Post # 1
I’ve been seeing lots of stuff referring to Cosmo magazine on here lately– mostly comments on how ridiculous it can be! I also think it can be kind of ridiculous, but secretly do have fun reading it occasionally. But wow, the sex tips certainly are outrageous, and sometimes not sexy at all (as I saw on a link in the “weirdest sex tips” thread last week). 🙂
One thing I can remember was the breast pleasure tips they were giving a while ago. . .something about using a vibrator on your breasts (“don’t let your vadge hog it all the time!” or something of that ilk!). (The way they described this made it sound unappealing to me, but I can imagine that might be quite pleasant).
I got into an interesting conversation with some people at my grad school, in which Cosmo’s “slut-shaming” tendancies were mentioned. I don’t remember the basis of this claim very well, and am not certain whether or not to agree, but I guess the person who had this viewpoint felt that the magazine tends to be rather hypocritical about various aspects of people’s sexual behavior. Do you agree?
Not trying to encourage unpleasantness; I’m just curious what everyone thinks of the magazine. 🙂
Post # 3
I found it fascinating to read when I was a teenager and curious about sex, and absolutely useless as an adult actually having sex. I can’t remember the last time I bought one (over 10 years) and I can’t see myself buying one ever again.
Post # 4
@Creiddylad: I outgrew it when I turned 20, I think lol. I used to feel so bad girl reading it in high school, but I guess I got bored of it and stopped reading it. They just recycle the same sex tips over and over. I like magazines like Glamour and People Style Watch so it’s not like I read super sophisticated stuff now or anything lol.
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
It’s become a joke magazine to me, and I think that’s the majority reaction, at least on the internet. Just like you referred to, if someone says something about some strange or silly sounding sex tip, the auto joke is “sounds like something from Cosmo!”
Post # 6
Cosmo to me is just silly. Almost insulting to women. It seems that they recycle the same topics aimed at women who hope they can “get him to commit” if they wear their eyeliner like “this” and use “this” sex move. I will read it for the funny stories, that’s about all.
Post # 8
@Creiddylad: oh the weirdest sex tips was hilarious wasnt it!!!
theres something to be said for keeping your sex life hot and being open to new things – of course. but the constant emphasis in comso on always having to try to be better…and different…and new…its exhausting just reading them. and so often the sex tips are just repeated over and over again but with different words
i no longer read it to be honest, i dont think its worth paying for. if im desperate for an english magazine fix (i live in mexico) that isnt all about celebrities like hello, ok etc…then *maybe* id buy one once in a blue moon. but theres no real substance to it
edit – and i dont think the emphasis that ALL men must like something. men are different and what turns one on will leave another cold
Post # 9
The rag is ridiculous. But–it was hilarious that many years ago it had as the cover story “Best Cities to Meet Marriagelbe Men” and it listed the town where I had met Darling Husband, and in fact, listed the very place (restaurant) WHERE I met him. This was about 18 months after I had met him.
Cosmopolitan magainze: prescient wisdom monger or dispenser of silly tips for airheads? YOU decide.
Post # 10
- Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church
I found it useful for a couple of issues when I first became sexually active because it gave me a couple of useful tips on what might pleasure my guy (not so much the explicit things it says but the ones like “this is an erogenous zone on most guys”), but after that it became useless to me and I’ve decided to stop buying it. I first started buying it for the makeup tips since I was DIYing my wedding makeup and don’t wear makeup on a regular basis.
Post # 11
I used to like Cosmo when I was like… 13. Now I think it’s the stupidest thing ever.
Post # 12
If I tried even half of the things Cosmo offered on my guy, he’d scream like a little girl.
It’s entertaining for sure, but I’m starting to notice that all the articles remain the same in every issue… “How to make it extra hot with your man tonight”… “What most men won’t tell you”… blahblahblah
Post # 13
Yeah agree with pp…It was fun when I was a teen.
Post # 14
I read Cosmo when I was in high school, but now it’s a joke. One of my friends picked on up a few months ago and we went through it and laughed at all the sex tips. Most of them are pretty bad.
Post # 15
That magazine makes me sad. Is there anything on the planet that is more of a ridiculous stereotype of women than Cosmo? Maybe we actually want to get a partner through.. I don’t know.. any method besides just our bodies. Maybe something that will last after the sex part.
Post # 16
I hate the magazine but I love Cosmo Radio on Sirius!!