in an unlikely place - on a small-budget sci-fi tv show that was cancelled after three years. Star Trek, the original series, regularly featured some of the most beautiful women you'll ever see, and what's more, never apologized for it.

From the long-legged beauty Sabrina Scharf who played Kirk's wife Miramanee, to the bodacious Nancy Kovack who played Kanutu Nona the prietess-healer, the women of Star Trek were true icons of beauty. Leslie Parrish, Jill Ireland, Joan Collins, Mariette Hartley and Sally Kellerman - just to name a few - all played smart, sophisticated, self-possessed doctors and scientists and all round boomin' babes. (The closest later franchises ever came was the stunning Seven of Nine, who would have fit right in with her earlier counterparts.)

Laura Goodwin's site Star Trek Women: The Women of TOS does a great job outlining all the major female characters to make appearances on the show, and also does a great job defending the sexiness of these women. It's a refreshing look at timeless beauty and a welcome celebration of the babe.

 

Indonesian Playboy models and publisher face jail

August 11, 2006 - Imagine if all Playboy bunnies in history were rounded up and thrown in jail for posing nude. Then imagine that all models who ever posed fully clothed were also arrested and jailed for years. This is exactly what is happening today in Indonesia.

Three people in Indonesia are facing criminal charges of indecency for their connection with the non-nude version of Playboy recently launched in their country. The "Playboy Three" includes publisher Ewrin Arnada and two models, Kartika Oktaviani Gunawan and Andara Early.

Andara in particular was twice interrogated at police headquarters in Jakarta in July, and will likely be charged with indecent behavior. She faces a maximum sentence of 2 years and 8 months in jail for posing completely clothed. [!]

Despite this, Andara bravely does not regret posing for the magazine. "I have done nothing wrong. I don't feel down. I have to keep upbeat. I have a family and friends who continue to give me support."

But where are the men who are supposed to leap to the defence of innocent damsels in distress, courageously taking on a rotten government that has taken to systematically persecuting women?

Apparently there are no real men in Indonesia. And we wonder: Are there any left anywhere?

 

Strip please

Men like looking at naked women. No surprise there. But it is at least a little surprising that men also like watching the process of a beautiful woman taking off her clothes. You would think it's the nude woman that would actually attract men, but men will eagerly watch a women performing a strip-tease, as it's called, even when they know she won't be taking it all off. This is why it's called a strip tease. But we at Body in Mind think 'strip-tease' is a misnomer. No one is being teased. Everyone knows if the girl will get naked or not ahead of time. So why do we watch with such avid pleasure? It's because women are beautiful, and the bit of skin we do get to see gives us pleasure. This is why we think the word 'strip-tease' should be replaced with 'strip-please'. It's not for sex, it's for our viewing pleasure - and her showing pleasure - that a woman strips for us.

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The (Glorious) Bettie Page

August 10, 2006 - The Notorious Bettie Page is a film any true lover of beauty ought to see, not just for the life story of one of the first beauty heroines, but for a sobering glimpse at how difficult it is for a happy, beautiful woman to just be herself.

Gretchen Mol does a good job evoking the charming and sometimes naive innocence of Bettie, but her best performance of the movie comes when she gets completely nude for the first time. She does it with such natural joy and such delight in feeling the sun on her body that you really believe you're there with Bettie. The montage of Bettie posing for Bunny Yeager is delightful and evocative of a simpler, better time

Bettie seemed to exist in a world apart from those around her - while fetishists were shelling out large amounts of cash to see Bettie dressed up in whatever get-ups their fantasies desired, she laughed it all off as just silliness and fun. When people asked if she regretted posing nude, she replied that she didn't, since Adam and Eve were naked before they sinned. And even though she had gone through sexual humiliation and abuse in her early life, she never lost her ability to tease, to have fun, and to enjoy the opposite sex.

The sad part is that much of Bettie's current popularity has more to do with 'those silly costumes' than with her joyous love of life or her engaging beauty. Even the word "notorious" - which Bettie herself, now in her eighties, disapproves of - implies a seediness that just isn't there. Glorious is more like it.

The movie stars Gretchen Mol, Sarah Paulson and Lili Taylor, and will be released on DVD September 28.

 

The Chronicles of Atlantis continued...

"The figure stepped forward into a shaft of moonlight. Clearly now, it was a woman. She wore a fierce expression beneath a fringe of blonde bangs that just grazed her eyebrows. Her eyes were large, dark pools, perhaps the largest I'd ever seen. And she was as nude as the woman I'd had just seen through the binoculars. I stole only a glance at her round, full breasts, moist from the humid night, or exertion, or both. I didn't dare let my gaze linger."

Enjoy part 2 of the Chronicles of Atlantis, fiction starring some of your favourite Body in Mind babes, by Jake Campana here.

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A day and a date with Nikkala Stott

Imagine if Nikkala Stott did everything half naked. To make it real Nikkala let us follow her through an entire day of a topless model. We woke with her, exercised, got the mail, drove to a photoshoot, stopped in at her office, had some pizza, showered with her, and in this photo set, watched her invite a male friend to dinner with some pix of herself on her cellphone. The finale of this series is coming soon where we'll follow her to the restaurant and see if she'll go topless the whole night. (Here's a hint: she does.)

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Miss Universe Indonesia faces jail

July 25, 2006 - We hope you got a good look at the smiling, cheerful, exuberantly beautiful Miss Indonesia during Sunday night's Miss Universe pageant - because if an Islamic group in her country gets their way, she'll be spending the next 2-6 years in jail just for being there.

