Commercialized Sex: What The Media Has Taught Me
Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, GQ, Self Magazine and Maxim are all magazines with sex advice that grab the attention of millions of sexually charged homo- and heterosexuals of all ages, and sexual experiences throughout the world. Specifically, these magazines attract the attention of couples with relationship and sex advice through emotionally and physically arousing titles, trendy styles and most importantly, idealistic bodies of alpha-males and female models paired within these articles. The magazines provide quality advice and are a convenient source of information that is relevant to everyday lives. They provide tips and ideas on several variations to allow options for people to chose the idea that is best suited for them. For example, “Naughty or Nice” an article in Men’s Health describing different sexy Christmas ideas that consist of extreme kinky sex presents or sweet and romantic ideas for making love (notice the terminology persuades the reader into creating an atmosphere for, in the end result, sex). Although this information is helpful, the presentation of the advice is what ultimately sells the magazine. These media-idealized couples consisting always of females and males surrounding the article can be termed “hot” and “sexy” based on their flawless tanned skin; perfectly posed hair; sparkling white teeth and; painfully beautiful and toned muscles, similar to the half-naked, olive skinned, brown-eyed and silky brunette-haired couple under the title “Role Play You’ve Never Tried Before” (Cosmo). Both the male and female models are attractive to both males and females, no matter if you are gay or straight, and attract you into reading the relationship advice, and believing that you need this advice to make your lover more attracted to you which will therefore lead to the same perceived “happiness” of the hot and happy as the models posed around the articles. So why do these beautified...
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