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.

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):






Marketed to heterosexual women

Marketed to homosexual women

See also


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Summer 1987 - October 1989; bimonthly January 1990 - 2004. Originally published by Modernismo Publications (merged with Mavety Media in 2002).
  3. ^ "Issue Papers:Mexico Treatment Of Sexual Minorities". Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. April 1999. 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"" 
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ 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.'""