Melinda London. Emanuele Ferrari.

Melinda London. Emanuele Ferrari.

Cover Model

Meet Melinda London

Melinda London. Emanuele Ferrari.

Melinda London. Emanuele Ferrari.

Her last name may be London, but don’t let that fool you: this blonde bombshell is actually German. Meet Melinda London. The Teutonic model is blessed with a beauty that’s as unmistakable as she is unforgettable. You see how her pale blues eyes and confident stare already hold you spellbound? Plus, it’s obvious that no swimsuit can contain all her sexiness. Melinda London has more curves than a Formula One race track.

Melinda London. Emanuele Ferrari.

Melinda London. Emanuele Ferrari.

For this super sexy photoshoot Melinda partnered with photographer Emanuele Ferrari. Enjoy!

Melinda London. Emanuele Ferrari.

Melinda London. Emanuele Ferrari.

Sex & Dating

A Gentleman’s Guide to Hooking Up

As your go-to resource for all things sex, you know we got your back, which is why this week we have for you A Gentleman’s Guide to Hooking Up.

These days, most hookups begin with a dating site. You swipe right, they swipe right, and you two see where things go from there. But to getting that right-swipe depends on your profile. According to this study from extra-marital dating site Illicit Encounters, certain words and phrases increase her chances of swiping right. For instance, guys, don’t ever call yourself curvy. That word peels no panties. Look, if you wanna get ahead, use language that conveys “honesty, intelligence and confidence.” Also, [consider holding a PBR in your profile picture] as a prop, based on what profile pics women tend to swipe right on.

Then it’s time to meet. This is where the real magic begins. There are some aspects of what we find attractive that are just kinda weird and creepy. Like, the fact that women tend to be attracted to men who look like their brother. Or that women prefer to hook up with men with stubble.

There are two key factors that determine how attractive a man is to women. And neither of them are how you look. What are they? According to research published in the journal Frontiers In Psychology, for men, attraction to a woman is more about symmetry and physical appearance. But women are drawn to a man based on how good he smells; and equally, a man’s voice can have the same effect. You could blindfold a woman in a roomful of potential partners and she could still pick the man she’s most attracted to based solely on his voice and smell. Keep that in mind for any first date.

Once you find you have a real attraction, if you want to keep that building, one key way to do that is chemistry. You’ve heard of the chemical oxytocin, nicknamed the “love hormone”? Researchers theorize it works as a bonding chemical between people. But new studies show that it can also be triggered by relationship stress. For instance, when it feels like your partner is pulling away, your body will release a surge of oxytocin. Why? It’s like that old saying, “Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” Science agrees. If you wanna keep the attraction building, make sure your new partner occasionally misses you.

If you combine all these tips and tactics, your summer could be a whole lot sexier.

Sex Ed

How To Throw A Sex Party

The numbers are in and it’s official. Most of the time a one-night stand sucks worse than going home alone. It’s been reported that only one in 10 women experience an orgasm during a one-night stand. That’s a lot of bad sex. Of course, alcohol is partially to blame. But more than booze, it’s a lack of communication between partners that seems to be the biggest problem.

Guys, don’t be intimidated to ask questions of what she likes, what feels good to her, what she wants you to keep doing, or do slower, or faster. And women, trust that guys want to know what feels good, so feel free to share without the expectation of judgment. We all need to communicate our way to better orgasms.

And hey, if you’re wondering where people go to find partners for one-night stands: clubs are the preferred place for men and women. Dating apps are a distant third. You can read more here.

Now, if you’re looking to expand your sexual horizons, maybe try something a little kinkier than a midweek hook-up with a perfect stranger. How about a sex party? Maybe throw your own.?If you wanna keep it kinky, set the stage, create the scene, invite the sexiness to you.

This week, Playboy’s Senior Associate Editor Anna del Gaizo took a long and penetrating look at how to throw a deeply satisfying sex party. She spoke with Daniel Saynt, the founder and “Chief Conspirator” of NSFW, which Saynt refers to as his “little private club for the adventurous.” Of course, he means “sex party.” What exactly is a sex party? And how can you throw one? Good questions. Gaizo got the scoop. Here’s how Saynt explained it to her:

“A sex party is not an orgy; if you want to have an orgy, then say, “Guys, I want to have an orgy.” This is because, as Saynt breaks it down, “orgies are typically considered to be wild, uninhibited drunken fuck fests where anything goes. A ‘sex party’ is an event where there’s a little more structure to the evening. Don’t expect it to be a total free-for-all.”

