Article by Matt Gallagher
Soldiers Once Conceptual Art

Eleven years after Matt Gallagher’s scout platoon returned home from Iraq, a lot of things have changed — except for when they get together. Our national security columnist checks in with the men with whom he went to war.

We Were Soldiers Once, and Young

We’d just lived through 15 months that would stay with us the rest of our lives, but for the moment, we just wanted to party.MORE from Penthouse

Article by Rob Pegley
Technology in Sports Conceptual Art

“Do you want to be right, or do you want to be happy?” happens to be a well-known phrase in psychology.

Is Technology Ruining Sports?

For some, the pursuit of perfectionism comes with a need to exert control and an inability to let things go. They may be correct, but it comes across as hairsplitting pettiness. Many English soccer fans would describe the VAR (Video Assistant Referee) as an annoying control freak.MORE from Penthouse

Article by Team Penthouse
Sex Position Fantasies

You’re guaranteed to have memorable sex with these unforgettable positions.

Keep It Fresh

[You may also need a chiropractor with these positions — which does add to the unforgettable aspect certainly — but for the most part we will leave the descriptions with the magazine experts. You will note our ever-so-helpful editorial notes in bracket. Because brackets make things official and full of really important stuff.]MORE from Penthouse

Article by Team Penthouse
Sex Sells Conceptual Art

With the fact that Netflix has consumed our lives, it’s time to take a look at some of the most awkward, strange and downright WTF sex scenes from movies.

Seven Movies with WTF Sex Scenes

Let us suggest some Happy Viewing as you let your mind wander into its own memories. Always remember, however: It’s only a movie.MORE from Penthouse

Article by Amie Wee and Team Penthouse
80s Penthouse Covers

Penthouse has been in the minds, mouths and hands of people since its debut on British newsstands in 1965. The first issue sold out in mere days, and the magazine’s quick success led Penthouse founder Bob “The Gooch” Guccione to launch the first U.S. issue in 1969.

Technically we should explain that this opening comes from an article in a recent issue about how Penthouse has shown up in various movies and tv shows over the years. Since the social media promo they put together for the 4th of July this year also has a retro feel, we decided to just put them together for you. Naturally we start with the moving pictures, but when you get on to the ‘80s article, remember that intro. Or not. That’s the beauty of Retro: You do not have to experience it all in a linear fashion as you did the first time around.MORE from Penthouse

Article by Team Penthouse
Truncated Pierre Schmidt Art

Seeing my artwork blazed across a billboard on Sunset Boulevard and in Times Square was surreal as fuck.

The Sexual Psyche of Pierre Schmidt

Pierre Schmidt, more commonly known as drømsjel, is a digital collage artist and illustrator, living and working in Berlin. Viewing his work feels like watching vintage porn on acid. Mind-bending psychedelia and erotic imagery combine with graphic illustrations and traditional collage techniques. And like classic surrealistic artists’ creations, Schmidt’s work is always open to the viewer’s interpretation.MORE from Penthouse

Article by Sam Machado
Adult Fireworks with Camster

Cam girls sparkle this Independence Month … with pussy play shows. How very patriotic!

Your Adult Fireworks this Month

Sure we all love fireworks on the 4th of July, but why limit yourself to explosions on just a single day?MORE from Penthouse

Article by Tana Douglas
COVID Paulse Conceptual Art

I’m standing on the side of the stage in the dark. It’s that moment just before Pearl Jam goes on stage at the second-ever Lollapalooza festival in 1992. All the lights are out.

Lovin’ the Lollapalooza

The excitement builds. Then it happens! Music blasts through the PA system, and the crowd goes wild.

It’s the moment that keeps me, as a member of the road crew, coming back day after day to do the backbreaking job of setting up all the equipment it takes to put on a show like this huge U.S. music festival. Lollapalooza was the first-ever festival to travel the country. You’d think after working 20-hour days for months on end, the magic would wear off, but no. It’s as strong 30 years later as it was that first time. It’s a bond we share with the performers because it’s our show, too.

Attended by millions of people worldwide, summer festivals like Lollapalooza are the lifeblood of the music industry. The phenomenon started with the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1958, followed by Woodstock in 1969. We now have mega festivals like the Donauinselfest in Vienna, Austria, which attracts more than 3 million attendees, and Rock in Rio, which pulls in hundreds of thousands.

For now, though, these fields lie barren, with no sign of the usual hustle and bustle that starts months before as preparations for these events ramp up.

The year 2020 was the first since the late 1950s that there hasn’t been some form of live music festival.

Enter: COVID Pause

As the seasons change, and as the world braces for a third and even fourth wave of COVID-19, the virus continues to have a devastating effect on the music industry.

Is the industry healthy and strong enough to last another year without these live events? They’re the heartbeat of the industry, the proof of life we’re all looking for. It’s not just the darlings of the industry who rely on the festivals. New and emerging talent also need this opportunity to reach a broader audience, enabling them to climb that elusive ladder to success.

Then there’s another side of the industry that survives with little acknowledgement from the audience but is also reliant on these live events. That’s us, the technical staff, aka the road crew. We work hand in hand with the artists, allowing them to focus on the performance, while we take care of the rest. Whether it’s the front-of-house sound engineer at a stadium-sized venue or the high school friend of a garage band, the crew, as individuals, dedicate our existence to music.

But during COVID Pause, we, as professionals, have fallen through the cracks, with little or no acknowledgement or assistance from governments worldwide.

Over the decades, road crews have taken pride in not being seen.

Now, it’s time for us to stand up and be counted. We’re the first in line to donate our time to endless benefit concerts for different worldwide causes, selflessly working for free when there’s no other means of getting the job done.

We were among the first to pivot so we could help out during the pandemic.

Now, we need to be seen and acknowledged for the work we’ve done so tirelessly.

When the vaccines start to take effect, and the festival season reopens — hopefully by August 2021 — the crews will once again disappear behind the scenes to quietly continue creating that healing moment when a band walks on stage and we all become one. No longer feeling alone in this crisis. Being once again healed by the music.

Over a year ago now Rolling Stone profiled the impact of COVID Pause on the music industry. Sadly, in retrospect the warnings may not have been dire enough.

Article by Deb Kavis
Submission Possible - Madison Young

If you’re looking for your next exciting binge watch, look no further than the new docuseries “Submission Possible” as you expand your streaming footprint.

Madison Young on a Mission

Created by “filmmaker, author and sexual revolutionary” Madison Young, the series explores the queer sexual underground worlds of kink, fetish, and BDSM. It will be available on Revry TV, the world’s first global Queer streaming network.MORE from Penthouse