Re: softcore magazines
I've never had a subscription to, or ever bought any "men's magazines" err wait I've bought a few Men's Health mags while waiting for flights in airports, but I've come across a few friends' ones... the girls in the pics definitely do grab my attention, but generally do not hold it at all, I just find them fake, and nothing is more obnoxious celebrity babe who is only famous because her name rolls well off the tongues or horny men - many are average, no-talent glam models that have never really made it in fashion, so they make themselves sexually suggestive and get photoshopped and airbrushed for maxim's "top 20,000" list.
However the gadgets (watches, high tech devices etc) are cool, most articles I disagree with however I do read them, and once in awhile I've actually learned a thing or two about some gadget. I've never been able to relate to the sex advice articles at all...
Overall, I find those mags are all hype and attention grabbing but the content never measures up to what I'd hoped it would.
Probably a lot like how many women view cosmo or other women's mags.