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Moral histeria over nudity reaches into Mexican homes

Unbelievably, it is now a crime in one Mexican city to walk around naked in your own house

City councillors of the southern city of Villahermosa (which, ironically, means 'beautiful town' in Spanish) have passed a law banning indoor nudity. The regulation, which takes effect on Jan. 1, calls for as much as 36 hours in jail or a fine of 1,356 pesos ($121) for people caught being naked - in their own homes.

"We're talking about zero tolerance for a lack of morality" said City Councilwoman Blanca Estela Pulido.

What renders this law even more absurd, and largely unreportable, is that it is now also a crime to spy on one's neighbours.

 

"Merry Christmas, Daddy"

This week's gallery and story will weed out anyone who confuses admiring beauty with wanting sex. More....

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"What an absolutely gorgeous woman, who is she? That has made me have a very happy Christmas. Many thanks for a brilliant website, keep up the excellent work."- Paul

 

A tale of 2 goddesses

The winners of our latest Body in Mind contest are Joel Sappington and Orpheus Zeus. Both penned delightful myths about the origins of the power in female beauty, and both receive a 6-month membership to Body in Mind. We were going to give the winner a whole year's membership, but since we couldn't decide which legend was better, we decided to split the prize. Maybe you can help us decide once and for all by telling us what you think of myth one and myth two.

Or you can simply enjoy this week's gallery with 2 completely different goddesses, Olia and Daria, who are about as different as 2 women can be, and yet both are stunningly beautiful. Which proves there is no mold which God uses to create beautiful women, that it is not just physical. What does make a woman beautiful then? Think about that as you compare Olia and Daria in this week's gallery of not mythic, but very real female beauty.

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Great new site by Didier Carré

If you like explicit beauty, you are a fan of Didier Carré. You might not know it yet, but you are. His images are shockingly explicit yet calmly contemplative at the same time, sexually heroic, monumentally beautiful, magically pretty.

If you are going to find your new favourite photograph today, you will find it here.

Body in Mind members can enjoy the Body in Mind gallery of Carré's work here.

 

Miss Peru wins Miss World Pageant

Maria Julia Mantilla Garcia of Peru was crowned Miss World 2004 last night at the pageant held in the Chinese resort city of Sanya. Miss Dominican Republic Claudia Julissa Cruz Rodriguez was the first runner-up and Miss USA Nancy Randall was third runner-up. The winner was chosen by viewers who phoned, emailed and text messaged their votes.

 

Do clothes sexualize nudes?

We were shocked and horrified recently to read on a tasteful nude website the following complaint by its editor and creator about how leaving even the most scant clothing on a model posing nude sexualizes her: "What is underwear or a bikini other than little signs saying: "forbidden, don't look here? What could be more interesting?"

We could not disagree more. There is nothing that can make us think of a woman sexually if we do not want to and no amount of clothing that will prevent it if she is beautiful. At Body in Mind, there is nothing more interesting, or sexy, than beauty. More...

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"There has to be more of Sabrina on film!! Outstanding gallery!" - Peter

 

Snow White fired for posing nude

A German singer named Samira is the latest victim of the Beauty Hater's campaign. Samira, who has played Snow White in Dresden's Christmas Fair for the past five years, was fired recently after it was discovered she had posed nude for the German paper Bild. The photos featured her in a bathtub with soap suds and rose petals, and were apparently too much for fair organizers.

The mayor of Dresden has asked that she be reinstated since so many people miss her performance.

 

Is the end of the United States in sight?

There have been several political developments lately that make us seriously wonder about the future of the United States. Will they last forever, or are they crumbling even now? Find out here. We figure it's relevant considering that the continued existence of female beauty - indeed of all civilization - depends on the answer.

 

An American Thanksgiving

Body in Mind has been celebrating Thanksgiving for 7 years by thanking our models, who bring so much beauty into our lives. We were pleasantly surprised to see other nude websites do the same this year. Who knows, maybe it will become a trend? ;-)

We celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving this year in early October with Part 1 of this gallery of Adel and her friends. The United States celebrates it on the 3rd Thursday of November, which is today, November 25. For them we now present Part 2 of this series shot by Sergey Goncharov.

Notice the power a woman who is not afraid to wield her beauty has over those around her. We give thanks to this power and the women who are brave enough to use it. It is the great civilizing force of the human race.

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Pianist Envy

Christine Anderson is as beautiful as women come, from the golden aura that is her hair down to the Mozart sparks that shoot from her fingertips. Her brilliance is as surprising and welcome as springtime and her beauty sexier than any fantasy yet dreamt up.

If you love Christine as much as we do, visit her site, sample, and buy her brand new cd.

It's as delightful as she is.

 

Perfect 10 sues Google

The founder of the natural movement in nudes, Perfect 10, has a reputation for suing everyone who uses their images online illegally, and their latest target is Google, who regularly caches and displays Perfect 10 images in their image search results, images that are being illegally used on so-called 'tribute' sites. It'll be interesting to see who wins, since displaying thumbnails harvested automatically by new internet technologies has already been declared 'fair use' in U.S. copyright courts.

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Writers! The legendary beauty contest is almost over so enter now!

So far we've received only a couple of entries for our current contest to win a year long free membership to Body in Mind. In order to be fair to those who haven't yet heard about the contest we've decided to allow you one more week to get those stories about the mythic power of female beauty finished. Last week we featured Leanne's story for inspiration. This week we're printing Bauer's. Enjoy them both, and then get going on your own. The deadline will be December 4. Email your entries to contest@bodyinmind.com. Good luck!

 

Israel covers up Sarah Jessica Parker
(Hatred of Beauty example # 7,360,908,494)

A billboard for Lux soap featuring Sarah Jessica Parker wearing a dress with spaghetti straps was deemed "too sexy", by Israeli ultra orthodox Jews. The image showed only Parker's shoulder and arm, but was nevertheless altered so that it now appears Parker is wearing a long sleeved shirt. Rabbis threatened to boycott Unilever, the maker of Lux, if the ad was not made more 'chaste'.

Just shows how ALL fundamentalist religions are threatened by the power of female beauty. And what is in store for women if they don't start defending and using that power.

See what all the hatred is about here.

 

An evolving beauty

Female beauty is the representation of our values. So it's not surprising that the latest beautiful creations from inspired lensmaster Laurie Jeffery represent his values. Right now Jeffery is struggling to throw off the restrictions of his simple nudes phase and allow his creativity no bounds. It's no surprise then that his efforts to create beauty depict a beautiful woman struggling or evolving into full sunlit existence from out of the dark depths and muck of the world. Jeffery creates what he wants to see, and what any of us wants to see, is beautiful to us.

Anyone who aspires to be better than they are right now owes it to themselves to see this gallery of Helen - an inspiration to evolve.

Or check out all of Jeffery's latest creations on his site, Nude Illusion.

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Military wives support their men with sexy photos

A group of military wives and girlfriends in Ohio have chosen to support their men overseas in the best way possible - by sending glamour and lingerie photos of themselves in their next care package. The women pose in front of parachutes, footlockers, and sometimes with rifles, but always in revealing lingerie and a sexy smile.

The owner of Love Photography said he has been receiving more and more requests from women wanting sexy photos to send to their soldiers in Iraq. Another local photographer has been printing sexy calendars for the women to send overseas.

"When they're out there, they need something to look at besides magazines," she said.

We're glad these women understand the power that a woman's beauty has - especially the woman you love - to inspire, motivate and comfort men.

 

Fall in love with Sabrina

If you've been surfing the internet lately for beautiful nudes you're bound to have noticed lovely Sabrina photographed by master lensman Stefan Soell.

Here's your chance to own an authentic photo print of this incredible union of beauty and talent. Can you sense history being made here? We can, and we thought we'd share this tip with you. Frankly, we at Body in Mind don't think more beautiful photos have ever been created, and for as little as $37.50, you can own a premium quality printed image that will give you a lifetime of joy. We can't wait to get ours.

