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Playboy To Stop Publishing Nude Pictures Of Women In Magazine

Playboy To Stop Publishing Nude Pictures Of Women In Magazine
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Playboy To Stop Publishing Nude Pictures Of Women In Magazine

Playboy will not be publishing pictures and photographs of nude women, something it has been doing since 1953, anymore.

Playboy will not be publishing pictures and photographs of nude women, something it has been doing since 1953, anymore.

The move will arrive starting with the March 2016 issue. “The political and sexual climate of 1953, the year Hugh Hefner introduced Playboy to the world, bears almost no resemblance to today,” Scott Flanders, Playboy Enterprises CEO, said, as reported by Fox News. “We are more free to express ourselves politically, sexually and culturally today, and that’s in large part thanks to Hef’s heroic mission to expand those freedoms. We will stay true to those core values with this new vision of Playboy’s future.”

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The move by Cory Jones, the company’s Chief Content Officer, is similar to the website’s “safe-for-work” format. While the magazine will feature provocative pictures of women, what it will not have is any nudity. As reported by the New York Times, the magazine’s decision to eliminate nudity is a result of the overabundance of pornographic material on the internet, something that has made the nude images in the magazine “passé,” Flanders said. “That battle has been fought and won,” he said. “You’re now one click away from every sex act imaginable for free.”

However, the company also sees that its latest move to go “non-nude” may be a “risk.” In an online post, Playboy wrote, “This is a company … that has risk in its DNA … Our journalism, art, photos and fiction have challenged norms, defied expectations and set a new tone for decades. So we say: Why stop now.”

Playboy’s diversion elicited mixed reactions, some of which were interesting, on social media. Rex Huppke wrote, “BREAKING: Playboy to stop publishing nude pictures, leaving men with only 79,895,442 places to access photos of naked women.” Another Twitter user, Adam Besvinick, wrote, “Playboy no longer printing nude photos is the equivalent of Instagram no longer allowing latte art pictures.”

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