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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.
- Februs (Pale Horse). ISSN 1368-3934. , London, launch 1994
- Finally Legal (Dowager). ISSN 1523-9292. , NY, launch 1999
- Fox (magazine) (PentaGraph). OCLC 37380477. , launch 1966
- Gallery (Montcalm). , launch 1972
- Game (magazine) (Top Sellers Ltd). OCLC 499486781. , London, launch 1974
- Genesis (Magna). , launch 1973
- Gent (Magna Publishing Group).
- High Society (High Society Magazine). ISSN 1075-0800. OCLC 18820931. (1976)
- Hot Asian Babes (Readcroft). OCLC 221147313. , Sydney
- Hustler UK (Cambridge). OCLC 3296086.
- Hustler (Hustler Magazine). ISSN 0149-4635. , Ohio, launch 1974
- Juggs (magazine) (1981)
- Just Girls (Paul Raymond Publications (UK) - formally, Model Directory)
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.
Many stars of gay pornographic videos appear in these magazines. See List of gay porn stars.
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):
-  (Specialty Publications). ISSN 1533-1679. , U.S., bimonthly March/April 2001–March/April 2008, a more explicit magazine featuring photographs of couples simulating sex.
- 100 Percent Beef (J&L Productions). OCLC 172511278. http://www.beefmag.com. , U.S., Bimonthly, The man's magazine about mature, masculine adult men.
- Adam (Darmstadt, H. Ferling). ISSN 0949-3417. , Germany, launch 1979
- Adam Gay Video Directory (Knight Publishing). OCLC 38084116. , U.S., launch 1980
- Advocate Men (Specialty Publications ). ISSN 0742-4701. http://www.advocate.com. , U.S., June 1984- September 1997, originated by The Advocate gay news magazine. Became Men in October 1997.
- Aimé (Brazil)
- All-Boy (Color Ink, Inc). OCLC 54432633. , U.S., Twice quarterly, launch 1999. Focused on young men.
- All-Man (Mavety Media Group Inc). ISSN 1083-2459. , U.S., quarterly, 1987 - 2004
- Alone (Brazil)
- American Bear (Amabear Pub). OCLC 35315498. , U.S., launch 1994, OOP
- Amigo (S.I.). OCLC 61049313. , Czech Republic, bimonthly 1999–present
- Anal Magazine. http://www.anal-magazine.com. , Mexico, 2009–present. Gay art and erotica.
- Atracción: (Mexico, currently in print)
- Atractivo: (Mexico, currently in print)
- Badpuppy magazine: (U.S., 2004–present) Focused on young men. Affiliated with badpuppy.com website. Published as "special editions" of All-Boy magazine (see above).
- Badboy (Killer Joe Productions). OCLC 54477864. , U.S., launch 1995
- Ball Club quarterly (Ball Club). OCLC 243406701. , U.S.
- Banjee: (U.S., 2003–present) Focused on African-American men. Published by Banjee Boi, Inc.
- Black Inches (Mavety Media Group). ISSN 1084-2462. , U.S., launch 1996, focused on African-American men.
- Boy nudist (May Publications). OCLC 38181883. , U.S., launch 1968
- Blueboy (Global Media Group). ISSN 0279-3733. , U.S., 1975 - 3 issues, bimonthly January/February 1976 - August/September 77, monthly November 1977–present
- Boys Mania (Brazil)
- Boys & Toys (Arturo Coste (editor)). , Mexico, launch 1994
- Bound & Gagged (Outbound Press). ISSN 1058-6849. http://www.boundandgagged.com. , U.S., 1987–2005
- Bronc (Blueboy). OCLC 37922031. , U.S., launch 1981. Focused on muscular/rough men.
- Bulk Male (Big Bull). OCLC 35668525. , U.S., launch 1991. Focused on large/overweight/obese men.
- Butt (Butt Magazine). OCLC 60413051. , Netherlands, 1990s - present. Nudes and interviews of gay celebrities, printed in black-and-white on pink paper.
- Call boy (London Enterprises). OCLC 317560949. , U.S., 1970s
- Canadian Male (Pink Triangle Press). ISSN 1487-7414. , Canada, 1996 - 1998. Focused on 'bear' men.
- Classic Black Inches (Mavety Media Group). ISSN 1535-055X. , launch 2000
- Colt (U.S., 1973 - current). Muscle. Originally published by Cadre Ltd. Changed to Colt Studio. Published by Isis III LLC d/b/a Colt Studio.
