Aside from being Thursday, today is Dirty Book Day. In honor of the occasion we’ve rounded up our favorite tasteful NSFW publications.

We’re constantly discovering new printed matter here at Selectism, and when we do, it’s rare we pass up a chance to share the things we love. In honor of Dirty Book Day, we rounded up a few of our favorite erotic arts and culture magazines. And, in the spirit of literary freedom, there’s no censorship.


Polanski

Polanski avoids the pitfall of being overly gratuitous and manages to strike that fine balance between creative photography and outright cheek (literally). The mag grew from humble beginnings as a Tumblr page to a specialty print publication offering erotica-tinged fashion and art. Each volume is printed in a limited edition of 500, so we’d advise moving quickly if you want to get your hands on a copy.


Treats!

Treats! is a perennial favorite of one of our editors and more than a few of our staffers. The magazine has become known for both its stunning editorials and its eye for up-and-coming talent. But even with the plethora of scantily-clad models dominating the pages, the content doesn’t suffer. Treats! works with a number of well-respected writers to produce timely think pieces that complement its well-conceived pictorials.

Bang!

Photographer Jonathan Leder and model and art director Amy Hood previously worked together on the “A Study in Fetishisms” zine. In the inaugural edition of “Bang!,” the two continue their partnership, taking a look at one particular cultural fixation: stripping. The volume features a witty, firsthand narrative from an exotic dancer–who may or may not be real–along with cinematic photography of women in various states of undress, all of whom consciously play up the stereotype of the overly-sexualized stripper.


A Study in Fetishisms

When it comes to the boudoir, many people have their particular little kinks. We’d describe “A Study in Fetishisms” as a visual exploration of these erotic compulsions. From buxom blondes to pin-up girls, coquettish lolitas and bondage themed portraiture, the slim black and white volume is a journey through the things that make men (and women) tick. It should also be noted that Fetishism’s is the joint project of Amy Hood and Jonathan Leder, both of whom are behind another favorite of ours, Bang!.


Lui

The majority of the NYC office does not parle français, but that hasn’t stopped us from indulging in “Lui”  Magazine. Between sumptuous product spreads and equally provocative editorials starring some of our favorite names in film, fashion and music, it’s hard to miss with Lui.


PureFilth

Do you like smeared eyeliner, straight up crotch shots and hard flips? If so, PureFilth is talking to you. The skate-centric zine features a collision of street art, boarding editorials, and nude pictures that venture into pretty pornographic territory. There’s definitely a certain aesthetic at play here, so if you’re looking for something more on the “classy” side, this probably isn’t for you.

Le Petit Voyeur

As its name suggests, Le Petit Voyeur is indeed for the watcher in all of us. The hefty volume is printed in Denmark and features a curated selection of the work of both well-known and under-the-radar visual artists from all over the world. Supporting the artistic content is a series of tastefully done nude and semi-nude editorials–some of which were shot by Alessandro Casagrande, who also frequently works with Polanski. The publication is printed and sold in a limited edition of 1000, so this is another one you’ll want to move quickly on.

Words by Stephanie Smith-Strickland
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