Eva Mendes: "We are Too Quick to Censor Nudity"

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Is Eva Mendes calling us all prudes? The actress, who raised controversy with her sexy ads for Calvin Klein, told Spanish Vogue that Americans should just lighten up when it comes to matters of the flesh.

"I love my country, but I believe that we are too quick to censor nudity," Eva says. "We seem okay with violence, but nudity we race to criticize and censor. I'm not at all ashamed or frightened about showing my body." Yeah, we wouldn't be ashamed to show our bodies either if they looked like Eva's.

When asked how she feels about being considered a sex object, she says: "I love it, but it's not important to me to always be thought of as sexy. I like it when it doesn't limit my career. It's a part of my life, but on a secondary plane."

Um, from where we're standing, Eva's sexuality is pretty much front and center in every story written about her. We really can't blame her though. That kind of sex appeal just can't be contained.

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