It's fitting that von Steinbach shot our Musings pictorial: We may have helped kick-start his career. “My first exposure to women and photography was when I was younger, via my late granddad’s 1980s and 1990s PLAYBOYS,” he says. And since he’d worked with model Sera Mann before, the creative chemistry was on point.
Based on the Advisor’s response (March/ April), I would like to offer my own definition of fuckboy: someone whose immature behavior conveys that he values sex and not much else about his relations with women. Steven Rovnyak Indianapolis, Indiana
On June 10 and 11, the Playboy Jazz Festival returns for a two-day celebration of superb music and our long history of supporting performers—both in the pages of the magazine and on the stages of Playboy Clubs across the country. Headlined by rapper (and Oscar winner) Common and two-time Grammy winner Corinne Bailey Rae, this year’s installment also welcomes Gregory Porter, Marcus Miller and Lalah Hathaway, among others; George Lopez returns as MC.
<p>Join Cooper Hefner on a virtual-reality tour of the Mansion. Kumail Nanjiani nails our 20Q lightning round. May Playmate Lada Kravchenko takes you behind the scenes. Extended interviews with our New Creatives. ORIGINAL VIDEO SERIES Learn simple, classic cocktail recipes with Drinking Decoded.</p>
He has inked A-list celebrities and carved sculptures out of legal tender; now the artist (with help from a Playmate) takes on the Rabbit
Scott Campbell, fine artist and bicoastal tattoo purveyor, has always had a thing for skulls. He would carve them into school desks as a kid growing up outside New Orleans, where, he says, “artsy fartsy was not honored, and it was all about who could catch the biggest bass.”
You’ve got to love a country that prohibits the sale of breast-themed pillows on one hand and sanctions liquor-drenched live sex shows on the other. Here in America, our wild pioneer spirit continues to clash with our Puritan paranoia; we’ve lurched into a 21st century that offers unlimited hardcore pornography at our fingertips but by and large grants only one sex the right to go shirtless in public, and with movements such as #FreeTheNipple making their way into the national discussion, it’s a good time to get the lay of the land.
Columnist Bridget Phetasy on cheating with camgirls. Plus, advice for a guy obsessed with manscaping and a lesson for all in upping your game between the sheets
Honestly, it doesn’t matter what you think “in your opinion.” It’s her opinion that counts. If you feel you need to hide your desire for something you do when she’s not around, that’s a strong sign she won’t be cool with it. What’s considered “cheating” should always be defined by the couple, not by the individuals, so you need to discuss this with your partner.
Raised on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, Brook Power—who made her PLAYBOY debut in our May 2016 issue—grew up reveling in the splendor of the ocean and the jungle. Now, when she’s not modeling, she’s riding her horse bareback on mountain trails or surfing in Malibu.
Art as resistance. Art as innovation. Art as delirious escape. In an age of “alternative facts,” we need it all—and the artists and designers on these pages deliver, using everything from acrylic paint to their own bodies in the service of pushing the boundaries of beauty
On a steamy New York City summer night in 2015, Natalie White stripped down in the middle of abustling Bowery art gallery and stepped inside a Plexiglas box, its floor carpeted with an American flag. This performance piece marked the beginning of “Natalie White for Equal Rights,” the feminist artist’s ongoing campaign aimed at renewing enthusiasm for the 94-year-old unratified Equal Rights Amendment.
Cheeky as they want to be, identical twins and New Jersey natives Allie and Lexi Kaplan forage through society’s obsession with celebrity, social media and sex to make their own brand of shocking, playful and surprisingly relatable art.
The authentically humble model: a unicorn-like myth or a real, if rare, phenomenon? Moscow-born May Playmate Lada Kravchenko will have you convinced such beings walk among us. Her cool, classical beauty may conjure such words flawless and intimidating, but she would like you to know things aren’t always what they seem.
I cried a lot at my wedding. Turns out it was good practice. When I was a kid I went to fat camp—or, as my parents referred to it, “We get to do it in the kitchen for three weeks fest.” Believing that male workers are more focused after they’ve pleasured themselves, a company in Norway has proposed setting aside employee “masturbation rooms”— what workers in the U.S. call “rooms.”
With its growing reputation among veterans and abuse survivors as a PTSD cure, the drug is about to complete its journey from the counterculture (and the club) to the mainstream
My first MDMA-assisted psychotherapy session took place in my apartment on a sunny winter morning. I bought fresh-cut flowers, filled the fridge with vegetables, made hot tea from my garden and listened to Exile on Main Street. My months-long search to find a male-female therapy team who would agree to do the illegal treatment with me had led me underground.
Inspired by Renaissance painting and the glow of a perfect California day our photographer follows Turkish American beauty Sera Mann through a villa nestled in the hills of Los Feliz. If life imitates art, consider this a very sincere form of flattery
Elsie Hewitt is used to causing a little confusion. A rare amalgam of warmth, worldtested savvy and undeniable sex appeal, our June Playmate gets that people have a hard time accepting what they don’t understand, especially when it comes to those who refuse to be lumped into society’s rigid categories.
How Dan Savage's Hump! festival grew from an indie-porn bazaar into a righteous kink army
Our story begins two summers ago in a sweaty North Portland bar. I’m shouldering my way through a packed crowd, a pint glass dripping down my arm in the August heat, looking for people who seem like they would fuck on camera. But what do porn stars in Portland, Oregon look like?
The magazine’s history with a major art movement, in broad strokes
The good looks of PLAYBOY have always extended beyond the pictorials. Art has been central to the spirit of the magazine ever since Hugh Hefner launched it in December 1953; Salvador Dalí, Alberto Vargas and Patrick Nagel are just a few of the game-changing artists whose work has adorned its pages.
Judo expert. Entrepreneur. Nature conservationist. Our May 1972 Centerfold embraced many personas, including Pool Bunny at the Denver Playboy Club. Deanna Baker, 22 years old at the time, relished the social aspect of the gig and knew what she didn’t aspire to do:
There’s something to be said for a ravishing beauty who’s all about the simple island life. There’s a lot to be said for Lourdes Estores, a native of the tiny Hawaiian town of Haleiwa, where she grew up selling fresh-caught fish at local cockfights.