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For the majority of women, FHM has long been seen as nothing more than soft porn, to be grouped together with the likes of Nuts, Zoo and Maxim as a typical men's magazine with a main of semi-nude women and a side order of cars, football and a strange fellow in Mongolia who one day decided to eat his own testicles.
However, if any of these women sat down and actually read an issue of this publication they would see that it has much more to offer. Now I'm not going to pretend that the women on the cover and indeed throughout are not one of the main attractions, that would be ridiculous. Evidence of this is given by the magazines annual 100 sexiest women issue. which prompts men of all ages discuss whether they agree with the rankings or not. Although there may be some differences in opinion, for the past couple of years, Cheryl Cole has had the top spot and I'm sure that most men won't have any argument with that. The magazine also runs a high street honeys competition each year, which features young ladies from all over the country.
However, FHM is also packed with articles on a number of topics that are relevant to the modern man including skincare,sex, fashion and fitness. With a recent issue reviewing which moisturiser and shaving technique combination produced the best results. There are also lots of real life stories which make for excellent reading.
It is also worth noting that when reading through, you realise that the whole concept has it's tongue firmly placed in it's cheek. It doesn't take itself too seriously, which is refreshing. The magazine is normally on sale for around £3, this can go down or up depending on the issue. It can be purchased from most newsagents and supermarkets as well as online in the form of a 12 or 6 month subscription
To be honest, I think most of the readers of FHM aren't just looking for pictures of gorgeous women. Such images are readily available in many other, much cheaper magazines or indeed a simple internet search where the woman are a lot more exposed. Whilst these pictures are an attraction, they only open the door, FHM is bursting with content that keeps that door open and keeps readers coming back.
With the fact that this magazine is generally filled with pictures of scantily clad gorgeous women from around the world often massive celebrities as proved by the picture dooyoo have provided of Mariah Carey posing on the front cover of the magazine. It has been very much deemed without hesitation from the general public that this magazine is a porn magazine with the ranks of nuts, zoo and others. Banished to the top shelves of newsagents and considered taboo to read them in public.
Now I won't disagree that this doesn't treat women in the same way that some of the other aforementioned magazines but it does this as the same way the general public sees on adverts of TV everyday and all over the web just to name a few places. This magazine has certainly never posted photos of anything worse that children can easily access simply by turning on the TV. And at least this magazine offers an interview with the models in the photos, going a small way to proving that these girls are still human too.
In my opinion FHM provides a guide to the way a modern man should live his life, spattered with sections on fashion, reviews on new media, eating healthily, working out, and attracting woman our all features that are regulars in this magazine. Along with these come fantastic jokes, stories and do it yourself guides which I find fantastic and 99% of the time really more interesting than the sections of some of the girl's pictures, however these are always an added bonus that I am certainly not complaining about.
I love this magazine and honestly wish that it was just a little less taboo. And wish people would reconsider there first impressions on it.
FHM is probably the most upscale lads mag on the market, given its soft porn competitors like Nuts and Zoo. It is more like a blokey version of Cosmo or Heat, while also having racy, if clothed, pictorials of famous women, like Mariah Carey as in the product image.
I never buy magazines like this (and frankly if I want to ogle women, I probably want to see them naked, and so will load up a web page or two...), but that doesn't mean my friends haven't, and so I have had a fair glimpse at a couple when I'm bored. In much the way as women might sit around and read Cosmo to one another, I have done this with guys before, strange though that might sound.
I will give the magazine credit, though, for not being as trashy as its other, lower-market versions; it is quite well designed and appears more robust. It also has celebrity-based articles and also lifestyle ones, making it more than just a skin mag, although a large amount of the articles are about sex, and the sex tips section is very reminiscent of Cosmo (although I'm surprised they believe male pride is diminished enough that we will take sex tips!), while the letters page is a lot like Cosmo, with some very strange, tenuously believable folks writing in with their semi-plausible scenarios.
