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Playboy BANNING Nudity From Their Magazines?
The editors behind Playboy Magazine are making a bold step toward revamping its image - one that will require fans to truly only 'read it for the articles'.
Playboy has decided to no longer feature the nude pictorials of models and female celebrities it has been famous for since its first publication in 1953 - instead focusing on more diverse articles and toned down 'provocative' photoshoots.

That's right, Billy Madisons of the world. Your Nudie Magazine Day has been forever changed.

But why?
Editor Cory Jones (pictured above) has decided that the Internet porn industry has made the Playboy centerfold a bit redundant and that changing the way the magazine's direction will help them reach a newer demographic - the 'Vice Magazine' young urban male.

"The difference between us and Vice is that we're going after the guy with a job."

This move might be risky, but certainly one the magazine should make. At the height of Playboy's popularity, the magazine was read by 5.6 million, but currently only circulated to roughly 800,000. The Playboy website, for similar reasons, stopped publishing nudity in August 2014 and has since enjoyed an increase of four million unique visitor per month.
So what will happen to the centerfolds that have developed Playboy's trademark culture? Well, nothing's been said thus far, but Cory has made a heavy implication that they, too, have seen their demise:

"Don't get me wrong, 12-year-old me is very disappointed in current me, but it's the right thing to do. You're now one click away from every sex act imaginable for free. And so it's just pass茅 at this juncture."

So now I want to know:

How do YOU feel about the new Playboy? Do you think the magazine will be able to change its image, or do you think it'll be a huge marketing flop in the making?

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I agree that it makes me feel old. When I'm 65 and telling my grad kids, "when I was your age we had to press 999332 to reply 'yea' and Playboy was a porno mag". Their reply will be : 馃槸馃槸
@Kamiamon LOL THAT'S SO HILARIOUS AND TRUE. Omg, I don't miss the days of having to text like that.. o.o It would take forever to sneak a text message in class lol.
it will be a success. i dont support porn. but i do support writers and i do see a place in life for porn literature. i know that playboy has had a good long run and most of their readers are not perverted illeterate uneducated wackos. most are gentlemen who enjoy the fantasies of this culture. they do enjoy the stories! many guys prefer to read the literature than just watching the fil,ms! they specifically buy the magazine for the stories.. like any good book! porn liturature is a big and growing industry! Sooo yeah!, guys DO like to have the sexual mental stimulation just as any woman... just look at how popular those "sex talk" lines are and how popular the internet is with "sex chat"!, & thats without unworbed women! Boobs & butts are all the same after awhile and men need more than just that! Mr H himself enjoyed the mental stimulation far more as he got older ;)
@aerliyayuvati I can understand that. I feel like the Playboy audience of this generation has gotten somewhat 'immune' to naked bodies at this point lol.