The magazine returned to print as a sometime quarterly beginning with its March 2010 issue. As of 2016 the magazine was believed to have had only approximately 3,000 subscribers.Playgirl from inception to recent years was intended to be a women’s magazine and an outlet for women to explore their sexuality (very similar to the popular men’s magazine Playboy) and to embrace the feminist movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s.Brian Dawson, April 1978's Man of the Month, would go on to win the title of "International Mr.Drummer", a gay leather title, in 1989, as well as winning a bronze medal in the physique competition at the 2002 Gay Games in Australia.As a further condition for the settlement Crescent principals Bruce A.Chew and David Bernstein were barred by the FTC from operating adult entertainment websites unless first posting bonds of 0,000 each."It's 'Entertainment for Women' because there's no other magazine out there that caters to women in the way we do", she said.But she went on adding: "We love our gay readers as well, and the gay readership [of the magazine] is about 30%." In a February 2010 interview with the Associated Press, Playgirl spokesman Daniel Nardico stated that he considers the magazine appealing to both men and women, although the audience is predominantly male.
Besides Shafer, other gay models to appear in the magazine included Scott Merritt, Playgirl's 30th-anniversary centerfold, who revealed in the August 19, 2003 issue of The Advocate that he is gay.
until April 25, 2011 when Blue Horizon sold the print rights for Playgirl together with other of its titles High Society, Cheri, Black Diamond, Finally Legal, and Purely 18 to Magna Publishing Group, Inc. The magazine is mainly marketed to heterosexual women.
Despite this, in 2003, Playgirl's then-editor-in-chief Michele Zipp admitted the magazine also attracted much gay readership.
A Spanish-language edition was published in 1992-1993. Playgirl has a monthly section entitled "Celeb Nudes" featuring photographs of various celebrities from movie scenes, usually nude. 1 appeared in June 1973, featuring Lyle Waggoner as the centerfold.
Two preview issues of Playgirl were published with racecar driver Mike Hiss in the January 1973 issue; and the Hager Twins, Jim and John, from TV's Hee Haw in the February 1973 issue. Other early centerfolds included George Maharis, Fabian Forte, Peter Lupus and professional athlete Jim Brown.