Playmates in Pornland

October 5, 2004 | Posted in Editorial Features by jonnobot


We were happy to find out today from our Budapest bureau (didn't know we had one of those, did you?) that an endangered species—the good, old-fashioned, and comparatively wholesome Playboy Bunny—is alive and well in Hungary, a country better known lately for hardcore porn parades and weekend sex festivals: "What on God's Earth - or Darwin's Earth - does a country as steeped in sex and porn as Hungary need with a magazine filled with gauzy images of girls not showing everything? ... The answer is simple. Compared to all that hard-core, Playboy is sheer elegance, and elegance is a turn-on.'"

"Playmates in Pornland: Why Even Hungary Loves Playboy" (

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