Playboy Will No Longer Run Photos of Completely Naked Women

Kate Moss kicked off the celebrations for Playboy's 60th anniversary when she appeared on the cover of the magazine donning those infamous Playboy bunny ears for the January/February 2014 issue.
Kate Moss kicked off the celebrations for Playboy’s 60th anniversary when she appeared on the cover of the magazine donning those infamous Playboy bunny ears for the January/February 2014 issue.

Playboy is about to find out how many people really do read it for the articles.

The magazine that helped usher in the sexual revolution in the 1950s and ’60s by bringing nudity into living rooms all over America announced Tuesday that it will no longer run photos of completely naked women.

Starting in March, it will still feature women in provocative poses, but they will no longer be fully nude.

The change represents a major shift for the magazine, which broke new ground when Hugh Hefner created it and featured Marilyn Monroe on its debut cover in 1953. It marks the latest step away from depictions of full nudity, which were banned from the magazine’s website in August 2014.

Playboy editor Cory Jones recently contacted Hefner about dropping nude photos from the print edition and he agreed, the Times reported.

Playboy’s print circulation, once measured in millions, is now about 800,000, according to Alliance for Audited Media, the newspaper reported.

SOURCE: The Associated Press