body confidence

Aug
28

2013
The Truth About Low Self Esteem

The other week my attention was grabbed when Sunrise decided to go makeup free for one hour of the show with hosts bearing all and showing what they really look like underneath their metaphorical mask. This was something I personally had always wanted to do, as I wish that younger women were aware of how much work goes into being presentable for TV.  When they compare themselves to people in the media, they are looking at a dangerous false reality. My only criticism of the stunt was I wish they would have done this for more than one hour and continued it on through the network for the day.   Recently, I saw a photo of Lisa Wilkinson on Instagram also bearing all and going makeup free and filter free. Again I applaud her, but this photo was also taken at a distance in dim lighting and it was not…

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Aug
22

2013
The Vulva Debate (Warning this contains natural & normal images of vulvas)

Earlier today I was sitting in the Apple shop fixing my iphone when I saw a link to an article about Vaginas (we should be calling them vulvas and this is a common mistake both people and media make. The vagina is the opening, the vulva is the entire area and when we are referring to this beautiful female body organ in these situations, this is what we are referring too). I clicked on the link but as I was sitting in public, when I saw images of vulvas, I quickly clicked off out of fear of people seeing. But being the Sexologist that I am, I did however publish the link on both my professional and personal Facebook pages.   When I returned home, I was greeted by a comment telling me I had crossed the line with this post. I did have those thoughts that maybe sharing a…

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