This Week in Sex: American Sex Toys, Boobs & Hollywood Sex

By Playboy.com Staff

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This Week in Sex: American Sex Toys, Boobs & Hollywood Sex:

High I.Q. = High Libido

We have some good news, and we have some bad news. The good news is that if you have an elevated intelligence, you probably have a very high libido. The bad news is that even if you fit that demographic, you probably aren’t having any more sex than the rest of us. Research conducted by sex toy retailer Lovehoney noted that many sales and website hits are coming from top U.K. universities, signifying a “heightened interest in sex amongst students in the Russell Group of elite universities.” We have hope for all of those Ivy Leaguers; we’re sure they’re just using them on each other! Read the rest of the findings on medicaldaily.com.

The Power of Boobs

You probably came here to ultimately look at some boobs, right? Us too! But what is it about boobs, anyway; what makes them so awesome? Nerve writer Kate Hakala wondered the same thing and wrote a great piece about why we’re so excited about Christina Hendricks—I mean, boobs. Read the titillating essay on nerve.com.

Hopeless Lingerie Photo Shoot

Real Hollywood Sex Scenes

Have you ever watched a film where you’re absolutely positive the sex scenes were real? We’re not talking Debbie Does Dallas here; we’re talking big blockbuster Hollywood hits à la Lars Von Trier. Huffington Post investigates the legitimacy of six very believable sex scenes that could be the real deal. See the NSFW clips and read the rest here on huffingtonpost.com.

American Dildos

It will come as no surprise to you that most of the sex toys we use are manufactured in China. But America has its own booming industry of dildo making just 10 miles outside of downtown Los Angeles. “According to a 2010 estimate, 70% of sex toys produced in the world are made [in China]; 50% of those were imported to four U.S. companies—California Exotics Novelties, Pipedream, Doc Johnson, and to a lesser extent, Topco—that dominate American sex toy sales. While the others do the bulk of their manufacturing overseas, Doc Johnson is the only one manufacturing most of its products here in the U.S. of A.” Read the rest of the in-depth editorial on Buzzfeed.com.


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