Of course celebrities like to get kinky — why would they do it vanilla style when they can don an outfit, get into character, and make a scene? And in the bedroom, there’s always an appreciative audience, (and, one would hope, no bad reviews). When you think about it, it’s just surprising more of them aren’t outed as kinky f-ers. Here are our 15 favorite kinky celebs. Oh, and don’t forget: Our book 150 Shades of Play: A Beginner’s Guide to Kink is on sale now!
This is a woman who is completely comfortable talking about sex — when naked cellphone images of her were leaked online, she said she felt bad for any guy whose girlfriend didn’t send him nude pics. If you search online for celebrity nude photos, you can almost certainly guarantee that Rihanna will come up. Most celebs would be bothered by this and many try to get their leaked images taken down, but not RiRi. She once said, “I think I’m a bit masochistic … I love to be tied up and spanked. I like to be whipped … But I prefer to be spontaneous. Using whips and chains is too planned … you have to stop and look for the whip. I prefer them to use their hands.” Which we might believe — after all, we rave about the ease of spanking in our book, 150 Shades of Play: A Beginner’s Guide to Kink — if she hadn’t been spotted exiting a Canadian sex toy shop with $1,000 worth of booty, including a riding crop… Own it, Rihanna!
2. Eva Longoria
“I’m not averse to being tied up with silk scarves,” Eva Longoria once said. “I like a man to take charge. There’s something very sexy about being submissive.” (By the way, not to sound like party poopers, but silk scarves can tighten easily, cutting off circulation. Just as sexy — and way safer — are made-for-play silk cuffs like Lelo’s Boa Pleasure Ties.)
3. Nick Lachey
We have no idea how Nick gets down with his current wife, Vanessa Minnillo, but back when he was married to Jessica Simpson he got turned on wearing her shoes. “It was sort of a kinky thing we liked to get into,” he said. He’s also a huge fan of dirty talk. “I haven’t even realized my full dirty talk potential,” he said. “I think there’s some greater moments out there for me.” We like a man with a dream.
4. Carmen Electra
“A little pleasure, a little pain. It’s all about fun,” Carmen Electra said. “I love going to different sex shops… and collecting the coolest handcuffs and naughtiest lingerie. That’s exciting for me.” She also hinted that she has discovered a kinky use for wire coat hangers. Hey, we’re all for D.I.Y. kinky sex toys — there’s a whole entry on them in our book, 150 Shades of Play: A Beginner’s Guide to Kink — but wire coat hangers? The association with back-alley abortions isn’t the sexiest (or safest) thing we can think of!
5. Ricky Martin
When a journalist asked Ricky Martin to describe the last porn movie he’d watched, he said, “Uh, do you really want me to go there? [Yes.] Uh, okay, golden showers. I love giving the golden shower. I’ve done it before in the shower. It’s like so sexy, you know, the temperature of your body and the shower water is very different.” Hey, as long as it’s safe, sane, and consensual, no judgements, people! You can read more about kinks like this in our new book, 150 Shades of Play: A Beginner’s Guide to Kink.
6. Angelina Jolie
For a while there, Angelina Jolie was practically a spokesmodel for kinky sex — she even went so far as to say that S&M had changed her spiritually. And she was open about dabbling in knife and blood play during sex. (Both of which we consider serious edge play, a.k.a. too dangerous for you, sunshine! You can read more on both in 150 Shades of Play: A Beginner’s Guide to Kink.) Sadly for the kink community, she said, “Since I’ve been with Brad, there’s no longer a place for … S&M in my life.” There goes our Mr. and Mrs. Smith pegging fantasy.
7. John Mayer
He famously described ex Jessica Simpson as sexual napalm, but John Mayer seems to be the one bringing all the kink to the table: He apparently enjoys feathers, ice cubes, whipped cream, anal play, and water sports (if you believe everything Perez Hilton says!).
8. Margaret Cho
She might not be the biggest celebrity on this list, but she’s probably the most experienced when it comes to kink — or, at least, the one who’s most open about it. She called vibrators “fantastic inventions,” she’s so-so about group sex, she enjoys sex parties (but mostly for the buffet), and she’s a full-on kinkster who identifies as a bottom. Describing her song “Bottom to Top,” she said, “I thought I was changing. So I wrote this song about the experience of changing from a bottom into a top. I think it’s a beautiful song. There’s never been a song written about that particular experience. I want to write love songs like that, songs that fill in the gaps. But they need to be funny too. Except, I don’t think I actually am a top. That’s the heartbreak. I think I’m still a bottom.” And in a line that should have been featured in our book, 150 Shades of Play (damn it! we wish we’d found this earlier), she said, “I think kinky sex is normal. I think of BDSM as being just like anything else that you would do. It’s normal, it’s sex, it’s just your own form of it.” Sing it, sister!
9. Shia Labeouf
Just to prove that it’s not only actresses who like to be dominated: Shia Labeouf apparently likes to have his hair pulled during sex.
10. Christina Aguilera
It should come as no surprise to learn that Christina Aguilera is into role-playing! She’s also said that she loves dressing up for sex and has different costumes, depending on her mood. It should also come as no surprise to learn that Katy Perry shares the same kink. (“Spice up things in the bedroom by pretending to be French,” Russell Brand offered as a sex tip, back when he was married to Katy Perry.)
11. Tommy Lee
He’s an out-and-proud foot fetishist. He explained his interest by saying, “My mother was Miss Greece in 1957. She’s gorgeous and she’s got beautiful toes. That’s one of the reasons I have a foot fetish today. When I was a kid I’d massage her feet.” Hey, the man knows from psychological imprinting! Fellow celebrity foot fetishists include Dita Von Teese (specifically, she enjoys having her feet worshipped) and Jack Black, who once told Playboy magazine, “They have to be clean. I’m not into, like, funky odors, but I do have a bit of a foot fetish, yes. I find myself staring at feet. I like a heel. If she’s wearing clogs, that does something for me. Flip-flops. Sandals. Bare feet are the best.”
12. Nicole Kidman
We’d have to say that Nicole Kidman’s number one kink is teasing: She told GQ magazine, “I’ve explored strange sexual fetish stuff, I’ve explored the mundane aspect of marriage, and monogamy.” And she described her marriage to Keith Urban as “raw” and “dangerous.” Way to leave everyone hanging!
13. Charlie Sheen
14. Britney Spears
According to Star magazine (ha), her home contains a “fantasy room” featuring ticklers, whips, handcuffs, paddles, mirrored ceilings, and an entire rack of sexy costumes. Or maybe that’s just what all the dirty old men would like to think. We actually like the idea of Britney reigning supreme in her own Red Room of Pain — it makes us feel better about the head-shaving nervous breakdown. Drew Carey and Penn Jillette are also rumored to have their own outfitted dungeons, but, understandably, people are less like to gossip about theirs.
15. Lady Gaga
One thing’s for sure: She’s not afraid of appearing kinky. After all, she has performed in public wearing a see-through nun costume, complete with crosses over the nipples and a micro-mini skirt. And she was once interviewed peeing through her fishnet stockings at Berlin’s sex club the KitKat Club. Plus, she said she likes to leave her false eyelashes on her lovers’ pillows as a sort of kinky keepsake. Rumor has it she likes to dress up for sex, too — even occasionally donning a pair of fangs and encouraging her partner to bite her (you can read more about vampire sex in, yes, our book 150 Shades of Play). Whether or not the rumors are true, something tells us Lady Gaga doesn’t mind them.