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Come Adventure With July 2017 Playmate Dana Taylor

Did you know that 80 percent of people on Earth live within an hour’s drive of the coast? On the wet and ever-shifting edges of our continents we can find one simple joy that comes from feeling the tickle of sand between your toes. This week, we officially entered summer, aka beach season. To kick-off the season of sandy sexiness, photographer Derek Kettela popped out to the shore with July 2017 Playmate Dana Taylor for this ridic photoshoot that covers our July/August issue, otherwise known as Playboy’s Adventure Issue.

In her Playmate Data Sheet, Dana shared with us why she’s not your typical date. As she puts it, “I’m a wild girl, a free spirit. When I meet a guy, he has to be able to keep up with me.” That sounds like one hell of a sexy challenge. What’s more, Dana is a delightful mix of beauty and brains, the type of woman who loves “knowing weird little details, like the fact that a flamingo can swallow only if its head is upside down. Or that a cloud can weigh more than a million pounds.”

Do yourself a solid and start off your summer right with a full look at July 2017 Playmate Dana Taylor.

The Playboy Philosophy

On Feminism

Taking over for his dad, our main man Hef, Cooper Hefner is updating The Playboy Philosophy with a new series of essays. In the July/August issue, Cooper considers Playboy’s legacy of supporting feminist movements. His words on how feminism intersects with sex are definitely worth a read, if only for his willingness to disagree with his dad. Here are some excerpts:

I’m reminded of a point my dad made in Esquire back in 2002:

“Women are the major beneficiary of the sexual revolution. It permitted them to be natural sexual beings, as men are. That’s where feminism should have been all along. Unfortunately, within feminism, there has been a puritan, prohibitionist element that is antisexual.”

While much of this rings true, I disagree with his main assertion here. We are all equal beneficiaries of the sexual revolution, because it allowed both men and women to state, in a collective voice, we all like sex.

Think we can all agree on that, just like we can all agree that Ganna Bogdan is a summertime stunner. Some things just unite us.

Just the Tips

To Ghost or Not to Ghost?

Another thing we can likely all agree on: it sucks to be ghosted. And yet, it’s terribly common. Everyone does it these days. So, when and if things aren’t working out for you with a new romantic partner, is it wrong for you to bail without explanation? It’s not always an easy question to answer, which is why Bridget Phetasy is here to help. She came up with this handy flowchart, “Should You Ghost Her?”

Age is Just a Number

Why Are We So Grossed Out By Geriatric Sex?

In the West, we place a premium on youth. We are a culture that celebrates the young and sexy. If we’re lucky, we’ll survive to be seniors, and it’s not like you’re gonna stop thinking about sex just because gravity and weather have left you wrinkled and saggy. In fact, as recent research has shown, sex keeps the minds of seniors sharp. So, perhaps, we should all start thinking differently about seniors being sexy. This week, Kelsey Lawrence examines how technology is helping older people have more sex. She comes away with some revolutionary realizations about what it means to be a kinky elder—and why it’s ridiculous for us to feel gross talking about it.

Supernatural Sex

So, What is Astral Sex Exactly?

It’s not sex among astronauts, nor is it what you call it when two Australians get frisky. Astral sex is a form of out-of-body sex play. It’s a way for two (or more) partners to stimulate themselves beyond the limits of the body. “Astral sex is not for the purpose of procreation,” says Steve G Jones, an astral projection specialist. He also likes to point out that it’s a great way to enjoy disease-free sexual pleasure. So, is it difficult to slip out of your body and tease and please the soul body of your partner(s)? Let Steve explain.

This Week In WTF?!

In Which a Magical Lizard Penis Attempts to Save Your Sex Life

Normally, each week, we like to canvas this weird wonderful world of ours and find all the ways human beings get kinky, those ways that leave the rest of saying, ”…um, WTF?!” But this week, we have some stories of truly questionable human sexuality.

Exhibit A: North Carolina just passed a law that makes it legal for men to finish having sex even if a woman rescinds consent in the middle of the sexual encounter. Basically, in North Carolina, once you get started, there’s no stopping the sex train. Which makes us say, “Hey, North Carolina you just legalized rape. WTF?”

Speaking of sexual assault, here’s Exhibit B: This week, the Bill Cosby trial reached a decision—or rather, the jury failed to reach a decision. With a 10-2 deadlock among the jurors, the Cosby case was declared a mistrial. Looks like it’s on to round two: the retrial. In the meantime, Bill Cosby said he plans to start a program to teach the youth of America how to avoid sexual assault accusations. Wow…Just wow.

Thankfully, our Exhibit C is funny. Apparently, Russian priests are recommending that dudes grow chin whiskers to keep them from turning gay. Because, you know, gay men never have beards. Nobody tell the Russian priests. This is too good.

Lastly, Exhibit D is a story of sex magic. If you’ve been going through a dry spell in your sex life, perhaps get yourself a lizard penis. That may sound like something from a Harry Potter porn parody, but it’s not. Over in India, people sell lizard penises for good luck. Some men believe they can help them aid with their sex lives—as a talisman, not as a sex toy. But before you scoff, is a lucky lizard penis really any grosser than a rabbit’s foot? You know what, don’t answer that. Forget we asked.


Okay, you know what time it is. It’s time for you to unwind your mind and get yourself ready for the sexiness of the weekend. And what better way than to step outside with the ever-sexy Jaci Jones as she lets the sunlight kiss where the sun don’t normally shine. Enjoy!