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With its blend of brain candy and eye candy, it's easy to compare Adult, a magazine "of contemporary erotics and experience," to early Playboy. But Adult's mix of lit, pulp, and porn reflects a newer world where sex and sexual expression is for all, not something where men are subject, woman merely object, and everyone is straight.

Founded by a co-ed team of New York-based writers and artists, the first print issue of Adult appeared in fall 2013, featuring softcore photo ­essays, a report about visiting a dildo factory, a recipe for oyster omelets, an interview with horror director David Cronenberg, erotic poetry, and a citizen's guide to sousveilling the cops. Its first two ads are for luxury designer Marc Jacobs and the indie leftist mag The New Inquiry.

The second issue (minus the male founders) will be released this fall. The online version, adult-mag.com, provides lightly kinky and artfully amateurish photos amid first-person sex tales and meditations on the meaning of naked selfies.

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  1. Looking forward to seeing ENB in the centerfold.

    1. Looking forward to seeing SugarFree’s prose. I read it for the articles.

      1. Just wait until you read his fictional “interview” with Hillary Clinton.

        (shudders)

    2. My roomate’s aunt makes $71 /hour on the laptop . She has been out of a job for six months but last month her income was $12021 just working on the laptop for a few hours.
      You can try this out. ????? http://www.payflame.com

  2. A quick glance at their wares and it seems to be solely populated with pics of women sitting up in bed.

    1. Women sitting up in bed, and a site that seems like it is what sites like jezebel think they are. I think I mean that in a good way.

      1. Yeah but get out of bed already you lazy bitches!

        1. I think of that FoC song lyric, “I can’t go around loving everyone, I just wouldn’t get anything done”

    2. In their cramped urban hipster apartments that cost $3,000 a month.

    3. This porn needs moar porn

  3. Women are not merely objects? You libertarians and your crazy ideas.

  4. “Wait, there’s nothing in here but articles about managing your finances, eating healthy, and home repair!”

    “Hey, I *said* it was an adult magazine!”

    1. just looked at the site, home repair is more arousing.

        1. After which, he shows us how to do the caulking. 🙂

          Actually, that was pretty interesting. Although good luck to them in finding that exact shade of green when they try to repaint. Unless, of course, they plan on painting the whole kitchen, which they should probably consider (because it’s hideous).

  5. Hipster porn. I suppose it was bound to happen sometime.

    1. I though FoE was being snarky. He was absolutely right, it’s a bunch of girls (yes, girls) sitting up in bed.

  6. A sex-themed article by ENB. What a great way to start a Saturday.

  7. a newer world where sex and sexual expression is for all

    Finally, we are freed of our Victorian bonds!

  8. We really are in a new world where penis’ don’t go in vaginas anymore!

    1. Should we blame the Japanese?

  9. The only article I had even a fleeting interest it was a piece on David Cronenberg’s work, and even that was fairly meh.

  10. Ok, I felt I had to read one article to be polite to ENB. I mean, when someone offers you a meal you should at least try it, right? I read the Life Hacks article, and then I read the bios of the eight or so participants. Only one of them arguably worked for a living.

    1. Maybe you should rest now. I’ll make you some tofu bacon and a smoothie and then we can get ready for yoga class.

  11. “Adult’s mix of lit, pulp, and porn reflects a newer world where sex and sexual expression is for all, not something where men are subject, woman merely object, and everyone is straight”

    Wow, its just like a hybrid bicycle! Neither road-bike, or mountain-bike = too heavy to actually train with, too flimsy to take off-road, and best of all, it makes you look like a total douchebag riding one in public.

    Or, its like the earlier days of Vice magazine, only if you took away everything the slightest bit offensive and tailored it to self-important, politically-correct Vegan yuppies on the upper west side. Oh, wait – they already did that.

    1. It’s one of the least interesting online magazines I’ve ever seen.

      1. But maybe it could be a good place to find hipsters to shtup?

  12. I mean, I don’t get it, Big Dan. All these millennials seem to bitch about the lack of jobs post-college. It seems that the amount of twenty-somethings blogging and tweeting for a living is endless.

  13. I am also reminded of a quote from Norman Mailer’s ‘Armies of the Night‘ which i can never quite remember or find online, but goes something like this =

    “Hippies ruined sex by making it ‘free’; they tried to strip everything dirty, shameful and dangerous out of it, and consequently made it boring…”

    1. And completely apropos of nothing =

      While looking for the actual quote, i came across a review of Armies of the Night on “Hippy.com” (The Online Home for Hippies!)…

      [Mailer’s 1967 book is an intimate portrayal of the hippy anti-war movement and its key figures]

      …where the reviewer describes the Pentagon as being ‘octagonal‘ in shape

      I rest my case, your honor.

    2. As a great proto-hippie once said, there is no way of making a hedge grow like pruning it. There is no way of making sex interesting like repressing it.

      Once you stop repressing it, then it becomes boring and you have to begin the exhausting process of introducing progressively kinkier fetishes. And when those become normalized and boring, then you have to find new kink.

