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Uncovering Angelina Boyko

Angelina Boyko. Riccardo Ulpts.

Angelina Boyko. Riccardo Ulpts.

Sea spray in the air, an afternoon breeze. Sun-warmed sands against the skin. And Angelina Boyko. This is the perfect recipe for effortless sexiness. We’ve featured Angelina before in another super-sexed-up beachyphoto shoot. And you can see why. Like, dayum, girl!

Angelina Boyko. Riccardo Ulpts.

Angelina Boyko. Riccardo Ulpts.

For her latest Playboy shoot, we paired her with photographer Riccardo Ulpts. Enjoy!

Angelina Boyko. Riccardo Ulpts.

Angelina Boyko. Riccardo Ulpts.

Music Plus Sex

Who Wants to Go to Demi Lovato’s Pool Party?

If we asked, “Hey, do you want to see a new music video that features the singer in a kiddie pool of bubbles?”, you’d probably be like, “Um, no.” That’s why context is everything. What if we instead asked, “Wanna check out a Demi Lovato pool party?” You’re way more interested, right?

This week, Miss Lovato dropped a new music video for her track “Sorry Not Sorry” wherein she hosts a candidly sexy and wet party. Plenty of bikinis, glitter, bubbles, girls making out, neon lights and the aforementioned kiddie pool all make cameos. Lovato described the song as “an anthem for anyone who’s ever been hated on and has risen above it and come out from the other side like a fucking savage!!!” Check it…

Sexual Liberation

Emily Ratajkowski Proves Feminism Is Sexy AF

So often, when a woman chooses to show her body, she catches flack. That ain’t right. Hopefully in the very near future, people will quit with this burning desire to slut-shame women for what they choose to do with their bodies. Why are we feeling so optimistic? For one, because of women like Emily Ratajkowski, who makes it clear to the world that feminism can be sexy AF, and that whatever a woman chooses to do with her body is her choice and only her choice.

This week, Ratajkowski reaffirmed her position when she shared her views on this self-evident truth:

“To me, any expression that is empowered and is your own as a woman is feminist. If a woman decides to dress sexy, it doesn’t mean she’s not a feminist. [We] should be doing things for ourselves. If that is the woman’s choice, and it makes her feel good, then that’s great. Good for her.”

This is what a feminist looks like, too.

Day 🔛 Night

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Speaking to many of the same points Ratajkowski made about respecting a woman’s choices, this week, Playboy’s Andrea Werhun wrote a helpful essay about how a man should compliment a beautiful woman. No one’s saying men shouldn’t appreciate a woman’s sexiness—it’s just a matter of how you do it. Werhun’s got your back. Check her article “When I’m Asking For It”.

Sex Ed

Is Make-up Sex Actually a Bad Idea?

How many one-night stands have you had? Now, if you had to guess, how many one-night stands do you think most other dudes have had? What about women? And, who do you think has more one-night stands: men or women? The interesting thing about guessing the answers to stats like these is how your answer is likely based on your own experiences. We all do this. If you have a lot of sex, you probably imagine other people doing the same.

By the way, the answer to that question up there is seven. On average, American men reported having seven one-night stands and American women reported having six (the same number as European men, by the way). European women had the fewest: four. Do these numbers surprise you?

It seems like each week we read new headlines proclaiming Americans Are Having Less Sex. Is this true? According to recent studies, like this one. Yes, it is true. But why it’s true is undecided. Some blame Tinder, others blame our hectic, tech-obsessed lives and Netflix and bingewatching. We can put all these variables under one umbrella: sexual complications. This week, we plan to help remove some of those complications from your life, so you can enjoy more sex than the average American.

First up, make-up sex.

After fighting with a partner, do you two soothe any lingering anger or hurt feelings with some make-up sex? It’s super common. But, perhaps, it’s not good for us. In heterosexual couples, men reportedly consider sex a perfect way to apologize after a fight, and women know this. But women, by and large, prefer an actual apology. (Huh, imagine that.) That means make-up sex leaves you feeling better, but may leave her a bit resentful. So, guys, verbalize your apologies and you’ll both feel better—which may mean more sex in the morning.

Another complication: Is your partner hotter than you?

If you’re a man, that’s good. According to this study, relationships are more successful when the woman is the hotter one. Things don’t work out as well when the guy’s the more attractive partner, which should be great news for the vast majority of average-looking men.

Lastly, is it be a bad thing if your partner is turned on by your orgasm?

It can be…if you’re a woman. Here’s the deal: When a man turns a woman’s orgasm into his achievement, it puts pressure on the woman to please her partner with her pleasure. That’s backwards. Don’t do that.