Get yours here. (Click on the Stefan Soell link when you get there.)

 

Who needs Paris Hilton when you have Olia?

Paris Hilton is an icon of modern female beauty. But is she really the most beautiful image of a woman we can conjure up, or is her image manufactured to seem so? Why follow the media following Paris around, hoping for a boob to pop out, when you can enjoy Olia happily and completely nude any time you want?

All that stands between you and 88 photos of Olia's real beauty, shot by new Body in Mind photographer, Vladimir Prelestnyj, is a reliable, secure, generous Body in Mind membership.

What are you waiting for? Paris Hilton?

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Olia is a goddess and the pictures, spectacular.

- Dr. Julio González Sánchez (Body in Mind member)

 

Win a year long Body in Mind membership

A couple weeks ago we said we wished someone would write a mythic legend about the origins of female beauty, because as far as we know, one has never been written, and no human power deserves a tribute more. The idea so intrigued our writers that both Bauer and Leanne penned a piece worthy of legend. Today we feature Leanne's here. If you'd like free access to Body in Mind for a year and you've got a little writing talent, have a go at mythologizing the origins and power of female beauty. Try to keep it under 1200 words, okay? And email them to contest@bodyinmind.com. We'll announce the winner 2 weeks from now.

 

Tara Reid's wardrobe functions perfectly

American Pie actress Tara Reid 'accidentally' exposed her breast while being photographed at a glitsy New York party. Was it on purpose? We hope so. After all, why go see-thru when you can go topless? It's just a shame beautiful women have to hide their beauty most of the time.

For some brave women who are not afraid to go naked on purpose, click here.

 

Claudia Schiffer is a mom again

Claudia Schiffer gave birth to a healthy baby girl in London on November 11. She and director husband Matthew Vaughn, who married two years ago, have a two year old son, Caspar.

 

Woman votes topless

We love brave women because we love beauty, and bravery makes them even more beautiful. That's why we love this story about a woman who removed her shirt to vote because it had a political message on it, which is not allowed at polling stations. Details here.

 

Heidi Klum's Project Runway

Heidi Klum's new television show, "Project Runway", will premiere on Bravo December 1st at 10 pm. The show will feature 12 amateur fashion designers trying to make it in the competitive world of fashion design. Each will be judged and guided by industry experts until only three remain to battle it out at New York's fashion week next year.

"Our contestants are so talented and this show will give them a chance to make it in fashion, which is a really tough business to break into," says Heidi. "I'm excited to give them a great showcase to display their talents."

 

The Beauty Park continued...

"There is an ancient story, some say older than the legends of King Arthur, about the origins of the marvellous power of a beautiful woman. I know that it is ancient, because the only recorded writing of this story is over fifteen hundred years old. And, I know that, because I have the original manuscript here. Would anyone like to here the story?" More....

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Burlesque makes a comeback

The classic image of the fan dance, the tantalizing glimpse of the female form between strategically placed fans, feathers and baloons, is making a comeback in burlesque clubs around the world. Tired of the souless lap dances and boredom of purposeless nudity, burlesque with it's slow, inventive strip tease and sexy overtones is taking over the imaginations of men and women who would like to see a return the glamour and fun of the female form. Even famous beauties like Charlize Theron and Christina Aguilera have taken to performing striptease with the LA burlesque group The Pussycat Dolls.

"It is about feminine glamour and it makes no excuses for being sexy." says the female owner of a new year-round burlesque club in Scotland, The Whoopee Club.

It's like we've always said: mixing values - like feminity, fun, playfulness and joyous sexuality, among others - with the nude female body is what beauty is all about, and what the world desperately wants and needs more of.

 

Dutch filmmaker killed for defending beauty

Dutch director Theo Van Gogh was shot and stabbed to death in Amsterdam Tuesday by a 26 year old Islamic militant after the broadcast of a film exposing Islam's abuse of women.

The ten minute film, Submission, features a topless woman wearing a see-through veil with words from the Koran describing physical punishments for "disobedient women" written on parts of her body.

A death threat against the female member of parliament who worked on the film with Van Gogh was pinned to the filmmaker's body with a knife. She has since gone into hiding, and the country's leading politicians have hired bodyguards in response to what one politician describes "the arrival of Jihad in the Netherlands".

 

I am curious as to who you support in the presidential election. Do you think there are any issues being directly discussed that relate to female beauty? If you can not post an article discussing this I would like to hear back from you anyway if that is at all possible.

D.F.

We supported Kerry, not so much because he supports women and free speech more than Bush, although we think he does, but more because Bush wants to 'save the world' at America's expense and with American lives, wants to turn American citizens into slaves to each other through 'service', and wants to mess with the constitution simply to discriminate against homosexuals.

DBell.

 

I would like to greatly complement the quality of your site. I have browsed the internet extensively in search of great pictures of nude female beauty. I have looked especially at the links posted on Superbeauty.org. However, for some reason I keep coming back to your website. I have come to the conclusion that when there are ideas expressed along with the pictures of beautiful nude women, that all of the things that make female beauty great, and all of the morals that are discussed on your site are enhanced. This makes your site the best I've seen.

D.F.

Thanks for the compliments. We agree. Images are always better when enjoyed thoughtfully. That's why we're called Body in Mind. ;-)

DBell

 

Pro-value vs anti-value

There are 2 kinds of people in the world, good people and evil people. The trick, as always, is knowing which is which. And nothing short of the fate of the world - and of your own life - depends on it. More....

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The antidote to the beauty backlash

Believe it or not, women are not allowed to work in Iran. Not even female doctors and lawyers. How does something like this happen in the modern world?

Well we got a glimpse of the explanation this month when the Spanish government, a government widely held to be one of the more civilized in the world, demanded that Hugo Boss fire the models it hired as ball boys at a pro tennis match.

We also get a glimpse of the answer when people denounce women like Marina for selling pumpkins topless, or any woman for using her beauty to sell anything. More....

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Wildlife painter inspired by Olga in Snow

Christopher Walker is one of the best Canadian wildlife painters. A quick browse through his wonderful website is enough to convince anyone of this. Now, inspired in part by our very own Olga in Snow series, Walker has turned to the female nude as inspiration for his latest painting. Full of allegory and thematic subtleties, Territories makes brilliant use of Olga's haunting facial expression first caught on film by Body in Mind photographer Sergey Goncharov. In Territories, we once again find Nature and the female nude coming together to intrigue and inspire us - and ultimately, to teach us about ourselves.

Thanks to Walker, the female nude is not just for sex anymore.

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Miss America taken off the air

Considering that Islamic terrorists are our worst enemies, and that hatred of female beauty is one of the ugliest elements of fundamentalist Islam, you would think that we would start to value female beauty more than we already do.

Not so. In fact, as we predicted, since 9/11 the countries that honor women's sexual freedom and respect their individual rights are turning their backs on female beauty more and more. One of the most startling examples was the decision made by ABC and Victoria's Secret to cancel the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Terrorist threats against the show had been unable to stop it. It was its management and broadcaster who killed it for fear of sending the wrong message.

Now Miss America has been cancelled. ABC cites low ratings as the reason. Considering the pageant's preference for future news anchorbots over bathing beauties as contestants in the last several years, this is not surprising. Insisting it was a scholarship program and not a beauty contest, it was only a matter of time. The contest committed suicide by turning its back on beauty.

And in case you think these shows are being overlooked because they are not sexual enough to get good ratings, even the biggest and best nude beauty pageant in the world, The Miss Nude Canada Pageant, has yet to hold its competition this year for lack of a supportive venue.

 

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? Find out....

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Feminists openly attack women
(Hatred of Beauty eg.# 7,360,908,493)

We at Body in Mind have always known that the true target of feminists is not men, it's women. Now we no longer have to prove our case with complicated deductive reasoning. They are doing it right out in the open. For example the feminists in Newfoundland, Canada are attacking posters for a women's film festival because they feature a successful female film maker who is attractive. She is also talented, intelligent and successful, qualities that feminists don't care about. Moreover, if you read the article, notice of who it is that is reducing this beautiful and brilliant woman to a piece of meat by calling her a 'pair of boobs'.

