My initial reaction to Playboy magazine’s announcement that it would no longer print nude photographs of women was one of incredulity. Why, how…what? Who could I to blame for this uncivilized affront to one of man’s few remaining carnal pleasures? Was it the SJW’s, the feminists, even the cucks? I launched into blame mode before reading on.
Then it began to make sense and the rationale turned out to be rather mundane.
The reason Playboy magazine will no longer continue its proud tradition of nude female photography is simple: the internet.
The internet has snuffed out all remnants of our past.
Playboy magazine is to stop publishing images of naked women as part of its redesign, it has emerged.
Its US owners say the internet has made nudity outdated, and pornographic magazines are no longer so commercially viable, the New York Times reports.
Playboy’s circulation has dropped from 5.6 million in the 1970s to the current 800,000, official figures show.
However, the magazine will still feature women in provocative poses – though not fully nude.
“That battle has been fought and won,” Playboy chief executive Scott Flanders is quoted as saying by the newspaper [NYT].
“You’re now one click away from every sex act imaginable for free. And so it’s just passe at this juncture.”
Yes. Printed nudity is passe.
Porn has seemingly migrated fully to the internet, in both video and photographic forms.
Internet denizens have swept the not horribly wicked, but guilty, porn pleasure under the cyber rug and this is where we choose to indulge in our smuttiest habits. As I’ve stated before, I was never a big porn hound, but I did buy the occasional Playboy or Penthouse issue when the time suited. But I haven’t bought one since the 90’s, so honestly, I have no right to bemoan Playboy’s visual mutation.
I’m fascinated by the sudden irrelevance of many forms of culture that seems to have sneaked upon us, collectively, overnight. It’s not that we prefer online pornography; it’s not so simple. It’s that the old manner of viewing porn seems antiquated and trite. We’ve experienced such a sea change in perspective and allowable diversion so suddenly.
Porn is porn, right…?
Yes, but the vessel that brings us the porn is the key ingredient in shaping our depraved mentality.