Just a few weeks after Dirty Book Day, we take a closer look at the 7 NSFW magazines you should have scattered on your coffee table (or bookshelf)…

First featured on our sister blog, Selectism, we present a roundup of our seven favorite NSFW publications that also happen to be right on the money in terms of aesthetics and taste. In an effort to bring this expertly curated compilation to our own readership, we present the piece in its entirety.

Check out each entry below and dive into Selectism’s extensive magazine archive.

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.

Take a look inside Polansk Volume 4.

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.

Check out a behind the scenes cover shoot.

Bang!

Photographer Jonathan Leder and model and art director Amy Hood previously worked together on A Study in Fetishisms. 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 Fetishisms is the joint project of Amy Hood and Jonathan Leder, both of whom are behind the above favorite, Bang!

Lui

The majority of the NYC office does not parle français, but that hasn’t stopped us from indulging in Lui magazine on the regular. 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.

Take a peek at Rosie Huntington-Whitley for 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.

Enjoy PureFilth‘s latest NSFW teaser.

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 1,000, so this is another one you’ll want to move quickly on.

  • Photography: Thomas Welch for Selectism/Highsnobiety
Lead Photographer

Thomas Welch is the Image Director of Highsnobiety's New York Office.

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