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Fall Into Autumn With Michal Idan

Technically, autumn begins next Friday, the 22nd. But let’s be real, it feels like it’s here already. Football is on television, new cars are parked at dealerships and fallen leaves now decorate sidewalks. Before you know it, you’ll hear women, wrapped snugly in Ugg boots and down vests, ordering pumpkin spice lattes as you wait in line for your morning joe. To honor the last week of summer, cover model Michal Idan brings the heat.

To provide the proper backdrop, the Miami-based model hit the beach with photographer Edan Gabay for her teasingly wet and sun-soaked photoshoot. Michal is here to help you fall in love with autumn.

Sex and Politics

When Ted Cruz Likes Porn On Twitter…The Whole World Laughs

On September 11, around midnight, Senator Ted Cruz hopped on Twitter looking to get his freak on. And with one “like,” he gave the world something new to rag on him for. The conservative Texan was caught liking a hardcore porn video on Twitter that featured a blonde woman pleasuring herself while her daughter hooked-up with a man in the background. The next day, Cruz insisted he was not the one who liked the porn vid. Instead, he blamed one of his staffers and never provided a name. He called it a “screw-up.” Sure, Ted, sure. As Perry Farrell once sang, “Ted, just admit it.”

Even though Cruz’s Twitter account unliked the porn tweet within thirty minutes, the internet never forgets. And folks on Twitter brought the jokes.

Here’s the real deal though: Ted Cruz’s porn scandal makes him look like a mean-spirited hypocrite. Obviously, there’s nothing dirty or wrong about adult film. In fact, we’re all for it. But in the past, the Evangelical Christian worked tirelessly to deny others their rights to sexual pleasure. For instance, as Texas Solicitor General, Cruz fought a legal battle over a statewide ban on dildos. Cruz wanted to deny Texans their sex toys. His “Do I say, and not as I do” hypocrisy should be called out. So that’s what we did.

To be fair, Cruz isn’t the only politician to get caught in a porn scandal. In fact, it happens often. Rolling Stone curated this list of 10 political porn scandals. And yes, Anthony Weiner makes the list.

All of this sex and politics talk raises an interesting question. One we tackled this week: which political party is better in bed?

To answer that, one of our resident sexologists, Debra Soh, checked the science from this Penn State study that examined how political leanings play out in the bedroom. If you had to guess who’s better in bed, who’d you say: liberals or conservatives?

Sexual Life Hacks

Funny Guys Are Better Lovers

As your go-to-guide for all things sex, we like to keep you atop the latest trends and revalations in the space. This week, we have some good news and some bad news.

First, the bad news. According to new research from Southampton University, after one year, women get bored with sex. Bet some of you married guys are like, “tell me something I don’t know.” Okay, here’s something you don’t know: it’s not always the guy’s fault.

For single women, sexual desire descends after they’ve had three or more partners within a year. The presumption is that guilt/shame starts to kick-in. For mothers, the stress of raising children douses their sexual fires. Across the board, women cited lower sexual interest if they didn’t have compatible sexual likes and dislikes. Also, a lack of trust was a factor.

The lead author of the study, Cynthia Graham, emphasized the importance of communication for building sexual desire in women. If you’re looking to stoke the fires of your monogamous sex life: be open, stay curious, surprise each other, touch each other outside the bedroom, and talk openly in the bedroom.

Ready for the good news?

Funny guys give women the best orgasms.

Nice, right? According to research from the journal Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology, “how often women experienced orgasm as a result of sexual intercourse was related to their partner’s income, self-confidence, and how attractive he was.”

This means good-looking rich guys make women climax “more often.” (Which does make sense. Biologically speaking, high-earners are considered high-status and good father figures.) But, as researchers posit, an orgasm’s “intensity” is more important than how often she orgasms, and the men who made women climax most intensely were those who made them laugh. Moral of the story: if you can make a woman giggle, she’s putty in your hands.

Oh, and FYI: women also reported their greatest sexual satisfaction came from guys who stimulated their clitoris. So be him: the funny, clitoris-rubbing dude.

Playboy Advisor

Can You Date A Friend’s Ex?

