Tell us about yourself, who you are and what you do?
My name is Jason and I’ve been living in London for 12 years. I went to art college and studied photography. I moved to London when I was 18. I’ve done various things, including managing a sex shop, working at King’s College, and working as a runner for music videos (including one of Madonna’s, when she was in her leotard). I’m also an illustrator and currently, I’m freelancing for a comedy company. 

You’ve had an online presence for a little while now under the name Partwerewolf, where did that come from and how did it all start? 
I was thinking about this the other day - the concept of Partwerewolf, where it comes from and what it means to me. I grabbed it from somewhere. I saw the ‘Part Wolf’ t-shirts and thought that was fun, then I was thinking about the whole gay thing of identifying yourself with an animal, and sick of being called a cub and an otter I was like fuck this, I’m going to be a wolf. Then I thought, what would be better than a wolf? A werewolf is even better because of the duality it implies. So I’ve been doing things under that name for a while, and I’m in the process of setting up a website. I don’t really know the purpose of it yet, however, so 2019 is the year I decide what the fuck I’m doing with this whole thing.

I’ve done amateur porn stuff that I’ve put out there, and Meat Magazine, so I’ve got these things that I’ve done, and they’re all part of what I do, but my goal is to figure out the end game.


Do you think posting nudes affects people’s perspective on personal sexuality and your relationship with sex?
For me, it certainly affected sex - I’m a lot more confident now. It’s funny, a lot of the people I’ve slept with have seen pictures of me beforehand, and I find that quite strange sometimes because I personally still like the ‘big reveal’, and they don’t have that now with me. That certainly affects those kinds of relationships. In terms of how porn and nude imagery affects my own personal sexuality away from sex itself, it can be quite destructive. When I was younger I was just watching Sean Cody videos all the time, and I’m not a 6 foot, tanned American jock. My first ex-boyfriend was really into young, skinny Polish boys and my second ex was into Sean Cody and Cockyboys models etc. That second relationship was quite a toxic one - a few times he pointed to other guys in the street and would say how he wished I looked like them. I think gay men, in particular, have a draw to things like this, like we must be the Calvin Klein model etc. And if you don’t fit into any of those moulds, you’re left behind and that sucks. So I think it can impact for sure.


I first came across you on Tumblr, which is now a dying platform. What did you think about the cull of ‘adult content’ and how did it impact you, if at all?
Partwerewolf became my main account and I started curating this nice, super visual space for myself. I was creating it for me to look at, and then it evolved into me posting some images of myself to see how that went. I have a lot of body issues and being on Tumblr helped me stay in control of what I was putting out there, and empowering myself a lot, due to how I was curating it all. My blog was 4 years old this year, and that’s a lot of hard work down the drain now. My content is now blocked, but when I go through Tumblr, I can still see pictures of my dick on there which aren’t flagged, and then there are pictures of a guy’s socks that HAVE been flagged. It’s so stupid. 

The statement from Tumblr saying that adult content has no place on the platform anymore, that’s just bullshit. 


We hope to see a time where nude images are normalised and we get that feeling from you too, is that why you produce nude images? 
I think it’s for a lot of reasons. I think it’s partly knowing that people want to see it. I can monetise this if I wanted to, but it’s not just about me getting my dick out for money. Some of the videos I’ve put on PornHub I’ve put a lot of time and effort into making, editing them so things look good. I don’t want to be a wanker and say it’s all about artistic stuff but because of my background, and the only thing I’ve ever really been interested in was art, it’s more than just a picture of me naked. 

A lot of people worry about their bodies and being naked. I still struggle going swimming, I don’t like taking my t-shirt off at a pool because that feels out of my control, because I can’t curate how I look. But at the same time, doing the video stuff, that for me was me pushing my boundaries, because I can’t control how every single still looks when you pause it, and my face is contorted in weird ways! It’s a way of letting go of some of that stuff. When I put the first picture out, I was terrified - it was a darkened image and you could just see the outline of my dick and I thought, ‘what have I done’, ‘it’s the end of my career’ but at the same time, I thought ‘fuck it, I’ve done it now’. The feelings I got out of doing it and the feelings of release from it being out there and it being out of my control, those were good feelings. It’s the same as you taking my photograph. I’m no longer in control of that.


Everyone is a little different, some stick to images in underwear, some with their arse out and others, like yourself, full frontal. Do you think your audience influenced you to take it all off?
I did get a lot of questions on Tumblr when I was first posting pictures of me in just my underwear saying ’show more, show more’. I used to do Cam4 stuff quite a lot too, and I wanted to get the phrase ’show hole’ printed on a shirt, because that’s what I would get from people all the time. I find people’s want to dive straight into that quite interesting. For a long time, just posting pictures in my pants, I knew I was teasing people quite a lot, and that was fun. But I definitely think the audience I have, I don’t feel pushed, but I know that if I do it I’ll get a nice response. It’s always walking a fine line of, ‘am I doing this for the wrong reasons?’ And that’s always been the mentality I’ve had. To make sure I’m not doing this for the wrong reasons. I have a habit of doing things for quick validation. That is damaging, so I try and control those feelings and focus on what will help me feel positive for a longer period of time.

