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.

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Peter Mondrose

Peter Mondrose is the Editor-In-Chief at BusinessPundit. He received his degree in Economics in 1998 and a second degree in Journalism in 2004. He has served as a financial adviser, market trader, and freelance journalist for the last 11 years. When he's not investigating market conditions and reporting on workplace news, he can be found traveling with his wife, dog, and laptop. He can be reached at PeterMondrose@BusinessPundit.com or (929) 265-0240.