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Playgirl magazine caters mainly to heterosexual women, as well as a lesser percentage of gay and bisexual men, with its main content primarily comprised of partially to fully nude male photos. In order to become a Playgirl model, you must have excellent physical attributes, a great sense of unrestrained confidence, and of course be 18 or older. Your chances will greatly increase if you happen to be well endowed.
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The first issue of Playgirl magazine, the now-out-of-print glossy magazine that sought to capitalize on female desire with nude male centerfolds and features articles written for and by women, came out in Junebarely four years after the Stonewall Uprising. Its first issue sold out, sellingcopies in just four days. Gay writer Matthew Rettenmund just wrote a short history of the publicationshedding light on its gradual and reluctant embrace of its gay readers. The magazine was initially published by Douglas Lambert, a California nightclub owner, and its cultural impact was significant.
Scott Merritt, Playgirl's 30th-anniversary centerfold, is sitting in the bar of Toronto's Sutton Place Hotel remembering life on the other side of the closet door. It's time to live truthfully. I've always been gay, and I'm done playing the part of a straight man in any context at all--in photographs or in life.
Playgirl is an American magazine that features general interest articles, lifestyle and celebrity news, in addition to nude or semi-nude men. In the s and s, the magazine printed monthly and was marketed mainly to womenalthough it had a significant gay male readership. The magazine was founded in  by Douglas Lambert during the height of the feminist movement as a response to erotic men's magazines such as Playboy and Penthouse that featured similar photos of women.
Douglas Lambert wanted to give Playboy a run for its money. It wasand Hugh Hefner's magazine had created a new mainstream market for soft-core porn. Lambert, a nightclub owner in Garden Grove, California, decided to get in on the action.
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Playgirl first premiered way back infour years after the Stonewall rebellion, and marketed itself as the female equivalent of the similarly named Playboy. Virtually, at least. As this abridged time line shows, the title has a rich homo history.