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A magazine that isn't pornographic enough to be top-shelf, but is still sold more or less with the single purpose of providing material for masturbation. Often contain women who believe themselves to be famous for something other than their breasts.
My girlfriend doesn't like me buying porn, so I just get the mid-shelf magazines and pretend it's for the gadget reviews.

Since Gemma Atkinson left Hollyoaks, her entire career has been posing for mid-shelf magazines.
by Bobby Tables September 09, 2009
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