'Products for Good Times™': How Playboy Learned to Sell Its Sexy Self

Most of the attention paid to Playboy Enterprises, Inc. over the years has revolved around a few things: the persona of Hugh Hefner, the mansion he lives in, and the magazine he founded. But there’s one thing that makes those parts, if not thrive, then survive, and it’s remarkably simple: the bunny ears logo…

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Talking About Sex, Trigger Warnings and a Perfect Valentine’s Day with John Waters

John Waters, also known as the “Pope of Trash” and the “Prince of Puke,” has thoroughly expressed his genius for bad taste through the years with films like Hairspray, Cry-Baby, or—for the truly blessed—Pink Flamingos, which featured a scene wherein Divine, drag queen and frequent Waters collaborator, famously ate a…

The Truth Behind That Viral Story About Michigan Making Anal Sex Illegal As Part of a Bestiality Law

It’s been widely and wrongly reported in recent days that Michigan passed a law making oral and/or anal sex illegal. A better way to put it: existing language making oral and anal sex illegal might stay on the books, because nobody wants to fight about it, because it would get messy.

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Full Frontal with Samantha Bee Punches Up and Punches Hard

There’s a scrappy quality to Full Frontal, the new TBS late night talk show led by former Daily Show correspondent Samantha Bee. Confident and natural on stage, the host—who’s currently (as no one’s been able to let her forget) the only woman in late night—strikes out immediately with a fury that’s startling and…