A Chronological Look at Playboy’s Most Scandalous Fiction

Switch Bitch by Roald Dahl – May 1965

Although most people associate Roald Dahl with wacked-out kid’s stories that fall somewhere between child-like imaginativeness and outright absurdism, the British writer was equally skilled at more adult-oriented fiction. The four stories that later comprised Dahl’s sex and adultery themed short story collection Switch Bitch were, quite fittingly, all written for and originally published in the pages of Playboy. The first to be published — “The Visitor” — ran in Playboy‘s  May 1965 issue.