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No more nudes for Playboy




Hugh Hefner, CEO of Playboy Enterprises, poses for a photo during an interview with journalists at his mansion in Los Angeles.
Hugh Hefner, CEO of Playboy Enterprises, poses for a photo during an interview with journalists at his mansion in Los Angeles.
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Playboy recently announced that they will no longer be featuring nudes in their magazines -- a significant announcement, considering that the company owes much of its success to just that. The redesign will hit newsstands in March of 2016.

The decision comes as an attempt to boost the magazine’s dwindling circulation. The Alliance for Audited Media reports the magazine now has about 800,000 subscribers. In 1975, during Playboy’s heyday, the magazine had about 5.6 million subscribers.

Jean Twenge is a professor of psychology at San Diego State University, and author of “Generation Me.” She tells Take Two that the country has changed a lot since Playboy got started over six decades ago.

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