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The classiest lads mag
Member Name: shaneo632
Advantages: Up-market style
Disadvantages: A bit sleazy
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.
Summary: Fine for its audience