After nearly 63 years, Playboy Magazine has announced it will no longer feature full nudity. This new change will take effect starting with the March 2016 issue (which will actually start circulation in February).

The question on everyone's mind is: WHY?!

According to playboy.com:

Last year we re-launched Playboy.com as a safe-for-work site and discovered something about our readers and our identity: The Bunny transcends nudity. Tens of millions of readers come to our non-nude website and app every month for, yes, photos of beautiful women, but also for articles and videos from our humor, sex and culture, style, nightlife, entertainment and video game sections. We are, and always have been, “entertainment for men” – with award-winning journalism and fiction to boot. Playboy is a cultural arbiter of beauty, taste, opinion, humor and style.

Do you think this change will impact the magazine positively or negatively?

*writer's note: Playboy has really been more about the articles and jokes... at least for me, for the better part of 20 years. Since the reign of the internet, there are so many more places to get your XXX entertainment anyway. And let's face it: video/audio is waaaayyyy more stimulating than pictures anyway. I personally think this is a bold new step that needed to be taken for the company to remain relevant in the ever changing digital word we live in now. Kudos!*