Sex is like art. It should be spontaneous, imaginative, slightly risky and at its best, revelatory. One shouldn’t think about the end result but rather engage fully, lustily, with the process of getting there. If you’re doing that, you’ll be surprised with the results. That’s how you make a masterpiece. You surprise yourself. Treat orgasms the same: yours and hers.

If you do these things, you’ll definitely enjoy more sex than the average American. Oh, and it never hurts to spice things up. So, here’s a review of some of the best new sex toys. The list is for men, but can be enjoyed by anyone with a kinky imagination.

Sex Life Hacks

Playboy’s Guide to Hooking Up at Weddings

Since we’re your go-to source for all things sex, and since we’re knee-deep in wedding season, it’s time to offer up Playboy’s Guide to Hooking Up at Weddings. Our writer Bobby Box got together with relationship and dating coach Deanna Cobden and laid out the ground rules to getting you laid at the most romantic and lusty place on earth: a wedding.

Bedroom Confessions

The Sex Lives of Straight Transgender Women

Admit it, you’re curious. You’ve likely wondered what’s it like for transgender women to have sex—or rather, to have sex with a transgender woman. There’s nothing weird or wrong or bad about that. It shows you’re curious. We should be curious about sex. But too often we don’t explore our curiosities. You may not have a transgender woman as a friend, one who could happily share with you what her sex life is like. Instead, most folks are left to imagine it or believe ugly urban myths. The truth is always more fascinating.

This week, writer Katelyn Burns shared her sexual experiences as a straight transgender woman, reflected on the experiences of others and braided them together into this absorbing read.

This Week in WTF?!

“Baby…I’m the Million Dollar Ho!”

Week in and week out, we search the globe for stories about humans getting naked and crazy. Without fail, each week, humanity always answers back, “We got you, fam!” This week was no slouch. It boasted a few stories that’ll leave you wondering, “Wait, they did what?!” Each one is like a little sexual mystery.

First up, the case of the discount sex worker.

Just after she climbed into a john’s car, she said with great pride that her customer was in for a treat. She introduced herself as “the Million Dollar Ho.” Then she told her customer, “You’re the first one today.” It seems like the Million Dollar Ho was running an early bird special, because she offered up her sexual services for $40. The trouble was her customer was an undercover cop. And that’s why you just heard the case of the discount sex worker. Oh, and here’s another mystery: Can you guess which state this occurred in? If you said, Florida…nice work, Sherlock!

Next up, the mystery of “What’s in This Coffee?”

Last year, the FDA issued a public health warning about “boner coffee.” They’d found that certain instant coffee gave men erections like they’re were drinking Viagra. Naturally, word spread. Viagra is expensive, which meant this coffee became quite popular. This week, working in coordination with the FDA, the coffee company, Bestherbs, initiated a full recall of their boner brew. If you’re wondering what the mystery ingredient is, the Viagra-like chemical compound is called desmethyl carbodenafil. And if you’re ever in Malaysia, you can find it sold everywhere on the street, like tequila in Tijuana.

Next, the peculiar mystery of why this politician asked his voters not to have sex.

How horny must the people be that you have to ask your voters not to have sex the night before the election? As it turns out, it’s not about how lusty they are. That’s the obvious guess. When Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga asked his supporters to abstain from sex the night before voting it was based on the same thinking that once led him to say, “When you are going for war, sex is a bad omen.” There’s your answer: sex is bad luck. We have just one mystery left to solve: Who TF wants a leader who thinks sex is bad luck?

Last up, we have more proof the 1990s are back, B.

It’s the mystery of what just came of out Monica Lewinsky’s mouth.

She came to fame after the president came on her dress. She was thrust into the spotlight with a tabloid cruelty. For years, she disappeared to regain some of herself, but recently, she’s made small returns to the spotlight. This week, Monica Lewinsky hopped back into headlines after she praised Jay-Z for coming clean about his infidelity with Beyoncé, which is funny because the only reason you know her name is because of Bill Clinton’s infidelity with her. But Monica is right: it’s always good when people own up to what they’ve done. It’s the only way any of us can move on with our lives. Thanks for the reminder, Mons.


Holly Parker / Playboy

Holly Parker / Playboy

You know what time it is. That’s right. Time we get your mind right for the weekend and all the promise of the sexiness to come. So, relax and let your imagination shake off the stress of the week, as February 2017 Playmate Joy Corrigan slips out of her dress and into something more comfortable, like this ridic lingerie. Enjoy!

Holly Parker / Playboy

Holly Parker / Playboy