Your Penis Offends My Delicate Sensibilities!
Go into your local newsagents and you'll instantly be greeted by a bunch of lad's mags with pouting, semi-nude, silicone-tastic women on the front. But these magazines aren't restricted to the top shelf for being 'pornographic', they're at eye level - perfect for men, women and children to view completely unhindered. Nice.
So with the prevalence of magazines filled with naked women, why is Filament magazine, the quarterly aimed at women who want intelligent articles and beautiful photography of gorgeous men, struggling to find a printer that isn't afraid to show an erect penis?
No one seems to have a decent answer but one of the excuses so far is that images of nude men in a state of arousal may cause offence to 'women's groups'.
Firstly, what 'women's groups' are they referring to?
The only group that I can think of that may raise an eyebrow is the WI and how they'd get their hands on a magazine which is only available through a secure online order form, without specifically requesting one, is beyond me.
Plus they've been getting their norks out for years - they're hardly shy about the naked body!
By having the balls (excuse the pun) to print a nude phallus, that printer is saying - we cater for everyone and aren't afraid to give the public what they want - which is a massive step in the right direction.
Some people may see it as controversial and that it might affect business with other publications who do not wish to be associated with a printer who once published a photo of a cock, but the good publicity that would come from it would be astounding and would more than make up for the moans and gripes of pointlessly stuffy magazines.
Whichever lucky printer gets their hands on the next copy of Filament will have a flood of magazines, not just ones with graphic content, approaching them for printing services as they will have heard how brilliant they are and, in this time of financial crisis, who doesn't need that kind of promotion?
If you want to support the cause, battle the endless tide of lad's mags and see some very sexy, artistically stunning, totally naked men (complete with penis!) in the future then you need to pick up the first issue of Filament magazine today.
Although the chaps in the first issue aren't as naked as we'd like, they are very hot and will certainly put a blush in your cheeks and a smile on your face!
With just 302 issues left to sell, Filament can then afford to make history by printing the first explicit male pictorial in a British women's magazine ever.
Visit the Filament site to find out more and to support the cause.
Say yes to penis!