Playboy to No Longer Feature Nude Women

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The magazine's circulation stands at 800,000, down from 5.6 million in 1975.

Any lingering stigma of reading Playboy may soon be gone for good. 

The magazine will undergo a redesign set to be unveiled in March 2016 that will include the elimination of nude photos from its pages, The New York Times reports. (Playboy will still feature pics of women in alluring poses.)

The publication's website got rid of nudity — long seen as a Playboy hallmark — in August 2014, which was followed by a jump for the site from 4 million unique users to roughly 16 million, the Times reports.

This change comes at a time when pornographic content is widely available through the Internet. 

Playboy's circulation was at 5.6 million in 1975 but is currently at 800,000, according to data from the Alliance for Audited Media. The magazine was founded in 1953 by Hugh Hefner and his team.

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