- Cybersocket. ISSN 1528-2333. web.archive.org/web/*/cybersocket.com. , U.S., 1996-2008. Directory of Gay Sex sites.
- Daddy (Ganymede Press). OCLC 54477921. http://www.charm.net/~ganymede/HTML/Homepage.html. , U.S., 1989–2009
- Dom (Brazil)
- DRUM (U.S., 1964–1967) December 1965 issue was the first U.S. magazine to show male frontal nudity
- Drummer (Alternate Publishing). ISSN 1055-7415. , U.S., 1975–2001, leather fetish
- Dude (Firestone Publishing). ISSN 1521-8686. , U.S., 1997–2003
- Dungeon Master (Desomdus). OCLC 30867315. , U.S., 1980s - 1991, SM fetish
- Erótica Gay Men (Brazil)
- Euros: (Germany, 1990 - ?) (ISSN 0947-904X)
- Explicit Gay (Brazil)
- Fetiche Gay (Brazil)
- First Hand: (U.S., 1980s) A 'digest'-format magazine with no photographic pornography, only erotic fiction and drawings. (ISSN 0744-6349)
- Fizeek (U.S., 1960s—see H. Lynn Womack)
- Flava Men (Lukebaby Productions / Flava Works). ISSN 1552-8057. , U.S., launch 2004, Black & Latin men, quarterly
- Flesh4Men: (U.S., 2005–present) Published quarterly by SoCal Media, Inc.
- Fotonovela Erótica Gay (Brazil)
- Fotonovela Gay (Brazil)
- Freshmen (Speciality Publications ). ISSN 1060-5266. http://www.freshmen.com. , U.S., launch 1991. Focused on young men.
- G Magazine: (Brazil, 1998–present) (OCLC 45184945)
- Also has published as special editions: G Action, G Best of G, G Bumbuns, G Fetiche, G Go-Go Boys, G Lolitos, and G Men in Underwear
- G Magazine: (Boston, Massachusetts), a.k.a. Gentlemen's Lifestyle Magazine: (OCLC 54477936)
- GASM (Gay Adult Stars Magazine) (Adam & Eve). , USA
- Gato (Brazil)
- Grecian Guild Pictorial (U.S., 1960s—see H. Lynn Womack)
- Gus: (France/European Union)
- Handjobs Magazine: (U.S., April 1991 – present)
- HIM: (UK, 1980s - ?) Additional edition as HIM Magazine (ISSN 0958-4285 )
- Hombres Latinos: (U.S., 1995–1999) Latino men. (OCLC 57378720)
- Homens (Brazil)
- Also has published as special editions: Archivo Homens, Homens Billy, Homens Ninfetos, Homens Porn, and Homens Sodoma.
- Homo Story (Brazil)
- Honcho: (U.S., April 1978–present) Focused on hairy muscular men. Published by Mavety Media Group, Inc. (ISSN 0733-5865)
- Hot Male Review: (U.S., January 1983? - 1999?) (OCLC 37978721)
- In Touch for Men: (U.S., 1973–present) Began as an "art and regional review" with little in the way of porn, monthly in 1974, seems to have become pornographic bimonthly in 1975, monthly in January 1981. In the late 1970s and during the 1980s, it had a lot of articles about possibly gay rock stars, and avant garde performance artists and models (such as John Sex and Peter Berlin (See issue #77, March 1983)), but since about 2000, it has focused mostly on photos of young twinks. (ISSN 0199-3259) Other titles: In Touch (OCLC 45247787, OCLC 47144732), I.T. for Men (ISSN 0744-8341). Published by Go West Media Group LLC.
- Inches: (U.S., March 1985–present) Focused on men with large penises. Published by Mavety Media Group, Inc. (ISSN 8756-6338)
- Indulge: (U.S., bimonthly March/April 1995–present) Published by Go West Media Group LLC. (ISSN 1093-7900)
- Iniquity: (U.S., July 1991 - 1997) Published by Casey Klinger. (ISSN 1057-8366)
- Instigator (U.S., 2006 -) Leathermen, Domination, Fetish Published by IXA Media
- International Leatherman: (1994–1998) (ISSN 1073-0168)
- Íntima & Pessoal (Brazil)
- Jock: (U.S., monthly January 1985–present) Published by Global Media Group, Ltd. (ISSN 1054-934X)
- Júnior (Brazil)
- JustUsBoys Magazine (): (Canada, 2005–present). Bimonthly magazine with circulation of 100,000 copies. Distributed in the US and Canada. A free gay guide to the sexy side of the internet. Published by JUB Media, Ltd.
