With monthly periodicals folding by the dozen on a near-daily basis, we should be falling over ourselves to support the likes of Esquire, GQ, Vanity Fair, Maxim and something called Ralph.
They're the rags that really put out in a big way this year, showing off the finest female specimens from around the world, sometimes naked, other times in trench coats, other times in ink (like this July 2009 cover of Bar Refaeli covered in Stephen King's dirty words), but always looking hotter than a fireplace in hell.
Keep reading for our full rundown of the sexiest magazine covers of 2009, and feel free to stare.
Maxim, April 2009 -- Malin Akerman
Maxim, January 2009 -- Hillary Duff
Maxim, September 2009 -- Milla Jovovich
Esquire, June 2009 -- Megan Fox
Esquire, November 2009 -- Kate Beckinsale, even though we disagreed that she's the "Sexiest Woman Alive
." (She would've won, if not for the fact that she's an almost unforgivably bad actress.)
Gotham, June 2009 -- Jessica Biel
FHM U.K., June 2009 -- Diora Baird
GQ, January 2010 -- Rihanna
GQ, January 2009 -- Jennifer Aniston
GQ Germany, March 2009 -- Heidi Klum
FHM Spain, March 2009 -- Paz Vega
GQ U.K., January 2009 -- Jessica Biel
GQ, November 2009 -- January Jones
Playboy, November 2009 -- Alina Puscau in the alternative cover (vs. Marge Simpson)
Vanity Fair, January 2009 -- Tina Fey
Ralph, February 2009 -- Joanna and Marta Krupa
Vanity Fair, May 2009 -- Gisele Bündchen
Vanity Fair, September 2009 -- Farrah Fawcett
VF, November 2009 -- Penelope Cruz
From the Web:
Way to Go, That Guy
Perhaps the best photobomb of them all
Putting the Tail in Tailgating
Raise your hand if you miss college.