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Playboy South Africa October 2019

Playboy has unveiled the latest creative evolution of the brand with its re-focused principles that are core to our philosophy and also includes more provocative pictorials. Last year, we removed explicit nudity, but from here on out, it is freedom of choice and personal expression that our fans will experience once again within the pages of the magazine. Playboy remains committed to its award-winning mix of long-form journalism, interviews and fiction and has recently brought back some of its familiar franchises, such as Playboy’s Party Jokes, Playboy Cartoons, World of Playboy, and the debut of the Heritage section. Discover what you’ve been missing and subscribe now.

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playboy south africa

Editor-in-Chief Dirk Steenekamp Associate Editor Jason Fleetwood Graphic Designer Koketso Moganetsi Fashion Editor Lexie Robb Grooming Editor Greg Forbes Gaming Editor Andre Coetzer Tech Editor Peter Wolff Illustrations Toon53 Productions Motoring Editor John Page Senior Photo Editor Luba V Nel ADVERTISING SALES pieter@dhsmedia.co.za PLAYBOY ENTERPRISES, INTERNATIONAL Hugh M. Hefner, FOUNDER U.S. PLAYBOY Ben Kohn, Chief Executive Officer Cooper Hefner, Chief Creative Officer Michael Phillips, SVP, Digital Products James Rickman, Executive Editor PLAYBOY INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING Reena Patel, Chief Commercial Officer & Head of Operations Hazel Thomson, Senior Director, International Licensing…

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ANDREA DOMANICK The journalist behind this issue’s 20Q is the former West Coast editor of Noisey and has lent her byline to Rolling Stone, Spin and the Los Angeles Times. With an editorial sweet spot that lands, in her words, at “the intersection of music, culture and social justice,” Domanick was an ideal writer to sit with stratospheric country star Maren Morris for a lively discussion on gender, genres and the one thing no man should ever forget to do in the bedroom. IAN KARMEL An Emmy-nominated comedian and head writer for The Late Late Show With James Corden, Karmel is also the first ever guest editor of Playboy’s Party Jokes. (“Extremely, extremely horny” was his emotional response to the offer.) “Since it’s PLAYBOY, I thought it would be fun to have only…

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the future of sex toys is gender neutral

As a kid, I was expected to play with “girls’ toys” like dolls and horses, but I also enjoyed “boys’ toys” like race cars and action figures. As an adult, when sex toys became my playthings of choice, I found there wasn’t much wiggle room: The ones designed for my body were pink or purple, often with photos of women in sexy underwear on the package. In recent years major retailers have begun to offer gender-neutral products or to market existing ones as gender neutral. Target has removed gender-based signs from its kids’ sections, Amazon no longer uses gender filters in its toy listings, and the Disney Store has stopped labeling children’s costumes as either “boys” or “girls.” But one product category has remained stubbornly gendered: sex toys. Many adult companies…

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my sex education

Shame, misinformation, indomitable hormones — Sasheer Zamata and Joel Kim Booster take us back to school I was walking down the street not too long ago, and I overheard a full adult woman say, “I didn’t know you could get pregnant on your first try!” That’s when I realized the world desperately needs better sex education. I’m including myself in that statement. I had a mortifying moment in college when one of my friends explained how the guy she was sleeping with only wanted to do “doggy style.” I responded, “That’s crazy. He only wants to do anal?” There was silence, and one of my friends slowly asked, “So…do you think when dogs have sex they’re always doing it anally?” And I guess when you say it out loud, it sounds dumb.…

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holly hoxter

Hello everyone, my name is Holly, I grew up in a small rural town in the states. I’ve since had the opportunity to travel the world and meet all kinds of different people. I've been a huge fan of Playboy ever since I can remember and being featured in the magazine is a dream come true. If you’d like to see more of my journey here please check out my social media. Describe yourself in three words. Humble, Compassionate, and outgoing Were you excited to shoot for Playboy? Yes! Shooting for Playboy is the number one reason I started modeling. I know it probably sounds cliché but to this day I still use old school Playboy's as inspiration for my shoots. What was it like starting out as a model? Awkward… It’s definitely something you have…

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faces of resilience

Fifty years ago, Larry Littlejohn wrote a letter to PLAYBOY condemning a method of treatment intended to “cure” homosexuality. Littlejohn, who served as president of San Francisco’s Society for Individual Rights, described the case of a 22-year-old patient “treated for transvestism” through aversion techniques. After showing the patient photos of himself dressed in women’s clothing, Littlejohn claimed, doctors injected the individual with apomorphine. Sometimes used to treat Parkinson’s disease, the drug also induces “headaches, nausea and vomiting.” “It had been planned to put him through 72 ‘trials,’” Littlejohn wrote, “but the last four had to be abandoned because he became irritable, confused and hostile; developed rigors, high temperature and high blood pressure; suffered from impaired coordination and was unable to maintain a normal conversation.” Although doctors had declared the patient “cured” of…