 

Lovers and haters of beauty battle it out on the tennis court
(Hatred of Beauty eg.# 7,360,908,492)

The "Equality Minister" of Spain has ordered 25 models, who were hired as "ball boys" for an international tennis tournament, to be removed on the grounds that their presence "contributes to fomenting clear discrimination towards women who appear as simple objects of decoration and amusement." At the same time, a pressure group has filed a court case against Hugo Boss, who hired the models, for "for attacking the dignity of women".

Apparently, women are not allowed to hold a job in Spain. The same is true in Iran.
Heroically, the tournament organizers have refused to fire the models, one of whom, Nereida Coig, correctly added "...It would be an injustice if our work was stopped because of politics."

 

Angelina Jolie named Sexiest Woman Alive

According to a recent poll of Esquire readers worldwide, sultry Angelina Jolie is the sexiest woman alive, beating out Halle Berry at number two and Britney Spears at number three. Beyonce Knowles, Charlize Theron, Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Aniston also made the list

 

Video game makers censor nudity

It seems that video games, once known for their excessive violence, are now shifting gears and aiming for an older, more mature audience by featuring more nude women and less outright gore. Gamemakers have noticed that gamers want something different and are drawn to such games as "Playboy: The Mansion", "Singles: Flirt up Your Life" and "Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude", where the object is to vicariously seduce as many young women as possible.

Still, it's clear that there is nothing more hated than female beauty, not even mindless violence: Xbox and Playstation censors won't allow full frontal nudity in their games. Bloody killing sprees are just fine, it seems, but a nude woman deserves the full brunt of censorship and regulation.

 

Hatred of beauty eg.# 7,360,908,491

Not even the love he has for his wife, Claudia Schiffer, is enough to inspire Matthew Vaughan to stop hating female beauty. See for yourself.

 

Tibetan government urges boycott of beauty pageant
(Hatred of beauty eg.# 7,360,908,490

The exiled government of Tibet urged a boycott of the Miss Tibet pageant recently held in northern India, saying the pageant flies in the face of Tibetan values and apes the worst kind of Western exhibitionism. Calling beauty 'only skin deep' and the pageant a 'travesty' they used billboards to publicly call for a boycott of the pageant, which drew 2000 spectators anyway. According to the pageant's chief organizer "The youth in Tibet, especially young Tibetan women, now have a new platform to be themselves and to live like other women around the world."

The winner of the "Woman of Wisdom from the Top of the World" pageant was Tashi Yangchen, a 24-year old computer engineer.

 

Erotic art photo competition - great photos, great prizes!

Years ago, before Body in Mind began, I used to get my weekly beauty fix by visiting the local newstand. I'd look through women's fashion mags, men's nudy mags, anything that featured photos of beautiful women. But my favorite was always PHOTO magazine. Each issue featured a section of reader-submitted amateur and pro nude and erotic photos. Most sucked, but there were always a couple gems in there. When I began Body in Mind in 1997 I looked all over the web for PHOTO magazine's website - for a good couple of years - but never found one.

So I'm delighted to tell you EROTICART has started an online nude/erotic photo contest open to amateur and pro photographers. Each month viewers vote cash prizes of $180 USD for first, $140 for second, and $100 for third. For me it's almost like looking through those treasured PHOTO magazines many years ago, but more importantly it's a great way to see new work every month and to win some dough if you're a struggling photographer.

Go to check it out. There's a few gems in there, and many photographers you've probably never seen before, one we hope to feature soon on Body in Mind. (Can you tell which one?)

And if anyone is interested, PHOTO magazine does finally have a website, of sorts, here.

 

A study in contrasts....

Last week, 21 year-old Melissa Harrington of Lincoln, Nebraska was fined $150 for posing nude in a public place. Although not actually charged at the place in question, she received the fine because nude photos she posted on her private website clearly showed a certain bar in downtown Lincoln. Police were quick to say that it's not illegal to post nude pictures of yourself on a website (yet, that is, ed.) but having a recognizable location in the photo made them able to issue the fine. Incidentally, it was the owner of the bar who turned her in.

Yet...

In Berlin recently, an appliance store attempted to boost lagging sales by hiring a topless model to hand out pamphlets in an 'end-of-summer strip off prices to the buff sale'. The store owners did so with the express intention of attracting a lot of publicity, both positive and negative, and a lot of customers to their store. But, curiously, the customers who arrived were anything but intrigued. Apparently, no one looked at the wholesome looking topless lady. Customers looked everywhere but at her breasts, and seemed more interested in the assembled tv crews than her. One man said "I'm going on 60 so it's nothing I haven't seen before", and a woman added "More power to her."

It looks like Miss Harrington ought to move to Berlin...

 

Beauty is a gift?

When we at Body in Mind say female beauty is a gift we mean it poetically. The simple sight of a lovely lady makes us feel lucky, like we've received something so wondrous and rewarding, so beyond anything that can ever be paid for, that it seems like a gift.

We mention this because there are 2 types of guy who take this literally - who feel that female beauty is owed them. One believes beautiful women are dumb bitches meant to be fooled or forced into sex. The other believes that female beauty is simply natural or a gift from God. More...

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Russ Meyer dies

Russ Meyer, who directed the first 'skin flicks' to feature predominately large breasted women as strong willed and strong armed heroines, died Sept. 22 from complications of pneumonia. He was 82.

Honored at film festivals, discussed in college courses and shown at top museums, Meyer described his films as "passion plays. ... Beauty against something that's totally evil."

 

Vintage Marilyn Monroe

A California winemaker called Marilyn Wines, whose labels feature early photos of Marilyn Monroe, has launched a 2002 vintage showing her famous 1949 nude centrefold from the first Playboy magazine. Retailing for $200 a bottle and up, the vintage is part of a Red Velvet series aimed at collectors and wine lovers alike

 

Photographer Richard Avedon dies

World famous glamour photographer Richard Avedon, who had photographed such classic beauties as Marilyn Monroe, Nastassja Kinski and Stephanie Seymour, died last week from a brain hemorrhage. Known for his insistence on 'telling the truth' about his subjects, he was often criticized for his unapologetic and sometimes unflattering portraits of the rich and famous. He was 81.

 

You can go home again

October 1st marked the 7th anniversary of Body in Mind. We thought it appropriate to celebrate with a gallery very much like the first one we ever featured, of a beautiful blonde woman in the long sensuous grass by the sea. As the world is getting scarier and scarier, it's nice to know sometimes we can go home again. We salute female beauty today as always, for being so comforting.

Enjoy Sofia by Valery Bareta. Or go to our first gallery, created in 1989, Summer.

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Simple nudes are over

One sure sign that simple nudes have stagnated is the fact that one of the original creators of simple nudes has moved on and is ready to launch a new site full of his most recent work, what he calls a purposeful departure from simple nudes, a recomitment to creating a vital, living, breathing relationship with female beauty. That man is one of our all time favourite photographers, Laurie Jeffery, and we are thrilled to present this exclusive sneak preview of his newest work, only to Body in Mind members. More...

Or go straight to the new Nude Illusion.

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Perfect beauty?

As an artist of perfected female nudes, I love Michelle Marsh. She is probably the most objecively beautiful woman imaginable, and she's also perfectly real. Take a close look at this perfect drawing of her, and then look closer. It's actually a photograph.

For some of my drawings of other 'impossible' women, click here.

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Upsetting the apple cart

Would your brain turn to mush if a beautiful woman walked up to you totally nude? There is a good reason why this happens. Today's addition to The Beauty Park series sheds some light on this strange, and not altogether unpleasant phenomenon. Enjoy it here.

