Playboy Will No Longer Feature Nudity Moving Forward

By Staff  |  10/13/2015

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Over 60 years after its launch, Playboy has announced a drastic change to its format... with no nudity.

In an attempt to evolve with the times, a redesign of Playboy's print edition is underway, set to be unveiled in March 2016. According to the New York Times, the magazine will still feature women in "provocative poses. But they will no longer be fully nude."

At one time, Playboy was a cultural rite for American men. But, with the rise of the Internet and smartphone, porn is widely accessible... and Playboy just isn't as relevant. The magazine's circulation has dropped from 5.6 million in 1975 to about 800,000 today, according to the Alliance for Audited Media.

Playboy Chief Executive Scott Flanders said: "That battle has been fought and won, you're now one click away from every sex act imaginable for free. And so it’s just passé at this juncture."

The now 89-year-old Hugh Hefner agrees. The redesigned Playboy magazine will adopt a cleaner and more modern style, but its Playmate of the Month will still be a recurring feature, albeit PG-13.