Posts tagged "cosmopolitan"

All Hail Nicki Minaj, Who Demands That She Orgasm Every Single Time

Nicki Minaj is on the cover of the July issue of Cosmopolitan, and my Patron Saint of No Fucks Left To Give has a lot of really wonderful things to say. She’s unafraid to talk about money, because she knows that she should know her worth. She opens up a little bit about The Pinkprint, an extremely…

By: Megan Reynolds / May 29, 2015

Nah, I’m Good: Working Out With My Partner Isn’t Really My Thing

Like riding the subway or running out to the corner store to get toilet paper, tampons and seltzer, working out is one of those activities that occurs in public space, but is widely acknowledged as private.  I will work out begrudgingly, but usually prefer to do so in the privacy of my own home, or a…

By: Megan Reynolds / January 21, 2015

Cosmo Sent Students To Vote In A Party Bus & IDGAF If It’s Shallow

As part of Cosmopolitan’s recent ventures into political coverage under the leadership of kickass new editor-in-chief Joanna Coles, the magazine has been endorsing specific candidates and, more importantly, pushing readers to vote. The campaign has been branded with the (so very Cosmo) catchphrase Voting Is Sexy. Yesterday, the mag sent a party bus full of male models (and…

By: Claire Hannum / November 5, 2014

Cosmopolitan Editor Reminds The World That Women Can Be Both Smart And Sexy (Sadly, The World Still Needs Reminding)

I have as many hangups about Cosmopolitan as the next feminist, but I love editor-in-chief Joanna Coles’ mission to make the magazine and its website a more well-rounded read. In an interview with NPR this morning, Coles, who has been in the position just two years, made it clear that she actually gives a damn about heavier…

By: Claire Hannum / October 14, 2014

Normal People Attempt To Get Into Cosmopolitan’s Craziest Sex Positions

You know how Cosmopolitan tries to suggest all kinds of cool, new sex positions for us to try, regardless of whether or not they’re likely to cause injury to normal folks? Well, they sent a duo out on the streets of New York City to attempt these positions, and I’ve determined that unless you have…

By: Katie Oldenburg / October 9, 2014

On Cosmopolitan’s Lesbian Sex Guide: Thanks, But No Thanks

Cosmopolitan, after almost 50 years of being one of the most aggressively heteronormative women’s publications from newsstand to screen, has finally decided to throw the queers a bone — specifically, 28 (ways to) bone, if you wanna get punnily Cosmo-esque — by publishing its first ever lesbian sex guide.

The NSFW slideshow u…

By: Shannon Keating / August 1, 2014

Sign Me Up For A Subscription To Cosmospolitan Immediately Please

Unfortunately, this mag is only available to those with their own Spaceship of the Imagination and not here on Earth. Yet. C’mon, Hearst, make this spinoff a reality! [Reddit via Jezebel]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 25, 2014

AnnaLynne McCord Writes Moving Essay For Cosmo About Being Sexually Assaulted

When I was 18, I moved to Los Angeles to audition for roles. My boyfriend planned to come later. One night, a guy friend called. He said he needed a good night’s sleep for a meeting, as he’d been crashing on someone’s couch. I had known him for some time, so I said to come over and I…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 29, 2014

Cosmopolitan Declares Techie Guys Are “Trending” — Here’s What I Know About Dating Them

Well, Mark Zuckerberg, you’ve finally made it: Cosmopolitan has written an article on the pros and cons — sorry, make that bros and cons — of dating a “start-up techie.” You may not have had much success with girls at Harvard, but according to Cosmo, your type is now “trending” as “Hollywood It Girls are…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 19, 2014

On Calling Cosmopolitan A “Deeply Feminist” Magazine

On Monday night at a media industry event, a reporter from Capital New York asked Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Joanna Coles about her magazine and feminism. Coles responded that Cosmo is “deeply feminist,” and covers issues like “equal pay for equal work,” “sensible control for guns,” and “access to contraception and access to abortion, should, God forbid,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 4, 2013

Ranking Cosmopolitan’s “12 Kinky Quickies” Sex Moves On A Scale Of 1 – 4 Handcuffs

Couples who engage in kink in the bedroom are happier and more secure in their relationships, according to a study cited in the October issue of Cosmopolitan. Girl, you don’t have to tell me this! BDSM sex, when it is safe, sane and consensual, is pretty amazing for all partners.

But hold u…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 20, 2013

Cosmopolitan Blogger Anna Breslaw Masturbated On The Subway

All the jokes about going downtown just write themselves, don’t they?

When a man masturbates in public, it’s creepy and it’s criminal and women feel at best grossed out and at worst violated. When  a woman masturbates in public, it’s …. a really funny article for Cosmoplitan?

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 19, 2013

Emma Stone Proves It’s Possible To Love Her Even More

Cosmopolitan: What makeup do you think guys like on a girl?

Emma Stone: I could care less. I think women should wear whatever makeup they want for themselves. Makeup should be fun.
— Well said, Emma Stone. Well said. [Cosmopolitan]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 29, 2013

20 Things We Learned From Women’s Magazines That Scarred Us For Life

The other day, I realized that I always put on my underwear with such intense concentration and anxiety that you’d think it was some kind of perverted carnival game. Why? Because I read in Cosmopolitan like six years ago that if you let your feet touch the crotch part of your panties while you’re putting…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 1, 2013

Miley Cyrus Goes Bra-Less On The Cover Of Cosmopolitan

Not gonna lie, I have a soft spot for Miley Cyrus. I like that “Party in the USA” song and I admire the way she’s rebelled against being the big-haired pop princess goodie-goodie Disney no doubt wanted her to be. My love for her will come to a screeching halt if she has a baby…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 6, 2013

7 Psychotic Pieces Of Relationship Advice From Cosmo

We get it. Guys are tough to figure out: There’s like 24 possible combinations that you can make with 1) beer 2) food 3) sex and 4) sports. No wonder their girlfriends have to resort to lady magazines to gain insight into the buzzing hive that is the male mind. We know most women laugh…

By: Cracked / December 16, 2012

7 Sex Tips From Cosmo That Will Put You In The Hospital

You’ve walked innocently past issues of Cosmopolitan magazine a thousand times, every time you’ve checked out at a grocery store. If you glanced at the covers then you know it’s all about sex, and helping girls bring out the sexual animal in their man.

But littered amongst their mildly kinky and often impractical advice (“wear…

By: Cracked / December 11, 2012

Hot Links: Do Lady Mags Turn Women Into Slutty Sluts?

Do women’s magazines like Cosmopolitan lead to, gasp, pre-marital sex?! [YourTango]
This woman shot her husband … because he threatened her cat. [Newser]
These celebs’ style similarities make them look like twins. [theBERRY]
Life according to Gwyneth Paltrow, who turns 40 today. [Tres Sugar]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 27, 2012

Cosmo Solves Your Vacuum Cleaner Masturbation Problems

Let’s get right to the point. This is the lede of an article in Cosmopolitan’s October 2012 issue: “Julie, 29, has amazing orgasms. The catch? They’re with her vacuum cleaner.”

Julie*, whose name has been changed of course, continues:
One time, I was straddling it and noticed it felt good. The intense…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 17, 2012
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