Gavin Bond / Playboy

Gavin Bond / Playboy

Cover Model

Introducing March Playmate Elizabeth Elam

Gavin Bond / Playboy

Gavin Bond / Playboy

The body always expresses the spirit whose envelope it is. And for him who can see, the nude offers the richest meaning. –Auguste Rodin

Meet March Playmate Elizabeth Elam. The brunette model was discovered at a music festival and you can easily see why. She turns heads. Oklahoma-raised, she now calls Los Angeles home. But Elam is certainly no typical L.A. model. Not only is she a natural-born stunner, she’s also super chill. She’s the girl who rolls to Target wearing no-makeup. She’s more likely to hit a dive bar than the hottest night club. She prefers that subtle seduction of catching someone’s eye from across the room and building the tension of attraction all night. If you’re wondering what kind of guy she likes, it has a lot to do with what kind of woman she is. Elam expects equality.

“A guy doesn’t have to be only a strong provider who doesn’t show emotions,“ she says. "You can cry and still be ‘manly.’ And as a woman, you can be smart and naked at the same time.”

We couldn’t agree more. Which is also why she’s the perfect Playmate to unveil our magazine’s return to nudity. Go check her historic pictorial here. And then double down on the sexy with this video of Elam coyly confessing her turn-ons and turn-offs.

Gavin Bond / Playboy

Gavin Bond / Playboy

Elizabeth Elam has the kind of beauty that moves. But don’t just take our word for it. Peep this behind-the-scene vid from her shoot.

World of Playboy

Is Playboy Bringing Back Nude Pictorials? You Bet Your Bare Ass

So, about the nudes. In case you somehow missed it, the answer is yes. They’re back. To explain our decision, here’s our COO Cooper Hefner defining Playboy’s new vision and direction.

But one thing is clear that both my dad and I understand at its simplest form, and that is what Playboy and the United States strive to represent in their greatest forms: freedom.

Freedom. It’s an important word and an even more important idea, especially at this moment in world history. Right now, we’re all witnesses to a host of hotly debated questions centered on what freedom is and what it looks like, for all of us.

As Playboy continues to champion sexual awareness, we wanted to consider how freedom, feminism and nudity intersect. So we asked actress Scarlett Byrne to pen an essay on freedom and feminism, "The Feminist Mystique,” for the March/April issue of the magazine, one that also features a nude pictorial of her.

As I continued exploring these themes and asked myself “What does it mean to be a feminist today?”, it became clear that shooting for the magazine meant that I could be a part of a conversation about women unfolding in real time. As we flood the streets marching for choice, health care rights and freedom of expression, I realized how important this was to me. It’s about equality. It’s about liberation.

Ali Mitton / Playboy

Ali Mitton / Playboy

If you’d like to see more of Byrne celebrating feminism and nudity, here’s the behind-the-scenes vid from her shoot. God bless America!

Sex and Stereotypes

Why I Gave Up Sex For A Year

Okay, so by now all of us here have heard plenty of “Just like New Coke jokes.” We laughed, too, but let’s be real, Playboy only gave up nude photography for a year—and mildly so. But this poor guy gave up sex for a year. Why would anyone do that?

Well, actually, for a noble reason. Jay Franzone’s abstinence started accidentally but it soon morphed into a way for him to confront the FDA’s policy that bans gay and bisexual men from donating blood. It’s a vital issue. Franzone’s account of his year of celibacy highlights the stigmas and outdated thinking of the FDA’s policy.

Sexual Education

Does The G-Spot Exist or Not? A Definitive Answer

Each year untold dollars on research are spent, countless videos are made and troves of books are written and sold, all dedicated to the same idea: how to find the G-spot. Yet, scientists insists that the G-spot is not real. But sexperts argue it is in fact quite real and those scientists are wrong. Meanwhile, women around the world report feeling G-spot stimulation and orgasms. So which is it? Is the G-spot real or not? Well, according to author, researcher and sex educator Emily Nagoski, the simplest and best answer may be “Women vary.” Check out her full explanation, The Definitive Answer To The Question Does The G-Spot Exist, here.

The Kink Report

Sex Tips From Queer Women for Straight Men. Plus, How Kinky Are You?

One should be a lifelong learner. This is also true for sex. Stay curious. This week, we asked 10 queer women to share some sex tips for how straight men can be better lovers and more attentive to a woman’s pleasure. They’re solid:

You need to lock her in a gaze, set up the perfect kiss and then stimulate the clitoris, slowly. If you do it just right, her body will start to move. Now is the time to listen. Watch her hips, observe her breathing pattern and speed up and slow down accordingly. Only “enter her” when that body is moving towards you with a primal undulation. (You will know because you won’t need to do much; her body will actually start to take over.)

While we’re on the subject of getting frisky. Quiz time: How kinky are you? Here’s a pretty chill quiz that’ll help determine how down you are to get wild. It also helps you consider new tastes and sensations you might enjoy sampling next. Take the quiz here.

Hard Science

5 Ways You Didn’t Know People Could Orgasm

As a few of the queer women pointed out with their sex tips for straight men, for women, orgasms are nuanced. They’re coaxed more than created. It’s certainly not a simple push-button operation. Plus, for both women and men, orgasms can be elicited in many surprising ways. This week in Hard Science, we take a look at 5 Ways You Didn’t Know People Could Orgasm. One way you wouldn’t expect? Some people can do it with just their thoughts.

This Week In WTF?!

Frozen Genitals, a Vagina Showcase and Oral Sex in a Courthouse

Every day the news can make you feel like the world is a going a little crazier than the day before. Sometimes, you need to focus on new stories that don’t make you feel 10 years older after reading the article. You need to be reminded the world is still reliably weird and funny. So, here’s a round-up of this week’s WTF? headlines:

Over In The UK, People Are Freezing Their Genitals With A Mist Of Liquid Nitrogen

The treatment consists of blowing a freezing cold mist at one’s genitals, which causes them to momentarily freeze, the body rushes to fix the damage thus giving the genitals “a more youthful appearance.” The 30-minute process costs £50 (or $62 dollars). Lol.

The World’s First Ever “Vagina Showcase” In New York To Unveil The “Perfect Vagina”

Timed to coincide with New York Fashion Week, it’s the “Vagina Showcase.” Who would possibly want to have a vagina fashion show? A plastic surgeon who specializes in vagina-shaping, that’s who!

Um, So People Are Leaving Behind Phallic Vegetables at ‘Fifty Shades’ Screenings

Movie theaters have reported an unusual new trend in trash left in the theaters. Viewers of the latest installment in the Fifty Shades series of films have been leaving behind cucumbers in the theater. You can probably guess why.

Woman Arrested For Performing Oral Sex Inside a Courthouse

Like Jay Z would ask, “What more can I say?”

Susan Sarandon Goes Both Ways Now

This is what everyone can call “good news.” The world needs more news like this.


Sophia Sinclair / Playboy

Sophia Sinclair / Playboy

Well, you know what time it is. Let’s get your mind right for the weekend with some undeniable sexiness. Check this ridic gallery of Kristanna Schlesinger peeling her way out of her swimsuit. It’ll definitely give you real hit of sexy to start your weekend right. Enjoy!

Sophia Sinclair / Playboy

Sophia Sinclair / Playboy