Playboy Founder Is Dead, But Porn?

We are aware that Hugh Hefner, the founder of the magazine Playboy, is no more and he died on September 27 of this year at the ripe age of 91. Although he is no more the liberal views he promoted still flourish in the modern world, leading humanity to unhealthy situations.
Playboy Founder is Dead, but Porn?
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Hugh Hefner, the founder of the magazine Playboy, is no more. He bid farewell to his worldly life on September 27 of this year at the ripe age of 91. His life and death have created several ripples in the modern lifestyle. He is no more. But the legacy he has left to the world has a lot of repercussions. Can we say that it was he who opened the gates of "free sex"? Can he repeal the negative results that have been created through the magazine he founded?  

Why do I write this? 

I am not criticizing the sex revolution started

by founding the magazine Playboy or lamenting the sad end of Hefner. If you look at the fruits of this revolution initiated by Hefner with a morally neutral outlook, you can see how far it has influenced the modern world, especially the young men and women. It has become the leading cause of several health problems of both mind and body. The culture pioneered by Hefner has led to the global culture of sexting, unhealthy usage of the internet, etc. 

A new era of freedom! 

According to Huffington Post, the supporters of Hefner state that he dismantled most of the Puritanical attitudes toward sex and contributed to the sexual liberation of both men and women. He arose as a sort of feminist icon and through his magazine Playboy he fought for

freedom of sex. The new culture evolved through Playboy helped legitimize sexual titillation in a "buttoned-up world". 

An unhealthy addiction 

In the modern world free sex is playing a vital role. It is commercialized in all possible ways and the saying "sex sales" is proving that it has a pivotal role in deciding everything. No doubt, it has become an addiction for which one is fighting hard to come out. The images, whatever may be the source of a display, can never satisfy anyone. The addiction occupies the mind and makes a person insane and unhealthy. It leads people to unhealthy relationships and disasters.

A time to think! 

Hefner is no more, but the trend he initiated is still moving on with worse consequences. The world can see today how the liberal views that championed the liberal causes of Hefner have made the human body, especially that of a woman, a mere commodity of luxury! Every human being has a duty to make humanity a better one in every possible way. Let us think about the possibilities of making life better and this earth a real Paradise. 



Article Written By vpaulose

I am a freelance writer writing in many sites. I write on health, education, personality development, religion, etc. I have MS in Psychotherapy and Counseling, Doctorate in Alternative medicines, 36 years of teaching experience in Tamil Nadu, 2 years of Clinical experience in Kerala many medical certificates to my credit. I want to write a lot and reach the world.

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  • iggy  17-11-2017
    Mr. Hefner may be dead but porn is very much alive. Playboy was and is one of the most classy and elegant porn magazines available, with hope it will be kept that way. I do not own any myself but have glance at a few over the years, Playboy always had the best stories too.
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  • vpaulose  25-10-2017
    Thank you, dear Goldstay, for the comment which is absolutely correct. It is commercialism that makes all.
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  • goldstay  25-10-2017
    Reading the title alone makes me laugh but it is in reality that even when Hefner died, pornography still exists. And that sex should be viewed as developing a stronger bond between a man and a woman who are married. Putting it in a commercialism view poses a societal issue of humanity as well as health issues that may arise. I read from a meme that when Hefner was living, many people say that he was living happily but when he died, no one was saying if he is truly resting in paradise or not. Thank you for sharing this wonderful article. :)
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  • vpaulose  24-10-2017
    Thank you for the comment and support.
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  • dr_srb  24-10-2017
    He was a great businessman and I love him for that though. Its not easy to keep a magazine on top for years.
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  • vpaulose  18-10-2017
    Thank you, dear Anusha, for the well-said comment. What you have stated in the words, "If not Playboy, we would have found another person or magazine to blame. It does not help" is absolutely correct. I just request how things change the world. Thank you.
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  • anusha  18-10-2017
    With all due respect, I don't agree with the views expressed in this article. Free sex did not intend to do all things you mentioned. If people perceived it that way, we will have to accept that the issues with minds and psychologies of people existed already. There are many stats which I can put here that will prove that problems like adultery, infidelity etc. existed since long back, much before the so-called revolution. But that's a moot point. A scientist makes a discovery, and at the time, does he actually think about the negative repercussions of usage of his/her inventions? I don't know a lot about the gentleman you've mentioned here, and I am not about to research about him either. He might have some views that I agree with, and many that I don't agree with at all. But that would not change my opinion. The sex revolution, as you've called it, was bound to happen, because it was always a topic considered taboo. If not Playboy, we would have found another person or magazine to blame. It does not help. Each individual has to be responsible for his/her acts or decisions.
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  • vpaulose  10-10-2017
    You are absolutely right dear Abhi. I had great hesitation in writing this post, but I felt that I should raise my voice. Thank you.
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    • abhi_bangal  10-10-2017
      Yeah, right Sir. I feel there's no reason why we should restrict ourselves when it comes to expressing the facts. What others feel isn't in our hands and we can't exercise any control over them. Anyway, it was good to read your article and know what your views on such a topic is.
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  • vpaulose  10-10-2017
    Thanks to the EC team for publishing this.
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  • abhi_bangal  10-10-2017
    The thing I agree with totally is that sex is an addiction. And also fact remains that sex sales. If you write stuff that's related anything else, I have an experience of having poor readership. But if you write anything related to Bollywood, and actresses, you are promised of some cool views. Well, it's just my perception. Your's might be different.
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