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MAP-related magazines have been published over many decades. Publications vary from erotica titles of the 1970s, thru first wave activist titles, and more recently, online copies which combine features with non-nude photography. The variety of material aimed at MAPs appears to be as diverse and sometimes cereberal as that found in the mainstream, if not more so.

The Dutch OK Magazine's 94th and final front cover (Web Archive)
Listing for the NVSH (Sexual Freedom) Youth organization: Kindervuist, in NIKS, 1982
Magpie
COQ Video (defunct and no longer operating) Mail Order Form

History

The first known publication devoted exclusively to minor-attraction was the scholary journal International Journal of Greek Love, edited in the USA between January 1965 and November 1966 by the famous numismatist Walter Breen.[1] According to the blurb inside the journal, IJGL was a "quarterly devoted to literary, historical, sociological, psychological and related studies centered around the phenomenon of Greek love, defined as the love between man and adolescent boy." Despite its small circulation, the IJGL managed to have a considerable impact on gay and lesbian scholarship. As expected, the best researched articles are those that have been most quoted. Jonathan Drake's article on boy prostitution in Turkey[2] remains one of the most cited sources for homosexuality in this country, while Hammond's article on Paidikion,[3] an anonymous 570 page pederasty manuscript ostensibly written by Kenneth Searight c. 1917,[4] and Bradley's survey of lesbian "Greek Love",[5] are two other contributions that have been discussed.

Between the late 1970s and early 1980s, in countries like Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden and the United States, taking advantage of a loophole that allowed the distribution of Child Pornography, were published some legal child porn magazines as such Lolita,[6] Piccolo, Boy and others.[7] In some cases, commercial producers such as Color Climax Corporation took over its distribution.[8] In the US were produced magazines such as Nudist Moppets, which showed naked children three to twelve, and Lollitots, which showed naked girls eight to fourteen years old. The USA made illegal in 1977 using children for pornography, however, some of those magazines had never involved any kind of sex act in the first place. Commercial child pornography ceased in Denmark in 1980 when Danish laws against it were passed.[9] The last child pornography magazines out of the Netherlands appeared in 1982.

In 1979 appeared the first issue of PAN: A Magazine About Boy-Love,[10] an international non-pornographic magazine about boylove published in English in Amsterdam by Spartacus, containing articles, photos of boys and other content of interest for boylovers. In total, 21 issues were published until December 1985. Experts such as Frits Bernard and Edward Brongersma submitted contributions.

During the 1980s, in parallel with the newsletters of the various boylove and minor-attracted people's organizations, many magazines were published more or less connected with these movements, such as Palestra[11] (1985) or Gaie France (1986–1993), gay magazine close to the French New Right, founded by Michel Caignet. Also published, were a large number of photographic journals: Backside[12] (1983–1985), Beach Boys (1985–1986), Eklat (1985) and Photokid (1986).

In 1987, Paidika: The Journal of Paedophilia was launched in the Netherlands - a scholarly journal, which took a positive scholarly approach towards the study of pedophilia (in the less age-bounded sense used by activists at the time).[13] From the beginning, Paidika was different from other pedophilia-related publications. It had a professional layout and an impressive editorial board which reviewed the submissions to the journal. During its nine years of publication, Paidika managed to remain faithful to Bullough's (1990, 320)[13] observation and publish a great number of well researched scholarly articles. D.H. Mader's study of pederasty in the Bible[14] and Robert Bauserman's cross-cultural study of boylove[15] are two much quoted pieces. Moreover, what we know about "pedophiles" like Karol Szymanowski[16] and Jacques d'Adelsward-Fersen[17] are through articles published in Paidika. The journal was sometimes attacked and discredited as a "pedophile magazine".[18] The fact that it had an activist aspect allowed many people to downplay the importance of research published in the journal. Bullough and others were attacked for being in its editorial board, while "Dr" Laura Schlessinger and others tried to discredit academics that have published or given interviews in Paidika, like Bruce Rind, Robert Bauserman and Ralph Underwager.[19][20][21]

In 1993, the Amikejo Foundation of Netherlands published the first issue of Koinos, a bilingual magazine in English and German about the beauty of male adolescents. It contains articles on art and politics, academic essays,[22][23] interviews, reviews of books and films, stories and photos of boys, with contributions from several professional photographers. Its name refers to the Koine Greek, the common standard dialect used during the Hellenistic period. It was published every four months and could be purchased through international order and a limited number of distributors in the Netherlands and Germany.

