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Friday 06.23.17

Sean shows Pride

Sean Ford, CockyBoys newest exclusive model, thinks “entering porn is entering politics.” While that may sound unbelievable to some, Sean’s idea captures the progress made by our LGBTQ forebears. Without their fighting at the Supreme Court and rallying year after year on the streets all across the country, Sean probably would have grown up in fear like so many other queer youth who are still afraid, ostracized, lonely and uncertain in regards to their inherent sexuality.

 

We took Sean’s super cute, super proud self to be photographed by Gerardo Vizmanos (who photographed one of our past covers — He sure knows a thing or two about butts) to celebrate Pride Month with messages of strength and support. Sean was very comfortable with being nude on set, and we found that very refreshing. (It was much appreciated, Sean!) It also made him super easy to work with. Considering how pleased we were, we’re going to release some of those beautiful nudes in our next printed issue (GAYLETTER Issue 7 coming soon). You’re welcome!

 

Being proud doesn’t come easy to everyone, but the statements written on caps and t-shirts encourage us to remember those who we are fighting for this month: our trans, bi, two-spirited siblings, the queer youth and each other.

 

We are here and we are queer. Be proud for one another.

 

Sean wears a t-shirt by Tom of Finland Foundation x Lockwood51, briefs by Undie Bandit.

 

Enjoy Cock Muscle shirt by Lockwood51, jeans by Rufskin. …

Tuesday 09.06.16

Colby Keller by Javier Cortina

Some intimate photographs of everyone's favorite porn star

A few months ago the Spain-based photographer Javier Cortina asked us if we wanted to feature an interview with Colby Keller in our printed issue along with new images. We responded that we love Colby, but that we already featured him in GAYLETTER issue 1. But, since we can’t get enough of Colby, we told Javier that we’d like to publish his images on our site.

 

Javier told us more about how this shoot came about: “Colby and I are in contact since 2014 hoping to find the time to match and to collaborate together. This past May he came to Barcelona (Spain) for the recording of a porn movie and he gave me some of his little free time to shoot some photos in my studio. I’m grateful for that…Colby transmits a special magnetism, has a classical and sculptural body. The Perfect match for work with any kind of light.”

 

His peen looks good too. We figured you guys would enjoy these photographs…You’re welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Friday 09.02.16

Fair Weather Porn Star: A Conversation with Lev Ivankov

Porn star Lev Ivankov grew up in a small Russian orphanage until the age of 2 when he was adopted by a Canadian family. After jokingly telling his grandmother that he wanted to be a porn star, he realized it wasn’t such a crazy idea and quickly sent out an application. 2 hours later his career had begun. After a 6 month hiatus from porn due to a boyfriend who wasn’t thrilled with the job choice, Lev had a short-lived comeback as an exclusive model for CockyBoys. He has only recently decided to retire again. We first met Lev at our Edmund White photo shoot for issue 4 of GAYLETTER. He was equal parts cute, sweet and interesting, so naturally we wanted to know more.

 

What was it like filming your first scene? My first scene was an exclusive scene for Cockyboys with Allen King. It was so stressful, the producer told me to be the the top and I was like, “Omg I will never be a top with that guy. It’s Allen King, he is so much more experienced than me in the industry.” Then I chose to be the bottom. The last time I was topped by a guy had been 1 year before the scene. I had so much trouble with the douche. [laughs] It took 2 days of filming and the scene was never even finished.

 

How did you meet the Cockyboys? Videoboys was the first company I signed with but I had also worked with Cockyboys too. …

Thursday 01.14.16

Tom of Finland & ONE Condoms

A special edition line of One of a kind rubbers

Listen up friends, if you love Tom of Finland as much as we do and want to take your sex life to the next level, you need this rubber. “These special edition Tom of Finland condoms are the result of a unique collaboration with Tom of Finland Foundation” and the ONE brand. “The ONE brand is all about promoting sexual health through artistry and self-expression,” and they have taken 24 different Tom of Finland works to be featured for a special edition line of condoms. In true Finland fashion, these condoms feature only the beefiest guys in their most tender moments. Yes, getting groped is absolutely tender and if you were thinking you were the only one who felt this way you were wrong. Who doesn’t love a good “peter squeeze?” Yasss!

