Feature: Less Talk, More Action, porn for women for the Guardian / by Susanna Forrest

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Of all the hoary cliches about women and sex that are wheeled out by men and by feminists who should know better, the one most ripe to be laid to rest is that which states that women - all women - favour erotic words over pornographic images, personality over pectorals. If this were true, Anaïs Nin novels would outsell Sex and the City DVDs, and Diet Coke would be advertised by Simon Schama. Playgirl magazine would have folded after three issues, rather than surviving for 31 years - and counting. "Chippendale" would still mean antique furniture, and Peter Andre would be working in a kebab shop instead of posing for Cosmo.

On women’s porn magazines for the Guardian. (25th June 2004)