- Just Men: (U.S., 1983 - 1989?) (Tux Magazine—Hudson Communications, publisher) (OCLC 37979647)
- Latin Inches: (U.S., 1997–present) Focused on Latin men with large penises. Published by Mavety Media Group, Inc. (ISSN 1094-4265) website
- Latino Fan Club: (U.S., 1999 - 2003?) Focused on Latin men. Ceased publication in 2003. Published by Latino FC d/b/a Latino Fan Club. (ISSN 1524-2099 )
- Lolitos G (Brazil)
- Lover's Men (Brazil)
- M1: (Taipei, Taiwan, quarterly Summer 2005–present). Focused on Asian men. Primarily features the work of Chinese photographer Adu. Published by Adu Vision Studio Co. Adu Vision Studio
- Machismo (Princeton Publishing). ISSN 1091-1308. , U.S., quarterly 1993 - 1995, bimonthly August/September 1995 - February/March 1997, 8 issues/year 1997 - 1999, bimonthly in 2000, quarterly 2002 onwards. Focused on Latino men.
- Macho Sex (Brazil)
- Magic Sex (Brazil)
- Male Insider (Macho Publications). OCLC 37980306. , U.S., 1982–1993
- Mandate magazine: (U.S., monthly April 1975–present) Published by Mavety Media Group, Inc. (ISSN 0360-1005)
- Männer Aktuell: (Germany, 1990s - present)
- Manorama (U.S., 1960s -- see H. Lynn Womack)
- MANual (U.S., 1960s -- see MANual Enterprises v. Day  and H. Lynn Womack)
- Manshots (First Hand). OCLC 30846924. , U.S., bimonthly September 1988 - 1995, 9 issues 1996, 10 in 1997, 8 in 1998, 9 in 1999, 11 in 2000, 1 in 2001, featuring interviews, still photography from and reviews of pornographic videos. OOP
- Master (Tuxedo Books). OCLC 38255615. , launch 1964 OOP
- Men (Specialty Media). ISSN 1097-3370. , U.S., monthly, Oct 1997 - Nov 2009, began as Advocate Men in June 1984
- Men's Love (Brazil)
- Numbers: (U.S., 2 bimonthly issues in 1977, then monthly 1978 - 2002) (ISSN 0279-3725)
- Obsessions: (U.S., April 1988? - July 1997?) Published by Casey Klinger. (ISSN 1058-0522)
- OK Magazine (Brazil)
- Original Plumbing: (U.S. Quarterly Issues Fall 2009 to Present) Focused on Sexuality and Lifestyle of Female to Male Transgender Men. Photographs and Essays. Published independently by Amos Mac and Rocco Kayiatos out of San Francisco, California. http://www.originalplumbing.com/
- OG (Oriental Guys) (Edcoll Productions). ISSN 0818-6065. , Australia, 1989–2004
- Physique Pictorial (1951–1985) published by Bob Mizer, founder of Athletic Model Guild
- Planet Sex Gay (Brazil)
- Playguy (U.S., August 1994 - October 2009)
- Porn (Brazil)
- PRiDAR published by IPAP Adult Media, International, launch January 2011. Monthly free online publication http://www.pridar.com/
- Q-eros (México, 2000–2009) Contains erotic photos, issues related to AIDS and human rights as well as free classified ads. Editors F. Lagunes, G. Gutierréz, A. Rocha.
- QX MEN http://qxmen.com/ (Firststar). , U.K., launch 2006. Monthly publication on-line and in print.
- Relatos Eróticos SLT (Brazil)
- Reportagem Proibida (Brazil)
- Savage Male (SM Publications). ISSN 1082-9067. , U.S., bimonthly June 1993 - 1995, 8 issues in 1996, 1 in 1997
- Sex Boys (Brazil)
- Sex Boys Brasil (Brazil)
- Sex Boys DVD Magazine (Brazil)
- Sex Herald (Sex Herald). ISSN 1933-4247. http://www.sexherald.com. , various frequencies, 2004–present
- Sex Symbol (Brazil)
- Sex With Men (Brazil)
- Sexy News (Brazil)
- Shōnen Ai no Bigaku (AV Comics). , Japan, explicit shotacon magazine, 2003-current
- Skin (Unique Publications). OCLC 37980569. , U.S., 1979–1996, A hard core (explicit) magazine with limited distribution.