I'm hardly the target audience for this type of thing, but it does have a certain feral charm even if I would never buy it. It's the least sleazy of the lad's mags, but at the same time the writing style is still very basic and there's not much effort put in, really.
FMH is the magazine for men (as the name itself tells you with the letters meaning For Him Magazine) with the offerings aimed simply for the young men around town.
The magazine itself is out monthly and offers up a great deal of well thought out and put together articles that are interesting and a great read for your journey to and from work.
The magazine is normally priced around the £3.50 range but the most recent offering was £2.50 which is excellent value for money with the quality of read on offer but if you are looking for even better value then take a look at their website to get a subscription to make yourself an even bigger saving with the magazine (upto 74%) delivered straight to your door to save you the hassle of needing to head to the shops and pick this up.
So what does the magazine offer? The offerings include sports, laughter, ladies, style, gadgets, reviews, movies, music, interviews and more with all of the articles who know what they are talking about and are excellent at the way they present it all to you.
The magazine offers well put together editions each time with excellent quality pictures, photos and articles and the magazine coming in 2 sizes (normal or travel size) and overall it is simple an excellent read.
- Great magazine for men
- Excellent pictures, photos and articles
- Brilliant, upto date and relvant offerings
- Great value for money with subscription making it an even cheaper option
- Brilliant for travelling read that you can pick up and read and know where you left off
This is an excellent magazine and one of the favourites amongst the guys with excellent quality on offer in every issue.
Being female and not into looking at naked ladies FHM is not somthing I would have thought I would be reading or writing a review about. However my friend takes so long to get ready that I am happy for any distraction available while waiting to go out.
Obviously I skip over the nakedness so cannot comment on that but some of the articles in FHM are actually interesting to read. Some 'ladies confessions' are hilarious, I swear these girls must make it up but i guess that is all part of the appeal?
FHM does seem to have loads and loads of adverts though, like they seem to take up about half of the magazine.
There is also a grooming and mens fashion section which always seems quite good not that I can get any tips from it.
The bit I enjoy most about the magazine is the real life sections, some of them are hilarious, others can only be described as gruesome, but always a good read.
I used to buy FHM when it first came out and eventually subscribed to it for a couple of years, i used to look forward to it ariveing and really enjoyed allot of the articals especially the real life stories etc. However after a while i thought that the qaulity of of the articals was not up to the origonal standards and the magazine was becoming more of a fashion guide with more and more advertisments. i found that when we first started getting FHM that it kept me entertained for a couple of weeks picking it up and reading an odd artical or story at a time which was great but then i found that after reading the jokes and one or two interesting bits i was not getting much out of it anymore. We stopped our subscription, a few months back we were asked if we were interested in a promotional offer to start up our subscription again it was a good offer so we took them up on it, After getting my first couple of copies i have to say i am not impressed and when my contract is up i will cancel it again as it has in my opinion not improved.
Time to clear something up with you females reading this review here.
FHM, on the outside, COULD be mistaken for a 'Top Shelf' magazine. It isnt. Thats simply a reputation that this magazine has garnered for no explainable reason.
The cover may show an attractive woman on the front, not leaving much to the imagination. But, this is a Mens Magazine. It used to have men on the front, but then it was thought that men might actually like to know about Celebrity women and their lifestyles and more. But, again, that isnt all this magazine is about.
It contains sections about mens health, which have included in the past the correct ways to check a males prostate for Cancer, as well as details on other diseases, which can include Sexually Trasmitted Diseases, Cancer and Strokes, yet many still look down on this magazine as being 'trashy' and as belonging on the Top Shelf.
I couldnt disagree more. I was once a subscriber of FHM, and learned a lot from the magazine itself, and also had the chance to see other peoples views on what matters to a Bloke, like the current fashion, as well as aftershave, Films, Music, Technology and even the best jokes of the month.
