I was not a huge reader of Playgirl Magazine, the companion periodical to Playboy that catered to (in theory) the needs of the fairer sex to look at porn.
One issue — I just bought one issue, when I was sixteen, it felt like the thing to do. Kept it under my bed, natch. Didn’t do a lot for me, but it felt “wrong” and dangerous, so it satisfied my need for “rebellion.”
The print edition of Playgirl is finally shutting its doors — and will exist online-only. Its Jan/Feb 2009 issue — out in November — will be its last in paper.
Is print pornography “dead”?
Is it easier to clean out the history on your browser than hide a stack of nudie magazines in your closet?
How about the convenient “hands-free slideshow” feature of many porn sites?
And finally — video.
And can the relatively tame material from a Playgirl or Playboy compete with the extremity out there in teh porn Internets?
Anyway, so long Playgirl nudie magazine for women (and certain men). You brought me a memory there in my teenage years, and convinced me that I had an inalienable right to possess pornography on par with any man. Best of luck to you.