What is "attractiveness"? Artist Gracie Hagen devised one way of addressing the question. In an effort to explore distance between media-propagated imagery -- the ones that star photoshopped men and women with impossibly pristine bodies -- and the genuine reality of our own flesh, she embarked on a project titled " Illusions of the Body.
Some parents believe in keeping nudity as a normal part of family life so kids become comfortable with their bodies. Others feel things should be covered up as soon as kids are walking. We asked moms, dads, and medical experts for their take.
Sending nudes used to be such a taboo thing to do—no one talked about it but everyone did it. Set your own boundaries. Want to send him a photo in your bra only?
Why can images of nude women be tacitly accepted as neutral, while images of men are labeled as exclusively queer? Why have conversations surrounding body positivity and self-love eluded men? These are some of the questions Ekue hopes to explore, and render irrelevant, through her project.
If you've ever sent or received a sext, you're not alone. That number may even be higher now, as the study came out just as Snapchat, then an ephemeral multimedia messaging platform built around disappearing photos and video, was taking off. This is a judgment-free zone.
Depictions of nudity include visual representations of nudity through the history, in all the disciplines, including the arts and sciences. Nudity is restricted in most societies, but some depiction of nudity may serve a recognized social function. Clothing also serves as a significant part of interpersonal communication, and the lack of clothing needs to have a social context.
Why do representations of the human body continue to cause controversy? Sam Rigby finds out. The nude has fascinated artists and viewers alike for centuries — even today it continues to be a subject that triggers debate and controversy.