Hugh Hefner

#NakedIsNormal: Playboy magazine reverses position and brings back nude pictorials

Naked women are back in Playboy magazine, ending a year-old ban on the nudity that made the magazine famous.

Playboy celebrated the reversal on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #NakedIsNormal.

The about-face came Monday with the release of Playboy's March-April issue. The 63-year-old magazine had banished naked women from its print edition because it believed the content had become passe in an era of porn that is just a click away on personal computers and smartphones.

The decision to show less skin was made under the regime of Playboy Enterprises Chief Executive Scott Flanders, who left the Los Angeles company last May to run eHealth Inc., a health insurance...