Flesh direct

Screw Lindsay Lohan and Miley Cyrus. We asked real TONY readers to get naked-and then had them art-direct their photo shoots. Here's what they thought would turn you on.

Janie Martinez

34, Tribeca; dancer with the Big Moves group (bigmoves.org)

Photograph: Ryan Pfluger

“I love Helmut Newton, so this was a bit of an homage. We were having so much fun that I decided to wrap myself up with the seatbelt—sorta like a sexy bondage thing. It was pouring rain when we shot, and my breasts were hanging out of the cab as my former boss walked by. I said, ‘Hey, I’m just trying to pay the rent!’ What’s he gonna do—fire me?”

“One of the most horrible compliments I ever got was this kid saying to me, ‘Janie, you’re so easy to talk to because you’re no threat.’ I was like, ‘What do you mean? I’m not a woman?’ There’s an invisibility to being a woman of size, like I’m not sexually valid. Hey, I’ve got a pair of tits! I’ve got an ass! I’ve got legs and a mouth, and trust me, it all works!”

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