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O was an international fetish magazine published in Germany. The name comes from the French sadomasochistic novel Story of O.

History and profile[edit]

O was started in 1989 as a successor to the German version of Skin Two magazine, Skin Two Germany.[1] The magazine was owned by Techcom GmbH[2] from its start to 1994[1] when it was acquired by Ronald Brockmeyer.[3]

It was published in German and English. It was first published by Peter W. Czernich (No. 1 - 24). During this period it was subtitled as the Art of Fetish, Fashion and Fantasy.[3] The last issues, O No. 25 (which was designed by David Sparks, who went on to publish his own magazine Mirror Mirror, a fetish who's- who) and 26, were published by Ronald Brockmeyer. Its subtitle was changed to the Art, the Fashion, the Fantasy.[3]

The magazine was notably in a trademark dispute with Oprah Winfrey and Hearst Magazines over their O: The Oprah Magazine title.[3]

O magazine ceased publication in 1994 and was followed by Marquis magazine.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Marquis magazine at 50: still kinky after all these years". The Fetishistas Archive. 10 December 2010. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  2. ^ O Magazine (Fetish, Fashion, Fantasy) No. 20. Techcom Verlags und Vertriebs GmbH. January 1993. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d "Oprah puts lash to German fetish title". Media Life Magazine. Archived from the original on 2002-07-17. Retrieved 2002-07-17.
  4. ^ "Happy Birthday! Marquis hits 20 years and 60 issues". The Fetishistas. 18 April 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2016.