What do you think of Cosmopolitan magazine?

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What do you think of Cosmopolitan magazine?

novanilla novanilla
Personally, I hate Cosmo. I think it's really sexist, privileges male pleasure over female pleasure, has very stupid ideas about how to "solve" relationship problems, and even treats men like idiots driven by egos who can't handle the truth. I read one article in it that suggested that instead of just telling your male partner you want to do something different, because it could crush his ego, tell him about a dream you had that might hint that you want something. WHAT? Just communicate!! This kind of stupid advice drives me nuts and will never help heterosexual women having trouble orgasming or who are bored with their sex lives. And unfortunately, that's a pretty serious reality even in 2013. I know many women who say they are satisfied with only having an orgasm every few times they have sex, or even not at all, which to me is terrible (makes me wanna show them good sex ).

I've heard complaints about how it isn't queer friendly, which I get because I'm queer, but I feel like having a magazine that addresses hetero and queer women's needs would be a little complicated and it's better that queer women just have our own magazines.

What do you guys think of Cosmo? Or even other sex magazines targeted at hetero women?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Love it
2  (6%)
Hate it
9  (28%)
It's a guilty pleasure
8  (25%)
I don't care or am neutral
13  (41%)
Other
Total votes: 32
Poll is closed
01/24/2013
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Ansley Ansley
It is what it is, it clearly has an audience. It used to be a guilty pleasure of mine but I can't recall the last time I had a chance or the want to read any magazine.

Even when I did read it, I laughed at most of the content but I realized they were pandering to women I didn't identify with any way. I guess it's all in what you allow yourself to believe?
01/24/2013
Chilipepper Chilipepper
I can't relate to anything in it - I'm simply way too different from their target demographic. I got more out of Mode. (Anyone remember that one?? That was the shiznit! Why oh why was that cancelled??) Although I did come across a Cosmo from 1983 a few years ago, and it had a very interesting women's lib slant in all its articles.
01/24/2013
deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by novanilla
Personally, I hate Cosmo. I think it's really sexist, privileges male pleasure over female pleasure, has very stupid ideas about how to "solve" relationship problems, and even treats men like idiots driven by egos who can't handle ...
It's okay but after a while I felt they were just writing the same things.
01/24/2013
jfree jfree
Ah, what I'd give for Cosmo to stop rehashing terrible sex advice. (I distinctly remember one of their manuals pretty much insisting to treat the vagina like a damn blender and stuff fruit in it. And use a penis for a temper. Swear to god.)

But yeah, don't care for it as a queer person.
01/24/2013
ginnyluvspotter ginnyluvspotter
I love it and I used to get Cosmo Girl when I was a teen.
01/24/2013
G&L G&L
I don't really care but I feel it plays of some peoples weaknesses.
01/24/2013
Cosmonaut Cosmonaut
I have always hated that trashcan magazine...

I always opted for reading material such as science magazines and text books, so I don't know...maybe I am not hip.
01/24/2013
IvyFayette IvyFayette
I read it a few times and wasn't too impress with it. I liked the idea of the magazine, though not what they had actually written.
01/24/2013
noway noway
I know it's crap, but what can I say? Sometimes I do read it..
01/24/2013
CollegeFun2014 CollegeFun2014
I live in a house with four other guys at college and we have a subscription haha. We can't help but read it
01/24/2013
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
Hate it with a fiery passion. In fact, once I was reading a better sex book and thought, "Wow, this is TERRIBLE. It's like something you'd read in Cosmo!" Turns out the author also wrote for Cosmo.
01/24/2013
Big&Bald Big&Bald
It's not for men.
01/24/2013
Missmarc Missmarc
Quote:
Originally posted by novanilla
Personally, I hate Cosmo. I think it's really sexist, privileges male pleasure over female pleasure, has very stupid ideas about how to "solve" relationship problems, and even treats men like idiots driven by egos who can't handle ...
I don't care or am neutral
01/24/2013
null null
It's pretty terrible, but not much worse than most magazines of that genre.
01/24/2013
comatose-kitty comatose-kitty
Don't read it, don't care really
01/24/2013
amazon amazon
Trashy
01/24/2013
TrenchcoatHunters TrenchcoatHunters
Quote:
Originally posted by novanilla
Personally, I hate Cosmo. I think it's really sexist, privileges male pleasure over female pleasure, has very stupid ideas about how to "solve" relationship problems, and even treats men like idiots driven by egos who can't handle ...
Im neutral about it
01/24/2013
Inkkythesquid Inkkythesquid
I'm neutral. i'll read it sometimes
01/24/2013
Lily Night Lily Night
I like it just so I can read about all the ridiculous sex acts they suggests. One of my favorite suggestions of theirs was to have sex in the kitchen and spank your man with a chilled spatula. Seriously? I love reading about crazy stuff I would never do.
01/24/2013
atryonix atryonix
it's ok
01/24/2013
Septimus Septimus
Sometimes I flip through it if I'm at the nail salon. That's generally because I've forgotten how much I hate it.
It never fails to make me angry about something.
01/24/2013
LoooveMonkey LoooveMonkey
Quote:
Originally posted by deltalima
It's okay but after a while I felt they were just writing the same things.
Haha, agreed.

Also they have some really dumb sex tips. D:
01/24/2013
Mrs.Tee Mrs.Tee
Quote:
Originally posted by novanilla
Personally, I hate Cosmo. I think it's really sexist, privileges male pleasure over female pleasure, has very stupid ideas about how to "solve" relationship problems, and even treats men like idiots driven by egos who can't handle ...
really neutralon this magazine,flipped through it a few times thats about it
01/24/2013
GirlOnGirl GirlOnGirl
The only thing good about it is that it's provided lots of fodder for hilarious blog entries over the years!
01/25/2013
TJtheMadHatter TJtheMadHatter
I really only read it for the Guy/Girl Confessions. When I was 10-13 it was like soft porn, with the book teaser in the back. I'd read it for the tips on giving blow jobs and making out. It was the sex talk I never really had when I was trying to figure out the pleasure aspect.
03/23/2013
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Unique posters: 26