Playboy: “No More Nudes!”

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Legendary girly mag “Playboy” has revealed that it will no longer contain images of naked women, the declining magazine instead opting to revive its fortunes with “PG-13” imagery.

Playboy CEO Scott Flanders claims nude girls are superfluous:

“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 magazine’s circulation has declined from a peak of some 6 million to only 800,000 today, although by removing nudity from its website their online traffic supposedly increased fourfold.

Whilst the fate of the physical magazine seems obvious, the Playboy brand is however still lucrative, at least when it comes to hawking fashion and other goods, and it seems likely this is a major focus of their future business.

The traditional “for the articles” excuse for reading may finally at least gain some credibility soon – its first non-nude publication is due in March.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    01:04 15/10/2015 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Wait hold up. Playboy still exists? I thought with all the internet porn available in this day and age that they died a while ago.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:47 15/10/2015 # ! Good (+0.6)

    How are they going to compete with Victoria's Secret?

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:10 16/10/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Simple. They aren't selling underwear. ( '-')b

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:24 15/10/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Glorious salute for your excellent service,Playboy.

    You've just signed your own death warrant..but no one can deny how much of a bastion of hope you were to the men's world.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:03 15/10/2015 # ! Good (+0.6)

    you must be rather simple minded to think playboy is nothing more than porn. its even more likely you've never even opened one up in your life.
    most actual playboy subscribers actually buy it for the articles believe it or not. playboy isnt hustler and it never was.

    Comment by Anonymous

    The magazine was already dead dude. Internet porn makes magazines obsolete as fuck. Why the fuck would anyone pay money when you can just open up your browser to pornhub or whatever and watch basically anything you want?

    At this point it's just as well that they stop printing nudes, it's not a selling point anymore.

    Comment by Anonymous

    They are still going to have nudes on their website. that's where they are making money.

    The mag is converting to compete with FHM and maxim. they all cover the same thing but the other 2 get more coverage with the lack of nudes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:52 15/10/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Wrong, they got rid of nudity on their website last year. Once they lose nudity in their print publication, Playboy will be a completely safe-for-work entity.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:51 15/10/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    ... facepalm, you're an idiot.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Wrong. They have separate pay sites for nudes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:41 15/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Playboy: “No More Nudes!”

    HERESSY!

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    Comment by vega427
    20:15 15/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's all good. I only read it for the articles anyways.....

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:39 15/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's much better this way. Nude pictures have always represented a low percentage of the magazine contents anyway.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:23 15/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Next they'll change the name of the magazine to MAXIUM.

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    Comment by Daniel Park
    10:44 15/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Can't say I'm disappointed, I moved to the 2D crowd long ago.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:35 15/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bad decision but oh well to bad for them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:30 15/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    They should move to artistic nudes of teens and preteens like European magazines. That's what we really want over here right? Let's not kid ourselves.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:33 17/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ew no. WTF dude.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:10 15/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol i can hear those feminists moaning and wetting themselves hearing this wonderful news for them because nudes in playboy objectifies women rofl

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:22 15/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    I really doubt that. Nobody gives a shit about Playboy anymore.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:32 17/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why would feminists (or anyone) give a shit about this ancient ass magazine?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:14 28/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ik heb een nieuw huis gekocht en daarvoor had ik een nieuwe keuken nodig.

    Het is een een hele mooie Amerikaanse keuken geworden, met een kookeiland, een grote koelkast en een kookeiland waar we ook kunnen eten en ontbijten.
    Mijn trost zijn de mooie design eetkamerstoelen die daaraan staan. Ik
    heb ze in een goede eetkamerstoelen webshop gehaald,
    waarna de stoelen al snel werden bezorgd!

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:42 18/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    it is like going to Mcdonald for Salad

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:58 16/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Becoming an ecchi mag might be a good step for them.

    PLAYBOY obviously never wanted to go full-smut, so there's no way for them to catch up to regular porn or other hustler style mags anymore.

    Going back one step with non-nudes, coupled with their brand name, and being more accessible is a good step, but I'm not sure if it's gonna do anything for their newstand sales, since no one shops for magazines really anymore.

