Erections still just a bit too hard

photo via Filament magazine

The brand new Filament magazine in the U.K. calls bullshit on the so-called common knowledge that women don’t like to look. The real problem, they figure, is that women have just never had anything decent to look at. According to their “Female Gaze” mission statement: “From research we’ve learnt that what most women find erotic does not at all match what is typically thought of as an erotic image of a man designed for women. For example, on average, women prefer: men who are not muscle-bound; men with more feminine face shapes; men with attractive faces; images that show the subject’s character and the environment he is in.” Oh yeah, and sometimes women like to see erections, too. And there’s the, er, rub.

As the editors explain, “All the printers that a small, independent magazine like Filament can afford have said they won’t print images of the male of the species in a state of obvious arousal. Reasons given include that printing these images may cause offence to ‘women’s groups.’” By the way, they’re just talking about the occasional, tasteful erection — no awkward boners here! “We won’t ever be putting hard cocks on every page,” they promise. (And if you’re the kind of woman who’s disappointed by that statement, there’s plenty of gay porn out there for you.) They also promise no articles about diets or fashion, because they think that stuff makes women feel crappy about their own bodies.

Anyway, if you’re kind of woman who thinks hell yeah to the idea of an occasional, tasteful boner, then Filament needs your help: They need to sell 328 copies of Filament Issue 1 to afford the printing costs. And yes, they’ll ship to the States! Click here to get a piece of the action. (By the way, the Anglophiles amongst you will love their slogan: “The thinking woman’s crumpet.”)