In fact it is not only among artists but among all people that a greater appreciation and respect for the human body should develop. When we respect the nude we will no longer have any shame about it. I work routinely and intimately with bare female anatomy.
The original Calendar Girls were a group of Yorkshire woman who posed nude to raise money for Leukaemia research in Since then, college sports teams, military units, and musical groups have all stripped down to raise money for a noble cause. And of course, now authors are getting in on the action to once again prove the old adage "Sex sells.
Finally a calendar that says "I'm Christian" and "I love to lust after nude women" all in one. Move over Hooker Headers, here comes the erotic bible calendar! I'm thinking that Professor Chaos might finally be won over to Jebus with this one.
A Catholic youth group has shocked its religious superiors in Mallorca by producing a calendar that features a nude version of the passion of Christ. The wrath of the bishop of Mallorca has fallen on the Davallament youth group from the Spanish island's town of Sant Joan after they decided to make the stripped-down version of the Easter week story to raise funds. The calendar features a semi-naked trio of young men raising the cross on which Jesus will be crucified and a Last Supper whose protagonists wear only crotch-hugging underwear.
Today, the name and image of Marilyn Monroe is synonymous with Hollywood glamour, but in she was just another struggling young actress trying to make it in Tinseltown. Now, 21 never-before-seen photos from the original shoot have just been released and can be viewed this summer in a traveling exhibition across the U. And while die-hard fans may think they've seen it all, these photos show how the images were retouched pre-Photoshop, of course adjusting everything from lipstick and hair color levels, to adding items of clothing over the original photo.
Christian naturism is the practise of naturism or nudism by Christians. This form of naturism is not to be confused with what Durkheim termed "naturism" as an explanation for the origin of religion  in which the forces of nature form the origin of religion. Naturism is the practice of recreational social nudity in a natural environment, such as at a beach, lake, or in a forest or other wilderness area.
What to do if you're a church youth group leader and need some money? Make an erotic calendar of course. That's what Stefan Wiest did in Germany.
A German Protestant youth group has put together a calendar with 12 staged photos depicting erotic scenes from the Bible, including a bare-breasted Delilah cutting Samson's hair and a nude Eve offering an apple. Anne Rohmer, 21, poses on a doorstep in garters and stockings as the prostitute Rahab, who is mentioned in both New and Old Testaments. It will be officially launched at the weekend.
A Gloucestershire vicar is to launch a nude calendar in his church after a group of 13 women posed naked to raise money for rape victims in Rwanda. The calendar will help Surf, an organisation working for survivors of the genocide and those with HIV. Jo Hofman, 50, who posed for the calendar said: "We wanted to celebrate womanhood to heal a little of the pain suffered by our sisters in Rwanda.