Cosmopolitan is a women's lifestyle magazine that focuses on sex and relationships, beauty, fashion, and health. The magazine includes features such as celebrity interviews, relationship advice, sex tips, beauty tutorials, and fashion and style articles. It also includes articles on health and wellness, including fitness and nutrition advice. Cosmopolitan is known for its frank and open approach to discussing sex and relationships.

The readership of Cosmopolitan is primarily women, particularly young women in their late teens and early twenties. The magazine is often marketed towards college-aged women, and is considered one of the most widely read women's magazines in the world. Cosmopolitan readers are typically interested in fashion, beauty, health and wellness, and relationships.