The Office of Film and Literature Classification has ruled that the latest edition of Penthouse Magazine has “emphasised g-nitals” in some of its pictorial spreads.

As a result, the publishers may now be forced to submit all future editions for approval by censors.

The pictures include “a depiction of two br-ast naked females standing with their br-asts pressed against one another” and an indiscreet depiction of g-nitals.

Under OFLC guidelines, if a magazine publishes content that is deemed to have exceeded its classification, the publishers must submit each issue for individual classification. 

The editor of Penthouse, Ian Gerrad, told Crikey this morning that the magazine hasn’t experienced any problems since approval for the “M” classification was granted for two years.   

Crikey wondered what exactly the term “emphasised g-nitals” means, so we took a gratuitous close-up look at the OFLC classification guidelines for magazines

Here are the guidelines that Penthouse supposedly breached:

But for a real lesson in subjectivity, take a look at our picks from the OFLC’s glossary:

And fingers crossed that you (and whatever happens to tickle your fancy) come under this definition:

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