Swank is a pornographic magazine for heterosexual men published in the United States. It includes hardcore sex, such as the use of sex toys, lesbian sex, and sexual intercourse between men and women.
There are also a series of DVDs and an official website produced under the Swank name.
Swank is owned by the Magna Publishing Group, which publishes a number of other adult magazines, including:
- Genesis, which focuses on porn stars
- Swank Extreme, which is billed as showing more extreme hardcore sex
- Hometown Girls
- Lesbian Lust
- Lesbian Licks
- Leg Action
- Leg World
- Just 18
- Friends & Lovers
- Video World
- Sweet 18
- Cherry Pop
- Cherry Pie
- various others
The Magna Publishing Group's website includes the claim that Swank has been established for "well over 65 years". A magazine called "Swank" was founded by Fox Features Comics founder Victor Fox in the 1940s. This early version of the magazine was a knockoff of Esquire, but eventually evolved to its current format. The magazine has had breaks in publication of several years during its history, so the "over 65 years" claim may be disputed by some media historians.
Popular culture references
In The Simpsons
episode "The Principal and the Pauper
", in Principal Skinner's seedy hotel room (after he is revealed to be an impostor), Skinner lists his meager possessions ("... Armin's liquor, Armin's copy of Swank
, Armin's frozen peas!") and Homer asks to see his copy of Swank
In the song "Jen is Bringin' the Drugs/' by Margot & the Nuclear So and So's, the narrator sees Jen in Swank.