Muscle Mags & Soft Gay Porn at the Supermarket?

  • Starboard

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    Mar 24, 2008 3:54 AM GMT
    After shuffling through the latest Men's Health from the magazine rack at the supermarket, I ventured into some of the other fitness magazines alongside it. I can't remember the name of the particular publication but it had pages of full color pictorials that made me feel like a voyeur rather than someone who had innocently just stopped by to pick up a dozen eggs and some toothpaste.

    Right there on the same rack as Oprah and Better Homes and Garedens were oiled bodybuilders in Speedos spotting each other's squats and curls. First of all, who needs a spotter for dumbell curls, and why does he need to wear a Speedo?

    I know where to go when I want some good, wholesome porn and it's not the supermarket. Who's the target audience for these magazines?
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    Mar 24, 2008 5:43 AM GMT
    I think they're purely marketing rags. Basically catalogs for supplements which use fitness models going through the exercises as models wearing the so called effects of the products they're trying to sell. Some of the guys are nice to look at, but I agree that when I'm feeling raunchy I don't want it to be next to a little old lady examining produce.
  • GQjock

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    Mar 24, 2008 9:46 AM GMT
    LOL...I know the magazines that you're talking about
    Menshealth is the milder of the bunch but there are some that are pretty over the top
    Menshealth pisses me off a bit because they go way overboard trying to deny that a very big portion of their readership is gay
    the other ones basically cater to the closeted bodybuilders
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    Mar 24, 2008 10:22 AM GMT
    I think it's a problem when straight men start to think that we are somehow behind it and are trying to turn straight people gay.

    You can't blame em. The guys are hotter in mainstream mags nowadays. heh
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    Mar 25, 2008 1:32 AM GMT
    Starboard saidWho's the target audience for these magazines?


    Hmmm. Tough one. Oiled muscular guys in speedos. Spotting each other in the gym. No women visible anywhere. "For Men Only" as part of some magazine titles. Hmmm.

    I have no idea who the target market could be.

    ;)

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  • mcwclewis

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    Mar 25, 2008 1:43 AM GMT
    Excersice for Men Only is great icon_smile.gif
    I like the posters.




    Mens Health is definately the best for articles thought...
  • Timbales

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    Mar 25, 2008 1:48 AM GMT
    GQjock saidLOL...I know the magazines that you're talking about
    Menshealth is the milder of the bunch but there are some that are pretty over the top
    Menshealth pisses me off a bit because they go way overboard trying to deny that a very big portion of their readership is gay
    the other ones basically cater to the closeted bodybuilders


    You think they do? I find a lot of their information interesting, especially the stuff about women. It's like watching a documentary on The History Channel.
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    Mar 25, 2008 1:54 AM GMT
    Target Audience?


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    Mar 25, 2008 2:10 AM GMT
    LOL @ Paradigm. I think you got it icon_smile.gif

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    Mar 25, 2008 2:16 AM GMT
    When i was like... 14-15 Men's Workout was the most AMAZING magazine EVER to me! LOVED ITicon_twisted.gif (still do)
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    Mar 25, 2008 2:27 AM GMT
    Was the name Exercise for men only?

    I think that the target audience for these mags are both closeted married men and young gay-to-be boys. I know that before I came out and was figuring out that I was gay, I would get off on those exact mags.
  • Paperless_Pen

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    Apr 07, 2014 1:07 PM GMT
    DNA gay Australian mag has some pretty nice covers.
  • in_this_corne...

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    Apr 07, 2014 4:21 PM GMT
    After subscribing to Men's Health for 2 years, you will have every article ever published in the magazine.

    Same with Runner's World...but you only need that one for 1 year.
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    Apr 07, 2014 10:12 PM GMT
    jmusmc85 saidMen's Workout helped me realize my attraction to men as a child. I would secretly buy them and take them home to use as fap material. True story.icon_lol.gif


    +1
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    Apr 07, 2014 10:30 PM GMT
    And for us geezers it was the men's underwear in the Sears catalog. Oh the excitement. icon_confused.gif
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    Apr 07, 2014 11:14 PM GMT
    Muscle and Fitness and FLEX were my only source of Gay Porn in the early 90's.
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    Apr 07, 2014 11:22 PM GMT
    Not so much speedos as tight workout "shorts" reminiscent of '80s/'90s lycra/spandex workout shorts but with the tailored bulge enhancements of today's boxer briefs and squarecut swimwear; I recall "Exercise for Men Only" as the most blatant of the genre.

    Not that I wasn't browsing strictly for exercise tips. icon_wink.gif

    In '70s suburbia you couldn't even find Muscle Builder/Power (Weider's "Muscle & Fitness") in supermarkets; you had to go to newsstands, where I discovered, particularly at airports, (gasp!) "Blueboy."
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    Apr 08, 2014 12:14 AM GMT
    OMG
    MEN'S WORKOUT!
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    Wasn't that and Exercise for Men Only the same mag?
    Anyway, they even featured gay sex ads, thinly veiled as " needing a workout buddy?" Or for free workout tips with their "trainer," call this number, haha!
    It was so blatant it's funny!
    And yeah, I kept some of them as research , lol!
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    Apr 08, 2014 3:45 AM GMT
    Men's Workout didn't do much for me. The guys were too pretty looking. And they always did that corny pose, where they tug down on the front of their pants/shorts to be all sexy like. icon_lol.gif

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    I preferred the roided out guys in Flex, Muscle & Fitness, Ironman. Plus, those posing suits showed a lot more skin. icon_biggrin.gif

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    Apr 08, 2014 3:57 AM GMT
    xrichx saidI preferred the roided out guys in Flex, Muscle & Fitness, Ironman.

    I always liked the old Ironman; the really old one, with the yellow cover. I think the only color picture was on the cover. How could you ever forget Mike Mentzer; handsome face, and always showing a half hard-on.

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    Apr 08, 2014 3:59 AM GMT
    Yes, these mags are the gateway drug. God help us all.
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    Apr 08, 2014 4:04 AM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    xrichx saidI preferred the roided out guys in Flex, Muscle & Fitness, Ironman.

    I always liked the old Ironman; the really old one, with the yellow cover. I think the only color picture was on the cover. How could you ever forget Mike Mentzer; handsome face, and always showing a half hard-on.

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    I liked his build. He was THICK. He didn't have a lot of definition, but he was just walking lump of muscle. Oddly appealing to me. icon_biggrin.gif

    His brother wasn't too bad either.

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    Apr 08, 2014 4:12 AM GMT
    I prefer the underwear models in GQ
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    Apr 08, 2014 4:20 AM GMT
    xrichx said
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    xrichx saidI preferred the roided out guys in Flex, Muscle & Fitness, Ironman.

    I always liked the old Ironman; the really old one, with the yellow cover. I think the only color picture was on the cover. How could you ever forget Mike Mentzer; handsome face, and always showing a half hard-on.

    < img src="https://www.mikementzer.com/images/Mike_Mentzer_Oilfield.jpg">

    I liked his build. He was THICK. He didn't have a lot of definition, but he was just walking lump of muscle. Oddly appealing to me. icon_biggrin.gif

    His brother wasn't too bad either.

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    I swear they're both living Tom of Finland drawings!

    *fapfapfapfap!**
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    Apr 08, 2014 5:37 AM GMT
    ^I think they would have been great Colt models too. icon_biggrin.gif