Why do you think people are so afraid of seeing a naked body?
For me, I was always taught that everyone should be clothed all the time. When I was quite young I always liked running around naked or in my wellington boots, and that was frowned upon. It’s shame. Everyone has this built-in shame of showing their body, because we’re taught it’s bad from a young age. People who find nudity offensive probably have a lot of issues themselves about nudity. I’m not saying everyone should adopt a naturist lifestyle or anything like that though. There are obviously people who don’t want to see it, but how do you make sure those people don’t see it and those who do want to see it can? And how can you do that in a way where the people who are taking their clothes off don’t feel as though they’re being oppressed like we currently are? 

I find it so funny now that I feel less able to do what I’m doing because Tumblr is gone. Instagram is being way more restrictive than I ever thought it was going to be. What the fuck else is there I can do? It feels like it’s closing in on everyone. I believe it's to do with shame. It’s like we’re going backwards rather than forwards.


How does your sexuality manifest, aside from taking images?
For me, the things I’ve always been really into sexually are armpits and being choked. Everything else I’m fine with, but I don’t have a preference for. I get really frustrated with people who define their personalities with being a top or bottom. Don’t make me define myself by that. A lot of people think sex is this one thing or this one act when it’s actually a lot of different things to different people.


A lot of the clothes I buy manifest it in a way, maybe… I have a certain fetishised image of the clothes I like on people, but that’s not really definitive of me. Same for tattoos, but I wouldn’t call it a fetish, it’s more of an interest. I guess it’s slightly fetishising the people who used to beat me up. I was once at work and I walked through to the toilet and I could smell Lynx Africa, and that smell incited horror in me because it instantly makes me think that I’m about to be beaten up. Even though I hate that smell, and it’s not a nice memory, I’ve taken bits of it and kind of turned them round to be like, ‘okay, I found being choked really horrible, but now I’m going to be okay with it’. I don’t want to say it’s like ‘reclaiming violence’ or anything because that sounds really dark and it’s not really what I mean, but it’s like, I’m okay in expressing myself in those ways, in a very consensual way, especially choking - when it’s done in a consensual way and I know I can tap out whenever I want to, you feel very close to someone when you can do that with them. And when it does happen and it’s with someone I trust 100% and I know I’m safe, it sometimes feels almost like I’m playing out this violent fantasy.

I find that I have a very weird relationship with violence and how it fits into my life, but also for a gay man, even now I don’t think I’ve ever held hands with a boyfriend in the street for a long period of time, and even walking next to a friend, I’m still scared that people might think we’re gay and there’ll be consequences because of that. There’s always going to be that fear as an LGBT+ person.


You’re very open. Why is it important for others to own their sexuality and celebrate it without judgment of others?
Visibility is a thing that I believe does push progression forward. When you look at sexuality and gender, pushing hard for progression works. Look at the trans* community, they're more visible now than they have ever been, but they’re still nowhere near visible enough. They should be a full part of our society just like anyone else is. A lot of work has been done to push that, but more should be done to celebrate these people.

Everyone needs to be fighting to push forward, and there are certain ways of doing that. Obviously, the way I'm trying to do that isn’t going to get a huge audience, and it’s not going to change my mother’s mind for example. She voted for Brexit, and me getting my dick out isn’t going to change her mind on things, but a lot of people pushing to be free and open, in a consensual and safe way, brings more change about. 

I have struggled for years with being gay. There are still days where if someone offered me a pill to ‘make me straight’, I’d take it because I find gay relationships so difficult, I find gay men difficult. But at the same time, I know the things I find difficult are also the things I like a lot about being gay. Living my adult life now, from the age of 18, as gay has shown me that it is possible to be this way and to be happy, and the process of getting photographs taken, and the porn stuff, it makes me feel okay with myself. I’m taking it back from everyone that’s ever taken it from me before. Everyone that has been remotely abusive, I’ve pulled it back from them and I’m being like, ‘fuck you all, I’m still here and not only am I still here, I’m shouting it louder than ever before’. 


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Meet Antwan, a photographer looking to get published. Talking with him while he was wearing his favourite style of underwear, a brief, we uncover his love for a guys arse, and the his acceptance of his body throughout the years has developed.

Tell us about yourself, what do you do for a living?
I’m a photographer. I graduated from Gallaudet University in 2013 and ever since I’ve been working my ass off to a published photographer.

You live in Washington, DC, what is the gay scene like there? 
I lives in Washington DC. The gay scene is active and proud. It is deaf and GLBT friendly.

What is something you like about your body? 
When I was young, I couldn’t say I love my body. I was skinny and tall. And now I love my body, I love my curve and my ass and my lip. I love my long legs.

What body parts do you find the sexiest?
I love the juicy ass. I find it tempting to grab it but really in sincere; it is the eyes.

An age-old question, boxers or briefs?
Briefs. Always.

What are you wearing right now?
XL white t-shirt with red briefs.

Are you comfortable with individuals seeing you nude in non-sexual contexts? 
Yes I’m comfortable showing it off at the beach.

What is your most embarrassing sexual experience? 
I was with a guy I met from Manhunt, we were kissing and we got undressed. As we were on the bed, he was planning to get the condom and the lube. He wanted to do it doggy style but unfortunately he couldn’t get hard. I tried my best to keep him excited; I tried to give him a blow job. It won’t work but I decided to take this embarrassing experience into positive experience for him. I kissed him hard and I fingered him, bite his nipples and then he came.


