Source: The Herald Sun, 22 April, 1997, p.11
By LORETTA HALL SHE wants a body like Elle Macpherson, hair like Cindy Crawford and is more concerned about getting rid of cellulite than premenstrual tension. In her opinion, there is life on other planets, cosmetics should not be tested on animals and marriages should last a lifetime. According to a survey published yesterday In Cleo magazine, these are the commonly held views Or 20-something Australian women. Cleo editor Gina Johnson said 5000 readers responded to the 24-year-old magazine's first comprehensive survey into Australian women's lifestyles. She said the anonymous responses, collated by an independent auditor over the past six months, gave an insight into women in their mid-20s. Tough questions on sex, politics and religion were asked of readers, as well as some flippant ones. The survey included which Melrose Place character you'd prefer to sleep with (Jake) and whose hairstyle they admired (model Cindy Crawford. closely followed by Friends actor Jennffer Aniston). Answers on sex revealed that although 71 per cent had never had an AIDS test and 89 per cent had not contracted a sexually transmitted disease, 73 per cent had had sex without a condom. Asked if they would rather have Elle's body or be fluent in another language, 63 per cent opted to improve their appearance. Six per cent said they had had intercourse with another woman. "What surprised me the most was people's honesty," Ms Johnson said.
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