sex and relationships
Why People Still Go Cruising
As cruising spots in London are under threat and apps have made casual hook-ups more convenient, what role does going outside in search of sex play in queer lives today?
Lesbian Women Explain the Art of the Casual Hookup
“There’s a sexist misconception that women are gay for emotional commitment and love. This denies women our sexuality and capacity for lust and depravity."
The Freedom and Beauty I Found Cruising for Sex
Throughout my life, I've found moments of serendipity, romance, and connection while cruising that will stay with me forever.
I Don't Miss Being a Gay Man, but I Miss Having Sex Like One
Why can't sex as a woman be as effortless as it was before I transitioned?
Cruising Online Was Actually Fun Before Grindr Ruined Everything
Craigslist, AOL chatrooms, and Gay.com were something today's apps aren't: fun.
Revisiting Scenes of Homophobic Violence in NZ and Australia
We spoke to photographer Sean Coyle about his work memorialising crime scenes.
Why Do Men Patronize XXX Peepshows?
Adult peepshows—theme parks for cruising for sex—are on the wane, yet men still seek them out for reasons that go beyond lust.
Drew Nellins Smith
This Man Had Sex with 365 Men in 365 Days, for Art
"I had to be so focused, so disciplined for the whole year," he said.
Artisanal Amyl is the Next Big Thing in Butt Sex
Even ayml has locally sourced, boutique blends these days. How do they stack up?
The Beauty and Splendor of Being a Slut
I would estimate that I've slept with up to 3,500 men. But sex, whether at random or not, always represents a human connection—and that can always be beautiful.
Thomas Roma's Beautiful Photos of a Brooklyn Gay Cruising Ground
I talked to the artist about his process, what his subjects were looking for, and the complexities of photographing gay men of color as a white heterosexual man.
Pornhub and Miley Cyrus Are Bringing Sex Back to New York City
Gay punk star Simon Leahy tells us how he ended up screening Miley's bondage film at Pornhub's NYC Porn Festival.