Press Release: Playboy Passé: Why Nudity is Now Irrelevant

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Statement by NCOSE VP of Education and Outreach, Lisa L. Thompson


 

Washington, DC – Playboy magazine has announced that it is discontinuing its practice of publishing fully nude photos of women, which marks a significant cultural shift as the use of hardcore pornography rises.

“Playboy, once the cultural gateway to pornography, has now ceased to be stimulating, to the point that mere nudity is no longer interesting, shocking, or even profitable,” said Lisa L. Thompson, NCOSE VP of Education and Outreach. “Soft core porn no longer has a market, because many of today’s porn consumers experience an escalating drive to seek out more extreme and fetishized images and acts, including child pornography, online. Research shows that online pornography leads to a shift in neurological and psychological development of viewers, shrinking key areas of the brain, developing lifelong addictions, and normalizing sexual violence in the mind of porn users. Playboy’s early efforts to commodify the female body have paved the way for what is now a public health crisis of pornography.”

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation encourages all to visit pornharmsresearch.com in order to learn from peer-reviewed research on the neurological and psychological harms of pornography.

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