Back then, it was at the £2.50/£3 Mark, and I havent bought it since, given the Girlfriend wouldnt allow it.
The only alternative to this magazine is Maxim, which is a little more focal on the Female of the Species, but still has the relative information a bloke will require to get through life.
At the end of the day, if your in a relationship, you should really ask if your Girlfriend, Wife or partner is okay with you reading this magazine, given the slightly sexual nature of the photos contained. If not, then you dont have to. Either way, FHM is definitely something every Guy could do with, given its up-to-the-month news and tips on enhancing your life. Sadly, many women are against the idea of that.
Maybe its a conspiracy for women to kill off the Male sex. Hehe.
I will write something about a magazine that at first for me is just about sex, boobs and men's sexual fantasies. I'm an Asian that is a little bit conservative when it comes to my body, and seeing other women "exploiting" their body is just a big thing for me. FHM created a big fuss here in our country (Philippines), we are known as a very religious and conservative once. The people are not yet ready when the mag came out that's why religious and conservative groups condemn the people behind it. I admit that I was one of them before, you can't blame me its in our culture and in our society that the body must be respected and part of it is keeping it out from everybody's eyes.
Out of curiosity I purchased one, upon seeing one famous young artist here in our country with her most seductive poise. In her two piece underwear or I shall say suit, I found the picture very sexy yet in not in an offensive way. Maybe that's what they say "ART", seeing the things that will captivate your eyes. I think this is what they say, it has to be done creatively and artistically, good facial expression, curves and good camera shots.
GOOD READING MATERIAL
The articles written in the mag is not what I expected to read, maybe staff FHM thought that Filipino's are still conservative even in this century. The articles is just about playing with your minds and just being naughty, the idea of being obscene is in a person's mind.
Right now for me FHM is just about entertainment and learning, the sexy pictures are just spice or just a marketing idea. Behind it are good writers and some naughty once but all in all the mag simply just want us to entertain and learn about things that we don't usually or we are not open to talk about. I think the company are responsible enough to know their limitations and the country's value, I just wish that they will just stick about being naughty and entertain people. Reading the mag doesn't changed my value, but it change my view about being sexy and being naughty.
Still not recommended for teenagers.
FHM is a pretty long running men's mag, that has long been branded soft porn. But in comparison to the pure nudity available in other mags such as Nuts this is a rather more mature gentlemen magazine. Aside from the delicious looking pin up beauties it also holds some pretty decent reviews and celebrity interviews, that are far more advanced then the tat seen in women's mags where the most immature and unnecessary questions are asked. I am now a yearly subscriber and in comparison to the prices of other UK magazines of a similar quality this has to be a pretty good deal (31 quid for a 12 issue subscription) also they have a very clean cut and useful website which is filled with decent competitions such as winning a Range Rover sport!
Although as the title suggests For Him Magazine, this mag is just as appealing to women - with my other half picking up my copies more often then me sometimes! All in all, try one copy, if its for you...you'll know.
Better than Playboy, better than any car magazines, better then any porn magazine, sometimes even better then internet. This is for me FHM.
In my life I have read a lot of magazines, even been subscribed to some, but to none of them wasn't been so loyal like FHM- witch I'm still reading. And I know that I will read it for many years to come. Every year I buy their calendar and put it my wall, I find it the most sexy of this kind of calendars.
FHM is a global magazine, but in every country that it being distributed they have their own staff of journalist, editors, photographers and other must persons in magazine editing team. This team brings you local and global news and articles. They bring you photos of domestic or foreign beauties. There articles are amusing, informing and well written, so that they manage to present you the most boring and doll subject in the easy enjoyable style.
And not just man, a lot of mine female friends like to read this magazine. They find stories funny, they "criticize" the girls in the pictures and laugh at what we "real man" enjoy.
And what is another good thing about this magazine is that it doesn't bring and enforcing you that "healthy and muscular" life style. That fitness tips, weight loss tips, metro sexual fashion - just plain man!!
