Why did playboy always sell so much better then playgirl ?

Why did hardly any women buy playgirl? You'd think old women at least would have, since they can't get a young hot guy to come home with them like young women have the easiest time in the world doing if they wanted to

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  • 2 months ago

    Men are visual creatures. Women, on the other hand, have vivid imaginations that far surpass nude photos. 

  • 2 months ago

    Ugh what self respecting older woman would want to touch a 'young hot guy', who has  little experience in life or sexual techniques.  Also most women don't particularly enjoy looking at pictures of naked men, they prefer to look at a real life man, the man that they share their life experiences with.

    Young women should definately own at least one copy of 'play boy', as should young men own a copy of 'Play girl', so that they can see their (possibly) first naked man,/woman  though I'll be giving a copy of the 'Joy of Sex' to my daughter when she comes of age, like I did with her brother (much to his discomfort and embarresment).

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Back in the day the publishers of Playgirl were surprised to find that it was mostly bought by gay men.  Women aren't visual in the same way.  They care what men look like but they care more about what he's like in person.  A picture is just a picture and FYI most old women definitely don't enjoy any sexual feelings for a boy they want to pull out a hanky and wipe the smut off his face.  Once you get to a certain age everyone looks like children.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    It was difficult to ask for such magazines in shops.  Online shopping was not that popular decades ago.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Because women are not interested in porn

  • 2 months ago

    Speaking for myself, when I have been unfortunate enough to be exposed to porn mags, my main thoughts are not sexual but about wondering who the women are, their life history, whether they want to do what they're doing or are being exploited and generally worrying about them.  I'm guessing that other women are more interested in the personalities and other qualities of the men than just their bodies.  I certainly wouldn't be interested in such a magazine.  I wouldn't seek it out because it's not real.

  • Dick
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    2 months ago

    Playboy art was actually pretty good. Playboy had really in depth interviews with very important and very interesting people. Playboy published the writings of important authors. It was a quality magazine Playgirl was a poor quality publication that depended on pretending to be the opposite of Playboy. It actually was the opposite. It was sleazy and poor quality everywhere Playboy showed class, and quality. Women never bought Playgirl. It's audience turned out to be queer boys.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Women were embarrassed to be seen buying it.  They really needed a better and more discreet distribution mechanism.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Because Playboy has always been a high-quality, lifestyle magazine offering much more than just pictures of naked women, while Playgirl has never been that but always has been a cheap knock-off skin magazine that exploited the name of Playboy to sell little more than pictures of men naked, and not in the highly produced, highly polished manner that Playboy has but just plain old pictures of guys naked, and often not even very good-looking men. 

    The reason there wasn't a true counterpart to Playboy, the reason why Playgirl really couldn't be the lifestyle magazine to women that Playboy was to men, was in large part due to the market already being extremely saturated with women's lifestyle magazines, magazines like Cosmopolitan, Red Book, Elle, etc.. Playboy was really the first men's lifestyle magazine to hit the market in the same way that those women's lifestyle magazines did, though Playboy, Hugh Heffner knowing his market, did have the naked pictures of women as a hook, but a Playgirl like Playboy would be a first entrant but would be running up against very stiff competition.

    That isn't to say that women's lifestyle magazines didn't sit up and take notice of this Hugh Heffner's new Playboy Magazine and how its lifestyle brand skyrocketed with its hook of very classy, pointedly non-pornographic pictures of naked women, a tone it immediately set in order to differentiate from ordinary skin magazines with the very unordinary and classy picture of a naked Marilyn Monroe on its first cover. They very much did, some of the women's lifestyle magazines even taking cue from Playboy by starting to include highly polished, highly produced, "classy" pictures of naked men specifically so a Playgirl couldn't come out, most notably Cosmopolitan and Red Book doing so. However, the sexual revolution hadn't quite taken hold enough for that to be acceptable among their markets, so they quickly ceased and desisted because of getting bombarded with customer complaints and women cancelling their subscriptions in protest, never to return to such a format again, not that the odd naked man hasn't adorned their pages every now and again since then, but not as a regular thing.

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