At 17, most girls are filling out college applications. I was nervously auditioning to become a Bunny at the New York Playboy Club.
If the systems that allow such situations are to change, it will require a massive disillusionment with the two great lies on which empires of exploitation are built: that sexual liberalism is liberating, and that economic liberalism is moral.
One moment in an alleyway fossilized my perspective for decades.
I reached out to sex workers I know because I think they can paint the most accurate picture of why Hefner was helpful or a hindrance or both.
Hefner’s iconic Playmates, a scholar argues, need to be understood within their historical context, when people were expected to uphold strict standards of sexual propriety.
While many have pointed to Playboy’s problematic relationship with women, when it first appeared in 1953 the magazine was a challenge to Cold War men.
I’ll admit it: I subscribe to Playboy….despite the articles.
Hugh Hefner didn’t introduce me to one beautiful woman. He introduced me to hundreds.
For Harris O’Malley, being willing to admit that he was interested in sex – and understanding that yes, women liked it as much as he did – made his relationships more authentic, and sex more collaborative.
Are we watching porn burn out or just the death of print pornography and its male pioneers?
Jamie Reidy comments on Hugh Hefner’s back-on relationship with his Runaway Bride.
Jamie Reidy comments on an, uh, inspiring article regarding the porn industry.
Jamie Reidy recounts how his photo ended up in the May 2011 issue of Playboy.
Sometimes you get to a place of being so big that every interaction is epic.
Lilli B. got a lot of comments on her story about being a Playboy Bunny. But few moved her as much as one from the father of a seven-year-old girl.