First issue, August 1981
|Circulation||150,000 (in 1996)|
|Publisher||M M Publications, Ltd., Subsidiary of Mavety Media Group|
|First issue||August 1981|
Models featured included Candy Samples, Roberta Pedon and Tina Small.
It is published by Mavety Media Group (MMG), originally known for publishing gay pornography magazines in the United States, and distributed by Larry Flynt Publications. The magazine readership is mostly blue-collar men in the American South and Midwest.
Dian Hanson, the magazine's editor for 15 years, described it as "the epitome of bad taste... a humorous magazine, a sexual sideshow." The magazine title, a slang term for breasts, has become the perennial punch line of any joke that requires a pornographic magazine. It is used by leading American media including Time Magazine, CBS News, and The New York Times as the immediately recognizable title of a pornographic magazine, without further explanation needed. After Juggs published a review of artist John Currin's exhibition in 1998, the magazine's approval was still being used to define the artist's work 11 years later.
Dian Hanson's years
Both of those magazines were published by MMG, which put out the majority of the gay magazines in America in the mid '80s. Juggs and Leg Show were put together by an all-gay staff, who didn't really care about them, but had lots of fun doing them. You could hear the hoots of laughter and derision.
Hanson began putting in pictorials of women modeled after the Venus of Willendorf, a prehistoric fertility symbol with enormous breasts and a massive belly, which she saw as a piece of early pornography for cavemen. Hanson stated the magazine's monthly circulation nearly doubled, from 85,000 at the time she joined as editor, to 150,000 by 1996. Hanson said that Juggs was seen as less threatening to women than many other pornographic magazines, who saw its less than perfect models as closer to themselves, and were more willing to submit their photographs there than to any other magazine she worked at in 25 years.
Heather Hooters has been a regular columnist since June 1994. Candy Samples had a regular column in Juggs from 1986 through August 2007. Kelly Madison has been a regular columnist since June 2002. Cartoonist Bill Ward wrote and illustrated an article a month for the magazine in his later years.
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