COQ, named Cock from December 1981, was a magazine focusing on erotism and sex. The first issue was published in 1969. The magazine was Danish, but it was also published in Norway and Sweden, and had information on meeting spots in Norway, as well as personal ads from Norwegians. In the beginning of the 1970s, when the magazine had the subtitle Sexual freedom, it was also directed towards women, and for a brief period had a female editor. However, after a short while the magazine turned its focus on solely being for and about men, due to too little demand for a magazine with a broader profile (no. 9, 1973).
The magazine had an overweight of photos and photo series with sexual content, but it also had novels, cartoons, personal ads and movie reviews. It came out every month until the end of the 90s, then coming out four times a year (in January, April, July and October). It varied between having 40-100 pages.
Skeivt arkiv has about 200 of the magazines in our collection, of which a large part was donated by the Danish LGBT library. The editions we have in our collection are from the 1960s to the 2000s.
COQ, nr. 9, 1973, s. 3