The "Islamic Defenders Front" have filed a police report against Nadine Chandrawinata, accusing her of "indecency" and for being "insulting for Indonesian dignity and women" for "her participation in the contest and the display of her body in a swimsuit."

If the police investigation determines that there is enough evidence, prosecutors will then decide if it's worth going to court. Still on the books is an old law banning participation in beauty pageants, and this is what the IDF will use to punish her for "offending the standards not just of Islam but of other religions".

We think it's time people started being offended by religious zealotry and the outright hatred of women and their beauty.

 

Miss Puerto Rico crowned Miss Universe

July 24, 2006 - 18-year old Zuleyka Rivera of Puerto Rico was crowned Miss Universe at the 55th Annual Miss Universe pageant in Los Angeles.

The other four finalists included Miss Paraguay, Miss Japan, Miss Switzerland and Miss United States.

Bafflingly absent from the top five was the Amazonian Miss Canada Alice Panikian, who got our vote for Miss Universe based on the Bell Scale for Measuring Female Beauty. We hope to see more from this gorgeous lady in the future.

 

Peta's back with a beautiful new baby, a great new body

Last year, just as her career as a model was hitting full steam Peta Todd decided to have her first baby. Her body changed in beautiful ways, and our photos of her pregnant are the only ones she did. In her interview she told us she had no intention of quitting modeling and would return with a vengeance once her child was born. In February, she delivered a healthy baby boy named Finn, and again was generous enough to share some tender moments with our photographer, Michael White. And today, after working hard with a trainer, Peta is back, and is so stunning, we can scarcely believe she is real. Happily, we have several new series of this amazing lady to release over the next few months. Maybe that will give it time to sink in. But we doubt it. We think Peta is and always will be - unbelievable.

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Miss Universe airs July 23

July 18, 2006 - The 55th annual Miss Universe pageant will air live from Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, July 23, 9-11 pm ET.

Check out the photos, profiles and videos of this year's 80 gorgeous contestants at the Miss Universe official site.

 

Lifestyle nudes

Other websites take pictures of their models behind the scenes and call them lifestyle nudes. While we also love behind the scenes photos they are not really lifestyle nudes are they? Only Body in Mind has consistently created photos that depict women enjoying a nude lifestyle, and the people around them enjoying those women. Lifestyle nudes are just another of the many innovations brought to you by Body in Mind. We started it, and we still do it best, for example in this, our very first series of Jessica by our newest photographer, Leon Russeau. No need to imagine visiting Jessica in her garden and trying to remember to look at the flowers. You can visit her right now, right here, and you can look at anything you want.

And enjoy the latest installment of our Beauty Park series here. The place where beautiful nudity is a lifestyle.

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Nude body double wants her name in credits

July 10, 2006 - A Chinese actress who stood in for Memoirs of a Geisha star Zhang Ziyi during nude scenes in an upcoming film wants the world to know it was her naked body in the film, not Zhang's.

Shao Xiaoshan, who was paid $2500 to double for the Hollywood actress, has said that all she wants is her name to appear in the film credits. But the director, in spite of 'being happy with my naked body', won't return her calls.

The producers of the film are not happy with her demands. "The film hasn't been screened yet. How could she know her name isn't in the credits?" they asked. Then they confirmed that her name won't appear due to 'contractual issues'.

We hope Xiaoshan gets the credit she deserves, and that she sets a precedent for all the nameless beautiful women who share their beauty with us in film.

 

The perfect woman

The moment you meet her you know she is different from most women. She is very good-looking, but that is not what makes her interesting. What stands out about Cat is that she is intelligent, benevolent, purposeful, innocent, happy, self-interested, and brave. Very brave. In fact, she had no problem at all posing perfectly nude in public for an entire afternoon, without missing a beat. She showed no sign of shame, stress or embarassment. In fact, she remained the perfectly happy, charming, and interesting woman she was when dressed. Cat exudes beauty, inside and out. She is, in short, our perfect woman. See if she is yours.

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Tyra Banks refuses to be touched up

July 5, 2006 - Model turned tv host Tyra Banks is going to ask magazine editors not to touch up any more of her photos in the future, because she says she wants young girls to see her without the benefit of computer technology.

The 32 year old has often used her show to contrast images from magazines with untouched photos, showing how editors have shaved 'inches and pounds' off her waist and thighs in the past. She plans to use hair extensions and make up to 'keep it real'.

Aside from the obvious - that adding hair extensions and makeup to make her more beautiful is no different than sculpting her body digitally - Tyra may inadvertently be helping the fight against the beauty haters. They won't be able to use the tired refrain 'that cover model has been airbrushed'. Tyra's objective beauty will quash one more argument against images of beautiful women, and for that at least we're grateful.

 

How much do you value female beauty?

The 'mysterious' power behind female beauty is nothing short of the power of morality itself, the power of the highest human spirit: the desire to strive for values. Female beauty is the embodiment of all human values, and its attractiveness to us is nothing less than the power that values have to attract us. In this way, female beauty becomes a mirror, reflecting our values back to us, and revealing them to the world at large. You can see the whole of a man's soul in that which he finds beautiful, and each man will discover for himself that he reveres his own soul exactly as much or as little as he reveres female beauty. Revere your soul. Enjoy Zuzana.

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