I would definitely consider FHM as soft porn, on their website and in their magazines. The graphical imagery of females is very tasteful.
I don't tend to buy the magazines but have had a read of my friends FHM magazines in the past and it becomes obvious that its not all about nude models as they have real life stories and celebrities talking about their lives etc, which can be an interesting read.
I have become a little against magazines lately though as I feel that we are fed an image of the perfect women/man and we want to be like this, even though there is probably much enhancement with touch-ups and plastic surgery (e.g. boob jobs) to obtain 'THAT LOOK'. I personally suffer the depression of my girlfriend when she looks at these magazines as she gets quite upset and feels that she's not adequate because she doesn't have the same figure as the women in the magazine.
The magazine is definitely designed for men; hence FHM stands for 'For Him Magazine'.
Good magazine, interesting interviews and pictures. The FHM site also contains similar content, but for free, therefore it's also worth a look if you don't want to buy the magazines.
Mariah Carey isn't looking too bad in that photo on this website of the FHM Mag haha
I've never really gotten on with womens' magazines. Personally I'm not obsessed with dieting and celebrity sightings, and they seem to feature not much else. Really I'm a bit of a tomboy - sure, I dress a bit girly and like to go shopping and have a gossip sometimes, but having spent most of my life in the company of boys I tend to have a blokey sense of humour and don't mind getting my hands dirty occasionally.
Which is why, one day in the pub, I picked up a copy of FHM for a laugh and ended up really enjoying it. Here's why:
- The general tone is light and tongue-in-cheek, and the jokes frequent and hilarious
- Interviews are often with personalities I actually want to read about
- Loads of funny pictures and internet links
- GORE and RUDENESS
- Cool science and gadgets
- The tendency to treat women with tremendous awe and respect - half the issues have some feature on how to pleasure your girlfriend
Of course, not being a lesbian I'm not too interested in the pics of scantily-clad ladies. But then, there's not all that many of them, and the girls are usually wearing nice lingerie I can get ideas from ;)
All in all, FHM is my favourite magazine. It's sexy, entertaining and has the most variety. Makes me smile!
i had nothing to do this morning so i thought i'd write a short review. This has to be the ultimate magazine of all the mens magazines. This magazine features some of the sexiest woman on the planet.
this magazine is one of my favourites because not only does it contain the sexiest woman on the planet, it also contains alot of good articles and interviews, which i enjoy reading, they also contain interviews with some top celebs.
Out of all the mens magazines out there i have to say this is definately the more stylish of the magazines. There is definately alot of quality stories in this magazine and i'm sure the men can't complain about the women they feature on the front cover.
I'd reccomend this to anyone who wants to see the sexiest women in the world.
thanks for taking the time to read my review
My introduction to FHM began with quite an embarrassing tale Im afraid. Looking forward to a quiet Friday night in I was indulging in some relaxing me time. I hadnt heard the knock at the door or my lodger letting someone in and the next thing I know a female friend of mine was stood in the doorway to my bedroom in shock at realising just what I was up to. What are you doing? she asked, reading I replied. Yes, but reading what? she demanded. In shame I had to admit it was Selected Works of Renes Descartes, a renowned French renaissance philosopher; she couldnt look at me in the eye. And what is this you are listening to? the onslaught continued, Bach I admitted. Dave, Im disgusted, you play in a rock band, drink with bikers, you have an image to live up to you know, if this got out
well it doesnt bear thinking about. As an after thought she added, And theres never any porn in your bathroom either, sometimes I worry if you are a real man at all. I led her to the kitchen made a coffee and slipped a Wildhearts CD (scientifically proven to be the best rock band on the planet) into the player to diffuse the situation. The next time she came round it was bearing what she thought was an appropriate gift and the reason for this strange tale by way of introduction. Uttering the phrase Ive brought you some porn for your bathroom she handed me a copy of FHM.
