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Tidewater Blue Magazine was a "swinger's contact magazine" published from 1996-2009 in South East Virginia. It's name was created from the name of the region ("Tidewater") and the use of the word "Blue" to indicate adult content, as in "blue" movies. It was the creation of two couples who enjoyed the swinging lifestyle, and later became the property of Tom & Eva McElvy, one of the founding couples.
The original format of the magazine was actually in a newsletter format; about 300 copies were initially printed and delivered to local adult stores and video shops. Within a week, requests began pouring in for additional sale copies. Within three months, the design shifted to a magazine format, and by the end of the first year of production, the magazine was being professionally printed by offset press, and over three thousand copies per month were sold.
The magazine saw several design and layout changes, and, most notably, in 2002 with the addition of several staff writers (in addition to McElvy himself), his new wife Virginia McElvy, Major Mojo, and several noted authors in the S&M/B&D communities.
The magazine eventually succumbed, as many print publications, to the success of the Internet, and ceased publication in June 2009.
Archived copies of the magazine are available at http://twblue.com
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