An edition of the glossy women's magazine, Cosmopolitan, has been ruled indecent for featuring a guide to better sex. The Obscene Articles Tribunal ordered the publisher to enclose the magazine's July edition in a wrapper in a ruling published yesterday. 'There are no nude pictures,' editor Ruqiyah Law said. 'Just some illustrations.' Pointers on sexual techniques, positions and games are coupled with photographs of condom-covered vegetables and lists of aphrodisiacs. The editorial director of the magazine, Josephine Chan Wai-man, said she was aware of a few complaints which led to the tribunal's ruling. 'Cosmopolitan in Europe and the US has always been talking about sex. 'It's not been a major topic locally, but every summer we do this special issue,' she said. 'We look into how people should enjoy sex - we are promoting safe sex - it might surprise some of the readers,' she added. The magazine would appeal against the tribunal's decision, but Ms Chan said in future, readers would be warned on the front of the publication of explicit material. Former president of Women in Publishing, Francine Brevetti, said: 'When isn't Cosmopolitan writing about sex? 'I'm dismayed for all women readers that the Government has censored this. 'What we want is more information about sex and health, not less,' she said. An Obscene Articles Tribunal spokesman said: 'It's a judicial decision, we cannot comment on anything. If they are not satisfied, they can appeal through the normal procedures.' Eve magazine last year kept an edition on oral sex and orgasms sealed in opaque wrapping. The tribunal's ruling is expected to have little effect since the magazine's August edition is already on sale.