Here is correspondence sent to Bicycling Magazine . I think the ad is inappropriate for a cycling magazine.
I am a new subscriber. I am 66 years old and a parent of 6 and
grandparent of 33. I have 4 great grandchildren. I am not a prude,
however there is a ad in your marketplace section by LIBERATOR to which
I object. I share my magazines with my grandchildren and hope that they
will be intrested in cycling. However, that ad has nothing to do with
cycling and is extremely suggestive, also possibly suggesting that it is
ordinary fare for cyclists. If you desire to keep publishing that ad or
others like it, please refund my unused subscription amount and cancel
my subscription. Otherwise, I enjoy your magazine and would enjoy
continuing to recieve it. The choice is yours.
Thank you very much for your consideration.
Thank you for contacting Bicycling Magazine.
Although you asked us to stop your subscription, our records indicate
that your account is paid for future copies. Since most of our
customers wish to receive any prepaid copies, we will continue service
until your subscription expires. Should you prefer a refund, simply
return this email instructing us.
My last response to them:
As I satated in my original message, I do not wish to recieve any more of
your magazines that contain advertisements for LIBERATOR. I asked you to
indicate if you are going to continue those advertisements and instructed
you to refund my subscription price if you are going to continue to carry
them. They have NO PLACE in a cycling magazine. Please do as I instructed
you. The choice is now up to you and I will do what I need to do next
depending on your response.
Lloyd V. Payne