The dick. The cock. The male organ of higher vertebrates. To some it is seen as a representation of masculinity, and in some cases, status of dominance - but should this swinging piece of flesh be taken so seriously? We want to put the fun back in the cock and get a better understanding of the personal connection between tool and its owner, through a series of short conversations.

Where is the strangest place you’ve pulled your dick out?
Honestly nothing is strange for me. I pulled it out in the parking lot, in the car, in the public bathrooms.

Do you feel self-conscious about your dick?
No, I’m happy with my dick.

If you could change one thing about your dick what would it be?
No hairs on my balls… I’m tired of cutting or taming the bush.

What’s your favourite thing about your dick?
How it can surprise people when they see it for the first time.

Have you ever compared your dick size with another guy?
It is not my place to judge or compared. I accept all sizes, as long they know how to use it on me.


Mine was similar. I think there’s just a switch that turns on...and stays on.
Pretty much. Sometimes it just happens for no real reason.

When did you go through puberty?
It probably started at the same time which would make sense but I never actually noticed the sight of puberty until around 15 years old.

That does make sense. I was an early starter; around 11. That’s when I really started to notice sexuality.
I didn't even understand sexuality. I had attractions to both girls and boys. I even came out as bi-curious because I didn't understand the way I felt.


That's a good motto to live by. You seem very confident, so i'm glad to see you're getting over it, even if it's just a little bit.
When you accept yourself, it makes it easier on the mind.

Very true. I lived by something similar in school.
What was that?

I accepted elements of my body that made me feel confident and used it to make myself better than bullies. For example, I wasn't the most confident in sports lessons. All other other guys were super athletic and excellent at what they were doing, and I wasn't at all. They'd mock me for not being as good as they were and the usual bullshit that kids do. But one day I noticed in the changing rooms that I had obviously went through puberty way before them; my balls were big, my dick was thick and I had pubes and everyone else didn't 'measure up'. They all noticed and they soon left me alone.
Well that is definitely something to be proud of! I never had confidence at school.

What was your favourite part about the shoot?
The photographer

You charmer
Well it made me way more confident as we had mutual grounds and passions. Plus you were asking questions like ‘are you okay with this?' and ‘do you feel comfortable?' It made it better as you were thinking of my wellbeing.

We'll have to do it again soon. Try and raise that confidence even more
I would be happy to! I want to try promote body positivity and normalise sexuality.

That's all I want from Fagazine. The tagline says just that - 'shining a light on sex, Fagazine aims to take back gay sexuality and showcase it for what it is; free honest and sometimes filthy’
It's a great tagline. I'm looking to be part of advocacy towards it. Currently in preparation of writing my own book for support towards depression, anxiety and anti-bullying.

It would be a useful book to have, especially for teenagers
I agree. I would hope I can help someone get through what they're going through.

Well i'll shoot your book cover for free. Only if you're in a jock, however
Imagine that. Me in a jock, on a book cover, on the shelves of shops Not a good look.

Or it could be the best look for influential teens
Maybe a topless with shorts photo?


After chatting for months, going into every detail of the ins and outs of our lives, we finally met Dave in Portsmouth for a long-overdue photoshoot. Arriving at the hotel, we spoke very briefly about our day before getting right into it.

We spoke with Dave after to get his perspective of sex and sexuality, body confidence and his relationship with all three.

Can you remember the first time you felt sexual? Or understood what that feeling was?
I believe I was around 12 years old when I started having sexual feelings. I understood it to a certain degree however I didn't exactly know what it meant. The feelings were great nonetheless

What were the feelings?
I don't really know how to describe them. Apart from stating the obvious reaction which is getting a rock on and the feeling of pleasure coursing through me.


I thought I was bi for a while. That soon passed.
I agree. I actually had a girlfriend at 15. She was from Belgium and she travelled to see me. It was soon after that sexual encounter that I knew that I was gay.

What happened?
So when she came to stay with me, we had sex. Not just the once. I was actually watching gay porn and thinking about men whilst having sex. It soon clicked that I was gay.

The power of gay porn.
100%. Getting off to Colby Jansen was the best lived porn moments.

Ah, Colby is irresistible. I can understand why it got you off.
He is a masterpiece and has a master piece.

When did you start exploring your body? Were you always confident in showing it off?
Well I would say I PROPERLY started exploring my body when I was 18. I've gone through phases and body shapes. My currently body shape being a potato.

I enjoy pleasuring myself a lot. I have a high intense sex drive and I'm literally like a rabbit. 

I've had issues with my body and the way I look. I believe everyone does have something that they hate about themselves, it's normal. Mine stems from an unfortunate stage of being bullied. I still have issues today but I'm looking to overcome them and the photoshoot helps for sure.

My motto for any sort of body positivity is 'The imperfections you think you have are perfections in someone else's vision.’


The dick. The cock. The male organ of higher vertebrates. To some it is seen as a representation of masculinity, and in some cases, status of dominance - but should this swinging piece of flesh be taken so seriously? We want to put the fun back in the cock and get a better understanding of the personal connection between tool and its owner, through a series of short conversations.

