Free Gay Porn Rag Solves Media Collapse By Skipping Readers, Sending Mag Straight to Trash

61aj1pgexl_sl500_aa280_Poor Gloria Sohacki. Every week she goes out to bring in her giant blue recycling bin and every week, she finds it loaded with thousands of copies of Cybersocket, a local free porn-adjacent magazine that’s main reason for being is to serve as a promo for the company’s XXX porn site. She called her councilman, who advised her to get more recycling bins. She called Morgan Sommer, the company’s owner, who promised he’d handle the situation. A week later: There’s another 1,000 copies of the magazine filling up her bins. What’s a gal to do?

We have to give Sohacki credit for having a sense of humor about the problem. She tells the L.A. Times‘ Steve Lopez:

“It says, ‘Virtual sex is now a reality,’ ” she told me.

“What does that mean?” I asked.

“I have no idea,” Sohacki said, flipping through the magazine. “Looks to me like they’ve got more plugs than sockets in here.”

Sommer blamed the problem on his distributor and according to Lopez:

“Back at my office, I called Cybersocket. Morgan Sommer told me his company hires independent distributors to place magazines on racks all over L.A. County, and every once in a while someone simply dumps the stash and drives back to headquarters for a day’s pay. Sommer said the driver for the Echo Park area had denied any such thing.

But Sommer didn’t believe it.

“We’re firing him,” he told me…

Friday afternoon, I heard back from Gloria Sohacki.

“Cybersocket is sending someone over to get the magazines,” she said.

And people say there’s no good news in the paper.”

Full disclosure: Your editor briefly worked at Cybersocket years ago. We were young, we needed the porn.

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18 Comments

  • Sebbe

    Isn’t that supposed to be 1,000 copies?

    “We were young, we needed the porn” – lol

    “Looks to me like they’ve got more plugs than sockets in here.” – LMFAO

  • Anthony in Nashville

    I’d never pay for Cybersocket but they have good info in there from time to time.

    I thought their recent piece on the gay fascination with straight men could have been more interesting but they didn’t really “go deep” on the subject, and most of the models they feature at the back of the magazine are straight. I know I shouldn’t expect much from a porn rag.

  • ggreen

    Cybersocket like most “free” print media (and some the of the paid) is only in existence to promote crappy gay porn, sleazy dance venues and to glorify creepy drag queens.

  • TheDiva

    Does queerty ever discuss positive news or is this the caliber of what the writers are capable of?

  • Amber LeMay

    @ggreen: “creepy drag queens”

    Ahem, I resemble that remark.

  • WickedGayBlog.com

    I love Cybersocket, what does that make me a perv? lol

  • DuPree

    Creepy drag queens. ROFL

  • hardmannyc

    It’s a fun magazine. Hey, not everything has to be the New Yorker!

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    Porn died when barebacking went out of chic.

  • Me

    Barebacking went out of chic? What? I must have missed that on x-tube and everywhere else. That’s all posters upload: tweakers barebacking with strangers in a public toilet. Perhaps, of course, you are referring to those films with (somewhat) higher production values and not the amateur vids.

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