FHM is one of those thick monthly lad mags that competes for customers along side the likes of Loaded (the blueprint for these type of publication), GQ, Arena and more recently Nuts. Originally launched in 1985 as For Him, it wasnt until 1994 that it acquired the name FHM and is now issued in twenty-seven countries across the world. It is printed on high quality glossy paper and the layout and look of the magazine is nothing less than professional, but once away from the technical aspects, I can find very little to support the magazines status as one of the highest circulating magazines in its market genre. The magazine starts out with the assumption that if you are a male then your main interests are girls and cars, just like in all the Bruce Springstein songs. Well obviously as a red-blooded male, I do appreciate the allure of a well-turned ankle and a sly smile from behind the Japanese fan not to mention a nice arse, (Thats spoilt the illusion a bit hasnt it) but I have never felt the need to buy magazines dedicated to the fact and letch over them in private, surely that is what pubs are designed for. If God hadnt meant for men to letch in pubs then he wouldnt have invented barmaids would he. The same goes for cars, driving is one thing but reading about them quite frankly is boring. So I guess already you have worked out that Im not really their target audience.
The layout to the magazine is fairly standard and is broken down into regular and special features.
The fact that you have top wade through 20 odd pages of adverts showing pretty boy types modelling the latest fashions and a few car adverts does explain why the magazine is so thick, I suppose. Once on the letters page it becomes obvious that most of the letters serve no purpose what so ever and are seem to be a vehicle for the editors to put some half-witted pun at the end of it. It also seems to be an opportunity to post some pictures of women amongst the pages. Maybe Im over thinking the whole concept but I would have thought such a feature would have been either interesting on the one hand or funny on the other, they seem to have gone for pointless for reasons probably known only to themselves.
Heralded as 18 pages of Girls, gags and gadgets, this section is slightly funnier in places than the last. Featuring a lot of adverts, a few pictures of women, some cut and paste juxtapositions to create humorous results and some genuinely half interesting items. Did I mention the random pictures of women; its a bit of a theme. There are some jokes here also which ranged from the unfunny to the downright ancient. The fact that the editing team had never heard a variation on the dead composer/decomposing joke is a bit of a worry.
This contained two featured writers, one being an over weight middle aged chap who wants to get fit and is really just a way of doing all the usual Bernard manning style gags, but on the plus side they did manage to have a go at Vanessa Feltz, so not a complete waste there then. The other is Confessions of an ordinary girl with an extraordinary sex life and as you can imagine is just a made up diary of titillating sex stories. I guess this is aimed at people who havent got a sex life of their own and need to read about other peoples, the fact that a chain smoking middle age harridan fabricates them in a Fleet Street office, probably is besides the point.
Features and Girls:
This section contains girls and features, though not always in that order. There are a couple of interviews, one with an American TV presenter, designated the worlds sexiest, what else, an interview that doesnt even bother to raise its game above the level of tease and kiss and tell stories. To balance this there is a half decent interview with a rapper, which obviously adds the hard factor to the section.
Surprise, surprise, here we have a section of sex guides, and sex stories, the later being mildly amusing. The former is made up of two articles written, obviously by top porn stars, and they leave me thinking, anyone who needs to take advice from these sorts of people on how to attract the opposite sex has real problems.
The rest of the magazine is made up of advise on fashion, reviews of products and lots and lots of pictures of women, semi naked obviously, and I sometimes think that many of them would look better wearing a bit more, clothes are after all sexy when done write. Some would benefit from a duffle coat and hood. The accompanying text takes the form of readers asking questions, normally of a teenage mentality and you can almost hear the fnar fnar giggling of the writers as they e-mailed their gem of wisdom in. There are various special features ranging from the genuinely amusing and informative to the downright crass and toilet humour.
