Yet Another Pole Dancing Magazine Hits The Stands

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In November of last year, the premiere issue of Pole Spin magazine arrived, and, as far as we could tell, it was the only magazine dedicated to The International Pole Dance Fitness & Lifestyle. But now! Meet Vertical, a new bimonthly publication about the "sport and performance of pole."


Vertical's first issue is online, in inside you'll find stories like "How The Pole Saved My Life"; a fashion-y pole shoot inspired by Black Swan and a piece from a male pole dancer, who writes:

"What Cirque show are you in?" That is the number one question I get when I tell people I'm a pole artist. As a male pole performer in Las Vegas people automatically assume that I perform in one of the Cirque du Soleil productions. Luckily I've never been asked if I was a stripper.

Does the world need two magazines dedicated to pole dancing? Are there enough advertisers to keep these mags afloat? Will people finally start to get the message that pole fitness does not involve stripping? Stay tuned.

Finally: Pole Dancing Gets Its Own Magazine [AdWeek]
Vertical Art & Fitness [Official Site]
Vertical [Digital Issue]

Earlier: The New Magazine That's Just For Pole Dancers
The Seriously Impressive International Pole-Dancing Championship
Pole Dancer Magazine Features Kids


I'm Ron Burgundy?

In an industry that has something around 12 titles just focused on knitting, pole dancing can have 2, that seems fair.

ETA: but my GOD, both magazines need to get a competent Art Director stat.