Farewell, Kate White: 7 Love Lessons From 'Cosmo'

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Cosmopolitan magazine's editor-in-chief Kate White is departing after 14 years.

4. ENJOY SEX. We love that Cosmo is so unafraid to put women's sex lives front and center. Women enjoy sex, women want to talk about sex and women want to feel empowered to do both of those things. With the recent death of Helen Gurley Brown, we've been reminded of how important that message is. — Emma Gray, HuffPost Women

5. BE INVENTIVE. Cosmo is not exactly our go-to mag for women's positive sexual empowerment, but we'd give anyone mad props for being so insanely brilliant (or brilliantly insane) as to recommend turning a scrunchie into a cock ring. — Emma Taylor and Lorelei Sharkey, EMandLO.com

6. BE UNAPOLOGETIC. @Jessatheactress @YourTango for Kate White...@Cosmopolitan I learned you can be unapologetic and be sexy with a sense of humor.#Write On! — Jessica Moore, actress‏

7. TAKE RISKS. @micheleherrmann @YourTango I met Kate White when she was promoting her "Gutsy Girl" book. She encouraged me to take risks. — Michele Herrmann

As for Cosmo's new editor, the magazine is definitely in capable hands. "Joanna Coles is smart, stylish, and has a really clever sense of humor," says Courtney Dunlop, the senior editor at YouBeauty, who has worked for Coles. "She strongly believes that women should stand up for what they believe in. I love how she turned around Marie Claire, and I can't wait to see what she does with Cosmo."

What love or sex lessons have you learned from Cosmo?

Photo credit: Getty Images.

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