About Playboy Condoms
Playboy Condoms were launched in 2010, and have seen the fastest growth in the condom segment out of any other brand. Since the launch, Playboy Condoms has secured distribution in over 80 countries around the world and our products are now on the shelves of major convenience stores and pharmacies in over 30 countries, with the number of retailers increasing by the quarter, with many more almost through local health requirements to receive goods. Since the launch of Playboy Condoms, we have doubled our world- wide shipments of containers year over year.
Not just a condom brand – Playboy Condoms represent a lifestyle, symbolic of romance, sex appeal and sophistication, backed by premium quality materials and the sensual allure of the Playboy brand.
With a large variety of products, of different sizes, shapes, colors and textures, from classic, ultra- thin and large size, to seashell inspired shape and tropical flavor condoms, the Playboy Condoms Brand is rapidly taking its rightful place among the titans of the industry. Playboy Condoms are thought to be the only condom brand during this decade that has a chance at a healthy market share of an industry worth billions per year.
Founded by Hugh M. Hefner in 1953, Playboy has been a tastemaker, an arbiter of style and a vanguard for political, sexual and economic freedom for almost 60 years. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, California, PEI publishes Playboy Magazine in the United States and abroad and creates content for distribution via television networks, websites, mobile platforms and radio. Playboy consumer products are sold in more than 180 countries. Playboy’s iconic events at the world’s most influential happenings provide our partners with unparalleled access to high-end pop culture. The Rabbit Head Logo, one of the top 20 brands in the world, and ranked amongst giants such as Nike, Disney and McDonald’s, continues to fuel the future of Playboy and our global expansion.
As the Founder of Playboy Enterprises, Inc. and Editor-in-Chief and Chief Creative Officer of Playboy Magazine, Hugh M. Hefner has profoundly influenced society over the last 60 years. Founded by Mr. Hefner in 1953, Playboy Magazine remains the world’s best-selling men’s lifestyle magazine. It has inspired a media empire and one of the most recognizable brands in history.
Today, Hefner’s son continues to serve as the company’s Chief Creative Officer and magazine’s Editor-in-Chief.
Hugh Hefner incorporates HMH Publishing Co., Inc. in Delaware on October 1, 1953, and publishes Playboy Magazine in December 1953. The first issue features Marilyn Monroe on the cover, and sells more than 50,000 copies.
Playboy’s first art director, Art Paul, reportedly designs the Playboy logo in about 10 minutes. Today, it is one of the most recognized trademarks in the world.
After almost two years of struggle with the often-censorious Post Office, Hugh Hefner takes them to court and successfully wins second-class mailing privileges.
The company begins marketing cufflinks, the first of many licensed products that help the Rabbit head logo become one of the world’s most recognized symbols.
The Playmate feature is expanded from a double-page spread to a triple-page centerfold. Opening up the pinup picture in the center of the magazine becomes a familiar ritual referenced in popular culture, and the term “centerfold” enters the language as a generic term for pinup photography.
Hugh Hefner hosts Playboy’s Penthouse, the company’s first foray into television. A variety show set in a bachelor pad, Playboy’s Penthouse runs for two seasons and features cultural icons, such as Ella Fitzgerald, Carl Sandburg and Lenny Bruce.
The first Playboy Jazz Festival sells out Chicago Stadium and includes performances by jazz legends Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald.
Hugh Hefner purchases the Playboy Mansion at 1340 North State Parkway on Chicago’s Gold Coast, and begins living the good life reflected in his magazine.
James Bond is introduced to the world, the fictional super spy in British writer and former intelligence agent Ian Fleming’s The Hildebrand Rarity.
The Playboy Club and the Playboy Bunny are born. Selling “keyholder” memberships for $25 and charging $1.50 for drinks, cigarettes and meals, the first Playboy Club in Chicago is an instant hit.
Hugh Hefner and a bevy of Bunnies fly on a press junket from Hollywood to Jamaica, an event dubbed the “Big Bunny Hop”.
The first issue of VIP, the magazine for Club keyholders, debuts.
The “Playboy Interview” is born, commencing with jazz musician Miles Davis.
Playboy introduces the Playboy Philosophy, written by Hugh Hefner in 25 installments in response to criticism of the magazine’s principles. The Playboy Foundation is established as the activist arms of the Playboy Philosophy.
Playboy Clubs reach overseas to London with a club and casino that attracts 20,000 keyholders before its official opening; it rapidly becomes the most successful operation of its kind in Great Britain.
Shooting begins on a new television series, “Playboy After Dark.” Similar in format to “Playboy’s Penthouse,” the show features performances by such musical greats as Sonny and Cher, James Brown and Marvin Gaye.
The Big Bunny, Playboy’s extravagant jet, is delivered to Playboy Enterprises. Playboy Productions, a new motion picture and television division of the company, opens in Los Angeles.
Playboy purchases Playboy Mansion West in Los Angeles’ Holmby Hills. Hugh Hefner travels back and forth between Chicago and Los Angeles until the mid-70’s, at which point he makes Los Angeles his home.
Playboy Enterprises, Inc. (PLA) goes public with listings on the New York and Pacific Stock exchanges.
Playboy launches its first foreign edition in Germany. Today, there are 29 editions of Playboy published in more than 50 countries.
Playboy formalizes its international product licensing business, signing an agreement to distribute Playboy products throughout Japan. Playboy’s November 1972 issue sells over 7.16 million copies, making it the biggest selling issue of Playboy ever.
Membership in the Playboy Clubs reaches an all-time high of 230,000 keyholders.
As part of Playboy’s 25th Anniversary, Christie Hefner founds the Playboy Foundation’s Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Awards to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to protect and enhance First Amendment rights for Americans.
Playboy launches a national pay cable television service.
Christie Hefner becomes Chairman of the Board and CEO of Playboy Enterprises, Inc. Hugh Hefner remains Editor-in-Chief of Playboy Magazine and Chairman Emeritus of the corporation.
Playboy TV expands to 24-hour programming. Playboy becomes the first national magazine to launch its own website, and Playboy.com rapidly becomes a leading entertainment and lifestyle destination for men online.
Playboy Fashion makes its global debut spreading its fun-loving style across the world.
Playboy Fashion debuts in Asia with its first free-standing boutique. The boutique’s success prompts Playboy to continue opening stores throughout the world.
Playboy’s 50th Anniversary celebration includes a special collectors’ issue of the magazine, release of limited-edition Playboy products, and lavish, exclusive parties at the Mansion and New York Armory as well as public parties nationwide.
The Girls Next Door launches on E!
Scott Flanders becomes CEO of PEI. Hugh Hefner continues as the Editor-in-Chief and the Chief Creative Officer of Playboy Magazine.
Playboy Club Cancun opens. Playboy celebrates its 50th Anniversary of the Playboy Bunny and the Playboy Club with 50 parties in 50 cities around the world, all in one night.
Playboy Club returns to London. Playboy is taken private.
Playboy reopens its global headquarters in Beverly Hills, California.
Playboy celebrates its 60th Anniversary.