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So please read “We need to talk about masculinity” and remember: “In the real world, not all men want to be “breadwinners”, just like not all men want to be violent, or to have power over women. What men do want, however, is to feel needed, and wanted, and useful, and loved.”
On NMHW we sure love men!
The second photo contribution for the NMHW competition can be submitted until next week Saturday, the 13th of August!
Thanks to a Facebook post by Anja Koschemann, the woman behind the exclusive dildo label SelfDelve, I discovered that there is a new erotic magazine by women for women on the German market: EDEN – pure erotic. I immediately checked out its website and being impressed by the looks of it ordered the first, brand new issue. Today my copy was already waiting for me in the mailbox, accompanied by a personal message from one of the two ladies behind EDEN. Even though I had planned to lie on the couch all day and do nothing other than being very, very pregnant and watch movies I’ve seen at least ten times already, I could not resist and switched on my PC to share my thoughts on this varied magazine.EDEN is a glossy, stylish looking magazine, obviously made with care and love. It is thick too, 110 pages to be exact, has lots of content and hardly any advertisement, making the price of €6,90 (excl. shipping costs) very reasonable. Unlike the German Feigenblatt Magazin, of which each issue is based on a single theme, EDEN offers articles dealing with the various aspects of eroticism in life for both couples and singles.
So how about the naked men in this magazine? Oh yes, they’re there, but discreet. With that I mean there are no penises to be seen. There is only one picture where you can see one – with some imagination that is, thanks to the water splashing against the model’s body. What you do get, are muscular male models, showing chest, belly, back, arm, behind. The photography by Rick Day is a bit too gay for my taste, but that’s of course a personal opinion. The black & white images by photographer Nena Jägersberger definitely appeal more to me.
For whom is this magazine? It is certainly not a magazine for women who enjoy a bit more of a naughty, pornographic content. It is also not the right magazine for women who additionally desire to read about topics other than sexuality and eroticism. EDEN, in my opinion, is meant for women who want to discover or re-discover eroticism in their lives. It is perfect when you are looking for tips on how to look erotic early in the morning – although EDEN does emphasize that men like the slightly confused, hair all messed up and not quite awake look – or how to spoil your partner to bits, but it also suits women who’d like to know more about sex toys, where to buy erotic literature and sex guides or book an all inclusive erotic holiday where everything is allowed. The articles have enough background and depth to not give you the feeling you are reading the Cosmopolitan, which makes EDEN quite a different magazine indeed.
Naked Men, Happy Women says ‘thumbs up!’ and is looking forward to the December issue. Continue the good work, Monika and Silvia!
For all the German speaking readers – and viewers – of NMHW: there is a brand new erotic magazine for women by women on the market called EDEN Magazin. I have ordered my copy of their first issue today. Supposedly it will be quite different compared to Feigenblatt Magazin. Well, I am definitely excited!
It has taken more than half a year for my shop to finally receive the German translation of the book “Girl with a One-Track Mind: Exposed”, by author Zoe Margolis, aka Abby Lee. I have started reading it today and am very enthusiastic about it. In fact, I am going to order the English version this very evening. I do understand German, but let’s be honest here: it is not a pretty, sexy language. Sorry.
I have only read like thirty pages, so I can’t say anything smart about the book just yet. What I can say, is that so far it is a funny, insightful and honest page turner. There are many books by women who write about their sexual adventures and fantasies. To me it seems that the majority of these women write these books to show off, to tell the world that they can have any man they want, master all possible techniques and are more than breathtaking in and outside the bed. Great for them, unbelievable and boring for me.
This book gives me the feeling it is based on a plausible truth. I love the fact that the author shares her desire to have lots of sex and does not feel ashamed about it. I enjoy her efforts to get it and her solutions when she fails. I can’t wait to read the rest and I hope there will be more to come.
N.B.: the blog is now on the NMHW reading list.
Another N.B. (2nd of May 2011): I am reading her first book “Girl with a One-Track Mind: Confessions of the Seductress Next Door” as well. I have almost finished it and this is what I can tell: don’t read it at work, unless you don’t mind – and have the opportunity – going to the toilet after every couple of pages to do some auto loving .
Very, very sexy!
