Whenever someone mentions magazine or Web sex tips, I always picture some misguided young girl putting peanut butter on her confused boyfriend’s balls. How could anyone take anything like that seriously, let alone think it’s sexy?
On opposite spectrums, Cosmopolitan and Reddit seem to take their different versions of sex advice very seriously. And Cosmo has challenged Reddit to some sort of sex-tip duel. At least Reddit seems to think so.
In an article on the magazine’s website, titled The 9 Guys You Must Hook Up With in College—and Then Never Again, writer Anna Breslaw makes a flippant reference to Reddit’s plethora of shady sex advice under the heading of “Ultra Nerd.” Some redditors do not like it. This long thread called “Oh the sweet, sweet irony. Cosmo criticizing Reddit about giving sex advice” is filled with redditors furious that Cosmo, whose own sex advice is so ridiculous there’s a subreddit dedicated to mocking it, would pick Reddit as a target.