Escort (magazine)

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Escort
Escortmagvol25no2.jpg
Escort Magazine Vol. 25, No. 2
Editor James Hundleby
Categories Pornographic magazine
Frequency 4 weekly
Publisher Paul Raymond Publications
First issue 1980
Company Blue Active Media Ltd
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Website www.paulraymond.xxx

Escort is a British men's adult magazine, or softcore magazine, which falls under the description of pornography, or erotica.[1]

By 2012, Escort was in its 32nd year, or volume. The content is a combination of photographs and text, with the photographs almost entirely being those of partially or completely nude females.

Escort specialises in pictures of amateur (i.e. non-professional) models, some of which are sent to the magazine by readers - these are affectionately known as "readers' wives".[2][3] It often features photo-shoots taken in an "ordinary" location like a pub, or outdoors at a place familiar to British readers.

Up to and including vol. 15 (1995), Escort had a distinctive 'cut-out' cover,[4] which folded out into a poster; this 'cut-out' design allowed a few smaller pictures on the contents page to be visible, thus giving a sneak preview of other women posing in the magazine; one of these smaller pictures was usually that from the magazine's regular 'Girls of ...' feature showing women posing at various locations of that issue's chosen town.

Escort is published by Paul Raymond Publications [2][5] which also releases other similar titles including, Club International, Mayfair, Men Only, Men's World, and Razzle. Escort also has a digital identity on the official Paul Raymond site paulraymond.xxx, where the hardcore imagery not found in the print version is also shown. Escort is generally available in most newsagents, although some larger retailers require a modesty bag in order to protect minors from seeing gratuitous flesh on display on the cover. As from 2013, the magazine is also available in digital format exclusively on the Paul Raymond digital newsstand.

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  1. ^ Adam Briggs, Paul Cobley, "The media: an introduction", Pearson Education, 2002, ISBN 0-582-42346-5, p.477
  2. ^ a b Karl Simms, "Ethics and the subject", Critical studies vol.8, Rodopi, 1997, ISBN 90-420-0022-8, p.208
  3. ^ Peter Childs, Mike Storry, "Encyclopedia of contemporary British culture", Encyclopedias of Contemporary European Culture Series vol.4, Taylor & Francis, 1999, ISBN 0-415-14726-3, p.537
  4. ^ Original cover design as shown on volume 13, number 3 (1993): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Escort_vol13_no3.jpg
  5. ^ Lisa Z. Sigel, "International exposure: perspectives on modern European pornography, 1800-2000", Rutgers University Press, 2005, ISBN 0-8135-3519-0, p.167


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