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Topic: Sex

These 'Cancer Sutra' Posters Show How to Check Your Partner During Sex

Brooklyn artist John Solimine explains the project

Ad agency The Bull-White House's "Cancer Sutra" campaign was a provocative idea in search of a sponsor—until Stupid Cancer, a nonprofit dedicated to helping young adults with cancer, signed on. Central…

Are Brands Finally Tiring of All Those Sexy Super Bowl Ads?

For effectiveness, it's best not to have skin in the game

Sex's ability to sell brands is often seen as an article of faith in the ad business, and the Super Bowl is the biggest house of worship. Ever since Noxema first…

American Apparel Faces Criticism for Demonstrating the Shortness of Its Miniskirts

Angry protesters claim 'Lolita fantasies'

American Apparel has once again landed in hot water for featuring questionable photos where a young woman in a plaid skirt is bending over (which arguably doubles as a racy…

We'll Buy Nearly Anything From a Woman in a Red Dress

The story of advertising's most sensuous icon

Marketers like to talk about stuff that’s “disruptive.” And when it comes to advertising—actually, when it comes to pop culture in general—few things are quite as disruptive as a woman…

Are Brands Better Than Sex?

Of course they are—or so a bunch of survey-happy marketers would have us believe

Maybe we’re guilty of generalizing, but let’s just venture a guess and say that people like to have sex. Of course, people like to shop, too. Marketers have long understood the…

30% of Millennial Moms Text With Their Partner More Than They Speak

And other findings that might surprise you

Does it seem like young moms are always on their smartphones? A new survey survey by Meredith’s Parents Network, Millennial Moms & Media found that nearly half of moms between…

First Mover: Joanna Coles

Cosmo's new editor on being scolded by HGB and the right to go bare down there (or not)

Specs Age 50 New gig Editor in chief, Cosmopolitan Old gig Editor in chief, Marie Claire You started as a reporter for The Spectator and later worked for The Guardian and The Times of…

English National Opera Releases Un-Opera-Like Condom Ad

Not everyone's idea of a happy ending

The English National Opera is courting controversy with an ad campaign for its production of Mozart's Don Giovanni that pairs the image of an open condom wrapper with the familiar…

India Gets Plenty Uptight About Ad for Vaginal Tightening Cream

Message of female empowerment rings false

The commercial below for a vaginal tightening cream called 18 Again is causing a backlash in India. The spot shows a wife singing "I feel like a virgin," while dancing…

What 200 'Playboy' Covers Tell Us About Beauty in America

Era by era, a sanitized quest for physical perfection

At this point, Playboy is a relic—an outdated self-parody, much like its creator, Hugh Hefner. But historical artifacts are valuable because they give the present some context by illuminating the…

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