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Hugh Hefner

Playboy to stop running pictures of completely naked women

Playboy is about to find out how many people really do read it for the articles. The magazine that helped usher in the sexual revolution in the 1950s and '60s by bringing nudity into living rooms — or at least sock drawers — all over America announced Tuesday that it will no longer run photos of completely naked women. Playboy has seen an extreme drop in circulation over the past few decades, falling victim to some of the very forces it helped set in motion. First it had to deal with competition from more sexually explicit magazines like Penthouse and Hustler. Now the Internet is awash in high-definition porn. The magazine has decided that the answer is less skin, not...