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Kudos to Guess? Jeans and Paris Hilton

American shoe company Skechers recently pulled their ads featuring pin-up images of Christina Aguilera under pressure from the American Family Association. Encouraged by Skechers' cowardice, the AFA is now going after Guess? Jeans and their newest model, Paris Hilton. To his credit Guess? chairman Paul Marciano told the AFA not to shop at Guess? stores if they did not like the new imagery featuring Paris Hilton. HERE! HERE! Such courage deserves our praise as much or more than Skechers deserves our condemnation. Send a ONE CLICK email in support of Paul Marciano, Guess? and Paris Hilton in the activism section of SuperBeauty.Org HERE!

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Miss America

Check out the live broadcast at 9 pm Saturday the 18th. It's not exactly the Miss Universe pageant, but if we're lucky, Donald Trump will buy this one too.

 

Miss Universe's nearly naked wardrobe malfunction

Widely regarded as the most beautiful Miss Universe ever, Jennifer Hawkins continues to show us why. More...

 

The beauty of selfishness

Perhaps the main reason images of beautiful women are frowned upon is because in our society, self-sacrifice is held up as the greatest virtue, and there is nothing self-sacrificing about putting yourself on display. Posing for a photo is a proudly selfish act, and believing that you are beautiful enought for a glamor photo is supremely 'self'ish. Especially if you do it nude! Then there is nothing in the photo except you, no clothes, nothing to hide behind, just you... Continued...

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Supermodel Heidi Klum appears nude

New mom Heidi Klum appears in the new issue of Britain's GQ magazine wearing only a black hat and heels, apparently to show off her newly slim physique after giving birth to daughter Leni in May. More here.

 

A beautiful woman as spiritual fuel

We've been talking a lot lately about why looking at beautiful women is important. Maybe we've gotten a little too technical. So today we'd thought we'd let one of our members tell you in his own words why beautiful women move him so. Read it...

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Ladies of Spain pose for Vogue

Eight of Spain's top political women, from the deputy Prime Minister to various other ministers, have appeared in a photo shoot by Spanish Vogue. While not nude, the ladies took the opportunity to dress up, glamourize and have fun with their beauty, despite cries of outrage from feminists who declare it a step backwards. The director of Spanish Vogue said the "objective was to capture this unique moment in Spain's history when, for the first time, women really share the power of government" and that "women shouldn't have to justify why they like to dress up." Here here!

 

Liv Tyler to pose nude

In an effort to regain her pre-pregnancy figure after giving birth to her first child later this year, Liv Tyler has found a way to motivate herself that will also benefit her many fans. She plans to pose for a nude photo shoot in the new year, leaving herself only three months to shed her pregnancy pounds. Husband Royston Langdon of the band Spacehog is apparently all for her idea.

 

Dare to stare - Part 2

Last week we promised to tell you why a man MUST dare to stare at a beautiful woman when he sees one, rather than looking away awkwardly, as so many do - in other words, why it is moral to openly and shamelessly admire female beauty, and why it is immoral not to. More...

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Dare to stare

How many times have you robbed yourself of the site of a beautiful woman in the last week?

You know what I mean. You see a lovely creature prancing down the road in a pony tail, form fitting top and hip-hugging jeans and when she glances innocently in your direction you look away, pretending to be more interested in an unusual tree or a fascinating piece of trash on the ground.

We've all done this at one time or other, but I am here to tell you that if you want to achieve any of your goals in life that you must STOP doing it immediately. You must STOP looking away like a horrible coward. STOP robbing yourself of one of life's great treasures, the world of your courage, and your life of its joy - you must dare to stare at beautiful women.

Next week we will tell you why, but for now, enjoy this gallery by a photographer who dares, and an article by a writer who understands why. More...

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Skechers under attack for sexy ads

Christina Aguilera and women in general are under attack for the new Skechers ads that feature Aguilera as the classic feminine stereotypes, the naughty nurse, the sexy schoolteacher and schoolgirl, and the pretty policewoman. Defend her here.

Check out all of D.Bell's feminine stereotypes here.

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Cadbury flakes out on beauty
(Hatred of Beauty example #398,982,008)

For 45 years, a series of beautiful young women have graced British television advertising, showing the solitary delight of eating Flake, a lighter-than-air chocolate bar. But now, it what is seen as an attempt to placate women buyers, Cadbury has decided to end the reign of the Flake Girl and opt for a more 'modern' interpretation, which will feature the tag line "Your Happiness Loves Cadbury".

Industry expert Charlie Roberston has summed it up perfectly by saying: "Another British icon bites the dust and it's all because of the political correctness movement that says women shouldn't be oppressed by images of beautiful women on TV."

Full story here.

 

Picking Poppies - Eva Part 2

Beautiful woman are everywhere and they will pose nude for you. You might say it's like picking poppies. But actually, it is not easy. You have to have character. And you have to make your model feel special, beautiful, and safe, while convincing her you're not some creep. And you must show appreciation and respect for the gift you want her to give.

This was the premise behind our offer of a free lifetime membership to the first person who can take and send us 10 new nude photos of a beautiful woman. [Contest has been won. Details.]

We hope this won't stop those of you who have decided to pursue your dream of photographing a beautiful woman in the nude from doing so. If you accomplish your goal we'd love to hear about it, and if you send us the photos with a model release, a lifetime membership will be yours.

For now, enjoy more of our most popular series in some time, Eva, by Alan Anar.

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We have a winner!

Kent photographed his wife Tracey and sent us the photos, winning our prize of a free lifetime membership to Body in Mind for the first person to take and send us 10 new nude photos of a beautiful woman. Kent was first, and Tracey is beautiful. We have a winner!

 

Artist faces jail for "vulgar" topless painting of Eve
(Hatred of Beauty example # 4,898,340)

An artist in Roseville, Michigan is facing a possible 90 day jail term after painting a mural of Michelangelo's "Creation of Man" on the side of his studio. The mural features a topless Eve, which according to artist Edward Stross, is not his work but Michelangelos, and done simply in an effort to brighten his community.

City attorneys, however, are using a 1997 agreement that granted Stross an exemption from a municipal sign ordinance - an agreement that forbid him to paint words, or 'genitalia' on his building . He goes to court Sept. 17 to find out if breasts are considered genitalia in Detroit and if painting them results in jail time.

 

King Kong's beauty dies

Fay Wray, the damsel in distress from the 1933 film King Kong, died August 8 in her Manhattan home at the age of 96. In tribute to the vivacious beauty, the Empire State Building will dim its lights for 15 minutes on Tuesday. Full story here.

 

Sexy chess player poses nude

30-year-old grandmaster chess champion Maria Manakova has posed nude for Russia's Speed magazine and is featured in others like Pro Sport wearing only designer underwear, all in an effort to attract attention to the game.

"Women use their sexuality to promote all kinds of sports" she says. "Why not chess?". She has also criticized other female players for their 'dirty, baggy trousers' and encouraged them to wear miniskirts and sexier outfits to attract sponsors.

 

Is Beauty Natural or Man-Made?

Many people praise Body in Mind for its 'natural' nudes, people who love nature and love the beauty of women, and enjoy seeing them together. But isn't ugliness just as natural as beauty? Do we really believe that nature favors beauty over ugliness as we do? Doesn't nature consider warthogs, maggots, and frogs just as beautiful as tigers, deer, and butterflies? More...

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Miss Teen USA: Superbeauty wins!

17-year-old Shelley Catherine Hennig of Louisiana was crowned Miss Teen USA at the Palm Springs pageant on August 6.

What made her win surprising - and refreshing - is that Miss Hennig bears a striking resemblance to a young Elle McPherson, the world's most superbeautiful woman according to the Bell Scale.

Perhaps this victory, and the recent crowning of statuesque Australian beauty Jennifer Hawkins as Miss Universe, signals the return of values and the triumph of objective beauty. We're delighted to see true, pro-value beauty being honored and recognized as it should be, and hope that results like these are a positive sign of things to come.

However, even as we speak people all over the United States are questioning the value of female beauty more and more.

Let's hope beauty always wins.

