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Girl Talk: Cosmopolitan Was The Best And Worst Thing to Happen To My Sex Life

I’m of the last generation to learn about sex without the help of the internet. While I was spared the misinformation my pre-teen mind would’ve encountered in her furtive Google searches, I also missed out on the comprehensive dialogue that today’s young people can access. Which might not be so bad, if I’d had access to any other trustworthy way to learn about sexuality. Keep reading »

10 Super Silly Sex Tips From Cosmo

I admire Cosmopolitan‘s determination. I do. Each and every month they try and find brand-new ways to pleasure your man — and while they do manage to come up with some sexual innovations, most of them are nothing new. And those that are? Well, they’re typically spectacularly bad or bizarre. Remember when they suggested tying back your hair with your thong before giving him a blowie? Or when they tried to make grape handjobs happen?

In the February issue, Cosmo has 99 quick and easy ways to spice up things in the sack and, I admit, a few impressed me. Like #54: “During missionary sex, place your feet on his chest with your legs crossed to create an extra snug grip.” I am going to try this and will report back. But, as usual, many of the tips were just plain WTF. After the jump, 10 sex tips from Cosmo that are so silly, I suggest you ignore them.
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Penn Badgley Likes Low-Cut Dresses And Thigh-High Boots

Maybe starring on such a fashion-drenched TV show has rendered Penn Badgley qualified to dispense fashion advice, because he told Cosmo what he looks for when it comes to women’s style:

“A sweater-dress really can be the sexiest thing. As a man, I just like the simpler things … A plunging V-neck looks like she pulled it off the floor of a man’s bedroom. There’s something so sensual about it.”

Go on Penn, go on… Keep reading »

Tie Your Hair Back With A Thong, Cosmo Says!

Thanks to BuzzFeed for reminding me of something totally ridiculous that I noticed in the most recent issue of Cosmopolitan. We’ve already warned you about five sexual tips courtesy of the lady rag that you should absolutely not follow, but, oh, there are so many more. Take the “fun little trick guys love” suggested in the article above. “Use your thong as a hair tie!” Um, what? Why? When? Do not understand! But maybe dudes DO like this weird little move? I asked some guys for their gut response to this suggestion. Their responses, after the jump … Keep reading »

A Revolutionary In Stilettos: Cosmo’s Helen Gurley Brown Was A Feminist And A Fashionista

RIP: Helen Gurley Brown
Cosmopolitan's founding editor has passed away at age 90. Read More »

Lipstick and leopard print aren’t feminists’ usual weapons of choice, but the founding editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan always thought differently.

As the original “fun, fearless female,” Helen Gurley Brown lived a topsy-turvy life as a pioneer for women in media—and in the bedroom. A recent biography of Brown, Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown, by Jennifer Scanlon, argued that Brown is reason that the unmarried, financially stable single woman as we know her exists!

And now Lorraine Candy, former editor of British Cosmo has weighed in to dish about her career alongside don’t-tell-me-what-to-do firebrand. Keep reading »

This Month In The Lady Mags: Inexpensive Fashion And Bland Celebs

Not sure if you want to spend $3.99 on this month’s Vogue? Don’t worry, we’ve got Leonora Epstein, Frisky contributor and former lady mag slave, here to tell you exactly what’s up on sex, love, and relationships front in each month’s crop of lady mags.

Even though editors finished their July issues months ago, this month feels like the lady mags are already enjoying their Summer Fridays by stickin’ with the usual tricks. This month features recession fashion (again) and a few celebs you haven’t thought about too much in the past year. Still, July and August are the months magazines were made for, so would you really want anything too serious?
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Cosmo’s Orgasm That Killed!

Cosmopolitan’s bread and butter is teaching women how to sex things up, in a billion different ways, which is precisely why we were shocked to read this cover line on their March Issue: “An Orgasm Almost Killed Her!” with the laughable tag, “We Are Not Kidding.” Are they biting the hand that feeds, or has their crack team of journalists finally found a dark side to doing it? Keep reading »

Cosmopolitan Hosts A Bachelor Party/Meat Market

Statistically, there are roughly 3% more men than women in the world according to recent surveys. So, is a good man really that hard to find? Not if you were in attendance at last night’s 50 (or in this case 51) hottest bachelors of 2008 event held by Cosmopolitan at the oh-so-regal club Mansion. Every year, Cosmo filters through thousands of applicants to find the hottest bachelor of each state (our own blogger Leonora Epstein is part of the process!). After the guys are picked, Cosmo readers vote for whom they think is the hottest of 2008. The winner not only gets to fight off every single woman in the room, but also receives $10,000.

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This Month In The Lady Mags: Spice Up Your Pathetic Sex Life!

Not sure if you want to spend $3.99 on this month’s Vogue? Don’t worry, we’ve got Wendy Felton, Editor of GlossedOver.com, here to tell you exactly what’s up on the sex, love, and relationships front in each month’s crop of lady mags.

It’s hot outside! Looking for similar heat in the bedroom? This month in the magazines, it’s all about sex. While there’s plenty of advice for spicing things up in the July issues, the endless relationship sob stories make it even more tempting to remain celibate. Keep reading »

Friday Quickies!

  • The dos and don’ts of speed dating. [Tango]
  • The things guys think they need to keep from their girlfriends. [DearSugar]
  • The winners of a sex haiku context. Ha. [DailyBedpost]
  • CandyKirby’s answers to Cosmo readers’ questions. [CandyKirby.com]
  • Who’s having the most sex. [Shine]
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