My grandmother read Woman's Weekly, my Mum devoured Prima but my mag of choice today is called G3. It's bi-line (what an appropriate word I think) is: the Free Monthly Magazine for Gay + BI Urban Women. Inside the only knitting is that of hot naked bodies, the recipe is about adding a touch of Arginine to ID Pleasure, a new silky soft sensual lubricant and the advice column is about ensuring 'the right fit' for a dildo. No Barbara Cartland short story sadly but I'm sure she'd have lapped up a review of a new book, 'Box Lunch- the layperson's guide to cunnilingus'.
The ads are different too. Where Mum would have be tempted by Yardleys and plates with painted kittens from the Franklin Mint I'm exposed to something far more practical - the Feeldoe Slim, an extraordinary thing like a melting, purple, policeman's truncheon that I quote:"combines the excitement of strap-on sex and the pleasures of mutual penetration without the hassles of a harness" Well, girls, that's one hassle we can all do without isn't it?
Still, at least, gay and bi women admit to an interest in fancy female fucking and playful porn - the rest of our sex stay well in the closet. I'm referring to the 'Daily Mail' sisterhood who frown on such things openly but, I notice, take long lingering looks at the bodies in the underwear and swimwear fashion features. C'mon, we love looking at each other, always have, always will - it's the built-in bisexuality that makes women special.
On this subject I was surprised to be accused of having a knicker fetish by a very interesting woman who I was chatting to on a web-site message line. She's read my blog and formed the opinion I have an over developed interest in underwear.
I plead guilty but then what woman isn't partial to pants? Maybe some women thoughtlessly buy a pack of three in M&S but the rest of us take time and care in building a versatile drawer - I shall save my theories on Knickerology, Sexuality and the 21st Century Woman for another blog.
Maybe G3 will review it
Love & elastic Sadie