A quick exchange of emails and some small talk, Tim send over these wonderful images for us to share with you all. Keen to answer the questions, we dove straight in.

Where is the strangest place you’ve pulled out your dick?
One time I pulled out my dick on a public bus. It was very late at night, and it was just me and another guy, both sitting alone in the back. He couldn’t see it, but he knew it was out. He didn’t take his eyes off me for miles.

When you pulled it out, how did you feel? It takes a lot to do that, what was going through your head? Were you hoping he would look?
I think that night was probably the first time I ever went out to a club alone, on my own. I don’t know what the other guy had been doing that night, but I had been dancing and drinking and flirting, so my energy was high, and my frame of mind was focused on getting attention. Pulled my dick out because I could, and because I wanted SOMEONE to see it! There are so many taboos about a dick, especially a dick in public.

I was young and stupid and the risk was a bit of a thrill. I didn’t know if anyone would actually see it, or what would happen if someone did. Looking back on it, I was really lucky that no one actually saw anything; I didn’t get in any trouble, but the thrill of the risk was huge!

Do you feel self-conscious about your dick?
I feel self-conscious about my dick most of the time. We all want to be longer, thicker, harder, whatever. For me it’s less about size and more about being circumcised. Being American, we all were circumcised for a long time. But seeing what I’m missing…Who wouldn’t feel a little self-conscious?

Having foreskin is fun, I especially enjoy it. Do you like it on other guys? Many have a fetish for foreskin, do you think you’re one of them?
Despite my little insecurity about it, I really like foreskin on other guys! I can’t say that I fetishise the foreskin — there’s good reason to do so! — but the “otherness” of it is so interesting.

If you could change one thing about your dick what would it be?
If I could change one thing about my dick, I’d straighten out the curve. From the right angle, the curve isn’t even there. From the wrong angle, my dick looks pretty small. I love a rod-straight dick!

You’d like a straighter dick? Is this purely for aesthetic?
I suppose the straight dick, without a curve (which is very common, if you look around) is only an aesthetic criticism. If you’re gonna show it off, and welcome critique from a partner or a lurker or a creative audience, you want it to look perfect.

It looks pretty great to me. Do you show it off often?
I think there are two kinds of men in the world; those who show it off, and the who hide it. The only common place I can do that without being crazy is the locker room at the gym. When I’m in a place where being nude is appropriate, I do it, but not in a brazened way, but in the sense that I’m not hiding anything. I’m not fearful or embarrassed. I think you have be calm, cool and collected to just exhale, drop your towel, and relax! It’s a sure sign of confidence.

What’s your favourite thing about your dick?
My favourite thing about my dick is that I get hard for no reason at all. If you point a camera in my direction, I get hard. If I’m naked, especially around other guys, I get hard. I’ve been told by a couple photographers that my face changes when they shoot me nude, even if it’s just shooting my face. And they mean that in a good way!

What’s the best way to get rid of these spontaneous erections?
There are times when the spontaneous erection doesn’t matter, like when I’m on set with a photographer and it’s just the two of us, and neither of us are worried about it. When you can make someone safe enough to actually admit they’ve had the spontaneous erection, or seen it, they pretty much always say it doesn’t matter! So when it’s appropriate to talk about it, I talk about it. And when it isn’t, I simply give my attention to the task at hand, which takes the wind out of the sails!

Have you ever compared your dick size with another guy?
The grass is always greener. I compare my dick size to other guys all the time, especially when it’s one-on-one. When I’m lucky, the other guy is smaller.

How do you approach the conversation?
I imagine that most of the time when I have a chance to make comparisons, it’s only me doing it! When that’s the case, there’s no discussion. When that conversation happens, it almost always initiated with some humour — once we’re both laughing about it — because it’s a silly conversation — it’s easier to offer complimentary remarks. 

Do you find many guys are interested in knowing the size of other guys?
At the end of the day, every dick is unique, and perfect and sexy in its own way. That said, I think every guy, including me, is interested in knowing the other guy’s size! Part curiosity, part competition.

I’ve never compared mine to someone else in a one-to-one setting.
Anything else you want to add before we wrap up?
In the world of Instagram and private blogging groups, there are more and more opportunities for all of us to see dick. And in addition to curiosity or fetish, flirting or creativity, it allows us to normalise the penis. We live in a world afraid of sex — women can’t show a nipple, men can’t show their dick. But it’s definitely a better world when we all can be, and show, what we are.


36-year-old photographer Chad States from Philadelphia captures spontaneous homosexual encounters in cruisy public parks. He also works as a college professor by day and moonlights (in just a jockstrap sometimes) as a bartender on the weekends in Rehoboth, Delaware where he and his hunky husband Dru keep a second place. I interrupted Chad and Dru’s ‘date night’ — just as their pot brownies started to kick in — to chat about how he goes about getting those cruising photos.

Do you and Dru have assigned roles in your relationship?
Chad: Yes. I am the wife in that stereotypical way. I cook, clean… I’m not that good at it, but he’s worse.

What does he contribute?
He fucks me. He does the construction, and I take care of things he constructs. We have a huge garden that he built that I have to weed and maintain. And he pays for dinner and my cell phone bill.

