Playboy Online ~ A story of remorse for what could have been

Those who follow my blog know that I slip posts in weeks, even months after the current date so that those who may be offended won’t find them in my post stream unless they really follow me. Don’t know how well it works, but I never have a risqué post as the leading post that way. But buried in the many, many posts there are some slightly naughty posts. So there you have it. Oh, and as this blog is really mostly for me (see Keeping it Real), if I lose readers because they are offended, I really won’t be losing much.

I have practically subscribed to the Playboy magazine since I was in 8th grade. Joe Locastro, yes another sax player, used to  drop off copies after he and his dad finished them. So I was interested when Playboy rolled out their Website for free to subscribers of their magazine. I guess I had visions of a quality site like DOMAI or One is free, the other has become exorbitantly expensive. But they are best in class resources that have been written up time and time again.


Once I logged into the Playboy site as a member I was immediately bombarded by invitations to pay for more than just the member site. And there were also hundreds of ads for other sites like this one:

imageWhy would Playboy do this; this is not a good user experience. It turns out there is no free content on the site—it is just a portal to paid sites. And the sheer number of flavors and offers is mind boggling. Alas, the very precious and few erotic Website gems out there do not include those provided by one of my favor magazine companies.

Now, I’m guessing that there is a lot of revenue from these venues for the company. What did Mr. Barnum say about a sucker born every day? But when I consider the quality of the articles, pictures, surveys, and personalities associated with the magazine, … Well, let’s just say I expected more.

What are your favorite erotic Websites, blogs, and online resources. Inquiring minds would like to know. In the spirit of contribution, I have already listed my favorites.

Update: Playboy just sent me an invitation to three weeks of free access to their site. I though I had it as a magazine subscriber, but apparently I only had access to a marketing site. Let ‘cha know what I find, but as you know, I rarely pay for a website no matter what the service.

About Gandalfe

Just an itinerant saxophonist trying to find life between the changes. I have retired from the Corps of Engineers and Microsoft. I am an admin on the Woodwind Forum, run the Seattle Solid GOLD Big Band (formerly the Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra) a GOLD sax quartet, and enjoy time with family and friends.
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3 Responses to Playboy Online ~ A story of remorse for what could have been

  1. All I can say is, “Thank Eolake for DOMAI.” If it weren’t for his site, Gandalfe, I would have despaired of finding excellence in online erotica. I now know there are a handful of sites out there that are pretty good, but his was the first I found — and I still think it’s the best.

    Speaking of scarcity of sites, how is it there can be a zillion blogs on the net, and you still can’t find all that many really good ones like yours? Puzzle me that one!

  2. Gandalfe says:

    So how do you know the same day that I post this, backdating it over a week, that it’s out there. I’ll looking for the mechanism. Is it in the Freshly Pressed –> Your subscriptions node?

    I only average 120K page views a year, so I’m guessing my site isn’t even in the realm of popular sites. I too struggle to find blog posts that are both interesting and with nice eye candy in the way of photos. I like but it can be a bit tame. I’m guessing her readers outnumber mine by tenfold or more.

    The move from the Windows Spaces decimated my read list. A lot of people decided to bag it instead of moving their blog over. I think it’s been a week since I peeked in on your world. Maybe I’ll mosey over there and take a look/see.

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