SEXBODIES is not about the disrobing of clothes, but rather about the removal of stigma, the undressing of calcified stereotypes and the exposure of centuries of sexual institutionalisation. Although presented as static images, behind each and every photo lies a performance, an act, a behaviour and a ritual that tells a story as loud as the photo itself. In SEXBODIES Guido Castagnoli wants to unearth the raw, neutral and decidedly unsexualised nature behind the sex-positive community in Berlin, a city with a rich history of sexual openness that is now renowned for its queer culture and all-welcoming techno nightlife. SEXBODIES sees Castagnoli immerse himself into these interconnected Berlin scenes in both an explorative and extroverted way as he approaches the subject as an outsider but also, and most importantly to him, as an introspective and subjective body that observes, captures and discovers reality from within the shield of his large-format analogue wooden camera. Castagnoli only takes two shots. Two clicks.
The Human Body
The association between sexual satisfaction and body image in women
Introduction: Although sexual functioning has been linked to sexual satisfaction, it only partially explains the degree to which women report being sexually satisfied. Other factors include quality of life, relational variables, and individual factors such as body image. Of the few studies that have investigated the link between body image and sexual satisfaction, most have considered body image to be a single construct and have shown mixed results. Aim: The present study assessed multiple body image variables in order to better understand which aspects of body image influence multiple domains of sexual satisfaction, including sexual communication, compatibility, contentment, personal concern, and relational concern in a community sample of women. Main outcome measures: Body image variables included the sexual attractiveness, weight concern, and physical condition subscales of the Body Esteem Scale, the appearance-based subscale of the Cognitive Distractions During Sexual Activity Scale, and body mass index.
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Question: Hi Tanya, I've started dating a person with a disability and I am nervous about how sex will be with them. How should I approach it with them? Answer: One of the advantages of having a body that needs advocating for is that it makes conversation around sex and consent so much easier. It fascinates me that so many people are turned off at the idea of talking about sex. They say it takes away the mood, spoils spontaneity and makes things unimaginative.