Fetish magazine

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A fetish magazine is a type of magazine originating in the late 1940s which is devoted to sexual fetishism. The content is generally aimed at being erotic rather than pornographic.

The most well-known early examples are Bizarre (1946-1959) published by John Willie and Leonard Burtman's Exotique, Masque, Connoisseur, Bizarre Life, High Heels, Unique World, and Corporal. Much of the content in fetish magazines (leather, rubber and latex clothing, cross-dressing, bondage, masochism, female domination, roleplaying, corporal punishment, etc.) is baffling to people who do not share the particular fetishes discussed and depicted.

An early study, The Undergrowth of Literature by Gillian Freeman (1967), concluded that such magazines provide a catharsis for those whose sexual needs are otherwise unsatisfied:[1] she identified rubberwear magazines as the most popular at the time.[2]

Rubberist magazines[edit]

Bondage magazines[edit]

Spanking magazines[edit]

  • Blushes (c. 1980s)
  • Corporal
  • Februs (1994-2003)
  • Janus (1971-2007)
  • Kane (1982 to present)
  • Phoenix (1980-1991)
  • Punished (1978-2001)
  • Roué (c. 1978-1988)

Femdom magazines[edit]

  • Black and Blue[3]
  • Capitulation
  • Cruella
  • Dominant Mystique[4][5]
  • Domination Directory International
  • Fetish World
  • Forced Womanhood
  • Obey
  • The Vault[6][7]
  • Whap!

Cultural magazines[edit]

Other[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anne Borrowdale (Mar 1982). "Pornography - a different approach". Third Way. Hymns Ancient & Modern Ltd. 5 (3): 10. 
  2. ^ Slade, Joseph W. (2001). Pornography and sexual representation: a reference guide. Pornography and Sexual Representation. 2. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 401. ISBN 0-313-31520-5. 
  3. ^ Varrin, Claudia (2002-01-01). A Guide to New York's Fetish Underground. Citadel Press. ISBN 9780806523781. 
  4. ^ "DOMINANT MYSTIQUE Vol. 18, No. 08 by - Alta-glamour.com - To Preserve, Protect, and Provide". www.alta-glamour.com. Retrieved 2015-09-18. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Varrin, Claudia (2002-01-01). A Guide to New York's Fetish Underground. Citadel Press. ISBN 9780806523781. 
  6. ^ Lindemann, Danielle J. (2012-10-03). Dominatrix: Gender, Eroticism, and Control in the Dungeon. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 9780226482569. 
  7. ^ Varrin, Claudia (2002-01-01). A Guide to New York's Fetish Underground. Citadel Press. ISBN 9780806523781.