 

Preview of Amy Acuff in FHM

We've found some preview photos of one of our favorite defenders of beauty, two-time Olympic high jumper Amy Acuff. We've looked on in admiration for years as Amy defied convention and posed nude or jumped the high bar in sexy outfits to prove that athleticism and female beauty can go hand in hand. Now, as a member of the 2004 team, Amy will be featured in the September 2004 edition of FHM magazine as part of their salute to U.S. female athletes. The magazine goes on sale August 10, but you can see a preview of the photos here.

 

Choose your next SI swimsuit model

Have you noticed that in most beauty pageants these days, the most beautiful women rarely advance to the final rounds? Perhaps it's out of political correctness, or a lack of appreciation for objective beauty, but whatever the case, it seems the loveliest ladies are always overlooked. Now, finally, we may have a chance to speak up for all the true beauties passed over for the mediocre.

NBC has announced a new reality show called the "Sports Illustrated Fresh Favorites Competition", a six-episode series in which finalists will compete for a $1 million modelling contract and magazine photo spread. Best of all, viewers get to select the winner from the last two finalists, and hopefully true beauty will finally win out.

Full story here.

 

Body in Mind: Three Philosophies in One

After doing a little research, I have come to the conclusion that the philosophy of D. Bell's website, "Superbeauty", is only found in the images of beautiful nude women who also seem to embody the values that we as people hold dear, and is the most complete and all-encompassing philosophy on why such beauty is not only a pleasure to behold, it is downright necessary. More...

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13 000 year old cave painting of nude women found in Britain

Ice age artists apparently rendered stylized nude drawings of women on the walls of their cave in Derbyshire, according to at least one leading ice age art expert in Britain. The images depict bent-kneed women thrusting their bottoms out, which may have represented a sort of ritual dance. The images are similar in form to other images found in Germany in which the breasts and buttocks are shown more clearly.

The fact that the orginal artists did not depict sex acts, as they could have, shows yet again that images of female beauty have been inspiring men for thousands of years. It also refutes a current theory that says men only turned to pin up images because pornography was either unavailable or illegal.

Full story here.

 

Earning beauty

Ever wonder which supermodels are paid the most for their spectacular good looks? According to Forbes magazine, Milla Jovovich is the world's wealthiest supermodel, earning $10.5 million a year. Rounding out the top five are Gisele Bundchen at $10 million, Heidi Klum at $8 million, Carolyn Murphy at $5 million and Tyra Banks at $4 million.

It's encouraging to see some of the world's most beautiful women amply rewarded for sharing their beauty with us. Full story here.

 

Liely - The French Collection

We received so much fan mail about Liely, even though she does not pose nude, that we decided to offer our viewers the entire French collection shot in Liely's apartment by Body in Mind photographer Jean Rauzier. This is a non-nude collector's dream. None of these super-sized photos appear in the Body in Mind member's section, and are available only in this special edition ZIP file.

For samples and to download your collection of Liely, click here.

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The untapped ocean of female beauty

Last week I came across a site that illegally gave away user names and passwords to pay sites like Body in Mind. The homepage of this site said that the only reason it costs money to see 'bitches' nude is because so many 'idiots' out their actually pay for it. If we all stopped paying, it said, then no one would have to pay. I wonder how they think web sites like Body in Mind could sustain themselves if that happened, or why models would pose nude for free for them. I feel sorry for anyone like this. Such losers will never know the pride of earning and spending money, and will never know the joy of seeing Eva posing heroically on the rocks of a violent sea for the thundering camera of Alan Anar.

Will you?

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Eva poses for Playboy

Eva Herzigova has fulfilled a long-time ambition by posing for this month's edition of Playboy. She hopes it will help promote her new line of swimwear, but also says it's something she's always wanted to do. "Playboy is a great concept." she says. "It shows the beauty of the body in an elegant way." Full story here.

 

How do you get beautiful women to pose nude?

We get this question so often from aspiring artists and photographers that we've decided to offer another free Body in Mind membership - this time a lifetime membership - to the first guy out there who can get a beautiful woman to pose nude for him and email us 10 nude photos of her along with her proof of age (a photo of her driver's license will do) and signed permission to use the photos on Body in Mind (model release). [Contest has been won. Details.] Maybe this way you'll see why we asked the question of why a woman would pose nude a few weeks ago, and what the answer is (since no one got it). I can tell you how I did it the first time. I went to a strip joint, picked the most beautiful girl in the place and offered her a thousand dollars. I had to go back a few times to convince Summer I was serious but she agreed. You can see the results here. Alan Anar has his own way of doing it. I can't tell you how he does it, but we can show you the results in today's gallery of Eva. We hope you go for it. It's summer and it's now or never.

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Indian women protest nude

A group of women in India stripped naked outside the gates of a military office to protest the recent killing of a young woman by authorities. Defying a curfew imposed after widespread protests over the woman's death, the women attempted to break down the gates in a turbulent demonstration against the woman's accused killers, the Assam Rifles. Full story here.

We applaud these women for being among the first to go nude for the sake of their fellow women. We're glad that women are finally starting to realize that the beauty and sexuality for which they've been so persecuted is the most powerful tool they have to affect change. To join the fight, click here.

 

Anna Nicole makes a comeback

On July 10, Anna Nicole Smith presented the "Comeback of the Year" award at the 38th annual Victor Sports awards, which will be televised on Fox Sports Net this week. Her role as presenter of this award in particular is 'a perfect fit' considering her recent weight loss and attempts to return to modelling. Full story here.

 

Sharon Stone's basic instincts

Sharon Stone has agreed to star in a sequel to her breakout hit Basic Instinct, and may appear nude in the film. Her original co-star Michael Douglas will not be returning. Full story here.

 

Laetitia Casta on the silver screen

Supermodel Laetitia Casta has signed on for a role in the upcoming movie Klimt, a biography of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt most famous for his sensous work "The Kiss". Full story here.

 

Norwegian sculptor creates ideal beauty

Norwegian sculptor Reidar Finsrud creates some of the most inspiring, idealized sculptures of the nude female form you'll find anywhere. Check out some of his uplifting images here.

 

Beauty is not truth; truth is not beauty

Imagine a world in which beauty is everywhere, and everyone is thoughtful and wise. Sounds pretty good doesn't it? Then ask yourself why we do not have such a world right now.

Find out here.

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Who cares who wins beauty contests?

I wasn't going to post this page on how to use the Bell Scale to measure beauty until I saw a rerun on tv of this year's Miss Universe contest. That's right, a rerun of a beauty contest. How often does that happen? The reason this one was re-broadcast was because it was damn good (even though the wrong lady won). The contestants actually looked more like beauty pageant contestants than news anchors. Do we have Donald Trump to thank?

So here then, for those who care as I do, is how the contest should have turned out, but didn't, and why.

 

Naomi Watts as new female 007

Australian actress Naomi Watts (The Ring, 21 Grams), is set to play Daisy Scarlett, a seductive secret agent and female James Bond. Van Helsing's Kate Beckinsale was reportedly considered for the role, but the producers wanted someone without an action heroine image for the film. Full story here.

 

Photos of topless peace protest

We've found some photos of the recent Topless for Peace photo shoot in Argentina, available here.

But it still begs the question - How could women pose nude for peace if women weren't allowed to pose nude at all?

 

Epic beauty

Simple nudes are fine for those who just want to consume female beauty without thinking, without understanding its true nature, and who like to pretend women love taking their clothes off just for them. But for those who think, and hold moral values dear, for those who believe female beauty is important, much more important than most people will ever know, plain nudes are not enough. There is magnificence in female beauty, grandeur, even heroism and they want to see these things in the women and images they admire. They want an epic kind of beauty, the kind we see in today's gallery by Ben Heys and his model Kerrie. Such images require a lot of creative thought and energy, and a noble spirit, in both the model and the photographer. They are not simple things to make, and they do not exist naturally. They inspire awe for female beauty, and help uplift mankind. It is only in this way that they are created for you.

