The LA Times reports that Playboy will be launching its own social networking site called Playboy U. Although the site does not permit nudity, it naturally hosts several pictures of scantily-clad members of the Playboy mansion. Featured message topics focus on penis size and the number of persons one has slept with.
Aimed at college students, Playboy U “managed to get 2,000 members from 500 colleges in early beta tests.” Only those with an email address ending in a .edu will be permitted to join.
Look out Tila Tequila — here comes the competition!
I hope this does not become a new source of sex education for young men — but it probably will be, since schools are teaching less and less of it. From the stories I have heard from my students, Playboy and other “adult” magazines are often one of the main places that boys learn about sex (girls too, for that matter). I see no reason why that wouldn’t expand to its internet site.