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    Comment by knuclear200x
    14:17 16/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Only thing i pay attention to in the magazine these months are Dean Yeagle's stuff anyway

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:50 16/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    The old geezer is probably hedging his bets against divine
    retribution when he croaks whether he's a believer or not, just in case. All old people suddenly try getting righteous when their expiration date is coming due.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:39 16/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Isn't Playboy where Japan ripped-off its bunny girls from?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:21 16/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Was bunny girl a big thing in the west?? I had no idea it was so popular to the point that I only realized it after you mentioned it. Lack of promotion and the shame associated with liking cute things in the west has never make bunny girl stands out one bit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:10 16/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Damn! I read it for the porn...

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:57 15/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Will I still be able to get the unreleased pics I have been waiting for and collecting of my favorite pmom since the 1990's somewhere? Every 5 or 6 years I discover a few new pics of "Kona Carmack".

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:44 15/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh no! Where will we get our reality TV stars now?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:39 15/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    They claiming PG-13. Hmm, so I assume from now on pictures of little girls in Playboy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:52 15/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's not like I read them for the articles or anything. For some reason, the articles no longer seem appealing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:45 15/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    "You’re now one click away from every sex act imaginable for free."

    As well as every movie, MP3, e-book, etc...

    Personally, without naked girls, I don't see any appeal on ever buying a playboy magazine ever again. Their silly life articles and whatnot, you can already find those and similar stuff online for free as well.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:39 16/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    That is exactly why I read one issue of Playboy and never read another issue again.

    The naked is...well, I suppose it's raunchy but I can always get more of that FROM THE INTERNET. FOR FREE.

    The articles are...non-content. It's full of jock-stuff, the sort of thing I have no appreciation of.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:24 15/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Same exact shit that happened with the anime industry over the last decade. Water down your content to Budweiser tier levels in order to make it more acceptable to the masses. Good for the company because they will make more money. Bad for the reader because now it's just the same shit as everything else.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:39 15/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol the only company that ever did that was 4kids but sure, okay.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:35 15/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sounds like the exact same shit as the movie industry, game industry, and every other industry.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:56 15/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Neither of you have any idea what you're talking about do you? I thought so.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:35 16/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lmao, and here at this site people are constantly yapping about Japanese censorship, now look what happens to good ol' Americans porns. Why isn't the immature haters commenting on this thread when we need them? LOL

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:45 16/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Make porn, I mean. Anyone can make porn. Anime is a much harder and expensive progress obviously. Should've used a different comparison.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:44 16/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Playboy wasn't just porn, though. This isn't even a deal about censorship, it's Playboy trying some less nudes and more casual appeal so they can keep making cash on their magazines. They do just fine digitally and like they said: "you can find all kinds of sex acts, sexy art, sexy photos, etc for free on the internet". Censoring porn is like trying to take away anime from people: shit is impossible because literally EVERYONE can do it now.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:34 15/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    I know a couple people who like the articles. Couple. Literally.
    Not me though. Fuck the articles, I want want the nekkid girls.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:17 15/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Playboy: “No More Nudes!”
    People: “No More Sales!”

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:33 16/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    I cannot help but suspect that the marketing logic they've stated is an excuse, and that the real reason is to submit to the pressure from the Perpetually Outraged and Offended Industry.

    SJWs ruin everything. No exceptions.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:45 15/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Quick, buy out a couple that still have nudity, itll be a relic in a good number of years. xD

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:01 15/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Relic? I have Playboy from 70s, new Playboys suck anyway even with nudes

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:07 15/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    '70's?
    i have my grandfather's old collection my father passed down to me that dates back to the 1950's when they were first published.

    it does help that thanks to my father (his childhood was the 1950's) i have a vintage pin-up fetish though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    Comment by Anonymous
    02:04 15/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Playboy wasn't just about nudity. It was well written interesting articles that you could read, then turn the page and go "hmmm nice tits" and move on to the next article. There is just something fundamentally wrong with them taking the nudity out. I wish they'd have stood their ground or at least made the claim that there is nothing wrong with a woman's nipple and pushed to allow nudity in mainstream western culture.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:10 15/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeah what i always liked about playboy is they were always about "artistic nudity" and not full blown skank porn. for me playboy always served as a middle ground between mom's victoria's secret catalog and the usual porno mags. the articles were always great too.




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