Playboy recaps the 37 worst blunders, kinkiest scandals, hottest women and weirdest news of 2012

Just in time to ring in the New Year, who else but Playboy could serve up the most titillating year-end list of lists: The Year in Sex 2012 (issue on newsstands and Friday, December 14). Highlights include:

In praise of Cell Phone Cameras: Get the geek who decided phones should have cameras a beer: This year hackers apparently stole nude shots from the phone of Heather Morris of Glee; Olivia Munn of Magic Mike; and Christina Hendricks of Mad Men. Alison Pill of The Newsroom accidentally tweeted a topless shot of herself, and by the time she realized her error, she had 3,000 new followers per breast.

  • Lindsay Rocks: Portraying her idol Marilyn Monroe paid off for Lohan (and Hef): Playboy’s 
  • January/February 2012 issue with Lohan’s tribute broke sales records.
  • Kinky Stuff: E.L. James’s kinky bondage trilogy Fifty Shades has inexplicably sold more than 40 million copies. The lesson of the books’ success: Figure out how to turn women on and you will be banking one shade of green.
  • GOP Fails Sex Ed: Representative Todd Akin, running for the U.S. Senate in Missouri, claimed the female body blocks rapists’ sperm, preventing pregnancy. Vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan called rape just 
  • Another “method of conception.”And Richard Mourdock, running for the U.S. Senate in Indiana, said a pregnancy resulting from rape is God’s will. By the voters’ will, all three were losers on November 6.
  •  Jenny McCarthy: America’s Sweetheart returned as Playboy’s July/August cover girl.

    Trumped: Stephen Colbert offered the Donald $1 million to tea-bag him. revelries with local party girls, part of a “secret circus” atmosphere within the agency during foreign

    Familiar Sight: Marilyn Monroe’s before-seen nudes were “lost” only between the time they first         appeared in Playboy and when Vanity Fair “found” them for their June 2012 cover story.

    Double Da: German newspaper: Earth’s largest boobs found in . . . Russia.


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