|Publisher||Playboy Enterprises, Inc.|
|First issue||December 1953|
|Based in||Chicago, Illinois|
The magazine features articles about men's interests including politics, clothing, sports, consumer goods, men's health, public figures, and more. The magazine previously included nude women, but it was announced in October of 2015 that Playboy would no longer feature nude women in the magazine.
In each issue, a provocatively posed "Playmate of the Month" was featured in a pictorial several pages in length at the center of the magazine with an accompanying "centerfold" photograph. Unlike traditional pin up art, Playboy humanized their models by describing their real world jobs, accomplishments, and goals. Starting with the March 2016 issue, the magazine no longer has pictures of nude women. According to the company, "times change."
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- Logan, Bryan (12 October 2015). "Playboy will no longer feature nude women in its print edition". www.businessinsider.com. Business Insider. http://www.businessinsider.com/playboy-magazine-will-no-longer-feature-nude-women-in-its-print-edition-2015-10. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
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- Donatelli, Joe (13 October 2015). "Playboy is Doing What?!?". playboy.com. Playboy. http://www.playboy.com/articles/no-nudity-announcement. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
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