Increasingly we find ourselves living in a hyper sexualised world. Images which at one point you would have found in a soft core porno mag in your Dad's bathroom cabinet now feature in mainstream magazines. Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande and Nick Minaj spread their legs on a car bonnet as part of their pre-watershed stage show and 50 Shades of Grey with its version of BDSM is saturating the seats of Vue cinemas up and down the country. Has the rise in sexually driven content and easily accessible porn turned us all into freaks or behind closed doors is it all a little bit more vanilla than you think? We want to find out so we are collaborating with the Anonymous Sex Journal to
bring the Arousal Issue as an insert in our next issue. We want your stories on what actually turns you on. We want to know what you desire when you're really and truly being yourself. Do you love being spanked? Do you fantasise about the girl who cold called you about a PPI claim? Do you dream of a dungeon filled with freaky shit or would you prefer to actually just cuddle up and gorge on Netflix over a rampant, sweaty sex session? Tell us! All stories can be submitted anonymously here, a selected number will be illustrated by the brilliant Laura Breiling and will feature as an Anonymous Sex Journal - the Arousal Issue in issue #4 of Riposte.
Winter is officially on its way and you need something to raise your spirits and inspire you through the darker months. Fear not! Issue #3 of Riposte is now available to pre-order! Throughout the new issue we profile a selection of incredible women who are out there, pushing things forward, creating amazing work and offering inspiring insights into their worlds.
We speak to women as diverse as a beer sommelier to a clinical psychologist, from a trainee astronaut to a punk band front woman. In our meetings section we interview the incredible stylist Anna Trevelyan; iconic painter, Nathalie Du Pasquier; director of Frieze art fairs, Victoria Siddall and singer Samantha Urbani. To order your copy and find out more about content in issue #3 click here.