A spanking magazine is a commercial erotic or pornographic magazine for adults with spanking fetish related contents.
Spanking photographs and artwork have been used to illustrate countless fetish-oriented magazines (on bondage, domination, slave-training, etc.) since the late 1940s.
Most notably, John Willie's comic serial Sweet Gwendoline. His other magazines, Eyeful (”Glorifying the American Girl”), Flirt, and Whisper (1946-1958) often featured risque spanking images and photos of Bettie Page.
From 1955 to 1959, Leonard Burtman's Burmel (Burtman & Himmel) Publishing Co.
Earliest examples include: Snappy Stories (1912), The Parisienne (1915), followed by Saucy Stories, French Art Classics, and Artists and Models ("For Art Lovers and Art Students,") in the 1920s.
These were succeeded by semi-slick pulp magazines in the 1930s such as Paris Nights, Follies, Ginger Stories, and Hollywood Nights.
put out Exotique magazine “Dedicated to Fads, Fashions and Fancies,” which ran for 38 issues.
London Life (1920-1960), published by New Picture Press in London, was a popular men's magazine with articles, humor, short fiction, and modest cheesecake photos of showgirls and film starlets.
A few single-issue booklets of spanking photographs date back to Paris in the mid-1930s.
But the evolution of specialized spanking magazines as ongoing, stand-alone periodicals would take several decades to mature.
But it is not until the period of the late 1960s to early '70s that stand-alone magazines on this subject began to appear. S., the foundation for spanking and other fetish periodicals was established by the first "girlie" magazines that emerged in the 1900s.
These offered risqué sex-related stories plus nude and semi-nude illustrations and photos.
Bizarre is distinguished by Willie's vivid, realistic artwork and fetish photographs, some of which were purchased from Charles Guyette's burlesque and BDSM equipment store.