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Mandate, Torso, Inches gay porn mags fold

Wed 13 May 2009 In: International News View at Wayback View at NDHA

US-based publishing company Mavety Media Group had decided to stop producing long-running gay porn magazines Mandate, Torso, Honcho, Playguy and Inches. Dated: Mandate magazine The oldest, Mandate, has been continuously published for over 34 years, starting in April 1975. The titles were hugely successful in a pre-internet era. The earliest gay magazines in the stable contained a mixture of articles and nude photos of men, but gradually the articles were dropped in favour of more graphic photospreads. Mavety's flagship straight title Juggs will apparently continue publication. Popular gay blog Boyculture says today: "The need for a printed magazine became lesser and lesser in the age of the Internet, where every fantasy is a click away." "It's the end of an era," one Boyculture blog reader commented. "I'm not surprised but saddened. Everything is going into the web."    

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First published: Wednesday, 13th May 2009 - 11:33am

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