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Playboy Makes Bombshell Decision That Will Forever Change the Magazine

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Playboy will no longer publish photos of nude women.

Yes, you read that right. According to a Monday report in the New York Times, the magazine famous for publishing sexually provocative images of woman, sans clothes, will make the change next March as part of a redesign.

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The dramatic shift to eliminate nude photos in the magazine's print edition was proposed by top editor Cory Jones last month and approved by founder and Editor-In-Chief Hugh Hefner, the Times reported.

The dramatic move caught many off guard, with individuals turning to Twitter to react with shock.

The move comes as the magazine tries to regain the cultural relevancy it has lost in the Internet-dominated era where nude photos and pornography are widely available for free online. As the Times noted, citing Alliance for Audited Media, Playboy's circulation has dropped from 5.6 million in 1975 to approximately 800,000 now.

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