As I said before, I am not the target audience, though its large circulation means that there are a lot of people who are. One of the things that does amaze me is the amount of women who claim to enjoy this magazine. There seems very little in her that would appeal to your average women. The information about how to be successful with women also seems very cliché and Im sure anyone trying to follow the advice given will be sat at home alone with a kebab well before midnight. I guess you have top understand its limitations and just enjoy it for what it is, but its journalism seems very low brow and it seems aim mainly at those who are two embarrassed to reach up to the news agents top shelf and pick up that copy of Mayfair. I will keep a copy lying around from now on, but only to keep a certain friend from spilling the beans about my real reading and listening habits.
~ Introduction ~ One of the main reasons for purchasing this magazine was because of a cheap subscription method that would get it delivered to my door, rather than having to buy each months issue at the newsagents. I first became aware of this magazine after seeing a friend’s copy around three years ago, I had a quick read and it became an instant hit. So how did I get it cheaper? I hear you say! Well, it was simply a visit to www.fhm.com - the offer at the time of subscribing, was 12 issues for £31, instead of the £37.20 if I purchased monthly from the newsagents, and this works out to be a 16% saving. I have just had a quick look at their website and have seen that they are currently offering “6 Speedo Protek Performance Products Worth £23 for FREE” if you sign up for a six month subscription at the price of £15.50, so still working out to be £31 a year. If you do however fancy, picking up the current month’s magazine, then you can find this in most newsagents at the price of £3.10. Emap Consumer Media Ltd have been publishing “For Him Magazine” (FHM) since January 1990, this is a monthly magazine with the current issue – November 2002 being issue number 155. Until writing this review, I was not aware of how many countries that they actual publish for. To my astonishment they deliver to a total of 247 countries, so they cater for nearly the whole of the world. FHM would be best described as a men’s magazine that covers many topics of interest such as reporter, sex confidential, numerous features, men’s fashion, hardware, grooming, weekenders, reviews, problems and true stories – all of which, I will elaborate on in the following sections. ~ Reporter ~ The reporter section consistently has the following sub-sections that I will describe as the bizarre, gore and honeys. This section is bizarre; within this section they detail weird
and wonderful stories/facts/gadgets/objects from both the past and present. Some of these are from letters sent in from FHM readers and to give you one example, they had a section a little while showing pictures of animal’s with strange proportioned genetalia and one in particular springs to mind is that of a bat who’s member was half the size of his body. Then we come to what I call the gore part of the magazine, this shows people with particularly shocking disabilities/injuries and one page they seem to consistently have each month are pictures of gruesome injuries and they ask the question “shark or surgery?” Personally, I think that this somewhat spoils the magazine, but each to their own, I suppose! FHM magazine are currently running a competition to find the top 100 most sexiest students – readers are asking for guys to send in snaps of their girlfriends or indeed for the ladies to send in their own snaps with the winning entry winning £2000 – these snaps show these attractive ladies either bare breasted or in their underwear. ~ Sex Confidential ~ This section seems to be aimed at enlightening us gentleman on sex related issues. The majority of the information or articles are supposedly written by women or are the results of interviewing them to get their issues on particular subjects. A fairly recent addition to the magazine is “Jenna’s Sex Lessons” – Jenna Jameson is apparently very well know in the porn industry and according to the June edition is “the worlds highest paid porn star!” Anyway Jenna’s articles detail ways, positions and places to have sex – need I say any more! There is a ladies confessions article that usually makes me chuckle or bring a smile to my face – each month they publish a confession that they have been selected to be the most entertaining and indeed are they entertaining! Let me t
