Cosmo Named To 'Dirty Dozen List' for Being 'As Pornographic as Playboy Magazine, But Without the Pictures'

Dan Gainor
By Dan Gainor | April 3, 2013 | 9:26 AM EDT

Does Cosmopolitan Magazine push porn to its readers?

Anyone who has ever been through a grocery store checkout knows the answer to that is a big "yes!" Cosmo's status as the gutter of women's magazines earned it the No. 10 spot on Morality in Media's "Dirty Dozen List" of "the top 12 facilitators of porn in America."

It's well deserved.

Morality in Media calls itself "the leading national organization opposing pornography and indecency through public education and the application of the law." According to MiM, Cosmo was joined by notable organizations such as Comcast, Facebook and the American Library Association. Attorney General Eric Holder tops the list because he "refuses to enforce existing obscenity laws."

Cosmo has long been known for bombarding readers with sex, sex and more sex. A January 2013 story depicted women going to strip clubs as "cool" and "open-minded." "Women - straight women - are infiltrating the gentlemen's club, in some cases outnumbering the male clientele," according to the magazine.

That's one of dozens of reasons it was included in the MiM list. "This staple of the supermarket checkout line may be as pornographic as Playboy magazine, but without the pictures. This publication has steadily declined from a somewhat inspirational women's magazine to a verbally pornographic 'how-to' sex guide, further desensitizing young women and girls to the pornified culture around them," explained Morality in Media.

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