The first issue of Variations began as a Penthouse Forum spin-off, comprised of letters sent in to the Forum in the ‘70s.
By 1980, the magazine was published monthly and featured original fetish content. Since then, Variations has grown to include a line of adult toys, DVDs and Variations.com features archived stories and letters and is updated daily.
“The December anniversary issue of Penthouse Variations is our best ever – thanks to our readers,” Variations Editor Barbara Pizio said. “Their letters are what make Variations such a hot read, and they’ve definitely outdone themselves this time. Also in this issue, we’re pleased to have sexy erotica from Alison Tyler and an interview with spanking expert Lolita Wolf. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate.”