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  • sex & gender

    The complicated legacy of Playboy

    In December 1953, Hugh Hefner launched the inaugural issue of Playboy, featuring unlicensed nudes of Marilyn Monroe. The magazine was an instant hit, quickly selling out of its print run…

  • sex & gender

    Could porn be ruining your sex life?

    We Gen-Xers cobbled together a sex education by perusing the Playboys left lying around by friends’ fathers and listening furtively to Dr. Ruth’s radio show, Sexually Speaking, on our Walkmen. Spin the bottle made way for…