The third issue of lesbian sex magazine Slit has been delayed because of a printing shop’s refusal to produce the publication.

The printers were objecting to the homosexual nature of the content, Slit co-editor Domino told Sydney Star Observer. We were really surprised. The content is erotic but it is not explicit pornography.

The Slit editorial team is now having parts of the magazine printed in three different places -“ delaying the production process by several weeks. This has also created an extra $1,000 in costs -“ described by Domino as a real punch in the belly for the new title.

The editorial team had had discussions about the magazine’s explicit content with the Office of Film and Literature Classification and were on top of the self-regulatory nature of classification, Domino said.

Launched last year, Slit is an upfront sex magazine by lesbians for lesbians, and features erotic photography, illustration and writing. The editorial team is planning to produce three issues of the title per year, with a print run of 2000.

Domino said the magazine had had a really fantastic reception since launching, and that they already had an oversupply of would-be centrefold models.

The third issue of the magazine, themed Wet, will be launched on Friday 31 January at DCM nightclub.

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