A contact magazine
is a type of classified magazine
that is largely or wholly dedicated to personal ads
. As well as publishing the personal ads, the publishers of contact magazines often run an anonymous mail forwarding
service that allowes advertisers to identify themselves only with box numbers
Many contact magazines are sex-contact magazines aimed at a readership of people looking for or offering sex. Specialist contact magazines also exist for those with specific sexual preferences, such as those seeking BDSM encounters, or the services of professional dominants or submissives.