List of pornographic magazines
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This is a list of pornographic magazines—magazines that contain content of a sexual nature and are typically considered to be pornography. For inclusion in this list, magazines must be, or have been, widely available as a printed publication and contain hardcore or softcore images.
Marketed to heterosexual men
These magazines may include female-male, female-female-male and/or female-female content.
Marketed to gay and bisexual men
These magazines may include male-male and occasionally male-male-female content and/or male-female content.
Gay pornographic magazines, sometimes known as adult magazines or gay sex magazines, are magazines that contain content of a sexual nature, typically regarded as pornography, that relates to men having sex with men. These magazines are targeted to gay and bisexual men, although they may have some female readers. Such publications provide photographs or other illustrations of nudity and sexual activities, including oral sex, anal sex, and other various forms of such activities. These magazines primarily serve to stimulate sexual thoughts and emotions. Some magazines are very general in their variety of illustrations, while others may be more specific and focus on particular activities or fetishes.
Prior to the 1970s, gay pornography was not widely distributed due to censorship laws. Non-pornographic "beefcake magazines" were widely available, and were generally purchased by gay men. See Beefcake magazines.
From the late 1980s, a number of gay magazines and newspapers featured homoerotic nude or partially clothed male models but were not classified as pornography, for example Gay Times and QX Magazine. These have not been included here. See List of LGBT periodicals.
The following is a list of gay pornographic magazines, with country of publication and approximate period of publication, where available (marked OOP if out of print and date closed is not known):
- Advocate Men (Specialty Publications]])
- Black Inches (Mavety Media Group). ISSN 1084-2462. (U.S., launch 1996-2009), focused on African-American men.
- Blueboy (Global Media Group). ISSN 0279-3733., (U.S., 1975 - 3 issues, bimonthly July/August 1975–August/September 77, monthly November 1977–2007)
- Bound & Gagged
- DRUM (U.S., 1964–1967) December 1965 issue was the first U.S. magazine to show male frontal nudity.
- G Magazine: (Brazil, 1998–present) (OCLC 45184945)
- JustUsBoys Magazine
- Mandate magazine: (U.S., monthly April 1975–October 2009) Published by Mavety Media Group, Inc. (ISSN 0360-1005)
- Männer Aktuell: (Germany, 1990s - present)
- Men (Specialty Media). ISSN 1097-3370., U.S., monthly, October 1997 - November 2009, began as Advocate Men in June 1984
- Playguy (U.S., October 1976–October 2009)
Marketed to heterosexual women
- Filament., U.K., launch 2009
- Playgirl (Playgirl). ISSN 0273-6918., U.S., quarterly 1973 - present
Marketed to homosexual women
- R. Thomas Umstead (2003-11-17). "A 'Playgirl' for Adult TV". Multichannel News. Retrieved 2009-02-08. "The new venture, Trans Digital Media LLC, will convert Blue Horizon's popular Playgirl magazine brand into Playgirl TV... Along with females, Graff also said the network will all tap an under served audience of homosexual men. 'Fifty percent of Playgirl's readership is male, so it's an interesting way of tapping into the gay market without having to scream, "We have a gay channel."'"