The prologue of the book “111 Reasons Why We Should Love Men” by Victoria B. Robinson starts with a personal reason: “Because men are not half as bad as their reputation.” It’s true, they aren’t. But it seems that after decades and decades of blaming them for many wrongs in the world and trying to figure out why they seem to be so different from us women, we tend to forget. After five years of trying to make him stop picking his nose right next to me – while I am eating – and shooting the result into the room, it can be a bit tough to remember. But I have eagerly said “yes” to his recent marriage proposal anyway, so he can’t be that bad
As far as I could find out, this humourously written but oh so true book is only available in German at the moment. Hopefully that will change, because I find it a must-have. It is a must-have for all women, both those who have forgotten why they should love men and those who haven’t. But it is also a must-have for men. For them the book offers an insight in how we ladies perceive them. Now, that knowledge can come in handy! Apart from that, I think it is good for men to know that there are women out there who do not think they are the boogieman.
Here are ten more reasons to smile and ponder over:
1)… Because men don’t give a damn what we are wearing.
2)… Because men will think of the funniest tricks and strategies to get us into their bed.
3)… Because men are pregnant with us (I like this one and know for a fact it is true!).
4)… Because men build us things.
5)… Because men can be amazing cooks – if they want to.
6)… Because men earn more for the same job, and then share their salary with us.
7)… Because men do think about criticism, even if they reject it at first.
8)… Because men send us clear messages, that we in return like to reinterpret.
9)… Because men can be easily persuaded.
And last but certainly not least:
10)… Because men have a penis (which we do not need to have – thank god – we can simply borrow and use it!).
N.B. Each and every reason comes with a full and thorough explanation.
Here lies a fun challenge for all you naughty writers! All you need to know about Filament’s first erotic fiction competition you can read here.
Honestly, the Chippendales are not the type of men that make us go ‘Wow!’ The Chippendales Diva on the other hand…
This handsome pleasure object does not only have the looks, it knows how to perform. Read more about it on the Love Fun Play website.
Convinced? Now let us give you a little insider’s information: if you subscribe to Filament Magazine before the 5th of November, you could be the lucky winner of a Chippendales Diva and have it all to yourself!
Just imagine a cold, dark winter’s night, being all comfortable on the couch, a copy of Filament on your lap and a Chippendales Diva ready to show you what seduction is all about.
Aha… oh… mhh…
As time passes by, I realize more and more that my novel ‘Import Girl’ not only still has mistakes in it, it also needs modification. It needs more depth, more memories, more stories. Therefore I have changed the settings of the manuscript on CompletelyNovel.com to private – which should mean you can’t read it anymore.
My apologies for those of you who had planned to finish is. I will make it up to you with a – hopefully – better version.
After the slightly tempestuous raging in my last two blog posts, I feel the need to compensate with something good and positive – with men and monsters.
As a teenager I was a passionate dreamer, both during the day and at night. My favourite dreams where about vampires. At first the dreams were mostly nightmares, heavily inspired by horror movies I had seen and the fears that those movies had woken up in me. Bus as I got older, the vampire became my object of desire. In exchange for some of my blood, the vampire would sexually pleasure me in ways I could not imagine. The deal was of course not to kill me – which made it even more exciting and oh so dangerous. Movies like Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Interview With A Vampire fed these fantasies even more. And now we have True Blood… Mhh…
In the editorial of the 6th issue of Filament Magazine, The Myths and Monsters Special, Suraya Sidhu Singh explains why women are attracted to the dark creatures of the night:
“… Women like these powerful and dangerous creautures because they’re bad boys, and apparently, deep down that’s what we all want.”
Of course the reality of a bad boy is usually not as much fun as it may seem. But then:
“A sensible person doesn’t confuse fantasy and reality, and yet perhaps anything we see of hear can change us in ways we might not perceive.”
What has this great new issue to offer: first of all wonderful shoots of men visualizing our fantasies – I love the werewolf ladies shoot and needless to say the vampire! – and steamy stories to match. The smart reading is provided by teacher and freelance journalist Kate Townshend, who shares the why’s and hows of LARP (live-action role-play). Ruby Goldstein reveals shocking facts about sex education for children and teenage pregnancies and Megan Kerr writes about an illness that affects one out of ten women, Endometriosis. And there is more, much more.
Again another issue that needs to be waiting for you on your bedside table.
But beware when the clock strikes twelve…