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Gay pornographic magazines

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 homosexual men, although 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.

The following is a list of gay pornographic magazines, with country of publication and approximate period of publication, where available:

Table of contents

A-F

  • Adam: (Germany, 1990s - ?)
  • Adams Gay Video XXX Showcase: (U.S., monthly, 1990s – present) A magazine featuring still photography from and reviews of pornographic videos. Has gone from almost depicting sexual acts to actually depicting sexual acts in recent years. Published by Knight Publishing Corp.
  • Advocate Men: (U.S., June 1984- September 1997) Originated by The Advocate gay newsmagazine. Became Men in October 1997 and continues to present.
    • Also published All-American Man for international audience) December 1987 – Decembner 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.
  • All-Boy: (U.S., 8 times a year, 1999 – present) Focused on young men. Published by Color Ink Corp.
  • All-Man: (U.S., quarterly, Summer 1987 – October 1989 , bimonthly January 1990 – present)
  • Amigo: (Czech Republic, bimonthly 1999 – present)
  • Badpupppy magazine: (U.S., 2004 – present) Focused on young men. Affiliated with badpuppy.com wesbite. Published as "special editions" of All-Boy magazine (see above).
  • Black Inches: (U.S., 1996 – present) Focused on African-American men.
  • Blueboy: (U.S., 1975 – 3 issues, bimonthly January/February 1976 – August/September 77, monthly November 1977 – present)
    • Also publishes Classic Black Inches (2000 – current)
  • Bronc: (U.S., 1970s – 1980s?) Focused on muscular/rough men.
  • Canadian Male: (Canada, 1990s) This magazine focused on 'bear' type men, i.e., large, hairy men.
  • Colt (U.S., 1973 – current). Muscle.
  • Drummer: (U.S., 1975 – 1997) Focused on leather fetish
  • Dude: (U.S., 1997 – present)
  • Euros: (Germany, 1990 - ?)
  • First Hand: (U.S., 1980s) A 'digest' format magazine. First Hand had no photographic pornography, only erotic fiction and drawings.
  • Freshmen: (U.S., 1991 – present) Focused on young men.

G-L

  • G Magazine: (Brazil, 1998 – present)
    • 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
  • Heat: (U.S., October 1987 – 1995)
  • HIM: (U.K., 1980s - ?)
  • Hombres Latinos: (U.S., 1995 – 1999) Latino men.
  • Homens: (Brazil)
    • Also has published as special editions: Archivo Homens, Homens Billy, Homens Ninfetos, Homens Porn, and Homens Sodoma.
  • Honcho: (U.S., April 1978 – present)
  • Hot Male Review: (U.S., January 1983? – 1999?)
  • Inches: (U.S., March 1985 – present)
  • Indulge: (U.S., bimonthly March/April 1995 – present)
  • Iniquity: (U.S., July 1991 – 1997) Published by Casey Klinger.
  • In Touch: (U.S., 1972 – 2003?) Began as an "art and regional review" with little in the way of porn, monthly in 1974, seems to have become pornograhic bimonthly in 1975, monthly in January 1981, may have ceased publication at end of 2003.
  • International Leatherman: (1994 – 1998)
  • Jock: (U.S., monthly January 1985 – present)
  • Just Men: (U.S., 1983 – 1989?)
  • Latin Inches: (U.S., 1997 – present) Focused on Latino men.

M-P

  • Machismo: (U.S., quarterly 1993 – 1995, bimonthly August/September 1995 – Febraury/March 1997, 8 issues/year 1997 – 1999, bimonthly in 2000, quarterly 2002 -present) Focused on Latino men. 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.
  • Male Insider: (U.S., 1982 – 1993)
  • Mandate: (U.S., monthly April 1975 – present)
  • Manner Aktuell: (Germany, 1990s - ?)
  • Manshots: (U.S., bimonthly September 1988 – 1995, 9 issues 1996, 10 in 1997, 8 in 1998, 9 in 1999, 11 in 2000, 2 in 2001) A magazine featuring still photography from and reviews of pornographic videos. Published by First Hand, Ltd.
  • Men: (U.S., monthly, October 1997 – present. Began as Advocate Men in June 1984.
  • Numbers: (U.S., 2 bimonthly issues in 1977, then monthly 1978 – 2002)
  • Obsessions: (U.S., April 1988? – July 1997?) Published by Casey Klinger.
  • Playguy: (U.S., 1972 – present)

S-Z

  • Savage Male: (U.S., bimonthly June 1993 – 1995, 8 issues in 1996, 1 in 1997)
  • Skin: (U.S., 1980 -1996) A hard core (explicit) magazine with limited distribution.
  • Skinflicks: (U.S., 1980 – 1999) A magazine featuring still photography from and reviews of pornographic videos.
  • Stallion: (U.S., monthly April 1982 – June 1993)
  • Stars: (U.S., 1981 – 1997)
  • Stroke: (U.S., 1988 – 1998) Hardcore.
  • Thrust: (1995 – 1998)
  • Studflix: (U.S., 1984 – 1985)
  • Torso: (U.S., July 1982 – present)
  • Turner: (U.S., 1980s – present cross-over genre, popular in Japan, known as Takagi in sophisticated circles)
  • [2]: (U.S., bimonthly March/April 2001 – present) A more explicit magazine featuring photographs of couples simulating sex.
  • Uncut: (U.S., 1987 – 1993)
  • Unzipped: (U.S., Biweekly 30 Sept 1997 – 18 Jul 2000, monthly Aug 2000 – present)
  • Urge: (U.S., 1995 – 1999)
  • Vulcan: (U.K., 1990s?)
  • Zipper: (U.K., 1970s? – present). Now Zipper Hardcore.

Playgirl magazine (U.S., monthly 1973 – present) and Viva magazine (U.S., 1970s). Although targeted to heterosexual women, Playgirl and Viva attract a large gay male readership.

Sources: Some of the information here was obtained from Smut Junkies and Vintage Gay Magazines.








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