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Brilliant beautiful women

Geena Davis is a member of MENSA. Cindy Crawford was her high school valedictorian. Supermodel Daniela Pestova speaks six languages, Famke Jansen speaks four and has two degrees, and Sharon Stone has an I.Q of 154. They're just a few examples of the world's brilliant beautiful women - find out about other gorgeous geniuses here.

 

Liv Tyler will raise baby in England

Actress Liv Tyler recently announced that she and rock star husband Royston Langdon of the band Spacehog were expecting their first child in December. She also plans to have the baby in Yorkshire, where her husband is from, and doesn't intend to return to the U.S. until the child is at least five. Full story here.

 

Denise Richards may pose for Playboy

New mom Denise Richards is considering an offer to show off her post-baby body for a Playboy spread this Christmas. Richards, married to Charlie Sheen, recently gave birth to daughter Sam, and is reportedly interested in only partial nudity for the shoot. Full story here.

 

Women pose topless for peace

Thirty young women recently posed topless as a performance art project aimed at fostering world peace.

The public photo shoot took place in the gardens of Bellas Artes Museum in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in front of spectators and photographers from around the world. The event was even televised and broadcast live.

Given that Argentina is usually known for its strict policies against nude websites and other means of displaying beautiful nudity, it's too bad these women weren't inspired to pose nude for the right to pose nude itself.

Full story here.

 

Aussie Olympians pose nude

Thirty-five of Australia's top Olympic athletes have posed nude for a photography magazine called Athens Dream. The photos feature whimsical interpretations of their chosen sports, such as a Lady Godiva shoot for an equestrienne and butterfly wings for a butterfly-stroke swimmer. Editor Karen-Jane Eyre said the toned bodies of the athletes made them ideal subjects, and that "we hope that we are making nude photography more acceptable to a wider audience." Full story here.

 

Claudia Schiffer pregnant with second child

Supermodel Claudia Schiffer and husband Matthew Vaughn are expecting their second child at the end of the year. The couple already have one son, 17 month-old Caspar. Full story here.

 

The tree nymph

Everyone has fantasized about going deep into a forest and discovering something wonderful or something terrifying - spirits, fairies, monsters, witches, treasure etc. This is the basis for many fairy tales such as Hanzel and Gretel and the Magic Key, as well as many legends like those of the Druid tree nymphs.

Today's photo fairy tale is by Arkady Gluhih, who was wandering through the woods one day and encountered a lovely nymph lost in the trees since Druid times. The forest can be a dark, forboding place, full of mystery and silence. Happily, it can also be a place where dancing rays of light and the laugh of a young woman echoing through time can deliver the rarest treasure of all - female beauty.

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Several US states pass bans on nudity

The beauty backlash is gaining momentum in the U.S as more and more laws are passed to curtail 'public nudity' and regulate performers in strip clubs. Here are just a few of the new laws that are quietly striving to take away a woman's right to make a living from displaying her body and a man's right to enjoy the sight of it if he chooses.

* Missouri Governor Bob Holden has signed a bill that bans 'sexually suggestive' billboards for local strip clubs along the state's highways. Holden is quoted as saying "We have the right to drive the highways of this state without children being assaulted by these images". Full story here.

* Pittsfield, Mass. - a city ordinance is proposed banning public nudity. The measure would create a 'legal firewall' against 'adult entertainment', assuring that no strip clubs could be located in Pittsfield. Full story here.

* Wilkes-Barre, Penn. - city council passed an ordinance banning public nudity and 'regulating' exotic dancers by mandating strict rules about where and how strippers could perform. Violators face fines and jail time. Full story here.

* McCook County, South Dakota - voters passed a ban on public nudity in the county that effectively rules out nude dancing at strip clubs. Only 26% of voters voted against the measure, which was put on the ballot by the owner of a club that the county had tried to shut down. Full story here.

* Kalamazoo, Michigan - A city ordinance banned full nudity in strip clubs, and dancers are required to remain six feet away from patrons at all times. Although current strip clubs are exempt from the ordinance until 2010, a local businessman was quoted as saying "This ordinance will discourage future adult businesses from looking to Kalamazoo as a good place to do business." Full story here.

* Tampa, FL - a county commissioner in Hillborough County is trying to inititate an ordinance banning public nudity, and despite being told that the county does not have an ordinance-by-petition process, is pressing to put a nudity ban into the county charter. Full story here.

 

Korean racing girls pose nude

In order to raise the profile of motor sports in Korea, three of the country's top female race car drivers have decided to pose for nude group photos. The shoot will take place June 16 in Australia, and will feature 'dynamic' and 'healthy' photos reminiscent of Tomb Raider and Charlie's Angels. The women insist they're not motivated by money, but want to call attention to their sport in a dignified way. Full story here.

 

Four Malasysian women jailed for "indecent dancing"
(Hatred of Beauty example # 987,098,894)

In yet another glaring example of the pure hatred of female beauty that exists in much of the world today, four young women in Kuala Lumpur were sentenced to 12 days in jail for dancing in see-through bikinis at a local nightclub. The four wept openly in court, saying they were asked to perform in this way, but were admonished with "Why can't you all think first when asked to perform?"

The women pleaded guilty to performing "indecent dancing", and were taken to Kajang prison to serve out their sentences. Full story here.

 

The contest

In the last 2 weeks, we've received scores of answers to our question "Other than money, why would a beautiful young woman would pose nude?". But not a single person gave us the right answer. So I guess I will have to tell you myself.

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London's "Good Booking Girl"

British publisher Penguin has launced a publicity stunt to lure men away from tv soccer matches - they're sending out a good looking woman to offer 1000-pound prizes to any man over 16 she catches reading certain books. Penguin also released the results of a survey in which 85% of women reported a man could increase his chance of getting a date by discussing his favourite book, even though more than half the men polled thought flattering a woman was all that was necessary. Full story here.

 

Soccer wives pose nude to inspire team

As the Euro 2004 soccer tournament begins, the Russian team will have an added advantage. Nine of the players' wives and girlfriends have posed nude to help inspire their men to win. Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda is publishing a new full page picture each day to spur the team on. Full story here.

 

Even educational nudity under attack

The Schools Superintendent of Lowell, Massachusetts has stated her intention to 'warn the viewing public' about educational television that includes nudity. The decision was made after complaints were filed over a Walt Whitman documentary that featured stop-action photos of nude men and women as part of a scientific study of human motion. More here.

 

Who's the Most Fanciable Woman?

Not to be outdone by the recent "Top 100 Most Beautiful Women of All Time", London bookmaker Victor Chandler has come up with "Euro 2004's Most Fanciable Woman". And who tops this list, ahead of beauties like Heidi Klum, Claudia Schiffer and Helena Christensen? Click here for a good laugh (not really).

 

Kate Moss pays husband to leave

Supermodel Kate Moss is set to pay her husband $5 million to leave her. Moss has agreed to the settlement with her magazine publisher husband Jefferson Hack in order to avoid a messy divorce and to prevent him from selling his story to the media. Full story here.

 

Cindy Crawford's meaningful beauty

Cindy Crawford is set to launch her own skin care line called Meaningful Beauty, which features an "age maintenance" formulation that is said to be the secret behind her own flawless skin. The 38-year-old Crawford has already recorded an informercial for the products, and according to the National Enquirer, is "going to be a billionaire". Full story here.

 

The blue shoes

I have a memory of D-day to share that will not appear in any official record or on any television documentary. It is not about a battle, or any brush with death. It's about an act of heroism that occurred not on the battlefield, but on a old country road - an act not of a soldier, but of a very pretty girl - an act I will never forget.

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Bikini babe removed from billboard
(Hatred of beauty example #876,589,487)

A local business owner in Australia was so enraged by a billboard featuring a pretty girl in a bikini that he threatened to paint over the image himself if the advertiser didn't take the sign down. The owner of the car detailing company who orginally put up the billboard gave in and had the sign removed, but was quoted as saying "Who would have thought a pretty girl would get some people so worked up?" Full story here.

