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Mag Hasn't Had a Solo Man on Cover Since '84. Till Now

Jonathan Van Ness is first non-female to appear alone on front of UK 'Cosmo' in 35 years

(Newser) - For the first time in 35 years, there's a non-female appearing solo on the cover of Cosmopolitan UK . Queer Eye grooming expert Jonathan Van Ness graces the January 2020 cover (see it here ) in a peach tulle gown by Christian Siriano, plus striped tube socks and Nike sneakers,...

Walmart Kicks Cosmo Out of Its Checkout Lines

'Hypersexualized' women's magazine will still be found in magazine racks

(Newser) - No longer will you see headlines like "Best. Sex. Ever." in the Walmart checkout line. The retail giant partnered with the National Center on Sexual Exploitation to announce Tuesday that it will remove women's magazine Cosmopolitan from checkout lines at more than 5,000 stores across the...

A Cosmo Weight-Loss Article Has Infuriated Twitter

People didn't like that the subject of story was an Aussie woman who had cancer

(Newser) - It was like any other Tuesday on Cosmopolitan's Twitter feed, with tweets about a possible Gilmore Girls revival, women who apply makeup with tampons , and ... a weight loss story that sent the internet into a tizzy. The offending tweet, since deleted, linked to an article titled "How This...

Steinem: When Called a Bitch, Use This Comeback

A simple thank you could help change people's minds, she says

(Newser) - The idea of an ambitious woman is less scary to people than it was in the 1970s, but "I thought we would be much further," Gloria Steinem says in an interview with Cosmopolitan , ahead of the release of her new memoir . "Still, if you don't play...

Cosmo Editor Gurley Brown Dead at 90
 Cosmo Editor 
 Gurley Brown 
 Dead at 90 


Cosmo Editor Gurley Brown Dead at 90

'Sex and the Single Girl' author embraced sexual revolution

(Newser) - Helen Gurley Brown, the longtime editor of Cosmopolitan magazine who invited millions of women to join the sexual revolution, has died. She was 90. Brown died today at a hospital in New York after a brief hospitalization, Hearst CEO Frank A. Bennack, Jr. said in a statement. Sex and the ...

The Life of a Cosmopolitan Fact-Checker

What it's like to verify 50 ways to please your man

(Newser) - What do the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Cosmopolitan all have in common? Why a rigorous standard for fact-checking, of course! Believe it or not, every Cosmo article, whether about pleasing your man X number of ways or tales of real-life bedroom escapades, is independently verified through...

History's Greatest Sex Lives
 History's Greatest Sex Lives 

History's Greatest Sex Lives

Genghis Khan to Madonna, not just about numbers

(Newser) - Taking into account sheer numbers, global impact, and inventiveness, James Brady Ryan counts down the history’s top sex lives for Nerve . Some highlights:
  • Genghis Khan: When 8% of the population of Central Asia (which includes 17 million males) are your direct descendants, you did something right.
  • Madonna: “No

Brown's Wife Takes It Off in Video

Some politicians like it hot

(Newser) - Stripping off clothing appears to be a family trait of one-time centerfold and new Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown. Wife Gail Huff struts in a barely-there black bikini then whips off her top in a newly surfaced 1984 music video The Girl With the Curious Hand by Digney Fingus. The vid,...

Don't Blame Nuns for Your Bad Sex Life: Catholic Honcho

Cosmo editor struggles 'to undo damage'

(Newser) - Are Catholic nuns responsible for repressed and sexually frustrated American women? That's absolute nunsense, fumes a conservative Catholic leader after a former sex-columnist-turned-deputy-editor at Cosmo blamed uptight teaching by nuns for women's sexual hangups. "It's not easy to undo damage caused by years of exposure to Catholic-school nuns,"...

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