A classic conundrum. One fraught with bitterness and jealousy that can lead to violence or the end of a friendship. Can you ever date your friend’s ex? Playboy Advisor, Bridget Phetasy, handles the thorny issue with her signature mix of irreverence and decorum. Check it here.

Sexual Confessions

“Worst Sex Ever”

If you could use a laugh this weekend, here’s a sex confession that’ll deliver. We don’t want to reveal too much, so we’ll just say it involves a woman, her boyfriend, and some accidental urine.

If you prefer something sexier, reporter Daniel Saynt recorded every sexy little thing that went down at an orgy party in this funny and candid Burning Man sex diary. It features racy passages like this:

She takes a seat near me on a dusty couch, places a hand near the outline of my growing member and offers a sip of her drink. “At Burning Man, you can feel sexy without feeling like a slut,” she proclaims as her hand further investigates my upper thigh. “Who the fuck wouldn’t love that?”

You can read the whole thing here.

Future Sex

Will Hackers Turn Sex Dolls Into Murder Machines?

Looks like we’ve reached an important phase in the advent of artificial lovers: prostitution. There’s now a new app to help you find and rent a used sex doll. Apparently, the makers of Shared Girlfriend think there’s a market for people looking for a quickie with a robot lover. But have you seen how people treat rental cars? Would hate to see what they do to a sexbot. And are they responsible for cleaning it?

In darker sexbot news: this week, security expert and lecturer, Dr. Nick Patterson, warned that someday soon, your sexbot may try to kill you. He concluded that people with murder on the mind will soon be able to hack a sexbot and reprogram it to become a killing machine. Bet sci-fi writers, like William Gibson, who’ve penned a novel of human-robot love stories, wish they thought of this one. Our near-future is gonna be wild.

This Week In WTF?!

“Is That A Gun In Your Vagina, Or Are You Just Happy To See Me?”

Each week, we like to take a digital spin around this watery rock we call home and check in with all the ways people like to get kinky. Without fail, each week, we find new stories that leave us wondering, “WTF…who does that?” This week had some hits.

“You Made Me Miss My Orgasm, Now I’m Gonna Beat Your Ass”

Life hack: never interrupt a woman in the throes of pleasure.

One, it’s just plain rude.
Two, she may get pissed and beat your ass.

That’s what happened when a husband came home and heard his wife loudly moaning without him. He assumed she was in bed with another man. He used a screwdriver to jimmy open the door. He then burst into the locked bedroom and found his wife was in bed alone, pleasuring herself. After her husband interrupted her me-time, she got pissed, and slapped the taste out his mouth.

Cat Scratch Leaves Man Unable To Get Erection

This next one is a horror story. The villain was a housecat and the victim was a penis. But the real culprit was a bacteria called Bartonella henselae. It lives on cat’s claws and fangs. It’s responsible for a condition called Cat Scratch Fever. This dude’s case was so severe that he was left unable to get an erection. Before you never pet a cat again, don’t worry, with medicine his symptoms passed and he could once again sport wood.

“Is That A Gun In Your Vagina, Or Are You Just Happy To See Me?”

A young woman and her passenger were speeding down the freeway, north of Bloomington, Illinois, when they were pulled over by the cops. The police found ecstasy and heroin in the vehicle, so they arrested the driver and her passenger. The real surprise came later when they were booking the young woman and found a loaded .380 handgun tucked neatly away inside her vagina. The gun-lover even had one in the chamber, like a real gangster.

“Speaking of…Who Wants To Watch A Cartoon Show Featuring A Talking Vagina?”

Kristen Wiig is starring in a new animated comedy series from Netflix. It’s the brainchild of Nick Kroll. The show is called “Big Mouth.” It documents the trials and tribulations of puberty. And it features a talking vagina, played by the SNL alum. Finally, we’ll have an answer to the question: if a vagina could talk, what would it say?


You know what time it is. Let’s get you in the mood for the weekend and the sexiness to come. If you need to unwind your mind, blonde vixen Darya is here to provide the perfect distraction. Take five and slide into this kiss of electric sexiness.

Enjoy!