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Playboy announce monumental decision to stop publishing nudes

Playboy announce monumental decision to stop publishing nudes

Playboy magazine has announced its decision to stop printing nude images of women. 

Rather than it being a direct triumph of neo-Feminism and 21st Century ideals, it was rather suggested to editor-in-chief Hugh Hefner after executives recognised Playboy had been overtaken by the internet, calling the publication of nude images "passé".

Playboy chief executive Scott Flanders commented on the decision: "That battle has been fought and won. You're now one click away from every sex act imaginable for free. And so it's just passé at this juncture."

This follows nudity being removed from Playboy's website last year, something that inspired somewhat of a renaissance for Hefner's digital brand, with the site seeing a significant rise in traffic from 4 million monthly users to 16 million as a result.

The movement will be seen as a victory for anti-pornography campaigners, who suggest that the impacts porn have significant impacts on young brains - particularly male - changing their expectations of women and making them associate sex with a somewhat aggressive and detached area of their pysche. They believe this leads to males objectifying women and coerces sexist views.

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