If you’re in the mood to throw a sex party, be sure to check Saynt’s breakdown of what you’ll need. Oh, and pro tip: spend a lot of time picking your playlist and your guest list.

Foreign Relations

Swedish Town Votes No on Paid Sex Breaks

Some time back we told you about the tiny Swedish town of Overtornea. They made international news after politician Per-Erik Muskos submitted a measure to create a daily paid one-hour sex break for adults of the town. Sounds like a bit of genius, if you ask us. But the New York Times reports the town council overwhelmingly voted against the paid daily sex break. The town council stated, “If sexual congress is considered a valid activity, then other activities should be approved, such as cleaning.” …Cleaning? Who wants to polish a floor instead of a knob? Just sayin’.

Hard Science

What’s the Point of Faking It?

This week, our resident sexologist Debra W. Soh examines new research from the University of Kansas that focuses on why we fake orgasms. If you’re wondering, both men and women fake it. The question is why lie about pleasure? As Soh explains, it’s complicated:

Women were more likely to fake it for reasons around their partner’s happiness, while men were more likely to fake it for reasons pertaining to emotional intimacy, insecurity and gaining power.

Orgasms are one of the best parts of being alive. If you choose to fake one, that’s your call. Rather than tell you what to do, let’s focus on the unique beauty of an orgasm. Photographer Alina Oswald likes to aim her lens at pleasure. Over time, she’s created an incredible collection of images of people’s faces caught in the swell of ecstasy. She call the series Moments and it’s definitely worth checking.

Oswald’s work calls to mind the video-work of Clayton Cubitt, the photographer behind the short film project Hysterical Literature. With a camera he records a woman orgasming as she reads aloud a passage from one of her favorite books. An orgasm is one of our most human moments and deserves to be celebrated as artwork and contemplated as beauty. Here’s Stoya reading for Hysterical Literature.

This Week In WTF?!

“Dude, Put Your Dick Away!”

Week in and week out, around the world, news stories of humans failing at sex and sexiness make headlines that’ll leave you wondering how we ever made it this far as a specier. This week was no exception. Here’s a rundown of the lucky and unlucky who made us say, “WTF?! Dude, put your dick away!”

  1. Did you hear about that impromptu porn-viewing party in Washington D.C.’s Union Station? During the height of rush hour, for three minutes, a video hosted on Pornhub streamed on the station’s network of digital monitors. Reps from Union Station expressed regret and said they’re unsure how it happened. We all know Donald Trump being president has really changed Washington, we just didn’t expect it to go this far, this fast.

  2. How much do you hate Portland? No matter how much you do, it’s still less than 59-year-old Terry Lee Andreassen. You see, Andreassen was busted this week outside of a social services building. He was protesting how much he hates Portland by “vigorously masturbating” in public. When cops encountered him, Andreassen put away his erect penis and explained the reason he was jerking off is he wants to go back to prison because he “fucking hates Portland.” Lol. Hey songwriters, that sure sounds like the title of a hit country song, “I’d Rather Be in Prison Than Portland.”

  3. Speaking of penises and the law, lLast week we told you about the Florida man who claimed his girlfriend choked on his dick and died. This week there were developments in his court case. The medical examiner claims his dick is not big enough to choke anyone. In response, the Florida man’s lawyers have petitioned the court to enter their client’s dick as evidence. The prosecution was cool with it. But then there was a reported disagreement on whether the man’s dick would be erect or not for the court viewing. We’ll keep you posted.

  4. A West Virginia man was arrested this week for burglarizing his grandmother’s home—but that’s not all. He broke into her house to charge his cellphone. While the phone was charging he decided to watch some porn, which led to him masturbating. When he was done he noticed his grandmother’s security cameras. He panicked. He didn’t want her to review the security footage of the break-in and him beating his meat. So he did what any reasonable methhead would do and stole all of her security cameras and the DVR box. He almost got away with it…but he turned himself in when he heard police were looking to question him about the break-in. The sad irony is he didn’t want his grandma to watch the footage of him stroking it, but now she and everyone else knows, which is way worse.


Brook Power. Mark McInnis.

Brook Power. Mark McInnis.

Let’s get your mind right for the weekend with some undeniable sexiness from 2017’s Playmate of the Year Brook Power. Do yourself a solid, slide into a comfortable seat, and let your eyes glide through this pictorial celebrating her seductive charms. Enjoy!

Brook Power. Mark McInnis.

Brook Power. Mark McInnis.