Hugh Hefner, don’t let it be so! No more nudes in Playboy???
It was announced this week after much thought and research that Playboy Magazine will no longer feature nudes. According to an article from the New York Times, “Playboy’s circulation has dropped from 5.6 million in 1975 to about 800,000 now, according to the Alliance for Audited Media.”
Thus, the days of stealing your dad’s or older brother’s Playboy is no longer a culture.
But do people under 30 know what Playboy is or was?
Scott Flanders, the company’s chief executive agrees that the Internet is a big deal for nudes.
“You’re now one click away from every sex act imaginable for free. And so it’s just passé at this juncture,” Flanders says.
Since 1953, the magazine has taken sex out of the bedroom and into our daily lives. But, selling sex does not mean sexy naked women, it’s the ideas. It’s very clear with Snapchat, Instagram and even Facebook we know what people “like” and in some ways more then you think. It’s time to revolutionize the concept of sexy and it’s the new direction, Editor in Chief (still) Hugh Hefner is going, “less is more.”
It may contradict what our society demands via social media, but what if Playboy is going back to its roots with actual articles, that’s what people always did with the magazine. That would make people drop their mouths instead. Imagine people reading articles the way people read Vanity Fair?
With Playboy’s new magazine coming 2016, people can see Playboy for once with its clothes on and learn that the word sex is just as sexy as the act.
*Image from nydailynews.com