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catalinacisne
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I have a subscription to Cosmopolitan, which I really enjoy. However, I recently began a relationship with another girl (I'm bi,) and have found that there is less and less things in Cosmo that I can apply to my relationship. I was wondering if there is a similiar magazine geared towards lesbians... Not like The Advocate or anything, but more superficial, focused-on-sex sort of literature.

Thanks if you know of any!

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Really, there isn't. And thank goodness (no offense intended, save that as someone who often has to correct a lot of the propaganda mags like that create, suffice it to say, I am very seriously not a fan). Cosmo is just full of so much malarkey that's pretty destructive, and mags like that really tend to rely on the insecurities, misogyny, etc. in heterosexist culture to thrive.

Plus, in lesbian culture -- again with the big thank goodness -- there is a LOT less lookism, overall, something else a mag like Cosmo really profits from. In short, a lot of what a mag like Cosmo champions is stuff that in most dyke community, pretty much everyone is REALLY glad to be rid of.

Some of the general lesbian and dyke mags, like Curve or Girlfriends, for instance, often have a sex column and an article on sexuality fairly often, and On Our Backs is nothing BUT sex, but it is expressly adult (and thus, you can't generally just buy it anywhere). Your best bet is to hit your local library or bookstore. Books like "The Whole Lesbian Sex Book, " "The Lesbian Sex Book," and even just The Good Vibrations Guide to Sex -- which is all-orientation inclusive -- are really excellent and sans the whoo-whoo salaciousness needed to sell a mainstream magazine to the masses.

[ 04-10-2006, 09:14 PM: Message edited by: Miz Scarlet ]

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