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This Week in Sex: Meet Model Angelina Boyko. Plus, Are Women Natural-Born Cheaters?

Ana Dias / Playboy

Ana Dias / Playboy

Playboy Abroad

Ana Dias Shoots Angelina Boyko

Ana Dias / Playboy

Ana Dias / Playboy

This week for Playboy Abroad, our map-hopping, globe-trotting badass photographer Ana Dias took a trip to Bangkok with model Angelina Boyko. As one might expect, they came back with this ridic gallery. Whether waking up in a hotel room and lounging in pools of sunlight or getting caught up in vibrant street scenes, Angelina and Ana definitely found the sexy. The vid below tells the tale of their time in Thailand; be sure to catch Angelina literally stopping traffic.

Science Asks…

Are Women Natural-Born Cheaters?

This week, the newscycle focused on a science-journal paper that put forth a bold claim (and an idea a lot of men would agree with without having read the journal’s paper). The bold claim: Women were trained by evolution to be natural-born cheaters.

So, is it true? Are women programmed by evolution to cheat? According to Dr. David Buss, they are. But before you send his study to any friends or exes, keep in mind that this silver-haired scientist comes from Texas, meaning his evolutionary thinking may be a bit biased. His central thesis is simple: For our ancestors living in tribes, mate selection was trickier for women. Thus, women cheated to gain an advantage.

Dr. Buss suggests that ancestral women had to consider social costs like their mate losing value to the tribe due to a loss of reputation (a.k.a he’s a shitty hunter) or losing their mate due to injury or death. Also, what if the woman gains value in the tribe while her partner doesn’t, and thus, become more attractive to a healthier, better mate? Or perhaps some new stud hunters from a neighboring tribe rolled into town and made her mate look like a sad old caveman? What then? Well, all of those opportunities come with costs—not just for the woman, but also for her possible children. And so, Dr. Buss theorizes that women engage in survival-inspired affairs:

…namely to provide mate insurance, to cultivate backup mates, to assess the viability of a switch, to render the transition back into the mating market easier, or to trade up to a new partner who is less cost-inflicting, more benefit-bestowing, or higher in mate value than their current partner.

Basically, Buss talks social economics and calls it evolution. Let’s put it this way: Living in some ancestral tribe, don’t you think men might also be down to cheat? Might also want multiple partners? Remember scientists also love to theorize about how evolution compels a man to spread his seed like an ambitious pine tree. Which, may be why “85 per cent of societies in the anthropological record permit men to marry multiple wives.” When you consider both sides, perhaps humans aren’t the natural monogamists we’ve imagined ourselves to be.

Every year, reams of published journal articles suggest new reasons we cheat, whether it’s economics, or the hard-wired dictates of evolution, or the idea men invented the monogamy dance to protect their “genetic investment” from other men or because women are prone to cheat, like Dr. Buss suggests. From all that research, one thing seems clear: Humans cheat for lots of reasons. But we seem to engage in monogamy for one simple reason. Just like the Wu Tang Clan, monogamy’s for the children.

As my pop used to tell me, always be wary of a Texan talking evolution. Even if he’s a scientist.

Hard Science

When Did Your V-Card Become Worthless?

Back in the heyday of rock and roll, when sex education videos were unintentionally hilarious, black-and-white morality plays about how everyone should be like Tom and Suzy and their nuclear family, the message about sex and virginity was clear: Don’t give out your V-card to just anyone. (Especially you, teenage girls.) Back then, a person’s virginity had great value. It glistened with the pearlesque patina of innocence. But things change. Right around the time we invented the pill, church attendance plummeted. Our shared views on casual sex wildly changed our views on virginity. Suddenly, to be the one who knew zilch about sex was a major social liability. This week, Hard Science asked and answered: Does anyone still value virginity?

Hint: It’s almost as valuable as a lifetime supply of butch wax.

Sexual Intersections

What’s the Deal With Calling Someone Daddy?

Depending on what your Twitter or Facebook feeds look like, you may have seen lots of people talking about “Daddy” this week. They weren’t talking about their father or step-dad. They mean the one in their life who causes them to feel some kind of way, whether weak-in-the-knees or strongly held, the one to whom they whisper or moan…Yes, Daddy. That person. And all the daddy talk online this week started with one person. Shanley Shane. But don’t @ her just yet; she’s not too happy about all the daddy talk.

On Saturday, Shane tweeted that the use of “Daddy” comes from queer leather culture and that vanilla straighties need to stop appropriating the term of endearment. Of course, lots of journalists pointed out that you can’t put toothpaste back in the tube. The question remains, however: Is it appropriation for a teen on Tumblr to call Justin Bieber her daddy?

h/t Gizmodo / Twitter: [Shanley](https://twitter.com/shanley)

h/t Gizmodo / Twitter: Shanley

If you ask us, we’ll go with the facts. Prostitutes have long called their older male customers Daddy and there’s evidence of that habit dating back to the 1600s. If straight teens today are appropriating anyone, it’s sex workers of the 17th century. So…who’s your daddy?

From the Magazine

Road Trippin’ with Hannah Glasby

Greg Manis / Playboy

Greg Manis / Playboy

Well, we’ve reached that time of the week. Let’s cut loose of convention, break you out of the grind and spend some time letting your mind enjoy the free-spirited sexiness of this photoshoot from the magazine, featuring pics of Hannah Glasby tasting America the best way you can…on a road trip. Enjoy!



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