Molly Constable. Heather Hazzan.

Molly Constable. Heather Hazzan.

Cover Model

Good Golly, Miss Molly (is Sexy AF)

Molly Constable. Heather Hazzan.

Molly Constable. Heather Hazzan.

Have you heard of Molly Constable? No? Well, you’re about to hear a whole lot about her. She’s the model of the moment. Vogue named her a Rising Models to Watch in 2017. This week, we caught up with Molly in upstate New York as she dipped back home to the leafy woods of her youth.

Molly Constable. Heather Hazzan.

Molly Constable. Heather Hazzan.

For Molly’s eye-arresting photoshoot, photographer Heather Hazzan paired with stylist Calvy Click to give these pics an extra pop.

Molly Constable. Heather Hazzan.

Molly Constable. Heather Hazzan.

If you’ve slogged through this week, congrats you made it to the weekend! Now do yourself a solid and take a blissful five, fall into the sexiness of this photoshoot with stunning newcomer, Molly Constable. Enjoy!

Molly Constable. Heather Hazzan.

Molly Constable. Heather Hazzan.

Hard Science

Is Your Brain Wired For Monogamy?

Have you ever heard that lobsters pick a partner and mate for life? That’s actually not true. This is what happens when you learn your science from Phoebe from Friends. But there are monogamous animals. To name a few, beavers are, as are wolves, bald eagles and barn owls. But what about us human animals? This question’s been debated for ages.

This week, for Hard Science one of our resident sexologists, Justin Lehmiller, tackles this timeless quandary: Are humans born and made for monogamy or not? Well, as with most things related to sexuality, the answer is yes and no. It’s complicated.

Based on this neuroscientific study from the Archives of Sexual Behavior that examined 20 men’s brains and how they reacted to sexual and romantic imagery, it turns out, some men are and some men aren’t wired for monogamy. It’s a fascinating read. Check it here.

Kink Report

Why is Casual Sex More Common These Days?

A lot has been written about millennial hookup culture. In fact, most of it has contradicted the other half of what’s been written. Apparently, when they’re not killing off traditional chain restaurants, millennials are either having lots of casual sex or much less than previous generations. Which is it? What many of the trend pieces miss that science has been able to document and study is the relational aspect of sex these days. That’s the big difference and what seems to confound the olds.

Here’s the deal: More people are hooking up, but they’re doing so more casually. And they’re doing it with their friends. Latest numbers suggest that six in 10 Americans have hooked up repeatedly in a friends-with-benefits relationship. In fact, 20 percent of Americans are presently in a FWB relationship. Nearly a third of European women are currently enjoying casual sex in a FWB relationship. Check the numbers here.

This week, Playboy’s intrepid sex writer, Bobby Box, summarized the data to look at how it’s shaping millennial hookup culture. He spoke with Dr. Kat Van Kirk, licensed marriage and sex therapist from adameve.com about the rise of casual noncommittal sex. She points out that more people report feeling satisfied in their FWB relationship than people in traditional ones. Plus, men are more likely to be the partner who becomes emotionally attached. Dr. Kat’s interview will educate, enlighten and inform you, as it also upends our previous assumptions about why everyone seems to love casual hookups these days.

State of Masculinity

Men Like Relationships; Plus, How to Have Better Sex When You’re In One

The culture stereotypes of heterosexual relationships are well known. Women crave relationships while men crave freedom. But if you haven’t heard by now, that’s all wrong. Or, you could say it’s old, outmoded, outdated and played. Take your pick. The real deal is men are more complicated than stereotypes would have you believe. Women are, too. We all are.

This week, we checked in on the state of masculinity. Ninety percent of men in a study deemed romance as “important” or “very important” while roughly 80 percent said the same for their career. That’s not a huge statistical difference, but it is unexpected.

While we’re talking about how much men value romance, according to research from Dr. Gwendolyn Seidman, men are great romantics. She used a popular measure called the Romantics Beliefs Scale to chart men and women’s answers to questions about love and romance. Get this: 48 percent of men said they have “fallen in love at first sight.” Now, guess how many women said they had done the same. Try 28 percent. So, if you’re a romance-minded guy, that’s chill. Be you, bruh. Know that you’re not alone. The statistics are on your side.

If you’re currently in a relationship, this same power of the story you tell yourself still applies. Especially, when it comes to romance. Do you know couples who fight more have less sex? That seems obvious, right? But perhaps we’re telling the story incorrectly. Let’s flip it around.

What if couples fight more because they’re having less sex? You see, how the story changes? That’s what this article from Tonic investigates. What if having less sex is the problem agitating your relationship?

Now, if you’re looking to have better sex in your long-term relationship, the first and best step to take is to be curious about your partner, yourself and what you two can do together. Here’s a fun little article: 9 Ways to Start Having Hot Sex In A Long Term Relationship.

