What is this Magazine
As is written on the cover, this is an information magazine for BDSM’ers. Although it has interest for non Dutch language speakers, it is a Dutch language magazine published from Belgium. Steel Moon is produced in half A4 format in quality glossy colour and reports on many scene aspects in Belgium and some in the Netherlands. The magazine is published once every two months.
Columns and features
The magazine has a few regular entries including a column by Meesteres (Mistress) Morticia and a letters page, run by slave clare. This magazine really shines when it comes to features, even in the two copies that where used for the illustrations for this post, there where five quality BDSM photographers, a shop review, events reviews, a meeting place feature, an historical article, instructional articles and much more. The features are well written and very interesting as well as being informative.
Two words “kick ass”. The magazine features a wide range of well reproduced photographs from quality photographers, this will be the main point of interest for anyone who does not read Dutch to buy this magazine. IMHO the photographs alone are worth the cover price.
Unusually for any Magazine this one could do with a few more advertisers. Adverts are few and far between but what there is, tend to be for events, shops and other BDSM related facilities in Belgium and the Netherlands. Steel Moon no longer carries any personal contact ads.
Costs and availability
Cover price is nine euros fifty cents (£7.25 or $14.50) or you can get a twelve month subscription (six editions) for fifty five euros (£42.00 or $84.20), I could not find details for extra postage charges for overseas subscribers. It is available off the shelf in most specialist shops in Belgium, even most of the vanilla adult shops carry this publication, I am unsure of it’s “off the shelf” availability in the Netherlands. Contact info is available at the end of the post.
Who would like this magazine
Well I do not count myself as a BDSM’er more of a purist spanko but I love it and look forward to every new issue, so from that I can say almost any kinster who lives in Belgium or the Netherlands should be reading this. Any Dutch speaking fetishists, living away from their home land who wants something in their own language to read would appreciate this magazine. The final group who may like this are non Dutch speaking, kinky, travellers visiting Belgium who want a better souvenir than a small boy peeing who has a corkscrew instead of a willy, to remember their trip by.
Web address – www.steelmoonbdsm.com enter the site, then click on “Magazine” in the left hand side bar
Enquiries – firstname.lastname@example.org
Advertisers – email@example.com