For this series, did you just shoot parks near Philadelphia?
I shot at a few locations on both the East Coast and West Coast, though I would prefer to stay quiet about the specific locations because that is not important. I did shoot in places that would feel similar so the landscape is anonymous also.

Did anyone you photographed ever want to see your photos or ask that you don’t publish them?
Well, no one knew what I was really up to. The people who comply in the process just think that this is my way of getting off.  People would occasionally ask and I would just say that I am photographing guys fucking in the woods and ask if they would like to be photographed.


Besides taking off your shirt, did you ever pull your dick out just to encourage a scene?
I never had to… There was always some guy with a much bigger dick than mine that I could get to do that part. Guys with big dicks like to show them off, and I like to look.

Are young guys still going to the park to get off in the age of Scruff and Grindr?
Scruff or Grindr aren’t particularly adventurous. Plus, chemistry is huge. I have slept with guys because of chemistry that I would have never even met if I saw their face through a pic profile.

Do old guys with big dicks have a chance?
They do, though I am very picky about my cocks. They need to be shaped a certain way.

What shape do you like?
I know it when I see it.

If I show you a pic of my cock, will you tell me if it passes muster?
Ok, but don’t be offended though.

It’s a webcam shot. Come on, you can be brutally honest.
I like the head. I would want the thickness to be the same throughout though. I like an even thickness with a good helmet head. The balls look good. But it’s also a little too tight, skin-wise. I like a little looseness, which is why I like uncut cock. I don’t pass muster myself, so I wouldn’t want to play cock roulette. Meaning, if I had a chance to spin the wheel on the kind of dick I got, I would pass on my own and spin again.

I’m sure your dick is fine. You want me to take a look?
I don’t have Dru’s permission to show you. Are we done? I had a date night scheduled, and I am feeling guilty for neglecting my duties.


Aren’t you worried about getting sued by some married banker because you ruined his life?
Yes, I am. That is one reason I would prefer the locations to remain anonymous, and I try to obscure the people’s faces. Most of the consent is fleeting too. Meaning, that I usually don’t talk. I just look and nod, and hold up my camera to let them know that I want to photograph them. They either don’t say anything and I take that as permission, or they wave me away and I go somewhere else. I am a scene killer sometimes.

How do you let them know that you are sex-friendly?
By getting groped, groping… Pretty G-rated stuff though.

That sounds very PG-13 to me.
Well, I walk around without a shirt and no underwear. I look a little slutty on purpose, of course. I had this one guy nod me over to join him, but when I started trying to shoot him, he freaked out. The funny thing about that guy was that I had photographed him the previous year, and I had seen him at a restaurant with my parents the day before.

Does it turn you on to photograph guys doing it in the park?
Yes, in some ways, but really it was work. It was stressful trying to gauge the situation. I was sexually amused though, which is a little different then being sexually excited.

Do you ever shoot digitally?
I shoot film, medium format.

It must be a bitch to frame and compose when sex is happening.
Yes. I have a super hard time focusing with the camera.


Where are you from? How did you get into photography?
I’m from Poland and i’m a director of photography in movies and TV. Photography is a natural language for me, more intimate than movies. I work a lot with artists, helping them with video arts and other visual stuff. I also make my own exhibitions. In movies I do mainstream, so photography is my private language.

Can you explain the series? What is it about and why sushi?
That’s easy! I went to my friends house with no plan, they ordered sushi and I had a camera. The pictures are natural and spontaneous. We started to fuck. We trust ourselves.

Where did the inspiration come from?
Years of interest and studying art. References came out of spontaneity, but also Araki, Ren Hang, Bacon and Lucian Freud.

Why nudity?
Sexuality is an important part of my life.

Why did you go for black and white?
Black and white polaroids is the visual language I feel comfortable in.


Who are the people in the images? How do they feel being exposed online?
They’re my long time friends. I just spoke with them and they love being exposed. They like sushi and their sexuality is to be explored.

Have you ever put yourself in the work you do?
Never. I’m always behind the camera.

What’s your relationship with sex and sexuality?
I don’t understand this question. Maybe it’s too general or too detailed.

Any new work on the horizon we should look out for?
A lot. Humanistic-pornography. Gay, flash, love…

What inspires you?
Art. People with energy to make art. People that have the courage to express themselves.

Michal is a working artist, continuing to put images into the world. You can discover more from Michal over on his Instagram @whereamilost.


Tell us about yourself?
I’m 45, I live in Texas and I work in tech support for a major phone manufacturer. 

How did you get into taking pictures?
I’ve always loved photography. Tom Bianchi was an artist that really resonated with me when I doubted I was gay.

What about Tom’s work appealed to you?
That men could lust and love each other in a genuinely honest way that was more primal.

I really like his 'Fire Island Pines’ series. They’re almost like paintings.
Me too. All of his stuff is rich with genuine stories.

Totally. Being in the middle of the rise of AIDS really fuelled him as an image maker and you really feel the emotion in the work.
Was he an influence when it came to photographing yourself nude?
Absolutely. I wanted to show me being genuine and authentic with zero to hide.


We’d like to think that Fagazine is a safe space for people to be themselves. Which is why we’re opening he platform to others. 
Awesome. That’s brilliant.

What do you want people to get out of your images? Is there an underlying message? 
Be yourself. Be bold. You’re beautiful. And if you’re gay, definitely be proud.