Lastly, here’s a video from YouTube sexpert Adina Rivers about how to give a woman a mind-blowing, toe-curling, all-over-tingling clitoral orgasm. Trust us, reading is fundamental to life. So, is a man’s clit-eracy. Which promises better sex for both of you. Which is also romantic AF. We’ve come full circle.

Sex & Science

Did We Just Find a Possible Cure to HIV/AIDS?

Right now the scientific and medical community have partnered to explore numerous avenues of study in the hopes of discovering a cure to HIV/AIDS. Some researchers pursue a cure with vaccines, others are investigating gene therapy, but one of the most promising pathways to a cure relies on harnessing the body’s natural disease fighters, antibodies. This week, news dropped that researchers from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, working in partnership with pharma company Sanofi, have engineered a human antibody that can destroy 99 percent of known HIV strains. That’s huge news. Clinical trials will begin next year. We’ll keep you posted on the latest updates.

For now, here’s a vid to explain how “broadly neutralizing antibodies” (BNABs) are used to combat HIV strains.

This Week In WTF?!

“Wait, Nature Boy Ric Flair Had Sex With 10,000 Women?”

Each week, we take a digital trek around this watery globe we call home to find all the ridiculous and unbelievable ways that people try to get kinky. Sometimes they end in pain or shame, other times the story ends in glory, but far more likely, it ends behind bars. But each week, without fail, we find a few fine folks who force you to ask, “WTF?! Who does that?!” This week’s tales will drop some jaws.

From Superman to Second-in-Command in a Sex Cult

Remember the actress Allison Mack? You may not. She once played Clark Kent’s friend on the TV show Smallville. Reportedly, Mack is now the second-in-command at a notorious sex cult. This week, Frank Parlato, former spokesman for the self-help group NXIVM, spoke out against the cult and revealed that Mack runs a secret group of women within the self-help organization. Parlato claims that Mack and the group’s leader Keith Raniere keep women as personal slaves, they brand the women, beat and starve them and order the women to recruit new ones for Raniere’s harem of sex slaves. It’s like a pyramid scheme of abuse and perversion.

Plane Forced to Land After Wife Makes Scene When She Learns Her Husband’s Been Cheating

This story is far funnier, except for everyone who was on this flight. Imagine you’re in seat 14A. You notice a couple a few rows ahead of you who are in an argument. At first, it’s just raised voices and some embarassing accusations, but then the wife keeps getting angrier until the airplane staff has to intervene. Finally, the captain decides––like an angry dad on a road trip––he’s gonna turn the whole plane around and go home. That’s exactly what happened in this story.

Man Sends Sex Workers to Neighbors House, Watches, Gets Tossed in Jail

This story would be crazy if this guy did this once, or twice, maybe three times as a mean prank. But homie did this to his neighbors roughly 30 times a year. Apparently, Douglas Goldsberry, 45, would phone a sex worker and give her his neighbors’ address. The sex worker would arrive and strip on the front porch and then ring the doorbell, fully nude. Meanwhile, Goldsberry, who lives across the street, would watch and masturbate. This went on for four years. And the neighbors have two small kids. How did it take so long before this dude was arrested? If you’re wondering, no, this wasn’t Florida. This all went down in Omaha, Nebraska.

Who Knew the Nature Boy Ric Flair Was Such A Ladies Man?

Lastly, we don’t really have one story to tell. It’s more like 10,000 stories, all rolled into one headline. Apparently, former pro wrestler the Nature Boy Ric Flair was a ladies man who rivaled the legend Wilt Chamberlain. Wilt the Stilt, the Hall of Fame NBA player, was also a insatiable lover. In his autobiography, Wilt claims to have slept with 20,000 women. That works out to be roughly 500 women a year, for 40 years. That’s 1.4 women a day, every day, for 40 years. Wow.

And now, in his new ESPN documentary, the Nature Boy reveals that he’s clocked similar sort of numbers. That means Ric Flair was sleeping roughly, two new women every three days, for at least 40 years. It should be noted that Ric Flair was married during this time. So what were Nature Boy’s thoughts on monogamy? “I probably took it real serious for about a day. …I mean, I tried, but it just—I was miserable.” Sounds like one terrible day. And guess, that’s how you have sex with 10,000 women. You can check his 30 for 30 doc for more raw honesty from the Nature Boy.


Brook Power. Mark McInnis.

Brook Power. Mark McInnis.

You know what time it is. Time to get your mind right for the sexiness to come. And what better way to do that than with a sexy shoutout to our 2017 Playmate of the Year Brook Power. She’ll put a smile on your face and set you right for the weekend. Do yourself a solid and spend five with this photoshoot of the ever-beguiling badass Brook Power. Enjoy!

Brook Power. Mark McInnis.

Brook Power. Mark McInnis.