I have always found it somewhat insulting that Playgirl never really acknowledged the fact that half of their subscribers were actually male. As an older teen I subscribed and discovered there was an undercurrent sorely dismissed, rendering the the publication's affect dull in many cases. As you may already know, many (gay) porn stars got their start right there within the pages of this very mag - Quinn Jaxon, Ken Ryker, Trenton Ducati, etc. Looking back, some of the material is almost comical. Playing to female fantasies they concocted some amusing interviews and biographical details that were clearly designed to stimulate those feminine dreams of rose pedals, garden tubs and satin sheets.
With the advent of the worldwide web -- and the fact that women have never really been a huge target market for adult material -- porn lovers found a trove of hot, naked dudes elsewhere and subscribers subsequently declined - so much that Playgirl killed off their glossy paper version only to focus on the internet version.
Below is a partial reprint of the Q&A with Quinn Jaxon for Playgirl's Fall 2013 issue.
When did you first discover you were "bigger" than most men?
When I moved to LA, after my first photo shoot and the photographer commented saying that I was larger than most men.
What's the worst pick-up line anyone's used on you?
"How much do you charge?"
How do you stay in shape?
I work out at the gym five or more times a week. I also attend dance classes several times a week.
When did you lose your virginity?
When I was 18.
What part of a partner's body do you find sexiest?
Ass, legs, and eyes.
What article of a partner's clothing do you find most erotic?
What do you enjoy doing for fun when you're not modeling naked?
What part of your body is most sensitive to touch (besides the obvious)?
Ears & nipples.
Do you prefer your partner to be shaved or natural?
What's your wildest fantasy?
A romantic night, under a full moon on the beach! With the sound of the waves and us being able to be as loud as we want.
What's the best date you've ever been on?
San Francisco. Riding on the trolley with a girlfriend. [It] was very romantic. We went down to the coast and rode the trolleys all day.
What's your best feature?
My ass and eyes, that's what I get complimented on the most.