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Love & Sex

How often do our partners — the good ones, anyway — attempt to convince us they find our bodies, flaws and all, sexy as hell? But sadly, most women struggle with insecurities about their bodies, which affects their confidence in life and their relationships. We want the lights off during sex, cover certain body parts… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Recently I got a chance to meet Isabel Dresler (safe for work), who I’ve taken to calling “photographer to queer porn stars.” She’s shot with some queer porn faves like Courtney Trouble, Dylan Ryan, Andre Shakti, and Siouxsie Q. We got to chatting at a shoot for the cover of the East Bay Express on the… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

I’ve always considered myself a very open, sexually confident person, but on the morning of my first-ever boudoir photo shoot, I was anything but. At 8 a.m., I woke up feeling exhausted and bloated (a combination of the previous night’s salt intake and a present from the PMS fairy), and had an hour-and-a-half to pull… READ MORE »


Style

After meeting internationally-known, award-winning boudoir photographer Angelica Roberts at this year’s Lingerie Fashion Week, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to pick her brain about her job and learn more about what’s involved in a boudoir shoot. What if I’m bloated from my period? Can you make me look slimmer? How do I prepare forREAD MORE »


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If given the option, many of us would wear sexy, serious lingerie … if we could just find something reasonably priced and uncomplicated, that didn’t make us feel  like a strangled sausage with ruffles.

Marissa Boucher, founder and owner of The Boudoir Divas, one of the largest boudoir photography sites in the country, truly believes… READ MORE »


Guys

According to boudoir photography, Mariah Carle, sexy photo shoots aren’t just for women anymore. Since opening her business five years ago, Carle has noticed a jump in her male clientele –they now make up about 25 percent of her business. Hence the term “dudeoir.”

“Many men feel good about their bodies and want… READ MORE »


Guys

Last week, burlesque star Dita Von Teese had me scratching my head at something she said in an interview with Into The Gloss. Dita, who is publishing an offbeat beauty guide soon, was giving tips on how to “sexify” getting ready so it turns on your man. She explained:
“In my book, I’ll have… READ MORE »


Celebs

A lady’s private bedroom, sitting room or dressing room is often referred to as her boudoir. It’s an old-fashioned, Victorian practice which, in modern times, became a popular photography style. Any picture, candid or posed, where the subject is either partially clothed or in lingerie, is considered boudoir style photography. If you’ve flipped through the… READ MORE »


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It’s important to love the space you inhabit and, if money allows, make it exactly to your liking. Arguably the most important of all rooms is the bedroom, where you sleep and luxuriate, whether you’re by yourself or with a mate. Your bedroom should be more than just a literal room in which to put… READ MORE »


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Boudoir dressing is undeniably trendy right now, but nobody ever said it was easy to pull off. The concept in and of itself is intimidating — lingerie worn not beneath your clothes, but as your clothes? It’s enough to send me straight back to bed. Though runways and catalogues would like us to believe that… READ MORE »