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Tag Archive | "Body Image"

Wise Guys – Can a Sexy Attitude Really Compensate for a So-So Body?

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

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photo by pat hawks Advice from three of our guy friends. This week a straight woman asks,”I know that often a sexy attitude is sexier than a great body, but I can’t help feeling self conscious all the same. I’m 20 years old and though the general silhouette of my body is good (enough to [...]

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Yet Another Reason We’re Glad We Were ’80s Children

Thursday, July 8, 2010

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Remember back when Madonna was first huge, in the ’80s, and girls who wanted to be just like her wore black rubber bracelets up to their elbows and multiple crucifixes, even if they were Jewish? It seems almost quaint now that girls are wearing imported, illegal contact lenses that may damage their eyesight, just to [...]

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Comment of the Week: How to Gain Body Confidence

Thursday, June 3, 2010

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PhotosByAlyssa.com A few tips, from personal experience: Losing weight can be very difficult, based on your body type, lifestyle, level of dedication to weight loss, and so forth. Building muscle only takes effort and commitment. Basically, diets can be a struggle and aren’t always successful, but having muscle tone will improve the appearance of your [...]

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Your Call – How Can I Feel Good After Gaining Weight?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

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photo via Glamour magazine Dear Em & Lo, I hate how I look after gaining 40lbs in the last 5 years. I was only 115lbs. What should I do ? He thinks I’m sexy no matter what. How can I feel the same? – Weighed Down What should Weighed Down do? Advise her in the [...]

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Dear Dr. Kate: Are My Labia Normal?

Thursday, April 8, 2010

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photo by robbie jim Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City and she answers your medical questions here once a week. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Kate, My inner labia hangs down lower than my outer labia. I’ve always been self-conscious [...]

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Comment of the Week: To Tattoo, or Not To Tattoo…

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

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photo by madaboutasia I’d agree with everything on this list except #7. For chrissake, don’t get a tattoo that has anything to do with the ex. It’s inevitably the same in a breakup: at first it consumes your world to an extent that makes it seem tattoo-worthy — oh, the pain! But by the time you screw [...]

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Dream Interpretation: I Fantasize About Anorexic Girls

Monday, January 25, 2010

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photo by sernandrea Other people’s dreams are never interesting…except when they’re about sex. Each week, our dream analyst Lauri Loewenberg tells one lucky reader what their dirty dream means. This week, a reader asks Lauri: I’ve been having a series of dreams in which I feel serious affection for other women. In each dream I [...]

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Comment of the Week: On Women’s Magazines and Body Image

Friday, September 11, 2009

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“About perfect, model-looking women vs actual women: I believe you women are at fault about society’s direction in respect to looks. You women keep buying all the glamour/fashion/designs mags that show all this fabrication when it comes to female looks. If women would stop buying all those mags, money would talk, and mags would start [...]

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Glamour Publishes Picture of Average-Sized Woman, Hell Freezes Over

Monday, August 31, 2009

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from p. 194 of Glamour’s September issue! Ladies, if you want to feel good about yourself, don’t read women’s magazines. Nothing makes you feel like a fat tub of lard more than page after glossy page of genetic mutants in desperate need of a cracker or two. But in the September issue of Glamour, there’s [...]

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Dear Em & Lo: My Vibrator Doesn’t Kiss or Cuddle

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

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photo by Ciaran_McGuiggan Dear Em & Lo, I’m a 24-year-old woman who hasn’t had sex in 4 years, 10 months, 15 days, 5 hours, 51 minutes…well, you get the idea. I had my first boyfriend when I was twenty and it lasted for four months. He was my first sexual partner, and as of today, [...]

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