sophie spinelle
The fact that Denise was willing to go public with this image is an act of hardcore bravery –- and a gift to all of us.
body image
Why would you ever, you ask. Because, I say.

Feb 18, 2014 at 12:00pm | 206 comments

My OkCupid picture is of my naked back. Here are some of the responses I have gotten.
public nudity
No one wants to see your grundle in crow pose. 

My boyfriend's request was alarming because of his wording: Sometimes, it's "sexier” when I ”leave a little to the imagination."
sexual attention
I DO find sexual attention immensely validating, and that plays into everything from the way I dress to my choice of career.
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Dec 28, 2012 at 4:00pm | 76 comments

I would like to announce to all and sundry media outlets and also my parents that I, Sara Benincasa, am fully prepared to pose naked for photos.

Dec 10, 2012 at 11:00am | 55 comments

I think there is just a certain point where parents and children should not see each other naked.
Being 15 is tough enough without someone bullying you into showing your boobs.
body politics
Naked Amanda Palmer has replaced Naked Erykah Badu in a fiercely controversy-generating Flaming Lips video. And the whole thing is making me really uncomfortable.
body politics
I don’t get naked with or near people I don’t trust, unless I’m in basic training. And I never, ever let anyone photograph me naked. Until this week.

Jun 20, 2012 at 1:04pm | 34 comments

The latest in Sigur Rós short film project stars Shia LaBoeuf....'s genitalia. And that's all anybody seems to think you want to know.

Jun 19, 2012 at 5:00pm | 80 comments

Let’s say you met me out and then you went home and Googled me. Maybe that would be a deal-breaker for you. Maybe you’d feel jealous. Maybe you would think these photos meant I was an exhibitionist of some sort and you would expect me to be an exhibitionist for you.
A part of me wishes I could sometimes just turn my brain off and enjoy the things that bring other people pleasure. Taking the opportunity to stare at naked women shouldn’t be this complicated.
While plus-size models are working and breaking into mainstream markets more than ever before, plus-size clothes haven't followed. Or any clothes.
I have spent my entire life diving into large and small bodies of water naked as a jaybird and happy as a duck, and that’s the way I always thought it would be.