Playboy and Large Inner Labia
(this is part 2 of an article
discussing the display of labia in men's magazines)
The Playboy Special Editions DO Show Labia
For those men who require a little more spice, Playboy started
another series of magazines: the Playboy Special Editions.
These are picture books that are still about classy nudity but
less restricted, with more genital detail. There are no articles and
no ads, only pictures of beautiful naked (or half-naked) women.
Playboy publishes two of these books each month. Special Editions' flagship
Book of Lingerie comes out six times a year along with regular
issues such as College Girls and Barefoot Beauties.
When you compare the pictures to the regular edition it's obvious that
breast size is much less important. Natural breasts are everywhere and
implants are rarer. Plenty of models have medium boobs or even small ones.
Women's vulvas are shown clearer and more often and labia size is not
such an issue anymore. Some of the girls have tiny inner labia, others
have protruding ones. It doesn't matter. In the words of Playboy, all
the models in the magazine are beautiful and
incredibly breathtaking women!
To illustrate this I have added two partial scans from Playboy's
current Special Edition magazine "Vixens":
Alexia Roy in Playboy's Vixens April/May 2005
Elisa Prévot in Playboy's Vixens April/May 2005.
Although her inner labia are shown only vaguely, they clearly
protrude beyond her outer lips. It shows that Playboy doesn't
remove extended labia from photos by "photoshopping" them.
I believe these pictures are proof that the people at Playboy have
nothing against larger pussy lips. Their norms for female beauty
have nothing to do with it.
The Future of Labia in Playboy
There was a time that exposing a glimpse of pubic hair was quite
something already. The first appearance of pubic hair in Playboy occurred
sixteen years (!) after the launch of the magazine, in an
August 1969 pictorial featuring actress Paula Kelly. Today the
magazine shows frontal nudity of women with totally shaven vulvas.
I imagine that in a few years from now there will be images that
show women's extended inner labia, clearly and vividly.
Remember that in its early days showing a naked breast was considered
raunchy. Nowadays Playboy often shows breasts and large erected nipples
in glistening detail, with colors and textures so life-like that you can
almost feel them.
Partial scan of image in Playboy's Vixens April/May 2005
Playboy has continuously been a forerunner in the world of nude
photography, pushing the boundaries of what is accepted by mainstream
America and what is not. It's thanks to Playboy that people are
starting to realize that it isn't genital detail itself that
makes an image indecent or not, but the way it is portrayed. The key
is to always respect the models and to portray them in classy,
So You Want to Become a Playboy Model
If you have been thinking of becoming a Playboy model, but you thought
your protruding labia were a no-no, think again. Don't compare
yourself to the self-censored pictures in the regular Playboy. Pick up
any Playboy Special Editions and check it out — you'll
be surprised at the variety of women in it.
What matters most to them — besides looks — is that you have
tons of sex appeal and great attitude. If you've got all that then hire
a good photographer, get yourself a quality portfolio and mail it to
Hope to see you in the magazine!
Update April 2005:
selected Carmella DeCesare
as the 2004 Playmate. She is a sexy brunette whose inner labia
clearly protrude beyond her outer ones. Know that she is a model
for the regular edition, not the SE!
If it's an indication of anything, it is that prominent labia seem
to be something that's more and more desired in a woman. At the
minimum it shows that Playboy and its modern readership enjoy women's
labia the way they are, whether that's larger or smaller.
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