That’s a great message to send. 
Thank you.
I do have one other message to share.

Yeah, what’s that?
Being gay is not a weakness. 
This image is my way of flipping the paradigm on being called a fag. It’s not a word that hurts me. It fires me up


You definitely get that from your images.
Also being gay and in touch with who I am means I don’t want to hide.

It’s always refreshing to hear gay people with that perspective. Many hide their true selves for sake of ridicule etc.
You do censor your work slightly, with boxes. Is that a conscious decision?
Instagram has its say.

I understand. You’ve found yourself restricted by the [ridiculous] rules enforced by social media?
Absolutely. Who doesn’t want to rock out with their cock out. For example, this picture [on the left] got an account of mine killed off. but nudes of me without boxes do exist.


I think of language in a similar way. I’m glad our community can take back words that were once hurtful and appropriate them for our own use. Gays and other members of the community have a lot of power when you think about it.

Anything else you want to say?
That’s it. I think I covered it.

You can see more of Jonathan on his instagram here


Cock rock virtuoso Roddy Bottum had a drink in a gay bar with Robert Plant

Roddy grew up in Los Angeles, near the Wilshire Country Club, in a stimulating environment where no one ever went to a dinner party without at least three topics for conversation.

Have you ever been teased about your name?
Roddy: All my life. Can you imagine? It’s not bad, it’s great. A lot of people ask me, ‘Is that your real name?’

When did it start?
When I was little. That name, saying out loud is really funny. It sounds like a comic book sort of thing. Robby Bottom. People just laugh when they hear it. I just sort of roll with it.

And when you came out, did people go on about it even more?
I don’t think the term bottom was in the vernacular at the time. It wasn’t like top and bottom. It wasn’t like now, when it’s such a given. We all use that to sort of like describe ourselves in that realm or wherever it is that you’re looking for sex. But back then, it didn’t feel like such a term. So it didn’t really come up in that light. Back then maybe in a community of gay dudes… If I have sex with a guy and he asks me my last name, it’s always a joke for sure.

But it’s a source of pride as well, I guess.
Yeah, for sure. There’s something about owning that goofy of a name… it’s definitely character building.

For ‘Sasquatch: The Opera’, you’ve recruited a who’s who of avant-garde gay performance art.
Pretty much, yeah. You’ve heard of those people? Christeene… Paul Soileau is really great. Paul is playing a man’s role in that performance actually. He’s playing the brother. Colin Self is a really fantastic singer involved in opera, but weird, progressive music experimentation. He’s really super talented, super pretty. He plays the female love interest of Sasquatch, Faye.

Is there a love affair between Sasquatch and Faye?
Yeah. It’s really about a family that takes tourists on a tour of Sasquatch country. And, uh, it’s kind of a scam. Like the brother in the family just dresses up like the monster to scare the tourists. But a fight breaks out in the family, and the daughter and the son both leave. The daughter goes into the wild, meets the real Sasquatch, and they fall in love.

Are you drawn to that image — the beast with a heart of gold?
Aren’t you? Like in the last King Kong movie, the one with Naomi Watts. For a brief spell, they escape all the helicopters and the fire hoses and all the people who were after King Kong, and they end up in Central Park on an ice skating rink. The big monster is tickled ’cause he’s playing around. A scene like that really gets to me. So it kind of came from that. The Elephant Man is also a big reference point.

What’s ‘Sasquatch: The Opera’ like musically?
It’s sort of weird instrumentation. There are two synthesisers. There are timpani drums, two trumpets, and an analog drum machine.

This week you’re staging just three scenes, but have you written a full opera?
Yeah. It’s a full opera, but this is like the abridged version.

So will there be a Roddy Bottom opera opening at Covent Garden or the Met?
Hopefully, yeah.


Is it your genuine aspiration to become a composer?
Yeah, for sure. I was going to say not in the traditional way, but yeah. I mean, what’s tradition at this point? There’s crazy operas in the world. New York’s a good city for it. Really crazy things are really well attended here. Like really weird art shows are super well attended. The opera is really well attended, and that says a lot about a city. I grew up in Los Angeles — and people are stimulated by art there, for sure — but in sort of different formats. Like television is a big part of what flies in Los Angeles.

You don’t watch too much TV?
I don’t. I worked in television when I was there. And I did a lot of TV and film scores. For a long time, I was just doing kids television. And that’s fun, it’s just not that rewarding intellectually. It sort of fell short of what I felt I was capable of.

How do you go about scoring a children’s film or TV program?
Super, super easy — I can’t even tell you how easy it is. For a person like me, that’s one of the only things I’m like capable of doing, like little musical interludes. And for TV, they need it in like ten minutes. You really have to act fast. It’s just like, sit down at the keyboard and make goofy sounds, really fast. Just noodling and sort of like addressing the action on the screen — it’s super easy.

Is it lucrative?
Yeah, for sure.


You’re certainly not the first rock musician to have gotten into opera.
Oh, ‘The Who’s Tommy’ is amazing, if you want to call that an opera. The cultural position of opera is weird. Opera’s a very heavy-handed word. It scares people. Initially, Kim Deal was gonna be my Sasquatch, but honestly, the word ‘opera’ scared her. I get it. But it’s kind of a loose term. Like I don’t feel like I have to stick to an aria or a drawn-out, meandering vocal line. That would be a snooze.