Between 2006 and 2010, the Swede Karl Andersson edited Destroyer, a gay magazine focused exclusively on boys and younger men.[24] The magazine, containing features, photos, essays, interviews, reviews, columns, culture articles and fiction, was printed and officially published in the Czech Republic, but distributed globally through its website. It has received a lot of criticism from the media and child-protection professionals for allegedly "sexualising" children,[25] but Andersson has been quick to defend his publication and gives interviews to argue against his critics.

List

This is far from an exhaustive list, and is biased towards English-language publications. See, for example, Frits Bernard's list of publications in 1985, mentioned in our external links at the foot of the page.

Print Magazines

In rough reverse chronological order of first publication.

Destroyer

Teen-boy content. Nominally a gay magazine.

Koinos Magazine

Defunct Dutch magazine in English. Photographic features on boys - non-erotic. Legal in most or all jurisdictions.

Gayme Magazine

Teen BL interest, with serious features. Said to have lasted 4 years or so, supported by and distributed by NAMBLA[26] staff:

"The person who edited the Bulletin in the early 90s, it's most high brow and critically favored period (as in numerous famous or quasi famous authors reviewed it and remarked on the great content), subsequently founded and edited Gayme. I think it was a sort of experiment to see how much traction a magazine could get with the gay community if it was aimed at TBLs and did not have the N word on the cover."[27]

Zeitschrift für die Emanzipation der Pädophilie

Published by Krumme 13.

Uncommon Desires

A very early girllove publication, going back to the late 80s.

IPCE Newsletter

Ipce's long-running publication. Activism, news and academia.

Corriere del Pedofili

Published in Italian by Gruppo P.

Paidika

Academic journal of pedophilia.

Minor Problems

Continuity magazine of the British Pedophile and Hebephile movement, following the closure of PIE.

L'Espoir

Centre de Recherche et d'Information sur l'Enfance et la Sexualité (CRIES), 1982-1986. Founded by Philippe Charpentier. It was destroyed in a sensational conspiracy trial which resulted in the extinction of any pedophile movement in Belgium and France. The group published the magazine L'Espoir.[28]

Befreite Beziehung (later Die Zeitung)

Deutsche Studien und Arbeitsgemeinschaft Pädophilie.

[29]

NAMBLA Bulletin and Journal

Now defunct. Long-running magazine of the historically pertinent activist organization. Available from NAMBLA, and some private archives exist.

OK and Martijn Magazines

The publication of Vereniging MARTIJN.

Ny Sexualpolitik

Published by Danish Pedophile Association.

Rockspider

Australian 80s magazine named after the local slang, equivalent to "nonce". Activism and defiance. Colin Nugent had what may or may not be the last copies seized by the government. AMBLA may also have had a publication.

Le Petit Gredin

French magazine targeted at boylovers.

Nusletter

Published by the CSC activism and information sharing organization. We have private archives.

Unbound

American pederastic journal from the 80s.

NIKS

Old Dutch Magazine.

Magpie

Publication of the Paedophile Information Exchange. They also distributed offshoots such as Understanding Paedophilia and Childhood Rights.[30]

Contact!

According to "Alcibiades", a former PIE member, this was a cheaply produced A5 newsletter for PIE which consisted entirely of members’ letters. After the 1981 PIE trial had rendered it illegal for rank & file members to communicate directly by post, this was the only means to enable them to hear one another’s voices prior to the advent of internet bulletin boards. Published from 1982/83, Contact! 6 resulted in the second PIE trial, of editor Steven Freeman and two committee colleagues, Roger Nash and David Joy, on charges of “incitement” to illegal sexual activities with children – it had contained a letter examining the question of intercourse. Nash and Joy (neither of whom were connected with the editing of that paper) were imprisoned in 1984. Steven Freeman left the UK prior to the trial to seek political asylum in Holland, but six years later was deported back to the UK and stood trial in 1991. He, too, was imprisoned, for “publishing an obscene article”. PIE wound up shortly after the 1984 trial, its committee too demoralized to continue.

PAN

Paedo Alert News. English language magazine published from Amsterdam covering news topics in the pedophile movement.

Spartacus International Gay Guide

Nominally a gay travel guide, but helped organize holidays for indulgent MAPs. Still published, but without its former associations.

