Thousands of military service members will have now have to get their Playboy magazines somewhere else. The Army and Air Force Exchange Services is dumping adult magazines including Penthouse from its stores on military bases, citing declining sales because of the internet.
An AAFES spokesman said the space where the magazines used to reside will now be taken up with other more popular products. (Playboy and Penthouse, unpopular ?)
According to MSN, the anti-pornography group Morality in Media likely also played a role in the purge. It recently launched a campaign against sexual exploitation in the military and called the move “a great victory.”
However, military peeps can still bring the magazines on base and of course, look at porn online like lots of other people, so it’s not totally the end of the world.
SpongeBob Comics and the New York Review of Books also got the boot from store shelves. (Not as surprising)
Meanwhile, Morality in Media is now turning its attention to getting a similar discharge enacted by the Navy and Marine Corps.