Playboy Will No Longer Feature Nude Women Starting In 2016

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In the near future when someone says they read Playboy “for the articles” they won’t be lying.

The popular men’s magazine has announced plans to elimate nude models from its publication by March 2016.

“You’re now one click away from every sex act imaginable for free,” Playboy’s chief executive Scott Flanders told The New York Times. “It’s just passé at this juncture.”

“Don’t get me wrong, 12-year-old me is very disappointed in current me,” Cory Jones, Playboy’s top editor explained to the paper.

Indeed, Playboy has managed to feature some excellent journalism over the years, so much so that Politico writer Alex Weprin writes, “The Playboy Interview has long been one of the greatest columns in the magazine world. In some ways the rest of the magazine held it back.”

As a writer who has enjoyed the publications amazing interviews, long-form, and photojournalism faetures over the years, I personally welcome Playboy’s decision to take itself in this new direction.