 

Actresses refuse to pose nude

What do Heather Locklear, Scarlett Johanssen, Sarah Jessica Parker and Reese Witherspoon all have in common? They're actresses who refuse to do nude scenes in movies. One even insists on a clause in all her contracts that forbids nude body doubles. To hear their reasons, see the full story here.

 

Australian beauty crowned Miss Universe

20-year-old model and choreographer Jennifer Hawkins of Sydney, Australia was crowned Miss Universe 2004 last night in Quito, Ecuador. She beat out first runner up Miss USA, Shandi Finnessey, and 78 other contestants from around the globe. Full story here.

 

Miss Universe airs tonight

Just a reminder, Daisy Fuentes will co-host the 53rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant live from Ecuador. Look for it at 9 pm ET on NBC. Read the full story here.

 

"Experts" rank 100 most beautiful women of all time

According to a poll of beauty editors, make up artists and modelling agencies, a list of the top 100 most beautiful women of all time has Audrey Hepburn in the number one spot, followed by Liv Tyler, Cate Blanchett, Angelina Jolie and Grace Kelly in the top five. Check out the list for yourself here, but for a more objective understanding of who should be in the top one hundred and why, see the Bell Scale for measuring beauty.

 

"Wardrobe Malfunction" lawsuit thrown out

Utah lawyer Eric Stephenson sued Viacom, owner of CBS Television, for $5000 because, he claimed, he was "led to believe this year's Super Bowl halftime show would be family oriented". Claiming he was 'exposed' to explicit song lyrics and Janet Jackson's bare breast, he attempted to sue on the grounds of false advertising, but a judge in Farmington, Utah dismissed the case. Full story here.

 

Sweet Heidi

In addition to new motherhood and a new relationship with British singer Seal, supermodel Heidi Klum's latest venture is a new line of candy called "My Favorite Candies". Brands include Heidi's Fruit Flirtations, Heidi's Yogurt Fruit Cremes and Heidi's Yogurt Dessert Cremes, all of which are, naturally, 100% fat free. Full story here.

 

"The timelessness of her beauty"...

Supermodel Christy Turlington has been chosen as a model for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute's mannequins. According to mannequin designer Ralph Pucci, of Ralph Pucci International, "Turlington's face is very sculptured. She could be an Egyptian or a Roman sculpture. She was chosen because of the timelessness of her beauty." See her mannequin, and others such as Giselle, here.

 

Jessica Simpson: Daisy Duke and a Jeannie in a Bottle

Pop singer Jessica Simpson is slated to star as Daisy Duke in the upcoming remake of the campy 80's tv hit The Dukes of Hazard. She is also said to be interested in the role of Jeannie in a proposed remake of the Barbara Eden tv classic I Dream of Jeannie. Full story here.

 

Why pose nude?

Today's gallery introduces a brand new model to Body in Mind, a brand new photographer, and a brand new offer: a free one year membership to Body in Mind.

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Helmut Newton: the new face of Swatch

Helmut Newton's 1981 "California Finger Nails Hollywood", a stylish photograph of a beautiful nude woman, has been immortalized on the face of a Swatch. The watch was designed by multi-millionaire philanthropist Henry Buhl, who successfully bid on the right to design 100 of his own Swatches at a 2001 auction. Photo and full story here.

 

Beautiful woman punished by courts for NOT exposing herself

Rebekah Revels, the former Miss North Carolina who was dethroned after an ex-boyfriend released topless photos of her to the pageant authorities, has had her case dismissed and has been ordered to pay her opponent's legal fees for being 'uncooperative' - refusing to show the photos to the pageant's lawyers. Full story here.

 

Playboy: The Mansion - Coming soon to an Xbox(R) near you.

How's this for a Christmas present - at the end of this year, Groove Games and Arush Entertainment will be releasing Playboy: The Mansion (TM), a video game that lets you fill Hugh Hefner's slippers and cavort around the Playboy mansion with celebrities and beautiful women. You'll be able to take virtual photo shoots and choose the theme for upcoming issues, all the while enjoying celebrity interviews and lavish parties. Full story here.

 

Teacher Fired for Bringing Nude Model to Class

In case the Janet Jackson Superbowl incident didn't make it clear enough that there is a kind of hysteria gripping the nation regarding the human body, a teacher in Dayton, Ohio has proven it by becoming the latest victim of it. The unnamed teacher, a professional photographer hired to teach photography, was fired for bringing a nude model into class. The sex of the model was not mentioned, but the story calls attention to a frightening new trend towards equating even artful nudity with sex. Full story here.

 

German Paper Uses Topless Lovelies to Welcome New EU Countries

To celebrate the May 1st addition of ten new countries to the European Union, Germany's Bild newspaper featured ten topless or nude women representing each of the new member states. A topless ice cream vendor, a semi nude policewoman, a sexy nurse...what a way to say welcome neighbor. Full story here.

The BILD website (German nudes).

 

Rebecca Romijn Without the Stamos

Rebecca Romijn has announced a split from husband John Stamos. The couple have been married for five years, but claim that the amicable split is due to 'wanting to go in different directions'. Full story here.

 

A present of values

Many today will tell you that beauty cannot be contrived, that it just is, that it is a miracle of nature, or a gift of God, or a lure of Satan for that matter. But while female beauty is the result of something spiritual, something unseen, something emotionally similar to religious ecstasy, imbued with the highest moral import - that thing is NOT incomprehensible or beyond our knowing. That something is: our chosen values.

Female beauty is the representation of our values. Whatever we've chosen to value in life, we find beautiful when present in a woman. Those who prefer to pretend that they too are a creation of forces beyond themselves, unable to choose or change, prefer images of women who appear as helpless, ignorant, and purposeless as they are. To them, beauty is a lack of values, so they prefer images in which values have been purposely left out, and they will praise today's gallery of Olga by Arkady Gluhih for its innocent (meaning sexually ignorant), natural beauty. However, those of us who consciously choose our values will appreciate the values he has purposely put in, things like happiness, benevolence, confidence, innocence (meaning lack of guilt), composition, colour and pose.

Either way, female beauty is not a gift from God, but a present of values, a reward, if you will, for choosing or holding moral ideals, in other words, for being a good person. Beauty, or rather the ability to perceive it, is a gift we give to ourselves.

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Objective Beauty

Body in Mind is all about the connection between female beauty and objective values - the more objective values a woman appears to possess or embody the more beautiful she appears to be. For example, happiness is better than misery, so the woman who appears happy is more beautiful than a sad one. Courage is better than cowardice, so the confident woman is more beautiful than the fearful one. This is the general principle. We call it pro-value beauty, or, superbeauty. When you add in as many positive values as possible the resulting image can be mindblowingly pretty.

Photographer Jean Rauzier produces perfect examples. He works successfully in many styles, always representing the best in women, in fashions, and in history, consistently capturing a perfectly positive sense of life, purposely producing superbeauty.

We're proud to feature some of his best work in this free Body in Mind gallery.

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Supermodel Carmen Kass: A Model Politician

Estonian supermodel Carmen Kass has decided to run for a seat in the European Parliament elections June 13. If elected, the 25-year old Vogue cover model will continue to model part-time. Full story here.

 

Pamela Anderson becomes U.S. Citizen

Pamela Anderson successfully answered a ten-question US citizenship test and was sworn in at a ceremony in Las Vegas last week. The Canadian-born beauty said she wanted to become a citizen so she could vote in the upcoming election. Full story here.

 

Miss Universe Pageant Airs June 1st

Daisy Fuentes will co-host the 53rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant live from Ecuador. Look for it at 9 pm ET on NBC. Read the full story here.

 

Heidi Klum Gives Birth

One of our all-time favourite supermodels, Heidi Klum, just gave birth in New York to her first child. Daughter Leni weighed in at 8 lbs.

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Selfishness

We are often told that inner beauty is so much more important than outer beauty - that it's what's inside that counts.

But what's inside that's so beautiful?

