Playboy and Penthouse magazines had been some of the hottest commodities among Army recruits for many decades, but that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore.
USA Today reports that the Army has decided to stop selling adult magazines at their base exchanges because of a lack of demand. Even though many thought this decision was done due to the sexual nature of these magazines, they are not being discontinued from local Army bases due to their content.
A spokesman for the Army & Air Force Exchange Services said that these magazines are not in heavy demand anymore due to the the rise of the Internet and the free content it offers. He also said that the possession of these magazines does not violate any of their rules regarding sexually explicit content.
Although the Army has ceased to sell these magazines, the shelves of Navy and Marine Corps exchanges will continue to have Playboy and Penthouse magazines.