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Sounds about right to me. Playboy has always featured idealized and extensively airbrushed women. In recent decades they’ve steadily gotten more extreme and less realistic. I suspect it’s one of the reasons why Playboy is in financial trouble and hasn’t competed well in the era of the Internet. There’s clearly a market for glamour and nude photography, and, despite so much of it being available for free, many people still see value in paying for it. Some internet porn is way more explicit than Playboy has ever been, of course, but many popular sites are about the same level. I suspect Playboy’s stylistic choices have just not kept pace with public tastes.