After 62 years of publication, the internationally known magazine Playboy, will be banning fully nude pictures of women. Instead of nudity, the magazine will feature women in provocative poses.
The idea of taking nudity out of the magazine was thought of by chief content editor, Cory Jones, and supported by magazine founder and CEO, Hugh Hefner. They hope that the change will help them when it comes to competing with other adult magazines as well as the free porn that is available online. It is still unknown if they will be doing away with their iconic centerfold.
Back in August, the magazine stopped posting nude photos on their website as a way to increase their diversity in readership. Since changing their online policy, executives have noted that their readership has jumped to about 12 million a month.
The magazine’s print circulation is roughly around 800 thousand, a drastic drop from the 5.6 million in 1975, as reported by the New York Times.
Playboy has tried to revamp their magazine in the past but nothing ever really stuck. The new changes for the magazine will be starting in March 2016.