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Covering Up! Playboy Will No Longer Feature Nude Women in Its Magazine

Playing Covering Up! Playboy Will No Longer Feature Nude Women in Its Magazine

There will be no more nudes in Playboy. The magazine that pioneered the sexual revolution has announced it is ditching photos of naked women.

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Playboy said the internet has made its pinup obsolete. "It’s just passé," Scott Flanders, the company’s chief executive, admitted.

The magazine will still have photos of scantily-clad women but the images will be PG-13, the magazine said. It's not yet determined if there will be a centerfold.

The announcement came in a page-one New York Times article on Tuesday with the headline: "Playboy to Drop Nudity as Internet Fills Demand."

Cory Jones, chief content officer of Playboy, admitted to the Times: “Don’t get me wrong, 12-year-old me is very disappointed in current me. But it’s the right thing to do.”

Miss February 1999, Stacy Fuson, told INSIDE EDITION: “I think it is great, it is going to be a positive change for the brand. I think with the internet and how everything has been going the past five years this is the best decision for Playboy.” 

Circulation has been on a steady decline for years, mainly due to the presence online of provocative content that's easily available for free. Back in 1972, Playboy sold more than seven million copies. Today's magazine now sells around 800,000 a month.

Karen McDougal, who also once posed in Playboy, said she likes the new changes.

She told IE: “I think it is going to be a whole new world. I think it is amazing. If I could just leave my clothes on... and be sexy and be classy, I would do it in a heartbeat.” 

Hugh Hefner launched his iconic magazine in 1953 with Marilyn Monroe as the first cover girl. Hefner is now 89 and retains the title of Editor-in-Chief.

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As the decades passed, Playboy covers became a cultural milestone and made stars of Anna Nicole Smith, Pamela Anderson, Jenny McCarthy, and Carmen Electra.

Emma Bazilian of Adweek said: “Even though it is kind of a joke but people really do read Playboy for the articles. They have a really great tradition of celebrity profiles.” 

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