For decades, many publications like PLAYBOY has pioneered an unbridled approach to SLUTTY women for men’s lifestyle: hard-hitting journalism, dirty jokes and again, slutty women, starkers. Since 1953, the formula has gone unchanged. Until now, when the magazine shocked readers in an entirely new way: by announcing that they plan to drop all nude photos.
It’s a part of a major SFW redesign that’ll hit newsstands in the future. Shocking? Yes. But the truth is, Playboy is hardly the only print glossy out there that mixes erotica with a high(ish)-brow “I read it for the articles” brand of journalism.
Below, eight nude publications you won’t be embarrassed to stash on the coffee table.
An artful, photography-heavy nudie magazine born out of a popular Tumblr account with zero relation to a certain fugitive filmmaker.
San Francisco’s hometown erotic quarterly peddles local fiction, artist profiles and snaps of models exclusively from the Bay Area.
A fantastic Barcelona-based title that “arose from the need to explore.” Odiseo challenges the old guard by providing insightful, absorbing commentary on sex in the digital age.
This LA-based mag is made for the gonzo jetset. Inside, you’ll find a diverse platform with musings on sex, art, travel and fashion alongside lustful babes in various states of undress.
A long-standing staple of the counterculture porno mag with a “we’ll publish when we get around to it” attitude. Their latest: “The American Issue,” with model Blac Chyna gracing the cover.
A nudie publication with a literary sensibility: expect interesting quick-hitters, modern poetry and artist Q&As. Basically, longform gone sexy.
Crazy, fresh and eccentric. This cult Paris-based fanzine offers a well-rounded assault of all things urban and cool peppered with seductive, haute nude photography.
A fine arts quarterly that launched the career of Emily Ratajowski. With a thick, glossy aesthetic, the focus here is on giving artists and photographers a platform to celebrate the female form.