As that saying goes, SEX … it’s what’s make the world go round. (Is that how it goes?.)
It is one of the many characteristics that we humans have in common with all species. (Yes … including the praying mantis and probably ferrets … weird I know)
It is also a characteristic that sometimes makes or breaks-up relationships. Mary-Lou Galician’s textbook, “Love, Sex, Romance in the Media” has identified 12 love myths, including this one.
“If your partner is truly meant for you, sex is easy and wonderful.”
I can’t help but add that this idea sometimes leads to divorce when all the couple needed to do is work it out…but I digress.
Sex is an intimate subject that is used as a driving marketing tool for most media outlets. Magazines are a big part of this. According to Galician, “Magazines are often considered cultural barometers.” Women magazine’s are just as explicit as the ones that targets men.
Sex is promoted as an elixir to our society and as Galician puts it, “sex sell.” With these magazine covers advertising sex in an enticing way, it helps supports the publications while also fueling the minds of male and female readers of what love and sex are suppose to mean.
Glamour Magazine has an online sex survey that asks for the reader’s thoughts on whether being in love improves their sex life or vice versa.Here are some headlines on some popular magazine covers.
“7 Relationship Truths Every Women in Love Must Learn” (That we MUST learn they say…)
“Every Guy’s Private Marriage Checklist” (wow…a checklist?… Really?)
“SEX ME! – All Roads Leads to Her Bed” (wow…that sucks to be us…what if the guy is a douchebag…)