      And that’s how you get granny porn.

      1. “And that’s how you get granny porn”

        While i think you’re correct about the mechanism, I would dispute the inevitable path to Granny Porn via the progressive/politically-correct de-funkifying of sexuality

        “Once you stop repressing it, then it becomes boring and you have to begin the exhausting process of introducingcheating on your progressive beta-male boyfriend with your bisexual yoga instructor, then blog about it“”

      2. And when those become normalized and boring, then you have to find new kink.

        For me, that was Warty Hugeman. Now even that tingle is coming to an end. When I heard that the Doomcock? XXVII was coming out, all I could muster was a ,”meh.”

  14. where the reviewer describes the Pentagon as being ‘octagonal’ in shape

    Reality is for suckers, man.

  15. After browsing through some of the articles, calling this site “porn” in any way is a ridiculous stretch. Most of the articles feature no nudity at all. It’s definitely not on a par with Playboy (where they recognized the value of having an actual naked person to sell the magazine), because the writing is just not that compelling. It’s primarily a bunch of 20-somethings just talking about their boring lives.

    Thanks for the click bait, Reason, but I’ll stick with Porn Hub.

  16. My roomate’s aunt makes $71 /hour on the laptop . She has been out of a job for six months but last month her income was $12021 just working on the laptop for a few hours.
    You can try this out. ????? http://www.jobsfish.com

  17. From what I saw this is just a bunch of banally pretentious, faux deep tripe. After a few articles I started to feel like I should wear my little sister’s pants, look and smell like a homeless person, and drink crappy beer.

    1. “”banally””

      “ba?nally adv.
      Usage Note: The pronunciation of banal is not settled among educated speakers of American English. Sixty years ago, H.W. Fowler recommended the pronunciation (bnl, rhyming with panel), but this pronunciation is now regarded as recondite by most Americans: no member of the Usage Panel prefers this pronunciation. In our 2001 survey, (bnl) is preferred by 58 percent of the Usage Panel, (bnl) by 28 percent, and (b-n?l) by 13 percent (this pronunciation is more common in British English). Some Panelists admit to being so vexed by the problem that they tend to avoid the word in conversation.*”

      Which is to say, they’re ‘banally retentive

  18. I was contemplating one of these articles from Ye-Olde Vice Mag… where they conflate Do/Don’t Fashion Review approach with “Is/Is Not a Hate Crime?”

    Its awesome. They have people recite horror stories of abuse, and the editor blithely snaps HATE/NOT HATE CRIME while noting what they’re wearing.

    …and i thought of how the SJW/Prog-set are so enamored of the idea of ‘safe spaces’, a culture denuded of anything potentially offensive/disruptive/threatening, made tepid, harmless and politically-correct. “Safe” as an ideal.

    “Safe” sucks. Vice was best was where it bordered on horrifyingly offensive. Like their Q&A of Iraqi prostitutes during the US invasion. The same issue above featured a story about 12yr old girls who sing White-Power songs at state fairs. Vice was scab-peelingly un-safe.

    And now, the former editor who presided over that generation? Now has a magazine called “Apology” – which is a self-conscious effort to disown ‘unsafe’ and rejoin the progerati

    “It’s me apologizing for having been a part of this culture that rose up around Williamsburg in the early 2000s,” said Mr. Pearson…I guess what I’m talking about is moving out of the hipster ghetto,” he said, scrolling through proofs on his two MacBook Pros. “Can I make the semicolon interesting to people who used to be into the kind of stuff I did at Vice?”

    I truly hope not

  19. Did Youporn break or something?

  20. Reading these articles, sometimes Reason reminds me of that kid at the party that’s trying really hard to, you know, be “down” or whatever, but never quite gets it. Better off spouting off about austrian business cycle, everyone knows that’s what really gets girls…

    1. Better off spouting off about austrian business cycle, everyone knows that’s what really gets girls…

      I prefer to think of it as keeping it real. If the girl isn’t willing to accept you and your love of Austrian economics, she’s probably just another bubble-headed Keynesian whore. 🙂

  21. my classmate’s half-sister makes $71 every hour on the laptop . She has been fired for 10 months but last month her pay check was $18377 just working on the laptop for a few hours. pop over to this web-site….

    ?????? http://www.payinsider.com

  22. Finally, some libertarian content at a libertarian magazine!

  23. Finally, some libertarian content at a libertarian magazine!

  24. Seriously? You gave this dreck time and space? And the point of this article is? Free advertising or something? Is Reason looking for comment on a new format catering to Jonathan Gruber American morons?

  25. I started with my online business I earn $58 every 15 minutes. It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it out.

    ??????? http://www.jobsfish.com

  26. ? Good thing Reason has registration.

  27. God that was boring. I read the interview with the art editor boy, who wasn’t bad looking in the way any non deformed non morbidly obese 20 something usually is, and I could not even get interested in him.

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