On Our Backs, vol. 6, no. 1, September-October 1989
San Francisco, CA: Blush Entertainment Group, 1989. Offset. 8 1⁄2 x 11 in. Saddle-stapled. 48pp. Very good. Item #5764
On Our Backs (OOB) was a groundbreaking lesbian publication and the first women-run lesbian erotica magazine for a lesbian audience in the United States. First published in 1984, OOB helped define the politics and look of lesbian culture throughout the 1980s and 1990s. OOB was an outspoken advocate of sex positive feminism and sex worker positive discourse. The title On Our Backs was a parody of the long-running anti-pornography radical feminist magazine off our backs.
This issue includes “A Day in the Life” photo spread of the On Our Backs offices and staff, a relationship advice column, erotic literature reviews, a feature on pioneering erotic photographers, classified ads, and more.