Doggy Style Gets Rebranded as 'Petit Fours'

Following up on the success of their "Sex Oympics" feature and, before that, advice about how to put a condom on with your feet, Cosmo continues to kill it with over-the-top, maybe tongue-in-cheek spreads about ways to fuck. This month: sex recipes. » 4/10/14 3:30pm 4/10/14 3:30pm

Condé Nast Fires Self Editor and Vice President/Publisher

In news that's very interestingly timed, Condé Nast said Thursday that Self magazine editor Lucy Danziger had been let go from the publication, as had vice president/publisher Laura McEwen. Danziger is being replaced with Cosmopolitan executive editor Joyce Chang and McEwen is being replaced by Mary Murcko from the… » 4/03/14 5:40pm 4/03/14 5:40pm

We Tested All of Cosmo's Insane Food-Focused Sex Tips

Remember that list of Cosmo's Craziest Food-Related Sex Tips from a while back? One of our readers volunteered to try them all with the help of her boyfriend. The following are her actual scientific findings as she performed each experiment. I swear to God I'm not making this up. » 4/03/14 3:36pm 4/03/14 3:36pm

Cosmo Begs For Pictures of Your Butt

The girl with the golden butt, newly anointed Instagram star Jen Selter, is stopping by CosmoLive today. In honor of her visit, the team at Cosmopolitan would like you to tweet them a picture of your posterior. Don't everybody rush the office bathroom mirror at once! » 1/14/14 5:30pm 1/14/14 5:30pm

The editors of Cosmo have a few questions for all those Cosmo girls out there, namely: "How much would you pay to attend a two-day Cosmo-hosted event in NYC, packed with speakers, networking opportunities to meet people at the top of their fields (people on the level of Sheryl Sandberg, maybe even Sheryl herself!),… » 10/29/13 11:00am 10/29/13 11:00am

September at Cosmo Means Putting a Condom on a Dude Using Your Feet

The September issue of Cosmopolitan has a very thorough 12-page guide to contraception, which includes two pages about all the options and their efficacy; two pages dedicated to the Pill and its side effects, and two pages on condoms. In a sidebar on the condom spread, the mag teaches "sexy" ways for a woman to put a… » 8/13/13 4:00pm 8/13/13 4:00pm

How We Got the Idea That Ladymags Don't Publish 'Serious Journalism'

Women's magazines aren't serious. That's the perception that exists anyway. It might be a matter of what consumers think about them, or maybe it's just how the people who work at them are judged by their peers in the media. But they're not taken seriously, and it's not because of their content. It's because our… » 6/17/13 12:20pm 6/17/13 12:20pm

Cosmo and Harlequin Join Forces for Series of Inevitably Ridiculous…

Well, isn't this just a match made in boring sexy heaven! It was announced yesterday that romance publisher Harlequin will partner up with dumb-dumb lady magazine Cosmopolitan to produce Cosmo Hot Reads, a series of erotic e-books that will begin dropping in May, with two books (each title hovering around 30,000 words) … » 12/06/12 2:25pm 12/06/12 2:25pm

Cosmo Latina Majorly Fails With 'Latin Style' 50 Shades of Grey Tips

For months, lazy publicists and writers have been riffing off 50 Shades of Grey mania by pitching everything and anything Grey related, from sex toys to ties to nail polish. Perhaps Cosmopolitan for Latinas' Ariel Nagi deserves props for managing to combine lazy with offensive in her post, "50 Shades of Grey Sex -… » 10/01/12 5:15pm 10/01/12 5:15pm

We Read So You Don't Have To: The Year's Biggest Ladymags, Rated and…

In Ladymag Land, the biggest issues of the year are the September issues. And this year, Vogue, Queen of the Ladymags, had its biggest issue ever. Nine hundred sixteen pages: Absolutely GIGANTIC. But all of the Ladymags celebrated the fall season in a huge way, and we could not let this momentous occasion pass without… » 9/06/12 4:00pm 9/06/12 4:00pm

1970s Sexist Ads Depressingly Pretty Similar to Today's Sexist Ads

Today, the Guardian ran a 42-year-old piece on sexist advertising that shows very little has changed when it comes to shaming women into buying magazines, cosmetics, and "feminine hygiene products" by telling them they're inadequate at being perfect ladies. » 8/27/12 5:10pm 8/27/12 5:10pm

None of Us Would Be Here Right Now Without Helen Gurley Brown, Radical …

It didn't take long for some to start trashing the legacy of Helen Gurley Brown after the Cosmo editor died earlier this week at 90 years old. It doesn't even make sense that anyone would question her legitimacy as a pioneer of the women's movement or even her credibility as a self-proclaimed feminist. Let's face it,… » 8/15/12 6:00pm 8/15/12 6:00pm

Why Don't Women's Magazines Care More About Their Websites?

Bonnie Fuller, head of HollywoodLife.com and former editor of multiple mags like Glamour and Marie Claire, has some thoughts about why most women's magazines have lackluster websites. While it should be noted that her most recent column for Ad Age is partially just a giant advertisement for her website and editorial… » 8/07/12 6:40pm 8/07/12 6:40pm