Stockholm girls come out on top

A survey by Traveler's Digest, a US travel magazine has made a list of the cities that are home to the world's most beautiful women. Stockholm came out on top.

Rejecting the notion that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’, Traveler’s Digest set out to settle once and for all which of the world’s cities is home to the most beautiful women. This is what it had to say about the local girls in Sweden’s capital, Stockholm:

“Stockholm is a city filled with the best looking women in the world, women so good looking that when you walk in to a 7-11 you will swear that you have just walked into a reality TV set, What Happens When Supermodels Work at A Convenience Store?”

The women of Stockholm were given credit not only for their striking good looks but also for the fact that they are “extremely educated” and for having a clipped British accent to their English.

In fact, in the view of Traveler’s Digest, the women of Stockholm speak such good British English that one might actually be mistaken for thinking that they were English, if it wasn’t for the fact that they are good-looking as well, of course.

But if the women of Stockholm are not what you are looking for then a short train ride over to neighbouring Denmark and Copenhagen will give you the chance to observe the runners up in their natural habitat.

“It’s like Amsterdam, but instead of hookers, Copenhagen has porn stars,” the magazine concluded.

Buenos Aires flew the flag for South America, taking third place in the list. Completing the top five destinations for loveless male travellers were Varna, Bulgaria and Los Angeles, USA.


Swedes ‘like it hot’: Erotic audiobooks all the rage

The number of Swedes listening to audiobooks has nearly doubled in just two years and a big part of the explosive growth is driven by an insatiable desire for erotic tales and romance novels.

Swedes 'like it hot': Erotic audiobooks all the rage
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Broadcaster SVT reported on Wednesday that 37 percent of the Swedish population listened to an audiobook last year, a marked increase over the 20 percent who did the same in 2016. 
While audiobook streaming services report that all categories of audiobooks have seen increased listenership, certain types of books are clearly leading the way. 
“Amongst the listening public, genres such as romance, ‘feel good’ novels and eroticism are growing. We are thus seeing increased demand [from listeners] as well as an increase in the number of publishers who are putting out these types of books,” Anna Riklund, the head of content curation at audiobook streaming service Bookbeat, told SVT. 
She said that the growing number of Swedes who want to listen to racy novels has led several publishers to launch imprints that focus exclusively on erotic literature. 
Audiobook streaming service Storytel also reported increased interest in erotic and romance novels, particularly among female listeners. Listener numbers peak around Valentine’s Day and during the hot summer months. 
Author Susanne Ahlenius, whose erotic novels include titles such as ‘Climax’ and ‘Lust 2.0’, said that the audiobook format is perfect for fans of the genre. 
“You don’t have to sit with a paperback that shows what you are reading. No one knows what you’re listening to,” she told SVT. 
Ahlenius said that her books are most successful when she “writes very explicitly and there is a lot of sex”. 
“People like it hot,” she said.