I think most of (the guys) here are missing an important distinction between what is fun/tasteful/appropriate and what is offensive.
The first is a matter of taste. Don't like frivolity (like the marijuana or music threads, or this one)? That's cool. Do like em? Cool. Start more of them. If those that don't like them accidentally click and get upset, we can get them some Perry Como CD's, strike that, cassettes, and a hot Lipton Iced Tea.
But what is offensive is a whole other matter. Spindrift and others have taken exception to the objectification and demeaning qualities of the video. Damn right Spindrift. I don't want my daughter to see shit like this and think that all she has going for her is a pair of fake tits, a smile, and an obliging manner.
Instead, I took her to see Pretty Faces in SF. If you have a daughter, picture her in that playboy video and ask yourself if you are a proud papa. That will tell you right there whether this is inherently offensive.
I don't really care about playboy or other such nonsense and mostly ignore them. But people have been reacting to Spindrift et al. like they are just uptight. There is a big difference.
That said, I associate the offense with playboy and much larger social and cultural . Not philpug, not EpicSki. I actually thought it was very interesting that Playboy did this, and that, ignoring the noise, it was a reasonably good, if superficial, intro to waxing. Which doesn't make it unoffensive.