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View Poll Results: Hotter: Playboy Playmates or Penthouse Pets
Playboy Playmates 36 39.56%
Penthouse Pets 41 45.05%
other 14 15.38%
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Old 11-28-2010, 03:05 PM
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Hotter: Playboy Playmates or Penthouse Pets

I picked Playmates. The Girl-Next-Dooriness coupled with nudity seals the deal for me.

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Old 11-28-2010, 03:09 PM
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Too many fake-boobed blondes in Playboy. Of course, it's been many years since I've seen either.
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Old 11-28-2010, 05:05 PM
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The last issue of Playboy I can remember buying had a Margaux Hemingway pictorial. I think she's been dead for 15 years or so, which may tell you that my opinion is not worthwhile here.
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Old 11-28-2010, 05:08 PM
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I grew up on Playmates that were only airbrushed, not surgically enhanced. Give me a mid-Sixties era Playmate any day.
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Old 11-28-2010, 05:17 PM
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Guccione was a genius
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Old 11-28-2010, 05:42 PM
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The last issue of Playboy I can remember buying had a Margaux Hemingway pictorial. I think she's been dead for 15 years or so, which may tell you that my opinion is not worthwhile here.
That, or that you like zombie porn.


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Old 11-28-2010, 05:47 PM
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That, or that you like zombie porn.


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Old 11-28-2010, 05:52 PM
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I haven't read either in decades. I have to go with Playboy for sentimental reasons, though. And, honestly, I did read the articles. Though admittedly, not first.
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Old 11-28-2010, 05:55 PM
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I haven't read either in decades. I have to go with Playboy for sentimental reasons, though. And, honestly, I did read the articles. Though admittedly, not first.
I can easily believe that you read the articles; Playboy had good articles, at least in the 80s and early 90s. Penthouse and Hustler were for the pictures.
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Old 11-28-2010, 06:05 PM
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Let me think about this - Hugh Hefner had the girls who pseudo-intellectual WASP hipsters wanted to fuck; BoB Guccione had the girls who urban wanna-be wiseguys wanted to fuck, and Larry Flynt had the girls who truck drivers and factory workers wanted to fuck.

As a member of the assumed-to-be-sexless geek demographic, I was glad to have underground comix.
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Old 11-28-2010, 06:19 PM
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Playboy had good articles, at least in the 80s and early 90s.
70s weren't shabby either. I discovered girls at about the same time I discovered music. If I recall correctly, the first Playboy I read had a poll with great disagreement about whether Ringo Starr was a good drummer. The more things change . . . Good fiction, as well.

And there was a Playmate in the latter part of the decade that I'm still 75% convinced I knew in junior high.
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Old 11-28-2010, 06:22 PM
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70s weren't shabby either. I discovered girls at about the same time I discovered music. If I recall correctly, the first Playboy I read had a poll with great disagreement about whether Ringo Starr was a good drummer. The more things change . . . Good fiction, as well.

And there was a Playmate in the latter part of the decade that I'm still 75% convinced I knew in junior high.
I'd expect the 70s to be a lot better than the late 90s and after, as there would be a lot fewer breast-enchanced types.

And I think (though I'm not sure) that I discovered the great Andre Dubus in Playboy.
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Old 11-28-2010, 06:48 PM
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Let me think about this - Hugh Hefner had the girls who pseudo-intellectual WASP hipsters wanted to fuck
I'm not seeing that at all. The Playmates are the kind of women who are college cheerleaders and Playboy's demographic is presumedly frat boys.

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Old 11-28-2010, 08:29 PM
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"Other" is an option? Give me Suicide Girl-types any day.
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Old 11-28-2010, 08:38 PM
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I grew up with Playboy being the one magazine you could see nude women regularly. I still find the airbrushed look sexy. They were idealized fantasy women, and that's better than reality.
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Old 11-28-2010, 08:53 PM
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I recall liking Penthouse style ladies more than Playboy ones. But the term "Pet" irritated me in a way that "Playmate" didn't.
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:09 PM
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Generally, I liked the Penthouse Pets--until they started peeing on the furniture. That's where Guccione's tastes and mine parted ways.
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Old 11-28-2010, 11:16 PM
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"Other" is an option? Give me Suicide Girl-types any day.
I wholeheartedly agree with this.
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Old 11-28-2010, 11:27 PM
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Overall, I'd say the Playmates were sexier than the Pets. The only issues of Penthouse I ever saw were from the mid90s on, when Penthouse started moving into hardcore. The Playmates of the 60s/70s were indeed far sexier; today's Playmates are attractive but they've got that annoying generic blonde look today. It's like Playboy has started cloning its centerforlds.
Actually, I'd say the old Playboy Bunnies were way sexier than the Playmates. That outfit was seemingly engineered to make women look as good as possible. And when they had the "Bunnies of [this locale]" pictorials in Playboy they seemed far more casual than the centerfolds and thus far more approachable. I read a book on the Bunnies that stated when both Playmates and Bunnies appeared at the same events, the Bunnies got much more attention.
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Old 11-29-2010, 12:03 AM
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Playboy, because Playboy girls look like they smell better than Penthouse girls.

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Old 11-29-2010, 12:13 AM
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70s and 80s either, though probably I'm more on the side of Penthouse. Anything post-80s, however, was a disaster.
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Old 11-29-2010, 01:59 AM
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I always thought Playboy did a better job of picking the attractive from their set. I'm not usually a blonde bimbo lover, but those girls often worked.

Still, give me the women I run into in real life over these people any day.
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:11 AM
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Back in the day* I spilled way more DNA to Penthouse than to Playboy, so the Pets. Plus, they're nastier (at least judging from the layouts), so that = win.




*to be interpreted as "before the internet".
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Old 11-29-2010, 09:34 AM
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That, or that you like zombie porn.


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She say she want me for a slave
In the one hand she's holding a quart of wine (Whoa)
In the other she's pointin' that she'll be mine
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"That old bag of bones I cannot love"


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Old 11-29-2010, 09:44 AM
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When I was younger, I would have said Playboy. I haven't looked at either in a long time, but I'm pretty sure I would now prefer the variety of looks in Penthouse, instead of the Barbie sameness of all the Playboy models.
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Old 11-29-2010, 09:59 AM
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Wait--people are still publishing these magazines, and people are buying them?

Is the Internet down, or have I traveled back in time to the 1990's? We'll see if this post goes through ...
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Old 11-29-2010, 01:22 PM
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What's with all these 'others' not detailing their pick?

One more strike against Penthouse for me is that the centerfolds are all porn stars. I don't remember it always being that way.

Was it?

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Old 11-29-2010, 01:36 PM
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Playboy. Penthouse was just too graphic. If I wanted to study gynecology, I'd read Penthouse.
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Old 11-29-2010, 02:49 PM
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Once upon a time, I had a Playboy subscription for about 6-8 years. It's been about 10 years since then. Now they're too damned Plastic Blonde for my tastes. Haven't seen a Penthouse in probably 20 years.

I should probably vote 'other'.
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Old 12-01-2010, 03:54 AM
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I never liked the fuzzy, out of focus, fake "art" style photography in Penthouse. Prior to 1990 Playboy had natural, girl next door types and some of the best photographers in the modeling world. Some of their photographers were with the magazine for over 30 years. Pompeo Posar was one of my favorite photographers. Google, image his name and you'll see a bunch of his PB Covers.

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