Oct 24 2010
Sadly, one of the greatest humans on the planet, Bob Guccione, has pasted on, but luckily for us, he left a long legacy of incredible jerk off material. If all porn except for Penthouse magazine disappeared from the earth I would have no problem finding plenty of inspiration for private self-love sessions.
Penthouse magazine has the reputation of being much raunchier than its rival Playboy but I don’t think that’s exactly accurate, at least not up until the 90s when everyone started competing with hardcore porn movies. I would argue that Penthouse was sexual while Playboy was kind of sterile. Don’t get me wrong, I jerked off to both magazines A LOT in high school but, looking back, I can now see that Playboy was selling pretty girls and Penthouse was selling SEX!
[Huge Penthouse gallery after the jump]
Penthouse was selling sex but it was more subtle than you might think. Sure, Penthouse would “show more” but Guccione’s magazine was better at the art of the tease than you might think. Penthouse knew how to present seduction in a less obvious way than Playboy and the end result was fucking sexy! They even found a way to make people masturbate to the written word thanks to the “true” stories found in “Forum.” Holy shit, Forum was as fucking hot as the pictorials!
Current pornographers should learn a thing or two from Bob Guccione. Less really can be much more when it comes to the erotic arts. Rest in peace Bob and thank you for some of the best self-induced orgasms of my life!
Why Penthouse is awesome:
- Huge fuzzy bush
- Fur Coats
- Nude girls on the beach literally fucking the ocean
- Girls only wearing the top half of bikinis
- Pool Floats!
- 1/2 open robes and shirts
- Lace gloves (you know you miss them)
- TAN LINES!
- Finally, my favorite, the hand lazily touching the vagina
Our tribute to Penthouse Magazine