- Skinflicks (Magcorp). , U.S., 1980 - 1999 A magazine featuring still photography from and reviews of pornographic videos.
- Spartacus (Brazil)
- Stallion (Stallion Publications). OCLC 271451155. , U.S., monthly April 1982 - June 1993
- Stars. ISSN 0744-6888. , U.S., 1981–1997
- Straight to Hell: The Manhattan Review of Unnatural Acts (Boyd McDonald). OCLC 31201135. , U.S., 1971–1990, True sex stories submitted by readers; edited by Boyd McDonald. This small magazine became a cult favorite on the New York art scene.
- Stroke (Magcorp). OCLC 188055192. , U.S., 1984–1998, Hardcore.
- Studflix (Fan Magazines). , U.S., 1984–1985
- Sui Generis (Brazil)
- Thrust (Jaybird Enterprises). OCLC 49890446. , launch 1969
- Torso (Mavety Media Group, Inc). ISSN 0733-5865. , U.S., July 1982–present
- Trim (U.S., 1960s -- see H. Lynn Womack)
- Tudo Dentro (Brazil)
- Über (Brazil)
- Uncut. , U.S., 1987–1993
- Unzipped (Speciality Publications ). ISSN 1096-2182. , U.S., Biweekly 30 Sept 1997 - 18 Jul 2000, monthly Aug 2000 – Mar 2010, originally published as Advocate Classifieds biweekly 1 December 1992 - 16 September 1997.
- Urge. ISSN 1104-7080. , U.S., 1995–1999
- Vulcan (Millivres Prowler Group Ltd). ISSN 0958-4293. , UK, 1980–2004
- XXX Showcase (Knight Publishing). , U.S., 1993–present. Contains hard-core images from and reviews of adult gay pornographic films.
- Zipper (Zipper). OCLC 30901165. , UK, 1970s? - 2006. Now Zipper Hardcore.
Marketed to heterosexual women
- Australian Playgirl (Tadevan Holdings). OCLC 221922446. , Australia, launch 1993
- Filament. , U.K., launch 2009
- Playgirl (Federal Publications). ISSN 0816-164X. , Australia, launch 1985
- Playgirl (Playgirl). ISSN 0273-6918. http://www.playgirltv.com. , U.S., monthly 1973 - 2009
- Sex Herald (Sex Herald). ISSN 1933-4247. http://www.sexherald.com. , various frequencies, 2004–present
- Viva (Viva International). ISSN 0149-4473. , U.S., 1970s
Marketed to homosexual women
- ^ Also published All-American Man for international audience) December 1987 - December 1990, Men of Advocate Men October/November 1985 - September 1989, Male Pictorial October 1989 - February 1993, and Advocate Classifieds biweekly 1 December 1992 - 16 September 1997. Advocate Classifieds became Unzipped.
- ^ Summer 1987 - October 1989; bimonthly January 1990 - 2004. Originally published by Modernismo Publications (merged with Mavety Media in 2002).
- ^ "Issue Papers:Mexico Treatment Of Sexual Minorities". Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. April 1999. http://www2.irb-cisr.gc.ca/en/research/ndp/ref/index_e.htm?docid=108&cid=0&sec=CH05. Retrieved 2009-05-14. "Boys & Toys, for gay men, was founded on 4 October 1994, and focuses mostly on entertainment but also contains erotic photos, some coverage of issues related to AIDS and human rights as well as free classified ads (Coste 9 Mar. 1999). It has an average circulation of 10,000, about 55 per cent in DF. The editor of Boys & Toys, Arturo Coste, stated that the magazine has periodically been threatened by the federal Ministry of the Interior (Ministerio de Gobernación) with being declared an illicit publication, which would mean a distribution ban, because it contains explicit erotic text and photos. So far the threat has not been carried out, but according to Coste Boys & Toys "has to be careful""
- ^ Machismo was originally published by G.T. Publishing, Inc., but was taken over by Princeton Publishing Inc. in 1996. "Latino Fan Club" contributed much of the content. In 2001, Machismo was taken over and revamped by Global Media Group Ltd.
- ^ R. Thomas Umstead (2003-11-17). "A 'Playgirl' for Adult TV". Multichannel News. http://www.multichannel.com/article/79434-A_Playgirl_for_Adult_TV.php. 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.'""