We are incredibly excited to announce that issue #4 is now available to pre-order. Chock-full of insanely talented, fearless and inspiring women, we couldn't be happier about the cast of women we present to you in our fourth issue. Our ideas section showcase reports on brilliant women from around the world including tailor Sunna Johnson and photographer/artist Petra Collins. In our meetings section we speak to singer Eno Williams, writer Susie Bubble, curator of design at MoMA Paola Antonelli and Lindsey Hilsum, the international editor at Channel 4 News. Within our spotlight insert we have collaborated
with the Anonymous Sex Journal to collate a collection of real life stories around desire and fantasy. Features look at the science of scent, some seriously wise women and a collection of badass action heroines of the big screen. Our essays explore big questions such as how we raise boys and we decamp to the House of Lords to explore the definition of power, who holds it and how it is exerted. Photographer Ewen Spencer closes the issue by paying tribute to his icon Elaine Constantine in a touching account of how she has inspired his career. Pre-order your very own copy here now!
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.