Words: Will Stroude
It's not just our physical and mental wellbeing that's been on a rollercoaster during Covid; our sex lives have also had their ups and downs.
Whether fanning the flames with a long-term lover after a year of lockdowns, or single and desperate to mingle mid-pandemic, sex has sometimes been complicated to negotiate of late.
Leading the sexual charge is François Sagat, arguably the most famous male porn star ever, and one of the few to effortlessly cross between art, fashion and sex.
François wears leather zip briefs by Transe Paris for the Attitude Sex & Sexuality issue (Photography by Ferry Van Der Nat; styling by Tom Eerebout)
The iconic French star gets revealing as he reflects on feminity, fame, and navigating darker side of the adult film industry.
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We also get up close and personal with a new generation of erotic performer in Reno Gold.
Reno Gold for the Attitude Sex & Sexuality issue, out now (Photography: Taylor Miller)
One of OnlyFans’ highest earners, the 24-year-old has proven he has the Midas touch — but money is not his only motivation. For this poster boy, performing for and nurturing bonds with his followers is a labour of love.
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Ajamu has been photographing Black queer lives for more than three decades. Novelist Paul Mendez meets the celebrated artist and activist for a frank discussion of the intersection between racial politics and sexuality.
Ajamu reflects on three decades of photographing Black queer bodies in the Attitude Sex & Sexuality issue, out now (Photography: Ajamu)
Elsewhere in the Attitude Sex & Sexuality issue:
Creator and star of Netflix’s Special, Ryan O’Connell, gets real about the (under) representation of the disabled community in Hollywood, bringing gay sex to the small screen and sobriety.
Ryan O'Connell (Image: Netflix)
Get ready to access all areas, indeed, as we unearth the secret history of London’s gay sex clubs.
Photography: Chris Jepson
More than 40 years after Cruising first divided audiences around the world, we look back at and re-evaluate Al Pacino’s “shocksploitative” 1980 film.
As pressure mounts on the UK government to finally ban gay ‘conversion’ therapy, one young gay man shares his experience of the abusive practice.
Button-pushing game developer Robert Yang opens up about his battle with censorship in his bid to explore and embrace sex and sexuality in gayming.
Robert Yang's LGBTQ game The Tearoom
Everyone’s favourite ‘60s alien housewife, Juno Birch, is this month’s Big In a Wig.
In a sex-focused issue, we meet three asexuals - Yasmin Benoit, Daniel Walker and Richard Ng – who bust the biggest myths about their lack of sexual attraction.
Daniel Walker (Photography: Craig Waddell)
Singer serpentwithfeet turns up the volume on Black gay love as he releases new album Deacon.
serpentwithfeet (Photography: Braylen Dion)
Samuel Douek, founder of Howl, on running a positively queer sexual wellness brand - and the pleasures of CBD-infused lube.
Model Terry Miller – America’s first Tom of Finland ambassador – reveals how he went from stay-at-home dad to the daddy of the bodybuilding scene.
Terry Miller (Photography: Roman Robinson)
Fashion designer, artist and activist Alejandra Muñoz on learning to embrace her transness, the power of femininity and reclaiming the past.
Alejandra Muñoz (Photography: Francisco Gomez de Villaboa)
From lingerie to leather and bikini briefs to boxers, fashion designer and photographer Ashish Gupta explores the sensual pleasure of underwear.
Kiing Swole wears lingerie, by XDress (Photography: Ashish Gupta)
Plus, Drag Race superstar Bob the Drag Queen swings by to share a few of her favourite things…
That’s alongside all your usual news, reviews and opinion, of course.
The Attitude Sex & Sexuality issue is out now.
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