Tuesday, May 20, 2008

magazine selection

At a location where the population is about 80-90% male, why would 50%+ of your magazine selection have shirtless men on the covers?  Granted, the magazines are all about "working out" and other seemingly manly things...but, it's my thought that these magazines are for a more homoerotic sort of working out.  I've long thought Men's Health to be a gay magazine...a lot of the muscle magazines appear to be even gayer.  There's even more skin on the covers of high quality magazines such as "Ripped", "Abs", "Reps."  It all looks like gay smut.  I have nothing against all the gay smut, but nearly everyone here is supposedly heterosexual.

7 comments:

Keith said...

Skin sells, be it male or female, plus I doubt it's only the men who eye those magazines. Besides men check each other out as well, and if not particularly sexually at least in a competitive way -- whose better built etc. (The same could be said for those women's magazines -- the ones no self-respecting man would touch -- that show sexy half, or less than half, clothed women. Does that mean they are secretely lesbian?)

Louis Winthorpe III said...

I saw the new Indiana Jones flick. I was entertained and had a good time.

Strap said...

does the magazine really have to show every dude shirtless? the content is usually trash, much like any other porn magazine...although in this case, they mask it under the guise of a manly activity.

Strap said...

does the magazine really have to show every dude shirtless? the content is usually trash, much like any other porn magazine...although in this case, they mask it under the guise of a manly activity.

Keith said...

I guess that would be debateable strap. Does the magazine need to show someone shirtless? My gut reaction is no, but then again, how does it affect you? And turned on or not, are you inspied? And does it any way repulse you? Honestly how does vieweing a well built man affect YOU personally?

Strap said...

my thought is that the producers of these mags shouldn't try to mask the intent. they're gay magazines, plain and simple...package them and market as such.

Anonymous said...

is there still don't ask don't tell in the forces. Have you grown your Village peoples mustache to fit in?