Pros: Kinky, Variety of Fetishes, Hardcore
Cons: Expensive, A Little Thin
WARNING: The following is a review of an adult magazine and contains references to strong sexual content. By continuing to read this review, you agree that you are not offended by such material and are of legal age to view adult content.
The HUSTLER Way
There are two kinds of adult magazines, those that care about image and those that care about content. An elite few magazines (Playboy, Penthouse) can stand above the fray and sell their pages on image alone, while the others duke it out to provide the content that many consumers demand.
In the realm of porn, HUSTLER is the master of one-upsmanship. If the competition offers two cheerleaders getting it on, HUSTLER will give you five. If a rival wagers vaginal penetration, HUSTLER will see that and raise them some anal action. It is publisher Larry Flynt's competitive nature that keeps him at the head of the ever-growing list of raunch rags. If you're interested in learning more about the man behind it all, I suggest renting the movie The People vs. Larry Flynt.
Just as the title implies, TABOO is a fetish magazine that offers content deemed 'too perverse' by the mainstream porno mags. Rather than paying homage to a single fetish like their other specialty magazines (Leg World, Barely Legal, Busty Beauties), TABOO covers a variety of kinky endeavors that include, but are not limited to:
* Bondage (Ropes, Handcuffs and Muzzles)
* Domination (Dominatrix)
* Foot Fetish, Feathers
* Latex Attire
* Rough, Forced Sex
* S&M (Sadomasochism)
* Urination (Peeing), Golden Showers
* Voyeurism and Exhibitionism
It seems that everything is considered a fetish nowadays, but TABOO sticks to the classics.
Pictorials: Each issue of TABOO offers a half-dozen or so pictorials that represent an entire spectrum of carnal desires, from the classic latex shrouded dominatrix to the previously unimagined. For example, this month (September 2002) delivers the large-breasted Natalia donning a gas mask. (This is one outcome that the Taliban never could have predicted.) TABOO also boasts full oral, vaginal and anal penetration, as well as uncensored urination. If these sorts of things are your bag, then you'll love TABOO. The women are hot and the sex is extreme.
Letters to the Editor: Yes, even pornos print Letters to the Editor. But instead of finding meaningful debate, you'll find mostly self-serving praises of past issues.
Advice Column: If you have a burning question, this is where you can get some answers. Do you want to know how to become a dominatrix? An ideal sex slave? Look no further because TABOO's fetish divas will set you free, or tie you up. Whichever you prefer.
Comics: Adult comics have become obligatory in the world of adult magazines. The strips in TABOO remain faithful to the kinky nature of the magazine and add some inspired, if not twisted humor into the mix.
Advertisements: Like all adult-oriented magazines, TABOO pays the bills with ads for phone sex, movies and titillating toys. Compared to most other magazines, the ads consume a very small portion each issue. This is probably the main reason the cover price is $7.99.
You won't find much of that here! Noticeably missing are the naughty bedtime stories written by readers or 'professional' writers.
TABOO is a magazine that I purchase every once in a great while. Truthfully, pictures of women peeing or being spanked/restrained don't do a whole lot for me. But, it's always good to shake things up now and then. The cost of most magazines are on the rise, so $7.99 is a fair price to get the type of breadth and depth that TABOO offers. If you're a fetish-lovin' fool, then you're probably better off going with the annual subscription at a cost of $39.95 per year. When it comes to sex, HUSTLER always gives you the most bang for your buck.
If you made it this far without closing your browser, then you should seriously consider giving TABOO a go. You can always count on the HUSTLER name to give you the kink you desire with the quality you deserve. Even if fetishes aren't your thing, pick a copy up at your local newsstand on the next rainy day (that way you can don the hood if you see your former principal coming). As they say, variety is the spice of life.
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