Are you gonna stage the whole thing at some point?
That’s the plan, yeah. I would really like to take it to site specific places in Los Angeles, like Griffith Park. ‘Sasquatch: The Opera’ in the wilderness…

Is it difficult to switch between working on opera and then touring with Faith No More?
Not so much switching. It’s just like a juggling, you know. Like for a long time, I was like whatever, playing squash, and just like hanging out and having a good time. And then all of a sudden it’s like, boom!

Is it unusual to be the keyboard player in a rock band?
Yeah. But it’s a good place to be. Maybe it’s just the type of person I am, but for me, it’s like a no-brainer. Like to add the pretty on top of all that ugly in a hard rock environment. It kinda makes sense. Like to be in this crazy man-charged environment of like chumpa-chumpa-chumpa hard rock…

Is that how you saw your role in the band?
For sure. Faith no More is all about the contrasts. It was always my role to sort of bring in sweet strings and a piano melody. Making, you know, the pretty parts. Not to stereotype or put in a box what the gay man does, but I love arranging flowers and I love pretty things.

Yeah. Isn’t it a bit of a lonely place being the only gay in the band?
No, not at all. It’s a learning experience for all of them — a teaching experience, I should say.

Yeah, definitely. Didn’t you once take Robert Plant to a gay bar?
Yeah, I did, kind of accidentally. We replaced Black Crowes on a tour with him, and we use to go to the thrift shops and pawn shops in every city. One time we were thrift shopping, and he was out on the street and we were like, ‘Oh, hey. Come with us.’ And he kinda hung out with us. He’s such an amazing guy, really sweet. He’s like, ‘You guys care to go for a drink?’ And we’re like, ‘Yeah sure,’ and kinda looked at this bar — there might even have been a rainbow flag — and it was like, ‘Oh wow, this could be awkward.’ So we walked in and it dawned on everybody, ‘Oh, this is a gay bar.’

There we are with Robert Plant in a gay bar! He was like, ‘Oh, this is great. Great. Let’s have a seat. Let’s have a drink.’ Then we left the gay bar, and some kid pulled up in a pickup truck, and he’s like, ‘Hey, you’re Robert Plant.’ And Robert Plant’s like, ‘Yes, I am.’ He said, ‘Where you guys going? You guys want a ride?’ And we all got into the back of the pickup truck.

Is there any music genre that you dislike?
Um, I really don’t like hard rock that much.

But don’t you feel an affinity with someone like Rob Halford?
Oh, for sure. Yeah, yeah, yeah… I mean, not really musically because that’s not my bag — I couldn’t even tell you a Judas Priest song — but I made a point to go and find him when we were at the same festival, Soundwave in Australia, this year. I kind of trolled the halls a little bit looking for him, and I saw him play. His thing is fuckin’ rad. He comes out on a motorcycle — have you ever seen Judas Priest? He comes out with sound effects over the PA, like vroom vroom… He drives out on a big, badass motorcycle in like chaps and leather. He’s holding a whip and he’s got a leather cap on — it’s so badass.


Was it sexy?
Yeah, totally sexy. It’s really bold and in-your-face, and he’s been doing that forever. That’s part of why it’s so cool. And he was a great showman. So anyway, I trolled the halls and I saw him and I started walking towards him and he saw me, and he knew who I was…

What did you talk about?
It was kinda brief. He had just come off stage and he wanted to, you know, clean up or whatever. He was going to Japan. And I asked, ‘Do you like Japan?’ And he said, ‘I love Japan. I find it the most civilised country in the world.’

Supposedly, he keeps a dungeon in Amsterdam.
Oh, really? That sounds like an urban myth, but I’d like to believe that — I would believe that. I’m telling you, the motorcycle blew my mind.

You came out of the closet before him, didn’t you? By a number of years — you in 1993, and him in 1998.
Yeah. We had an argument about that backstage. I’m holding my ground on that one, for sure.


You were on tour with Metallica and Guns N’ Roses when you came out.
Yeah, that was a weird time to sort of make that proclamation. My band, of course, is super supportive and right on — they’re from like San Francisco, so it was like, you know.

Does it still feel natural performing as a 50-year-old?
I saw some footage of myself playing squash a couple weeks ago and I looked really crazy to myself. And then I thought, ‘My god, I wonder if that’s how I look when I play live.’ I haven’t explored that and I kinda don’t think I will. It feels perfectly natural. We just own it in such a way where it can’t really be taken away from us. No one else could play it.

You play squash?
I do, yeah. It’s very English. It’s a very gentlemanly sport. Really super polite and reserved — you have to ask permission for certain things. People say it’s like chess, but at a hundred miles per hour. It’s a really heady game.

Have you ever played on a professional level?
Absolutely not. I’m horrible.

Oh, really? And you cycle…
I do. I cycle too.

What was it like cycling five hundred miles for the AIDSRide?
It’s really great. Like geographically, it’s stunning. Like San Francisco to Los Angeles on the coast most of it — it’s so beautiful. Plus the energy being around all those people raising money for AIDS, like everyone’s just doing it to be helpful. I’m never in that environment that’s like so charitable. Are you a bicyclist at all?

