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A Brief History • The queerest things that have happened in the month of August
RELYING ON THAT BODY
¡HOLA PAPI! • JOHN PAUL BRAMMER ANSWERS YOUR MOST PRESSING QUESTIONS IN THIS MONTHLY COLUMN.
BODY ISSUES • Out Deputy Editor Fran Tirado tells us about that one time he took his clothes off in a stranger’s apartment…for the sake of art.
LOCKED UP • How gay men are re-engaging (and reworking) an age-old sign of fidelity-turned-fetish.
PICK YOUR POISON • In the world of chastity, choosing the right cage (if that’s your mode of restriction) is important, whether you’re using it for an hour-long “no fap” session or you’ve committed to locking up as a lifestyle. “Finding the right device is like dating: you have to experiment to find the right one,” CagedJock says. Here, sex and kink educator Michael Calin gives some tips on the top three styles of cages, and which might be best for you.
STRAP ON • Initially devised as athletic equipment meant to conceal and protect one’s private parts, the jockstrap has evolved into a fashion accessory meant to show off the wearer’s best assets. The simple undergarment, first patented almost 150 years ago, has found a home in sports, pop culture, and as a medical device. Here’s a quick history of the accessory and its journey from Boston’s cobblestone streets to your local underwear party.
THIRST TRAP • A hot person explains a complicated topic. This month, model and educator Ericka Hart talks about how the body positivity movement has lost its way.
INKED IN • Getting tattooed can be a meaningful and vulnerable communal experience. It’s an act that has the power to affirm your values, align you within an ancestry, or reflect how you want to be perceived. And while American tattoo parlors maintain a reputation as straight, cisgender, male-dominated institutions, a new generation of LGBTQ+ tattooers are pushing against this notion. Meet three queer artists taking the industry into their own hands.
À LA CARTE • The real tea on out-of-pocket costs for gender-affirming treatments, goods, and medical procedures.
WHO’S AFRAID OF A NAKED TRANS WOMAN? • How big tech’s adult content policies affect the kinds of stories we can tell online.
BODY OF WORK WORK • From Da Vinci to Duchamp, Balthus to Basquiat, the human form has been a classical motif throughout art history, as well as a point for departure. Now, an emerging crop of queer artists are helping to expand how beautiful bodies are represented.
SERVICE FIRST • How a nonbinary, transmasculine director is making some of the best gay porn right now.
THE QUEER CANON • Let’s face it—the world is a garbage fire. If we’re not swamped with push notifications, headlines, and laws that attack our very identities, then we’re reminded that the Earth is, in fact, melting. Taking care of yourself in this world is, as Audre Lorde would put it, a radical act. So we asked some of our favorite queers to prescribe their essential self-care tips for our readers.
THE NEW NORMAL • THE CREATOR AND STAR OF SPECIAL, RYAN O’CONNELL, REFLECTS ON HIS GROUNDBREAKING NETFLIX SERIES.
THE GOOD SPORT • A DECADE AGO, CASTER SEMENYA WAS THRUST INTO THE GLOBAL SPOTLIGHT FOR BEING EXTRAORDINARY. SHE’S BEEN BATTLING THAT SPOTLIGHT EVER SINCE.
Keeping the Faith • Nine queer and trans folks share how their spirituality helped them find a deeper love for themselves and their bodies.
SEX ON THE BEACH • Despite...