However I came to possess the magazine, I looked at it often, if with a smoldering shame. Unlike what I could find on television, the pictures were clear and shiny, and seeing women in bikinis showed me parts of the female body I had never seen before—the dimpled lower back, the tendon in the crook between inner thigh and crotch....more
Devan Goldstein's writing has appeared in Hobart, PANK, The Collagist, and elsewhere. He lives with his wife in Pittsburgh and works as a web strategy and usability consultant. Find him at devangoldstein.com.