Originally Posted by silverwhisper
dyslexicea: is it possible they bought a mailing list from another source? that practice isn't exactly unknown among publishers. i would be shocked if playboy has done any such research into you specifically. if you think about how many names & addresses you're talking about (almost certainly into the tens of millions), the amount of time required to do so is pretty prohibitive, i would think.
Ed, it really wasn't my point that Playboy or any other publisher did the research but someone had to. Granted when I changed my name I did of course leave a paper trail, many, many notifications of my name change had to be filed and updated. Most of which was by snail mail. A few on line but very few.
I guess in an offhanded way I was pointing out just how insecure our personal information is due to the internet and the lack of integrity of many web companies, such as Facebook which does happen to share some of our information. Even our banks share information, unless you specifically opt out, with their affiliates which may have much less restrictive policies on the use of our personal information than our bank does. In other words if they can make a buck they'll sell it.
My main point really was is Playboy so desperate for circulation that they are trying to market to lesbians. That would of course be a very stupid idea, lesbians are not men with tits and a pussy, but corporate America is still cock(male) dominated which means dominated by creatures who happen to be not so smart!
But really what I'd like to know!
1). Are there any other lesbian here in queer space?
2). If so have you received a similar offer from Playboy or even some other male magazine?
3). More importantly, to me anyway, if you happened to have been dumb enough to have tried batting for the other team in your past, have you like me felt you lost your virginity twice?