Those who prefer "inner beauty" over outer beauty, never say. They're just jealous of those who possess outer beauty. They don't know that female beauty really is the representation of inner qualities, just not the qualities they care about. In fact, they are the qualities that these people despise, qualities that they do not possess and don't want to, things like purpose, self-esteem, intelligence, innocence, happiness, benevolence, and perhaps most important, and most hated of all, selfishness.

When such people attack outer beauty, or unduly praise "inner beauty", it is the highest qualities of character they are really attacking. Bizarre, but true.

This is the ultimate incontrovertable proof that those who attack female beauty are evil as can be. And that those of us who love, praise and protect female beauty, are indeed the good guys.

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The first beauty

Charlotte Gee was the first woman ever to pose nude for the sake of female beauty. (You can read about it here.)

This is remarkable because for the thousands of years that mankind has existed, not one single woman has ever stood up to those who denounce female beauty and persecute the women who possess it, not one has ever dared to publicly stake her claim to her own beauty and the power it affords her, not one has ever dared to say within the hearing of others, "I am beautiful and it is good", and not one has dared to promote our idea that persecuting women for their beauty and sexuality is wrong, and must stop.

Charlotte Gee dares. And for that, history may well remember her long after the rest of us are gone.

Which is appropriate, because beauty like hers, deserves to be.

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The human jungle

Nature without the mind holds nothing but death for we human beings. It is only the power of our great big brains that keeps us safe and happy in the world.

So today, when the societies of the world are reverting back to anti-intellectual, religious, tribal states, and when more and more people are responding to primitive ideas and basic animalistic urges, we at Body in Mind want you to imagine how the savages in the jungle would respond to the sight of beautiful women nude in the jungle. Would they fall down and worship her beauty and power over nature? Would they carve likenesses of her in their weaponry for good luck? Or would they kill her and offer her as a sacrifice to their gods?

This is still the choice we have to make today. We hope this gallery by Ben Heys reminds everyone of this, and that you all respond with the same awe for the wonder that is the naked human female that he does.

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Spring

Now I realise that the trees blossom in Spring
and bear fruit in Summer without seeking praise,
and they drop their leaves in Autumn
and become naked in winter without fearing shame.

-Kahlil Gibran

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Cancelled! Victoria's Secret Televised Fashion Show is gone

It comes as no surprise, especially to us here at Body in Mind and Superbeauty, that the War on Beauty has now claimed another victim, the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. What was once one of the nicest, loveliest hours on televsion will not be broadcast anywhere this year.

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Focus on beauty

It is extremely difficult in today's cultural climate to find men who think, let alone who think about female beauty. But Didier Carré, like Body in Mind, is one of the exceptions. Indeed, it is out of images like his that the ideas behind Body in Mind originated, especially the idea that it is important to explore what you find beautiful.

Carré's images are perfect for this. They are explicit, yet contemplative - a very rare combination. And although some of his photographs may be too explicit or even sexual for many, we also promise you images of intense prettiness, ingenious artistry, and even heroic sexuality. If you are going to find your new favourite photograph today, here is where you will find it.

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D.Bell interviewed by EGO

EGO is the first and finest weblog dedicated to 3 of our highest values, egoism, capitalism, and reason. Martin Lindeskog, the ego behind EGO, takes us into the mind in Body in Mind, our editor and creator, D.Bell, here.

 

 

Brave and beautiful

Paris Hilton made an explicit pornographic video tape with her boyfriend. Scandel ensued. Her TV series shot through the roof in popularity. She is now making many guest appearances on some of TV's hottest shows.

Janet Jackson showed a boob on world-wide TV. Again scandel ensued. But instead of her own TV show and many happy guest spots, Janet was kicked off of her scheduled television appearances, and has been villified, fined, balleyhooed and blamed for both increasing levels of government censorship and lowering moral standards. She has only recently been allowed on television again, and then, only with the utmost reluctance on the part of the networks, and only after being forced to publicly apologize.

Hilton claims she did not intend to use her sexuality to advance her career, while Jackson obviously did. The problem is, the world hates and fears women who are in control of their attractiveness, while it loves and worships those who denounce it.

We have an awful long way to go before women are allowed their birthright - their beauty and sexuality. But it's a road Body in Mind is determined to take the world down. And with the help of brave and beautiful women like Ellie who are happy to be naked in front of the people around them, we might make it. (Look closely at the photos in today's gallery.)

Let's encourage women to take control of their sexuality and use their beauty openly and bravely. After all, we all get to enjoy it when they do.

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A new wave in female beauty

Hugh Hefner called him "The King of Erotica".

He created the 20-Minute Workout.

He was the first one to sell the eggs of beautiful women online.

He's a world-famous fashion photographer.

And now he's decided to create "the best damn erotic website in the world".

This week Ron Harris has generously allowed Body in Mind to showcase for its members a gallery of his best work from his new site, The Harris Archives.

Ron Harris has always been on the crest of the newest waves of female beauty, but not in the way many try to ride the edge. Many resort to shocking us with depravity. Ron shocks us with beauty.

Always pretty, sometimes sexual, miraculously modern, Ron Harris's photos are the best history of erotica we have, the standard for all production values, and the likeliest place to find the next wave in female beauty.

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Beauty gone to waste

Michelle and Nikkala are my two favourite page 3 girls and my two favourite topless models in the world. Funny that they have also been voted the two most beautiful at Simply Gorgeous (you'll have to scroll down past some very distracting beauties to see what I mean.)

I am always right. My secret? I know beauty is the representation of objective human values, things like happiness, innocence, femininity, confidence, benevolence, purpose, intelligence, health, romance, success and perfection.

Too bad that lesbian bondage crap is all some people can think to do. Imagine the beauty if instead these ladies were used to create scenes of, well, happiness, innocence, femininity, confidence, benevolence, purpose, intelligence, health, romance, success and perfection!

 

A naked woman in the snow - Part 2

We received so many intelligent responses to our feature of Olga in the snow last week that we decided to show everyone the rest of the photos in this remarkable series. Today's gallery of 67 photos by Sergey Goncharov of his lovely and daring model, Olga proves that there is more than sex appeal going on in pictures of beautiful nude women. They engage our minds as much as our hormones. Sometimes more.

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Monster

1) How do you make a movie with no beauty in it?

2) Why should you see a movie with no beauty in it?

3) Why write a review of a movie with no beauty in it?

Find out here.

 

Hmm...

Romantic realist painter Robert Tracy has some new works available. We love the intelligent femininity in his works of women and girls, and the positive exuberance and sense of exciting expectation in all his work. They brightly and expertly capture the fragile and exquisite potential of all human beings. If you love a woman, or have a daughter who is precious to you, you will love his latest painting as much as we do.

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A naked woman in the snow

I've always been fascinated by the idea of a beautiful woman naked in the snow, but I never knew why. And I never bothered to question it, until lately, when I've noticed a few sites and photos dedicated to this idea, and they made me think. And this is what I've realized:

The people who like this kind of photo truly admire female beauty. Beauty to them is much more than a sexual bauble, it's an important metaphysical symbol of freedom, power, life and earthly happiness. On the other hand, a blanket of snow represents all of society's restrictions on us - the laws, conventions, traditions and stupidities that rob us of our spontaneity, purpose, freedom, and happiness. These same laws and conventions keep beautiful women covered up and repressed.

How joyous to us then is the woman who is both brave and beautiful enough to undo society's conventions - to throw off its smothering layer of sleepy, cold, dreary repression - and be playfully naked, happy and beautiful right in the middle of it, not even noticing how cold it is. Such a woman as Olga, the daring lady in today's snowy gallery, shows us how free we all are in reality. She reminds us that the worst we expect to happen if we dare to be dfferent from others will not happen at all, that we will not drop dead or be sticken by lightning if we do the things we really want to. And her joy reminds us that we will be happy if we do.

Photos of girls in the snow can be beautiful - not because they push the model to her limit (we gave Olga danger pay), but because such cold, clean, clear symbolism - and what it symbolizes - is beautiful.

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