17 OCTOBER 1998, Page 28

Wrong sex

Sir: Michael Heath's 'amusing cover' on your 10 October issue has indeed been a conversation piece. I asked the man in my life, 'Why are all the images used to depict sex and porn feminine?' His reply (apart from 'Ask them!') was that he hadn't noticed. This led me to wonder whether the artist had fully appreciated the fact.

What does this tell us? I hardly dare raise the question with some of my most activist feminist friends.

Ms Leigh Richardson

The Gate Cottage, Twyford, Horsted Keynes, Sussex

Michael Heath writes: Good point. Thank you for making it. The one on the right is a man in drag.