[Ads-l] boylie mag(azine): not in HDAS?

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Nov 25 21:14:19 UTC 2015

Indeed, not in HDAS.  And a new one on me.    Playgirl Magazine I remember (complete with "hairy chests and quiescent penises"), but boylies and eponymous mags, no.  


> On Nov 25, 2015, at 3:55 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> The Alternative: An American Spectator, Volume 9 - Page 14
> Saturday Evening Club, 1975
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> 1975 - ā€ˇSnippet view
> ... even a club of sorts (albeit no clubhouse): the "Penthouse/ Viva
> Leisure Club." (Viva is a spinoff from Penthouse; it is a _"boylie"
> magazine_, breasts and vulvae being replaced by hairy chests and quiescent
> penises. It is, incredibly, more banal than its sire.)
> This is, just as incredibly, the earliest cite that I can find of a term
> that's been around, IME, since 1959, considering how entirely obvious are
> its use, derivation, and construction. "Boylie Magazines" was the name of
> the gay section of the Los Angeles dirty-book store that I frequented. I
> heard "boylie mag" either on TV or in some movie, in the '60's. Further,
> IME, the boylie mags were the exact equivalents of the girlie mags: the
> models were young, cute, nicely put-together, but there were no
> hairy-chested, bear types. Of course, styles may well have changed between
> 1959 and 1975.
> Youneverknow.
> Note the writers pretentiousness: _vulvae_, but _penises_ instead of
> _penes_. OTOH, I like the use of "quiescent" instead of the banal "flaccid."
> I checked "boyly mag(azine)," too, and found only "boyly [Johnson, 1818:
> obsolete. boyish] heretick," from 1732.
> --
> -Wilson
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