ell you that I had no idea that women could find another practical use for an electric toothbrush (think about it). The “Girls On The Sofa” article is compulsive reading in my point of view – the idea behind this is quote “Stick five ladies on a settee and you get enough nattering to sink a battleship. But ply them with a few bottles of white wine and it turns into a torrent of filth!” Indeed this appears to be very true – they selective five 20 something’s to answer 9 or 10 questions on their previous sexual encounters. These ladies (some of respectable professions) seem all too willing to share their juicy gossip and I find this to be somewhat entertaining and often raise the eyebrows. ~ Features ~ This is usually what I jump to first when reading this magazine, consisting primarily of photo shoots and interviews with famous women from the world of music and super-models although they do interview men such as radio DJ’s and those that have starred alongside the famous and beautiful women. The photo shoots are very tasteful allowing the interviewees to look their most glamorous whilst not revealing too much of their bodies, typically dressed in bikini’s or sexy lingerie. The questions asked are sometimes very provoking and indeed quite funny at times. ~ Men’s Fashion ~ This is typically around a 40-page section of the magazine, including casual wear, suits and jewellery. Generally the clothing in the section looks very good, however there are some items that I wouldn’t be seen dead – must be a sign that I am getting old! ~ Hardware ~ This is the section for reading about big boys toys – in each issue your eyes will feast upon the brand new super car adorned with all the bells and whistles, typically with a price tag that is six or seven digits long. They detail all the technical specifications of
the car. Not really something that interests me but I am sure that most of us guys are stereotyped as those who like to ogle at women and cars. This section is only small at around 5 pages, but you will also typically find a diverse range of gadgets and gizmo’s including sports gear, gym equipment, guns, entertainment systems, etc.. ~ Grooming ~ Another small section of around 5 pages, detailing men’s products such as razors, aftershave, deodorants, hair gels, soaps and other toiletries – a good section showing the latest and popular products on the market and I was very surprise to see my current favourite shower gel range (original source) get a mention, they seem to be becoming very well known. ~ Weekenders ~ Something for the weekend sir? A good section for the pubbers and clubbers! Each month they detail the best pubs, clubs, bars and restaurants to visit. The articles are usually written with a little humour and I can believe that they had great fun whilst carrying out their research. ~ Reviews ~ The review sections give short reviews on the latest films, DVD/video’s, music, books, TV, games consoles and computer games. Not particularly a section that I read every month, however a good read if you want to get the “head up” on what is hot and what is not! ~ Problems ~ So now we are back to gore and this is certainly cringe-worthy stuff, FHM readers send in their questions and pictures of bodily complaint that they have, some are just general medical problems and some are somewhat laughable. Often a section that I skip past purely because some of the pictures that are sent in, I have seen many disgusting things such as a severely ulcerated tongue (cringe factor of 1), maggots supposedly healing wounds (cringe factor of 3) and laser treatment being performed on someone’s eye (cringe factor of 5). ~ True
Stories ~ The last page of the magazine, with the funniest true stories, that have been sent in by FHM readers. Some of these are very funny indeed and one of the stories in this months magazine made me chuckle. Some guy was trying to impress some ladies on the beech, he was playing it rather cool, put a cigarette in his mouth and thought that it would be a good idea to light his cigarette with a blow torch – wrong! He ended up in hospital with serious burns. ~ Specials ~ Every now and again there is a special item that they give away with the magazine, this varies from posters, booklets and calendars. They give a calendar away every Christmas with 12 beautiful ladies (one for each month) and this goes down a treat in the office. The booklets that they give away are usually at intervals of 4 or 5 months and range from the 100 hottest high street babes to the most grotesque pictures (needless to say that this went straight in the bin). ~ Summary ~ This is a great men’s magazine, with 300 to 400 pages each month. It is packed with a good selection of articles and there is something for everyone in this magazine. Many people complain about the amount of advertising (84 pages in the latest issue) and although sounds a little excessive, I don’t think it is – the advertising is placed at appropriate points in the magazine and it usually has some relevance to the articles in the preceding pages. Although this magazine is written for men, by no means should it only be read by men – my female cousin picked up one of my magazine some time ago and every now again borrows a copy. This magazine almost warrants a 5 star from myself, however it’s only let down is the amount of gore, I am not really the most squeamish person, but some of it is a little too much, so 4 stars it is!