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A Question For The Guys
« on: September 4, 2005, 06:26:21 PM »
Ok, I know it's the vast majority of the people on this site but hey .

Anywho, I was just wandering how many of you read womens magazines, and I don't mean for the chance to see clothing pictures, make-up or anything, I'm talking about the (less female orientated) articles, such as the one I've recently read in my mother's 'Real' magazine relating to teenage sexual activity and both the teenagers' and parents' views on it.

The reason I ask is simply that (as you may have guessed) I do, and I do it because I have never found interesting articles about life etc. in any male orientated magazine, and that's generally what I want to read about (life that is, not the things you find in the likes of 'Nuts'). Although I tend to do this when no one's around as I feel embarrassed about reading a women's magazine.

Anyway, just curious as to how many of you do and why.

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Re: A Question For The Guys
« Reply #1 on: September 4, 2005, 06:35:11 PM »
When I get bored on the toilet, any reading material that is on hand is fair game. Some of the articles are ok. Believe it or not, I like interior decorating. Not flower throw pillows, and pastel wall colors, but interesting types of furniture. I'm a conniseur, from coffee to couches.

The vast majority of it is junk (at least that's my Id talking, I really don't care about how to hide my 19yr old wrinkles). Every once in a while I'll find the "How to please your man" articles, and check them for truth. About half work, if any women are reading this.

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Re: A Question For The Guys
« Reply #2 on: September 4, 2005, 06:36:14 PM »
I haven't read any personally, nor have I really considered it. I'm not a big fan of any sort of magazines, really, I'd rather read a full on book. For articles about life, I'd get a job. I learned a lot of things shifting boxes in a warehouse/loading wagons/travelling around in the cabs with the drivers. It's a great learning experience, which IMO is better than simply reading about it.

But each to his own, dude.

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Re: A Question For The Guys
« Reply #3 on: September 4, 2005, 06:47:21 PM »
Well, I'm not much of a magazine reader either, it's just somethign I do every now and again when bored, usually I fidn somethign interesting though (my mother and I have similar interests and she isn't one for the more femenine magazines).

Problem about life being a good teacher for me is I'm pretty shy and have various other personality traits that make it difficult, although I do agree it's a very good teacher you also get a differetn angle from the written word.

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Re: A Question For The Guys
« Reply #4 on: September 4, 2005, 07:15:34 PM »
We don't tend to have many lying around. Sometimes there's decent articles but I only pick them up when I'm really bored in a waiting room.
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Re: A Question For The Guys
« Reply #5 on: September 4, 2005, 08:17:25 PM »
Usually, I don't read magazines at all, the web is faster and much more convenient, plus you can read multipe accounts if you think it's biased or stupid for some reason. It's one of the reasons I don't have a subscription to Nintendo Power anymore, IGN and Gamespot update more often and both have videos. Only reason to get NP at this point is the freebies (which I admit can be pretty nice).
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Re: A Question For The Guys
« Reply #6 on: September 4, 2005, 08:34:31 PM »
Like I said. Toilet reading.

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Re: A Question For The Guys
« Reply #7 on: September 4, 2005, 09:25:53 PM »
I only pick them up when I'm really bored in a waiting room.

idem here. I find it amusing to read the gossip corner, 'all about men' and associated topics, how to have great sex with hot guys etc etc. I like reading the cooking corner too. Its always nice to discover a food that is tryable once in a while.
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Re: A Question For The Guys
« Reply #8 on: September 5, 2005, 01:22:31 AM »
We don't tend to have many lying around. Sometimes there's decent articles but I only pick them up when I'm really bored in a waiting room.

Hopefully not in hospital waiting rooms.  Hell, I have a hard time sitting in those chairs.

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Re: A Question For The Guys
« Reply #9 on: September 5, 2005, 04:13:11 AM »
Not much of a person to read magazines these days. I do read "body and soul" sometimes (if some article catches my eye) from the newspaper, but never anything consistent. I like the internet for reading articles and such, as I don't exactly visit my library too often

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Re: A Question For The Guys
« Reply #10 on: September 5, 2005, 04:49:32 AM »
If they are left lying around, and there's an interesting article, then I'll read it. Frankly, the reason I don't buy "mens" Magazines is they are either about cars, football, soft-porn or an amazingly funny story of how someone got his dick in a bottle.



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Re: A Question For The Guys
« Reply #11 on: September 5, 2005, 05:09:50 AM »
Yes, I do.

Honestly, I read women's magazines, and I tend to enjoy it too. I'm a hobby psychologist, and everything that helps me enhancing my gyno-empathetic  intuition is more than welcome, e.g. "Le deuxieme sexe" written by Simone de Beauvoir.
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Re: A Question For The Guys
« Reply #12 on: September 5, 2005, 05:16:29 AM »
Yeah. I mean why not? For a start it is often highly amusing, but they also have some of the best T.V. pages in magazines. I do find them seriously interesting.
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Re: A Question For The Guys
« Reply #13 on: September 5, 2005, 09:28:59 AM »
I'm with Archon Yggdrisil for this one, womens magazines are definately toilet reading material, same with newspapers for me. The articles can be interesting sometimes, I like to read the cooking section maself and have tried some of the recipes that they put in there a couple of times. However the majority of it is, much like mens magazines, full of useless crap only with womens magazines this useless crap tends to be about the lastest celebrity gossip or how yet another woman got screwed over in a relationship.

Myself, I encourage other people to read anything really and womens magazines to provide alot of usefull and interesting information at the expense of having to wade through pages of which celebrity was busted for doing such and such drugs or how some person or another survived another amazing ordeal. Especially look at the recipes, alot of them are quite good!
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Re: A Question For The Guys
« Reply #14 on: September 5, 2005, 11:56:18 AM »
Toilet reading, or at the swimming pool ;D WITH girls ;)

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Re: A Question For The Guys
« Reply #15 on: September 6, 2005, 11:03:11 AM »
I do, mainly because I am usually bored and looking for something to read. I quite like getting magazines myself (why I like my money to fly out my wallet, I don't know) and, while I don't actively seek out to read women's magazines, I like to read what I can. I guess this is my subconcious telling me to read more books, but hey.

I tend to read more women's lifestyle magazones (the ones where they people send in the stories) and the ones about celebraties, as those are the ones we have around here. While quite a considerable amount is filler there may be somethign interesting in there occasionally. *shrug*
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Re: A Question For The Guys
« Reply #16 on: September 6, 2005, 11:23:09 AM »
When I was younger and single I'll admit I did.  It was a great way to pick up chicks.  You read their magazines and they saw (or at least thought) you were concerned about women's issues when you could work into a conversation "I read in Cosmo that......"

Got laid on more than one occasion for it.
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Re: A Question For The Guys
« Reply #17 on: September 6, 2005, 11:26:14 AM »
I usually read my wife's cosmo on the can too. I find it funny when you have articles like "How to please your man" We asked 50 women. LMAO Women know what men want...LOL Other than that I read a few tech magazines and political magazines like Macleans here in Canada.


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Re: A Question For The Guys
« Reply #18 on: September 6, 2005, 02:18:31 PM »
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Re: A Question For The Guys
« Reply #19 on: September 7, 2005, 11:14:15 AM »
I have never, ever, seen an article in any women's magazine that has published an interesting article about anything at all.

The only thing that makes me pick one up when I'm bored is to laugh at the dumb sh*ts who worry about fluctuations in their period cycle.

 

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