When I was younger, one of my first introductions to sex was in the pages of my friend's mom's issues of Cosmopolitan magazine.

We would spend hours skimming over the various advice columns, health, beauty and sex tips, and even read aloud the racy stories in the back pages and giggle with embarrassment. It was almost no different, if not less racy, than the heterosexual male's ceremonial first Playboy.

Being that I was raised in the Catholic Church and attended Catholic school through high school, sex was never up for discussion. I do recall a brief once-offered assembly that split us pubescent girls and boys into separate rooms where the process of pregnancy and birth was, uh, explained. It was the lousiest excuse for a sex education course (which was taught by nuns – who are widely known for being sexperts). My parents also tiptoed around the topic (and I certainly wasn't brave enough to ask). Hence, I turned to the ease of grabbing a Cosmo magazine off the shelf of my local pharmacy to absorb every word I could in hopes of enlightening myself with the basics of sexuality.

Over the years, I tired of the publication's lack of realistic advice and columns, which they seemed to recycle year after year. It became less of a read for young maturing women and more of a salacious flip-through for teenage boys. I wasn't sure who they were trying to appeal to anymore. And with the rise of gay rights and activism, it was always surprising to me that Cosmo never took advantage of the increasing demand for same-sex offerings.

This month, that seems to have changed. Cosmo published its first-ever list of lesbian sex tips.

Titled "28 mind-blowing lesbian sex positions," the guide is a vibrant, illustrated slideshow that gives you the lowdown on how ladies can get down with their partner. In the publication's 130-year history, this is one of its biggest firsts.

With positions named "The Breast Enhancement," "The Kinky Jockey," and "The Bermuda Triangle" Cosmo continues to deliver sex advice with a heaping side of double entendre. It covers everything from the basics to expert tricks.

While a magazine does not replace proper sex ed, I do believe it's a decent start for young women in the gay community who have no access at all.

[h/t NYMag]