Sexuality & Body Image: 7 Lessons Courtesy Of Marilyn Monroe

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In honor of International No Diet Day, we remember a star who was more than comfortable in her skin.

4. "Beauty and femininity are ageless and can't be contrived, and glamour, although the manufacturers won't like this, cannot be manufactured. Not real glamour; it's based on femininity." What do Audrey Hepburn, Dita Von Teese, Grace Kelly, Lauren Bacall, Catherine Deneuve, Jackie O, and Marilyn all have in common? They are among the world's most famous glamorous women by virtue of their femininity, confidence, and sexiness,  who light up a room as soon as they walk in. It's that combination of femininity, confidence and sexiness that comes from withinno matter what your shape isthat is so attractive and captivating.

5. "A man has a tendency to accept you the way you are, while most women immediately start to pick flaws and want to change you." We can't say it enough. Most men want a woman who radiates happiness, joy, and confidence, no matter what shape she is. If it's not another woman picking on our flaws, more often than not, women tear themselves down single-handedly.

6. "I remember when I was in high school, I didn't have a new dress for each special occasion. The girls would bring the fact to my attention, not always too delicately. The boys, however, never bothered with the subject. They were my friends, not because of the size of my wardrobe but because they liked me." Be authentic and accept yourself the way you are. Self-compassion and self-acceptance exude positive energy that has men, and women, too, gravitating to you. People don't care what your body shape is, how your hair is styled, or how many new dresses you have if they feel wonderful in your presence.

7. "The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up." We're not talking about baring it all. We're talking about wearing clothes that make you feel confident and feminine. Wear the clothes that flatter your shape instead of hiding in clothes that are just not flattering to your unique body. No matter your body shape, budget, or style, great clothes will make you feel like a million bucks.

What do you think makes for a healthy body image? Let us know and then go out and enjoy that cupcake without feeling guilty!

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