Better Life magazine

1970s American precursor of the journals and newsletters released by later paedophile groups, “Better Life” (= “BL”) published in Beverly Hills California, was an A4 magazine of artwork, photos, essays and poetry. The Jan/Feb 1976 edition (vol 3/1) carried a Frits Bernard article “The Phenomenon of Pedophilia” (reprinted in the June 76 C.S.C. Nusleter).

Kalos

Pederastic revival journal - 1970s. One issue only.

International Journal of Greek Love

1960s pederastic revivalist journal.

Online Activism

Uncommon Sense

Activist webmagazine affiliated with Newgon, and coinciding with the early second-wave of the MAP Movement. Short-lived, but preceded and succeeded by a team blog of the same name.

Modern online Pedophile/Hebephile magazines

Modern online magazines tend to cater to MAPs with a low pedohebephilic AoA. This is thought to be because various "teen" publications such as XY Magazine, instagram accounts and popular culture outlets more effectively cater to high hebephilic AoAs, or are covertly designed with hebephilic MAPs in mind. In rough, reverse chronological order:

We Are Child Love

Proposed gender-neutral pedophile-oriented magazine mirroring the style of Alice Lovers. We are likely to be able to archive this magazine once it is published.

Ethos Magazine

Currently in publication. Pedophile-focused photographic boy content (SFW/candid and generally excludes teens) and serious features.

Alice Lovers and True Innocence Magazines

Girllove magazine covered in our article on its parent, Visions of Alice (archives available).

Modern Boylover Magazine (Boylover.net)

Boylover.net was known to publish a magazine, which went on after its closure, and is now archived:

Youth Attracted Network International

A short-lived effort in 2003. Little exists in the archive.

Fresh Petals

Defunct. Said by Thomas O'Carroll to be an online girllove magazine of the late 90s and early 00s, not much information exists about it.

Photographic/Erotica/Nudist Print Magazines (not currently published)

Little is known (or, perhaps shared) about these titles from the 1960s and 70s, however many such publications were circulated, featuring both boys and girls. Within Scandinavia in particular, they were said to operate openly and on a commercial scale, prior to Child Pornography legislation. Color Climax Corporation produced legal youth erotica in this era. Inside the pages of child porn magazines sold in the seventies and eighties at sex shops you could find the publishing company address and contact phone number as well as a copyright notice. Due to the small number of printed issues, it is believed that there wasn't a huge demand for them.

Naked Boyhood

"Naked Boyhood" - Nudist content published in the 70s by Lyric International, along with other titles listed.

Nudist Moppets

US Pedophilic age-range nudist magazine.

Zipper

An American Gay-Interest magazine that contained a lot of adolescent material:

Piccolo

(COQ) International - a Danish firm. Erotic magazine. Contained a mix of hardcore and softcore child porn photographs.

Boy

(COQ). Erotic magazine. "Boy", consisted of mere nudity, they also produced another magazine called "Uncle Joe".

Chicken

American Boy Erotica.

Boy Art Magazine

Photographic Journal - US.

Photokid

1986. French Photographic magazine.

Jean's

1985. French Photographic magazine.[31]

Backside

(Harold Giroux), 1981-86. Photographic magazine. ISSN 0755-1878.[12]

Beach Boys

1985-86. French Photographic magazine.

Eklat

1985. French Photographic magazine.

Lolita Magazine

1970-1984. Dutch Erotic magazine published by Joop Wilhelmus, along with Chick Magazine.

Anna and her Father

Also, "Bambina Sex", Danish magazines?

Lollitots

US magazine that showed naked girls eight to fourteen years old.

Martin

(Entis Verlag), 1990s. Photographic magazine.

Japanese Photo Journals

Japan was a late adopter of western Child Pornography legislation and its relative lack of sexual violence during this liberal period stands as a clear example of the ineffectuality of such laws. Photo journals have existed, which sometimes featured nude preteens - permitted, as they had no pubic hair. Nowadays, the trend continues, with worksafe idols type content.

