Does this surprise you? When you think about it, it makes sense. Each
of us is captured by the imagery without really thinking about it.
The reason our attention is caught is that the message plays upon our
most basic instincts. Notice the low-cut dress, the way the woman is standing,
the way she holds her hand on her hip. These are cultural signals. We have
been conditioned to find this sexy or attractive.
Cosmopolitan uses this formula on most of their covers. Ready