Cover Model

A Holiday Getaway With Luna and Sol

Captain Barto / Playboy

Captain Barto / Playboy

This week’s cover models dipped south and enjoyed a soft warm kiss of Polynesian bliss as they chased some fun and the sun at one of the world’s best tropical beaches. Meet boss brunette Natalie, aka Luna, and her partner-in-crime, blonde badass Ivy Miller, aka Sol. Moon and Sun, the perfect partners for a holiday getaway.

In a letter home from Polynesia, the painter Paul Gauguin tried to explain why he felt compelled to chase bliss down to the South Sea islands: “Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one’s will.“ Cover models Ivy and Natalie, are perfectly suntanned reminders of this ultimate truth. Because as Gauguin also pointed out, “Life is hardly more than a fraction of a second. Such a little time to prepare oneself for eternity!” Best to enjoy that second.

This weekend, reject the stress and step into bliss. With the right attitude, you can find a kiss of bliss anywhere you are––from Polynesia to Peoria, Illinois. Let photographer Adam Bartoshesky, aka Captain Barto inspire your curiosity. He captured a day spent with Sol and Luna for their super sexy sand-and-surf photoshoot. As you see, Luna and Sol have the right attitude. If you’re traveling this weekend, or back home with the fam, or perhaps holding it down alone in the city, avoid any holiday blues, stress or mess by focusing on what’s right in front of you. Enjoy!

Sex Crimes?

The Head of the FCC Really Slid Into Mia Khalifa’s DMs (Or Did He?)

As Unilad reports, earlier this week, Ajit Pai, the head of the Federal Communications Commission, which just repealed net neutrality, slid into former porn star Mia Khalifa’s direct messages looking to hook up. He claimed to be a “very big fan” of her work and asked her to dinner. Her response? “Lmafaooo aren’t you the piece of shit who wants to take away net neutrality?”

You have to love Mia Khalifa telling the guy who screwed the Internet to screw himself. The only problem is…according to Snopes, the whole story was faked. The viral moment is based on a hoax article from Huzlers.com. But hey, Ajit Pai, there’s a reason that story went viral. Seems a lot of people agree with Mia.

Meanwhile, the Feds are out here harassing sex workers IRL, raiding escort services. As writer Sascha Cohen reports for Playboy, in our current climate sex workers are getting squeezed on all sides. Their online spaces for advertising are being shut down. Well-meaning private citizens and NGOs are running “raid-and-rescue programs” that often result in sex workers in detention facilities or halfway houses. The FBI, Homeland Security and Department of Justice are all applying pressure along with local law enforcement. Yet none of these confront the social pressures that make sex work an option in the first place.

Hopefully, Mia Khalifa can tell the DOJ to fuck off so stories about violence against sex workers can go viral and bring attention to their labor movement for social respect and legal protection. It’s worth a shot.

From the Archives…

A Gift of Playmates Past

On a cheerier note, it’s the holidays. In order for you to celebrate appropriately, we compiled this collection of some of our favorite throwbacks, a gallery of Playmates from the past. It’s a cornucopia of holiday beauties, like 1971 Playmate of the Year Sharon Clark. Get in the mood and unwrap this gift of sexiness from the Playboy archives.

The New Normal

Are Some Straight Men Mostly Bisexual?

When we shared this story earlier this week on social media, it generated a lot of comments. It’s obvious as to why. Straight male sexual performance is one of the last social identities that seems, well, straight and unchanging. But science may not agree. Playboy’s Bobby Box spoke with Ritch C. Savins Williams, author of Mostly Straight: Sexual Fluidity Among Men.

Mostly straight is a term coined by Williams. These are men who “embrace sexual ambiguity over neat and simple identity boxes.” But before you jump to conclusions, this is isn’t a euphemism for bicurious or bisexual. It’s a designation more like heteroflexible. This is based on Kinsey’s sex research that proposed human sexuality exists on a spectrum and that few of us are 100 percent gay or straight. At the moment, according to Williams’ research, roughly five to 10 percent of men would identify as “mostly straight.” And this trend may be growing, perhaps for good reason.

“We like male sexuality to be simplistic and straightforward, but this can only be achieved by ignoring complexity,” Williams explains. “In so doing, however, we discount insights uncovered 70 years ago, when Kinsey demonstrated that sexuality is a continuum for both sexes. And, perhaps more critically, we negate young men who proclaim that their sexual and romantic desires and attachments are on a spectrum, not forever fixed in time or permanently housed in gay or straight identity boxes.”

You can check the article here. It’s worth a read. The science has no agenda; it’s purely documenting an emerging pattern for male sexuality.

Hard Science

The Year in Sex Research

In sex research, there is such a wide range of subjects studied. You can find silly dumb articles, like this one about how “men with ring fingers longer than their index fingers and busty women with small waists often gravitate toward each other.” But there may be something to it though. As researchers report, “men with [longer ring fingers] were four times more often partnered with women who had both relatively narrow waists and large breasts.” Checking your hand right now, aren’t you?

