MISSION STATEMENT

Leste Magazine is a bi-annual, risograph printed journal of new erotica, as well as an online platform via Instagram, which hosts weekly takeovers from our cross global community.

Founded in 2016, Leste is committed to uplifting and celebrating a variety of different sexual lives, bodies, and perspectives. We believe in the importance of acknowledging the erasure of marginalized people from popular media and responding by championing independent media and work that reflects the current and sometimes complex sexual climate, as well create a space for discussions on the politicization of sex, and of the body.

Leste relies on the idea that erotica can be more than transgressive, edgy or niche.