After recently relaunching 25 magazine for which she is editor, Anja Rubik has opened up candidly on her thoughts about sex. Anja has given the magazine an erotic themed makeover, and believes that sex can be healthy and freeing. Commenting on the way both women and men look at sex, Anja says:
"I think it’s definitely different. In general, I think women approach it in a more sensual way, and a more personal way than a man. A man looks at it and thinks is it sexy or not. A woman will look at every little detail and more of the feeling of the image rather than is the girl sexy. For a woman to take a sexy picture, it takes way more than for a man."
Talking on if her view of sex has changed during her adult life, Anja believes it hasn't but thinks that everyone's idea of sex is different:
"No, not at all. I think sex is something really fun, and the more you speak about it, and people are open about it, the healthier it is. Any closure or keeping it secretive creates a lot of problems. [But sex] changes throughout the years as the position of women changes. Women are becoming more powerful, and they have a completely different position in society than back in the day—and also in sex. They can do what they want, instead of what’s expected of them. More and more women are starting to enjoy sex. And not so long ago, the approach to sex changed. In the late sixties and seventies, the approach was light and free and happy—soft, in a way. In the eighties, it became very intense, and at the end of the eighties it got very dangerous, with AIDS spreading. It changes throughout the years. But I really miss the approach of the sixties and the seventies."
Anja reveals that she has noticed how even in different countries different things are acceptable or still taboo:
"Of course, I witnessed it. Even in the States, the approach is very different from Europe. Here, in Poland, women are still liberating themselves. In Poland if you’re not married after you’re 30, it’s frowned upon, or if you earn more than your husband, it’s an issue. In the States, it’s way more forward. What I don’t understand about the States, is that you have such strong images, very vulgar ones, on the covers of men’s magazines, and just because the girl is wearing a bikini and she’s in a very vulgar and very provocative pose, it’s fine. But if you show a nipple in a very beautiful and sensual way, people are very shocked. I find it very funny. Everyone has a nipple. In Europe, a nipple is fine. But the whole drama of the nipple in the States, it’s funny. "