Playboy Becomes Useless

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  1. LightyKD
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    To be completely honest, I doubt they'd manage to survive if they kept trying to entice people with nudes when it can be had easily online. This is at least an attempt to keep the company running by other means.
     
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    They should just open a chain of restaurants like hooters. That would work.
     
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    Have you ever read any Playboy magazine? If you read the article you'd realize that the nudity itself became useless thanks to the internet, that's why they removed it.
     
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    i like nude women, i just don't care for the pink taco
     
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    On one hand I can see why they're doing this. On the other, it's a shame. Yeah there's the internet, but their photos are generally more tasteful than internet porn, and the women they get are definitely more beautiful. I prefer older porn, and Playboy back then had stunning women to fap at.

    And I'm a millennial, so if I was in that focus group, I'd probably be of the dissenting few, if there were any. Also their softcore movies get a lot out of me, despite the hardcore stuff that's more accessible.
     
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    I... I... I actually have never seen a playboy .-.
    Never liked the brand as well, far to stereotypical "old ugly rich guy gets bimbos" n what not.
     
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    I only read it for the articles.
     
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    Yup. And Hooters has some dank ass wings. Totally the only reason I go there.
     
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    mens magazines wow are they still around? i thought they died out 10 years ago. the internet has all the porn we could ever need now :P
     
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    I like nude women too, just not the kind that you normally see on Playboy and Penthouse.

    And on print, women with tasteful lingerie/underwear/bikinis are surprisingly more attractive for me than nude women. I think it's the promise of something hidden that I like more than the blatant display of it.
     
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    Playboy's been doing quite a few non-nude photo shoots as of recently, and their viewership on their website actually has gone up since then, so I don't think it should be too much of a surprise. As others said, nobody really needs their magazine any more after the advent of internet porn.

    (love the title, by the way ;))
     
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    From the article:

    "the print edition of Playboy will still feature women in provocative poses."

    In other words: they're shifting towards becoming a fashion magazine.

    So...in other words: the thread title is still correct. ;)
     
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    The Internet rendered Playboy useless a long time ago.
     
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    I think this whole thread can be summed up by this

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    Never read one in my life (not that I could not). I was born in USSR you know.
     
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    People still buy Playboy? It's 2015, you can type "boobs" on google and get boobs, it takes one seconds to do.
     
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    I think it's pretty obvious who here has actually read an issue of Playboy in their lives, and who hasn't. :rolleyes:

    Nudity wasn't the point of Playboy for quite a long time. It's been decades since anyone bought Playboy for the photoshopped boobs, and pretty much the only reason Playboy kept the centerfold is for historical reasons and the feeling that it was expected of it. Playboy is synonymous with nudity but the ratio of nuddy wimminz to articles was always severely skewed towards text. In a typical issue there's 6 pages of (half)naked ladies, a naughty comic or two, and 150 pages of pretty much everything else.

    This is a clever move, actually. Printed magazines are on their way out, Playboy is going down (not in the good way) either way, so this move is a gambit to expand their market and maybe keep afloat for a bit longer.

    And look at it this way. A lack of full frontal nudity definitely didn't hurt the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. Scant clothing and clever posing can be just as tit(HA!)illating, if not more, as nudity, and I'm sure Playboy's photographers are handy enough with strategically placed props to put even the most outrageously shameless fanservice to shame. Photos of pretty girls are still a draw with or without the postage-stamp-sized scrap of clothing that separates the R from the PG-13 rating, and you can still be incredibly cheeky (HA!) without a single nipple showing.
     
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    *Purchased a copy of Playboy back in 2005, saw lackluster nudes, tossed away and said "NOPE!"* :rofl2:
     
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    meh, i never enjoyed photoshop... i rather see a girl with a pimple here or there than a fake bronze and video game skin...

    clearly they started to see "fap market" is no more relevant on magazines, when you can see a naked girl everywhere you want..
    i think they are reinventing playboy... as a brand about fashion, about their articles, about the other stuff they can give instead the "magazine our dads used to fap" which is not relevant anymore..

    they used to be a magazine that people bought for fap.. i never read one, so i can't say they have good articles, but thats the usual point of a magazine, they write and do articles, they want people to read them.. since naked girls are not a "rare thing" anymore.. i think it's great that they move on..

    just like a movie, if its a pornographic movie, they make a basic script and focus on the porn, if its a general movie, they give little porn..
    it's really hard to deliver something and make sure the person will use it right.. it's like printing poems on a toilet paper...
     
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