Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Sex is OK

Helen Gurley Brown
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inspired women,
to go out and get
what they wanted,
including good sex.

She wrote a book,
about the single life,
Sex and the Single Girl,
an exuberant
mix of advice
and naughty girl talk.

The single woman,
the unmarried “girl”,
not an object of pity,
but sophisticated,
hip and sexy.
In other words,

“The Cosmo Girl.”

 I read “Sex and the Single Girl”, when I was an impressionable teenager and it was a big influence on me as it was on perhaps millions of other “girls.”

She said she wrote for the “mouseburger”, the average woman, but the models on the cover of the magazine she edited, “Cosmopolitan” were beautiful, glamorous, tarty-sexy.  In advertising, that is called ‘aspirational.”
Ms. Brown died at the age of 90 on August 13, 2012.

© 2012 Catherine Giordano

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