See also

External links

References

  1. Norton, Rictor; Crew, Louie. "The homophobic imagination: an editorial". College English, Vol. XXXVI, nr. 3 (November 1974), pp. 272-290.
  2. Drake, Jonathan. "'Le Vice' in Turkey". International Journal of Greek Love. Oliver Layton Press, Vol. I, nr. 2 (November 1966), pp. 13-27
  3. Hammond, Toby. "Paidikion: A paiderastic manuscript". International Journal of Greek Love. Oliver Layton Press, Vol. I, nr. 2 (November 1966), pp. 28-37.
  4. Aldrich, Robert. Colonialism and homosexuality. New York: Routledge, 2003, pp. 280-281.
  5. Bradley, Marion. "Feminine Equivalents of Greek Love in Modern Fiction". International Journal of Greek Love. Oliver Layton Press, Vol. I, nr. 1, 1965, pp. 48-58.
  6. Howitt, Dennis; Kerry, Sheldon. Sex Offenders and the Internet. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2007, p. 75. ISBN 0470028009.
  7. Santiago, Pablo. Alicia en el lado oscuro (Spanish). Madrid: Imagine, 2004, p. 335. ISBN 84-95882-46-9.
  8. Jenkins, Philip. Beyond Tolerance: Child Pornography on the Internet. New York: NYU Press, 2001, pp. 31-32. ISBN 0-8147-4263-7.
  9. The Aftermath of the Great Kiddy-Porn Panic of '77.
  10. Califia, Pat. Public sex: The culture of radical sex. Berkeley: Cleis Press, 1994.
  11. Sommaire. Palestra, 1985. (French)
  12. 12.0 12.1 Marceau, Willy. "Backside". Le Petit Gredin, GRED, nr. 6, spring 1985. (French)
  13. 13.0 13.1 Bullough, Vern L. "Review of Paidika: The Journal of Paedophilia". Journal of Homosexuality, Vol. XX, nr. 1/2, 1990, pp. 319-320.
  14. Mader, Donald. "The Entimos Pais of Matthew 8:5-13 and Luke 7:1-10". Paidika: The Journal of Paedophilia, Vol. I, nr. 1, sommer 1987, pp. 27-39. ISSN:0167-5907.
  15. Bauserman, Robert. "Man-Boy Sexual Relationships in a Cross-Cultural Perspective". Paidika: The Journal of Paedophilia, Vol. II, nr. 1, sommer 1989, pp. 28-40. ISSN:0167-5907.
  16. Kennedy, Hubert. "Karol Szymanowski: His Boy-Love Novel, and the Boy He Loved". Paidika: The Journal of Paedophilia, Vol. III, nr. 3, winter 1994, pp. 26-33. ISSN:0167-5907.
  17. H. L., Will. "A Shrine to Love and Sorrow: Jacques d'Adelswärd Fersen (1880-1923)". Paidika: The Journal of Paedophilia, Vol. III, nr. 2, winter 1994, pp. 30-58. ISSN:0167-5907.
  18. Dallam, S. J. "Science or Propaganda? An Examination of Rind, Tromovitch and Bauserman". Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, Vol. IX, nr. 3/4, 2002, pp. 109-134.
  19. Salter, Anna. Predators: Pedophiles, Rapists, And Other Sex Offenders. New York: Basic Books, 2004, p. 64. ISBN 0-465-07173-2
  20. Whitfield, Charles; Silberg, Joyanna. Misinformation concerning child sexual abuse and adult survivors. New York: Routledge, 2002, p. 124. ISBN 0-7890-1901-9.
  21. Lilienfeld, Scott O. "When Worlds Collide: Social Science, Politics, and the Rind et al. (1998) Child Sexual Abuse Meta-Analysis". American Psychologist, Vol. III, nr. 57, 1998, pp. 176-188.
  22. Radical Reconsideration of the Concept of Child Sexual Abuse. Ipce.
  23. Youthful Sexual Experience and Well-being. Ipce
  24. Andersson, Karl. Gay Man's Worst Friend - the Story of Destroyer Magazine. Entartetes Leben, 2011. ISBN 91-633-6899-4.
  25. The Beautiful Boy, The Destroyer: Sexradikalers förhandlingar om tidskriften Destroyer – en intervjustudie om anständiga bögar, fula gubbar och sexualiserade barn. University of Stockholm. (Swedish)
  26. NAMBLA Pubs List
  27. and Gayme - Harry's Friend, BC
  28. "Les réseaux pédo-criminels en Belgique avant l’affaire Dutroux" (in French), Françoise van de Moortel.
  29. Duraz, Serge. "En Allemagne" (French). Le Petit Gredin, GRED, nr. 3, sommer 1983.
  30. O'Carroll, Tom. "The Beginnings of Radical Paedophilia in Britain". In: Paedophilia: The Radical Case. London: Peter Owen, 1980. ISBN 0-7206-0546-6
  31. "Livres et revues" (French). Le Petit Gredin, GRED, nr. 6, spring 1985.