I’m not really. But one thing I do know about cycling long distance – sometimes when you’ve been on the saddle for ages, your balls can contract into your body.
That has never happened to me. The chafing aspect was an issue… There’s like this stuff called body butter or something — butt butter is what it’s called. And you put it on your thighs and your balls and your ass because otherwise you’re gonna get a bad chafing. At the start of the run, everyone’s like really shy about it like, ‘Ooh, who’s stepping into the bathroom to put on their butt butter.’ And by the end of that day, people were just stuffing their hands down in their pants.

And haven’t you swum across the San Francisco Bay to like Alcatraz as well?
Yeah, I have.

Isn’t that really dangerous?
Not really. For the swims that we would do through our club, we would take a boat out to Alcatraz and then jump off and swim at a certain time of the day during a slack tide. Slack tide is when the current isn’t going out or coming in. The ebbs and the flows of the currents are really predictable. It’s still for a good three hours, you can pretty much make a direct line from Alcatraz straight into Fisherman’s Wharf. It’s still pretty hardcore. You gotta build up to it.

How many miles is that?
Um, two miles. The big swim was always on New Year’s Day when it’s so fucking cold. Like, I don’t know, forty-seven degrees Fahrenheit. It’s insane, but at that point, you’re swimming every day and you’re used to the cold water.

Have you always been sporty?
I’ve never considered myself sporty, but listening to you bring ’em up one after the other, it’s pretty weird. Like that bike ride is crazy extreme. Swimming from Alcatraz — for sure, same thing. So I guess, yeah, for sure — I like extremes.


Meet Jonathan, a published writer of an experimental cookbook. Living in Switzerland, he talks of his video work being shown in global film festivals, his muscular calves and his first time as a bottom.

Tell us about yourself, what do you do for a living?
I am a Canadian multidisciplinary artist currently living and studying in Switzerland. I am doing a Masters degree in Cinema History and Esthetics, but I am also creating art on the side, mostly videos. My videos are distributed by Videographe (Montreal) and Vtape (Toronto), and have been screened around the world in high-profile festivals. I’m also a published writer; Survivre avec une poignée de change, my experimental cookbook, got an amazing media coverage around Canada but I am also the author of numerous erotic gay short stories.

You live in Lausanne, what is the gay scene like there?
I honestly have no idea. There used to be a gay street, but now it only has a bathhouse and a sex club, I think. 

What is something you like about your body?
That’s a though question. I guess my calves. Weird answer, I know. But I have naturally muscular calves and it pisses off some cyclists friends that want bigger calves. I find that very funny.

What body parts do you find the sexiest?
I love plump lips, bubble butts and large crotches.

An age old question, boxers or briefs?
I wear both. It’ll depend on my mood. But with jeans, I love boxers because I have very sensitive inner thigh skin and sometimes the fabric of my pants hurt a bit. And so boxer help protect my skin.

What are you wearing right now?
I am wearing a pair of grey and blue Diesel briefs. You can see it on my tumblr: morningfacechestundies.tumblr.com

Are you comfortable with individuals seeing you nude in non-sexual contexts?
For art, yes. But it’ll depend on who’s the artist and how much I trust him/her/them.

What is your most embarrassing sexual experience?
Tough question. I guess it’s the first time I tried to bottom. I had just came out, and I had no idea how things really worked. And I didn’t know I had to douche before. I’ll just leave it at that.


Meet Constantine, a graphic designer and comic colourist. A lover of his own cock, Constantine opens up about the political advances for LGBT rights, heavily used white briefs and his lack of hesitation to take his clothes off.

Tell us about yourself, what do you do for a living?
I’m a graphic designer, but right now I work as a comic colourist. And I love photography and retouching photos, especially of men.

You live in Buenos Ares, what is the gay scene like there?
We are experiencing here some great advances in terms of diversity. Thanks to our previous government, we have now equal marriage, that’s a BIG step. We are still fighting for more, every year we have a Pride Parade where we ask for more equality for all the LGBTIQ community. 

In terms of tourism and shows, we have plenty of options, from bars, discos, drag shows and more. And even we have some saunas and similar places, if you like that   

What is something you like about your body?
For many years I was very ashamed about my body. That’s why I started taking photos, at first to myself: so I get used to my forms. With time, I learned to love myself. Right now, I’m pretty confident. If I must choose something, I love how my veins get visible sometimes. And I love my cock.  

What body parts do you find the sexiest?
I love backs. Specially lower backs. But I must admit that it’s hard for me to choose only one part. I love all the body.

An age old question, boxers or briefs?
I love both, but I prefer boxers. Short boxers. Although… a white heavy used brief… is very sexy! 

What are you wearing right now?
Boxers and a tank top

Are you comfortable with individuals seeing you nude in non-sexual contexts?
Yes. After a long time, I do now. It was a really hard learning for me. Several times I forced myself to not feel ashamed when in need to be nude (at the Doctor, for example). With time, I learned to love my body.
Right now, I feel I can get nude in any situation without any problem.

What is your most embarrassing sexual experience?
Hmmm… I can’t think of any right now. I don’t usually feel embarrassed in sex. Even if something funny of disgraceful happens… I try to take it with humour and laugh of it.


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