Stories in Viva that you’ll love, handpicked by our team.
Women in the Media, Then and Now
No matter the cutting-edge journalism and pop cultural coverage, Penthouse will always be best known for pictorials of nude women. Likewise, Guccione first and foremost was a purveyor of such images, and it is important to remember in his crusade against censorship he was ultimately fighting to keep up his own magazine sales.OG CollectionPublished 15 days ago in Viva
Is It About Health or Beauty?
Coming around my side of the desk, he reached and took my hand in his. Glancing down, I saw the telltale stocking feet. Pulling free, I turned for the door, but even more quickly he reached back over the edge of his desk and flicked a switch I had learned from Colby was a remote door-locking device. I was trapped. Like the cartoon of wolf and piglet, once again we circled and reversed directions around his furniture. Blessed with the agility of a young dancer and confronted by an amorous but overweight producer, I had little difficulty avoiding passionate clumsiness. -Shirley Temple (Source: https://www.ranker.com/list/tragic-shirley-temple-stories/rob-chiricoEmily Marie ConcannonPublished about a month ago in Viva
Mosquitos Don't Care, Why Do You?
The perfect imperfections that make you...you(thank you John Legend) The birth defects you had when the light of the world first hit your eyesPaul StewartPublished about a month ago in Viva
The Lifechanging Art of Tidying....Me
Because nine Facebook pages, a weekly blog, and writing for both Vocal and Medium aren’t enough non-work-related typing for me, I also write book reviews.Judey KalchikPublished 2 months ago in Viva
Lucky Number 13
It’s all Gerard’s fault. He planted the seed: About a year ago, he sent us a picture of himself after having completed the 1998 Dublin Marathon. I sent a text message to Victoria saying that “we should keep this event in mind for some day”. Almost immediately, she replied with “How about next year?”Shelley CarrollPublished 4 months ago in Viva
Ann Hathaway Took Back Her Power
Ann Hathaway is so over being your bitch. The Oscar winner for her 2012 role as Fantine in Les Miserables reflected recently on the social media hate she began to receive after her big win.Nicole ChardenetPublished 5 months ago in Viva
Madonna and Penthouse
Over the weekend Madonna shared an Instagram story reflecting on the 30 year anniversary of the controversial photography book S.E.X. published in 1992, which arguably was the apex of her status as cultural agitator. Madonna wrote:OG CollectionPublished 5 months ago in Viva
11 Signs to Know if a Guy Is Thinking About You
If there's a special boy in your life, chances are you think about him all the time. So it's only natural to wonder if he's thinking about you too. Luckily, you don't have to be stuck in doubt! There are many ways to tell if a guy is thinking about you, as there are signs and clues that don't deceive.Emma RandyPublished 6 months ago in Viva
The Truth About Agent 355, the Woman Who Became America's Spy
In July 1776, The American Declaration of Independence was signed. This sparked the American revolution as the British fought for control of America.Sam H ArnoldPublished 7 months ago in Viva
My First Diva Cup Just Brought Me Closer to My Period
As a genderfluid individual, who often ignores their female body, I never thought I’d form a relationship with my period. But there I was, at 26 years old, reaching my fingers deep inside to pull out the bloody diva cup- and surprisingly, I felt relief.Oneg In The Arctic
4 More Feminist Horror Movies that Will Make you Reflect
I’ve always been fascinated by the macabre and the unseen forces of the paranormal, starting out with Goosebumps books and the Canadian classic T.V. show, ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark’.Kendra Marya
Blame The Government, Sweetie.
I had a conversation with my best friend today while we were in the gym. She brought up the fact of how different she was treated by her family at a family function because she had lost a significant amount of weight since the last time they had seen her. She said that for the first time ever, they had invited her to take shots with them and actually conversed with her on a deeper level. She also joked about how if they saw her now, even smaller than she was before, they would be serving her drinks and food. The common theme of her visits with her family during holidays were always uncomfortable for her because she was often ignored. She realized this past Christmas that the reason she wasn't spoken to was because of her heavier weight. I got to thinking, now why is that? Why would the people who are supposed to love you no matter what, treat you less as a larger person than they would if you were smaller? She inspired more questions that I had. Why is it that even strangers treat us differently? Sometimes without even noticing.Chloe Dugas