Men are obsessed with sex. Hefner, Guccione
, Flynt, and Goldstein understood that. At the top of their games all four men were considered the masters of porn. Women wanted to sleep with them, men wanted to be them. When Hefner, began Playboy
in 1953, it sparked scads of competitors, knock-offs, and wannabes, but none that seriously challenged it until Guccione launched Penthouse
. These four men are legendary as intellects and champions of civil rights. A latter-day philosopher once said, “free your ass and your mind will follow.” Hefner, Guccione, Flynt, and Goldstein plied the same theory in reverse.