Marquis (magazine)
Marquis is a fetish magazine
Fetish magazine
A fetish magazine is a type of magazine originating in the 1960s which is devoted to sexual fetishism. The content is generally aimed at being erotic rather than pornographic...

 owned, operated, published and primarily photographed by Peter W. Czernich and Sandra Würdig. Based in Germany, Marquis covers a wide array of topics related to the worldwide fetish subculture
Fetish subculture
Fetish culture is a term used to describe the lifestyle and arts relating to and influenced by the interest in sexual fetishism and paraphilias. This includes fetish magazines, and a particular style of fashion, photography, art and modelling. Also within fetish culture is a nightclub scene that is...

. The magazine's name is a reference to the Marquis de Sade
Marquis de Sade
Donatien Alphonse François, Marquis de Sade was a French aristocrat, revolutionary politician, philosopher, and writer famous for his libertine sexuality and lifestyle...


Czernich's original publishing venture entitled «O»
O was the name of an international fetish magazine published in Germany by Peter W. Czernich. It was published both in German and English. The last issue, O No. 25, was published in the summer of 1995...

began as a spin-off of the British Skin Two
Skin Two
Skin Two is a fetish magazine covering aspects of the worldwide fetish subculture.The name is a reference to fetish clothing as a "second skin".The magazine was founded in 1983 by the publisher Tim Woodward and the photographer Grace Lau....

magazine but quickly developed its own identity. After losing the right to the «O» name, Czernich created Marquis in 1994. It has continued to be published semiannually-to-quarterly ever since.

A spin-off title, Heavy Rubber, began in 1996. Czernich has also developed a significant online presence including web versions of both magazines and a large online clothing & book store.

Whereas it is true that the magazine's name derives from de Sade, the special interest addressed by the magazine is a poor match for the normal concept of "sadism" as casually understood by the layman. Marquis is very closely specialised on latex and PVC fetishism
Latex and PVC fetishism
Latex fetishism is the fetishistic attraction to people wearing latex clothing or, in certain cases, to the garments themselves. PVC fetishism and rubber fetishism are closely related to latex fetish, with the former referring to shiny clothes made of the synthetic plastic polyvinyl chloride and...

and related topics such as sexy girls in catsuits, advanced designs in bondage wear and other related fantasy scenarios.

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