Playboy CEO Says There Is Too Much Interest In Porn And Not In Intimacy

Playboy and Intimacy

Starting in March 2016, there will no longer be nudity in Playboy’s flagship magazine.

In an interview with CNN Money, Playboy Enterprises CEO Scott Flanders says there is simply too much interest in pornography these days.

“After 62 years, Playboy is putting its clothes back on,” he said. “It served its purpose. When Hefner launched the magazine in 1953 nudity was provocative, and today its passe,” he told CNN Money.

“My personal view is that unfortunately availability of porn in some cases has substituted for intimacy in personal relationships,” Flanders says. “And that is unfortunate and Playboy would like to be a bridge in the gap between sex, and understanding of sex between men and women.”

Apparently Playboy started talking four years ago about removing nudity from the magazine. In August 2014, Playboy.com was launched as a “safe for work” site, and Flanders says the audience has grown 400% since that time.

SEE ALSO:
FreshBooks Review: The Best Small Business Accounting Mobile App