Title: The Polished Knob
Additional Title: The Magazine for Guys Who Like Guys
Editor: Gillitt, A.F.
Publisher: Boston, Massachusets: Planet 23 Productions
Publication Date: 1994
o Gay Men Sexual Behaviors
o Gay Erotica — Periodical
o Men—Erotic Photographs
The stories are of male-to-male sexual behaviors. Sexual acts include analingus, oral sex, anal penetration, and ménage a trois. Sexual scenarios involve fraternity roommates, two young adult friends, jogger, interracial encounter, Texas water hole, Russian in all-sleeper train, urine, exhibitionism, voyeurism, Air Force officer, airport’s rest room, and sex parties. The articles for this issue talk about John Edward Hoover’s transgender and homosexual behaviors, sex toy for men with vaginal vibes, and safety guide and social norms for cruising for sex.
Editor reviews Sex, Drags and Rock recording as entertaining. The LMNOP Funny Pages include comic strips, “The Chocolate Tunnel,” “Baby Sue,” and “The Bad and the Good Me.”
Images are of:
o Illustration of Edward John Hoover in women’s flight attendant’s uniform with long hair, shoulder bag, high-heel pump shoes (Page 4).
o Two Dr. Seusses with drawn whiskers are in sexual intercourse position of doggy style (coitus more ferarum)(Page, 7).
o A young man with side burns is sitting on a chair, naked from knee up, pants remains on the legs, with exposed genitalia, smiling and gazing seductively.
o A middle-aged man is photographed naked at outdoor meadow-scene (Page 11).
o A drawing of naked man with his right hand behind him and left hand touching his genitalia.
o Two naked young men are reclined, embracing, and masturbating (Page 14).
o Muscular man riding a motorcycle with leather gloves, straps, and hat, sunglasses, and tobacco cigarette in his mouth.
o A Young man sitting on a beach chair staring towards the viewer with only an underwear on and neckerchief, right hand on the abdomen and the left hand over the genitalia (pg. 21).
o A young man is standing naked with arm straightened and leans on an office desk looking down towards the viewers (pg. 22).
o Drawing depicts two men, one is undressing from his military (navy) outfit revealing his buttocks, and the other man is standing across naked with sailor cap and revealed genitalia (pg. 23).
o African descent man is sitting naked on a beach chair.
o A young man standing naked in a shower.
o “Knobs Worth Polishing” is a collage of photographs of men in law enforcement uniforms, sunglasses, tobacco, gloves, helmets, indoor and outdoor scene, hats, masturbations, and nipple plays (pgs. 26-27).
o Drawing depicts two men in leather outfits engaging in sexual intercourse with can beers and a pair of pants on the ground, inside a place named, The Stud (pg. 30).
o A young man reclines naked revealing genitalia, (pg. 31).
o A young man lying down naked on bed revealing buttocks with lower legs bent toward the ceiling (pg. 32).
o Naked two young men are sitting on a sofa. One man is holding the other man’s genitalia and applying some ointment (pg. 33).
o A young man is sitting on armless chair with only a shirt on that is exposing his genitalia is reading The Polished Knob (pg. 39).