In more relevant science, here’s an analysis of how bullies and their sex habits shape culture. Jessica J. Eckstein, PhD, an associate professor of communications at Western Connecticut State University, sat down with Playboy to discuss a recent journal article about the sex lives of bullies, which she did not participate in writing. The study from the University of Windsor examined whether manipulative and mean teenagers have more sex than their “nice guy” peers.

Although the study suggested they do, Eckstein took issue with the findings based on the self-reported sex stats. Look, we all know bullies lie and manipulate—why wouldn’t they do the same to data?

“Eckstein believes the perception that assholes have more sex (and that nice guys finish last) might be just that—a perception reinforced by the media. She asks, ‘Who wants to watch a show about a nice guy?’ She also suggests, ‘It could also be that those are the ones who women ‘try’ first, so those men go through a lot more women, simply because they get dumped a lot more.’ The idea that people may act in combative ways because they believe it will attract potential partners brings to mind all of the sexual assault allegations that have been in the news lately.”

As you know, we like to dive under the sheets for some quality sex research. This has been a good year for those who study the knocking of boots. We compiled this roundup of the year in sex research. For instance, did you know “nearly one in five American men and one in 10 American women have had a threesome”? Check the article for more of the latest from the science of sex.

Kink Report

Holiday Sex Tips

As we pointed out earlier, it’s the holidays. You may be back home to spend some time with the fam. But what do you do when you want to spend some time with yourself…and your fantasies. It can get tricky to get some me time, but don’t worry we’ve got your back. That’s right. Here’s a handy guide for how to masturbate when you’re home for the holidays. Pro tip: Don’t use your mom’s holiday towels to clean up.

Sometimes we lose sight of the real spirit of the season. Isn’t the holiday time supposed to be a season of giving? If you know someone who might benefit from some tips on how to give a better blowjob, here’s an article to give them. You’re welcome.

Oh, and guys, in case you missed it, women would like sex, especially foreplay, to last a lot longer. Like, 25 minutes for intercourse would be ideal. The good news is men would like sex to last 25 minutes as well. So what’s the problem? Right now, American men are averaging 17 minutes—the longest time internationally. Canadians are a close second. One way to make sex last longer is to extend and slow down foreplay. Together, we can make this world sexier.

And if you’re looking for some advice on how to last longer. Check this vid from Adina Rivers.

This Week In WTF?!

“Honey, I Found a Better Way to Get Screwed By Bitcoin.”

Each week, we take a digital dip around the world to check how people are getting kinky, pushing the envelope of sexy or crossing the line and about to do some time for trying the be sexy in a way that makes the rest of us wonder, “WTF?! Who does that?!” This week is a gift bag of WTF.

Poundland Takes Elf on a Shelf Into NSFW Territory

In the States, we don’t have Poundland. But over in the United Kingdom, Poundland is the equivalent of a Dollar Tree or a 99 Cent Store. The store got into hot water this week when their social media team dropped a series of ads that featured their version of an Elf on the Shelf pleasuring himself. Conservative Brits lost their shit, screaming “Think of the kids!” Meanwhile, online, millions of people laughed their bollocks off.

Fuck Justin Bieber (No, Literally)

Are you done with your holiday shopping? Do you have that “hard to shop for person” on your list that you have no idea what to get them? We have a few suggestions. First, there’s this Justin Bieber sex doll. People are going wild for it—or in it. Or on it. They can’t get enough of it.

Or Maybe You Know Someone Who’d Prefer to Get Screwed By Bitcoin?

Here’s a kinky toy for the cryptocurrency lover in your life. It’s a service for Wifi-connected sex toys. That way you can use a masturbation sleeve, or vibrator, butt plug or pop a dildo in your body and whenever there’s a price fluctuation in the price of Bitcoin, the sex toy vibrates. These days, with the wild swings in Bitcoin’s value, that could be a wild cascade of pleasure. So if you’re looking for a new way to get screwed by Bitcoin, look no further.

This Woman Used A Cop As Her Sex Toy

Meet Nicole Shankster. The 34-year-old was sipping on some Skol vodka in a bus shelter as she was “simulating sex acts” for the cars stuck in traffic. Cops didn’t appreciate her sex show. When they arrived, Shankster called a black female cop a racial epithet and proceeded to “intentionally sexually satisfy herself on my left arm and lick my right arm.” Where did this take place?

You know the answer. “When you come for the king of kinky, you best not miss”––Florida


Exploring Bangkok with Ana Dias and Model Angelina Boyko

Exploring Bangkok with Ana Dias and Model Angelina Boyko

We’re stoke the fires of holiday cheer with the lithe and lean sexiness of Angelina Boyko as she beautifies a bed in Bangkok.

In this photoshoot, Boyko steams hotter than the famously sultry and sexy city. Enjoy!

Happy Holidays!