Penthouse announced that it is ending its print edition after more than a half a century of being hidden underneath mischievous lads’ beds. There will no longer be an actual Penthouse Magazine (Some of you just asked, “What the fuck is a “magazine?”). The iconic porno publication will continue in a digital format only. Apparently, nobody was reading the articles they swore they were reading.
Online porn slays another quintessential publication, because it’s much easier to clean your iPad screen than a paper magazine.
Parent company FriendFinder Networks said the change is necessary to “keep Penthouse competitive in the future.”
“Reimagined for the preferred consumption of content today by consumers, the digital version of Penthouse magazine will combine and convert everything readers know and love about the print magazine experience to the power of a digital experience,” said FriendFinder in The Wall Street Journal. “This will be a new way for its readers to experience the world’s best adult magazine.”
The changes include closing Penthouse’s print division in New York, and all operations will be based at the headquarters of the FriendFinder’s offices in Los Angeles.
FriendFinder Networks stated that the magazine has not turned a profit since 2008.
Penthouse was founded in 1965 by businessman Bob Guccione. In its heyday, Penthouse’s circulation routinely surpassed 5 million copies a month.
The move follows Playboy’s decision in October to stop publishing photos of nude women that will be implemented this March.
Porn star Christiana Cinn was named Penthouse Pet of the Month for January, and she will be the last pinup to grace front page of titillating magazine before it goes to online only.
It appears tat teen boys will have to hide their sticky laptop under their bed now.