There appeared to be something different about the ladies of Rylstone and District Women's Institute when they stepped back into the spotlight this week to launch their 10th anniversary charity calendar. To be fair, a decade has passed since the Yorkshire matrons first took off their clothes and posed naked for the camera behind strategically positioned garden vegetables and kitchen paraphernalia. But those who witnessed the so-called 'Original Calendar Girls' promoting their latest charitable effort at Harvey Nichols in Leeds on Monday couldn't fail to notice that the group had somewhat diminished in size. Only six of the original 11 women who posed naked for the first calendar in have taken part in the latest version. And that is a fact. All this has been possible because of all of us, not just because of them.
In The Proposal There's nothing sexier than two people who hate each other, naked, slamming their bodies up against one another awkwardly. Okay, the sexy quotient goes up when they're played by Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds. And it helps if they're wet. In The Crying Game Didn't see that coming, did you? Never has a John Thomas been so integral to a film's plot.
On a more sombre note: a year-old is being charged as an adult with a felony crime: having naked pictures of himself. Oh, and he took those pictures to send to his year-old girlfriend. Even if you disapprove very strongly of child pornography, I hope you can agree that this is insane. They could Never Understand what the whole Fuss was about Nudity.
Experts say there are five love languages, but since the invention of smartphones, you can add a sixth: sexting. The time-honored tradition of sending your lover intimate photos has expanded into a complex multimedia experience. Apps like Snapchat were created for the purpose of sharing sexy snaps and videos, and the feckless nature of the internet plus the bottomless demand for porn makes the leaking of private content unfortunately all too likely. In HBO's Euphoria , Kat Barbie Ferreira experiences the fall out of having a sex tape leaked in her case, filmed and distributed without her consent.