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Playboy magazine to no longer publish nude photos

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posted on Oct, 13 2015 @ 11:53 AM
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Now Hillary can do a spread in Playboy and no one will suffer ill effects.




posted on Oct, 13 2015 @ 11:56 AM
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a reply to: Sublimecraft


I always wondered how Popeye got those huge forearms,,,,, spinach my butt.



posted on Oct, 13 2015 @ 12:06 PM
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Does this decision artificially inflate the valuse of the old magazines? Because crochet magazine can get you any issue in their library due to having warehouses full.

That would actually be a smart business decision.



posted on Oct, 13 2015 @ 12:06 PM
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Does this decision artificially inflate the valuse of the old magazines? Because crochet magazine can get you any issue in their library due to having warehouses full.

That would actually be a smart business decision.



posted on Oct, 13 2015 @ 12:25 PM
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originally posted by: butcherguy
Now Hillary can do a spread in Playboy and no one will suffer ill effects.


And yet I still shudder at the thought of that.

Are they still going to do photoshoots even if they're PG-13? What about the little comic strips and cartoons are they going to be cleaned up as well?



posted on Oct, 13 2015 @ 12:34 PM
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Its definitely a brave new, sad, sad, world.



posted on Oct, 13 2015 @ 01:01 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Another victim of the internet. If it wasn't for playboy my first experience with bush would've been the gardeners almanac.




edit on 13-10-2015 by Thecakeisalie because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 13 2015 @ 01:18 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

I can't wait for all the "I get this subscription for the articles" crowd quickly canceling their subscriptions.... haha

So, what is it, Maxim, FHM, Esquire, etc?? We've had those already..



posted on Oct, 13 2015 @ 02:08 PM
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originally posted by: butcherguy
Now Hillary can do a spread in Playboy and no one will suffer ill effects.

Would the photographers be able to claim ptsd? Ewww



posted on Oct, 13 2015 @ 02:45 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Just DLd latest issue. Skimming through and it looks like they've phased out the full-on nudity already. They still have the most beautiful models and they leave a (cough) little part to the imagination in most images. A few are in there, just not that many.

They'll probably do well compared to GQ and FHM purely for including articles that appeal to intelligent people with attention spans longer than half an eyelash. Yeah, people say the same jokes, but there are more graphic porn mags out there and people keep buying Playboy for more than just nudity or beautiful models. I think they genuinely want the reading in there too.

Fair play to them and good luck



posted on Oct, 13 2015 @ 02:46 PM
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The fools! I would have eliminated all the text



posted on Oct, 13 2015 @ 03:56 PM
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I'm a long-time Esquire subscriber.

Little known fact, Hefner was actually a writer for Esquire and quit to start his own magazine when Esquire turned him down for a $5 a week raise.

Esquire's 1,000th issue at news stands now. A good read.




posted on Oct, 13 2015 @ 04:42 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Id like to see the percent of mags bought these days... probably not much while the Internet is here.

You can view older mags on the net anyway if you still want to.



posted on Oct, 13 2015 @ 09:05 PM
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Tit was good while it lasted!



posted on Oct, 14 2015 @ 10:13 AM
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This is simply another Millennial Coup d'état. This cohort wants nothing in public view that remotely resembles the exploitation of women, they want no printed media to be available and due to the puritan K-12 school environments that they were raised in, they also want no sexually explicit imagery in view of the general public (ironically, sexually suggestive imagery, however, is accepted by Millennials, hence Playboys imagry shift).

Millenials raised in the USA will inherit the country and will certainly drive its future culture, but will also result in the future being a very boring place, that will have lots of hard line rules to follow and an endlessly growing and evolving list of old behaviors that will be added to the "Faux Pas" list.

But, I'd bet, this business strategy will easily double their print circulation, which will allow the magazine to be sold in places where it previously could not. I'm also sure online customer numbers will bump up some too, due to Millenials thinking "Wow, this really is a new Playboy, that doesn't exploit women, I will try out a subscription to show my support for the new direction".

Wish I could have been a fly on the wall during those meetings, when the outside consultants presented their demographic data on Playboys new target customers, outlining their various beliefs and behaviors and how it related to magazines sales.
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posted on Oct, 14 2015 @ 10:15 AM
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originally posted by: boohoo

This is simply another Millennial Coup d'état. This cohort wants nothing in public view that remotely resembles the exploitation of women, they want no printed media to be available and due to the puritan K-12 school environments that they were raised in, they also want no sexually explicit imagery in view of the general public (ironically, sexually suggestive imagery, however, is accepted by millennials).

Millenials raised in the USA will inherit the country and will certainly drive its future culture, but will also result in the future being a very boring place, that will have lots of hard line rules to follow with and endlessly evolving supply of behaviors that will be added to the Faux pas list.


Yeah, except the uncontrolled boom in internet pornography kinda says elsewise.



posted on Oct, 14 2015 @ 10:24 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
Yeah, except the uncontrolled boom in internet pornography kinda says elsewise.


Penthouse was the "porn" magazine, Playboy was never really a porn magazine, it was a magazine that promoted "male lifestyle fantasies", like James Bond or Indiana Jones.

"Male lifestyle fantasies" standards have changed for Millenial Men, they no longer want to be James Bond or Indiana Jones, they want to be Steve Jobs, whom in my opinion is the antithesis of "Sexy Alpha Male".
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posted on Oct, 14 2015 @ 10:30 AM
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originally posted by: boohoo

"Male lifestyle fantasies" standards have changed for Millenial Men, they no longer want to be James Bond or Indiana Jones, they want to be Steve Jobs, the antithesis of "Sexy Alpha Male"


But they still want to see naked women which the internet provides in copious and explicit amounts.



posted on Oct, 14 2015 @ 10:32 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
But they still want to see naked women which the internet provides in copious and explicit amounts.


AND that's why Penthouse is in deeper trouble, Playboy only ever had a toe dipped in that market.

Look at Hugh Hefner's old TV show, Playboys Penthouse, that ran from 1959-1961. He had many male celebrity guests that were essentially "Sexy Alpha Males" on the show. If Playboy had show like that today, Millenial men would probably want to see people like Mark Zuckerberg make an appearance. So I ask, how would a Steve Jobs or a Mark Zuckerberg handle a room full of beautiful women, while they hung out CASUALLY, listening to musical guests, in contrast to their daily routines of barking orders out to staff? Pretty poorly, I'd surmise.

Take Frank Sinatra for example, whom was a "Sexy Alpha Male", appeared on the show and was also a very successful businessman in his era. Not only could he handle being surrounded by beautiful women, he could also enter a boardroom full of executives and make business pitches effectively to them.

Again, "Male Lifestyle Fantasies" have changed and as a result, we all in for a very boring ride into the future.
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posted on Oct, 14 2015 @ 10:38 AM
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Who got time for analog porn?



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