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Playboy Will No Longer Feature Nude Women in Its Print Edition

Playboy Will No Longer Feature Nude Women in Its Print Edition

As part of a redesign that will be unveiled in March 2016, the print edition of Playboy will no longer feature nude women, according to a New York Times report.

Playboy will still feature women in "provocative poses," however the women will not be fully nude. 

The decision came during a meeting with the magazine's editor Cory Jones and Hugh Hefner (who's still listed as the editor in chief).

According to Women in the World, the publication's website stopped running nude images of women in August 2014.

By eliminating the nude photos, Playboy saw a jump in unique users to the site.

Women in the World reports that their unique users went from 4 million users per month to about 16 million.

They also found that the age of the average reader dropped from 47 to 30 years old.

The "modern" version of the magazine will include more investigative journalism, in-depth interviews, fiction, and expanded coverage of liquor.

According to The New York Times, Jones said that the magazine's sex columnist will be a "sex-positive female," writing enthusiastically about sex.

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