 
I can’t provide you with much of a field report just yet,  but I will say the packaging is pretty cunt. Something about circular packaging gets the dick going as opposed to those square cases your ex-boyfriend’s generic rubber came in. (Lifestyles? What is that?!) It’s something about sex and circumference. Are you catching what I’m throwing? Good.

 

 


“During the 1980s, at the height of the AIDS crisis, Tom of Finland (Touko Laaksonen) began including condoms in his drawings to help curb the epidemic.The ONE brand shares the Foundation’s commitment to promoting healthier attitudes about sexuality, said [his partner Durk] Dehner, Tom of Finland was dubbed ‘the Michelangelo of safe sex,’ promoting sexual health, particularly among gay men.” …

Tuesday 11.17.15

LOKI

I’m back on my back.

 

If you read my last review you understand that the Lelo experience begins far before you slowly work your toy inside yourself. Today we’re getting to know LOKI. Like HUGO, his box is similarly lux: textured, embossed, and neatly organized. Loki is simple, 6 inches of velvety silicone curving forward to hum, buzz and frenzy on and around your prostate. Or rather, My prostate. Yes, once again, I’m writing with Loki inside me. 

 

To be perfectly honest, it took a second to slip him in — he’s girthy and doesn’t have the same give as the shaft I’m used to. But since passing my gentle point of departure, things are steadily increasing. I’d suggest taking your time. This thing has so many settings I’m not sure if I can keep track. His range of vibration is on point — the lowest setting allowing me to rock gently back and fourth, the highest clenching me firmly around his base. I’m hovering slightly above medium and ready to type with one hand.

 

He starts in a familiar place, vibrating steadily to the rhythm of my thrust. I wouldn’t say I’m riding him, but rather massaging myself — exploring in and around more than in and out. Working my way through the first four settings, I’m not too surprised at what I’ve found: A high-frequency vibration switches between constant humming, short bursts, and mounting intensity with a bump at every peak. I can feel my teeth grit as I’m trying to split my concentration between word choice and the rotation of my wrist. …

Friday 10.09.15

Things My Dick Does

A Tumblr Dedicated To Soft Dick Storytelling

In light of Justin Bieber’s vacation nudity, this is a post centered around flaccid dick. I love a soft penis. Some guys are totally insecure about having their flaccid member be seen in the morning after one too many bumps the night before, but some of us (me) like a good lookin’ softy. Not surprisingly, someone has dedicated an entire Tumblr to soft-dick storytelling. This is a whole new kind of graphic narrative. Things My Dick Does is prefaced with, “I’ve always wondered what my dick does in the times he is up before I am. He must get so bored waiting for me to wake up. Happens EVERY day. Poor little guy.” Ok, I knew the Internet was amazing, but not this amazing.

 

The blog features this guy’s dick in various positions. Baking, reading, hugging a stuffed animal (kudos on the miniature arms), wearing a Batman mask… I mean, the more you scroll down, the more this penis character blows your mind. One of the best staged photos features cum. That’s all I’ll say. The art direction on this blog is bananas and I’m highly interested in a gallery show. The blog features erect penis too, duh.

 

Please take a look. …

Wednesday 09.23.15

HUGO

A new remote-controlled prostate massager

Before we even get into the look and feel LELO’s latest buttplug, HUGO, let’s talk packaging. The box is embossed with subtle leather textures and bold silver lettering; a clear window through the front panel allows a view of HUGO’s clean contouring; and the back reads “for the most explosive orgasms known to man.” I could give this thing as a black-tie wedding present.

 

Inside, we have HUGO himself, his small remote companion, charging accessories, and instructions. The plug is sleek. A two pronged design covers inside and out alike, one end slipping in you while the other stimulates the gooch and balls. It’s all water-proof and you can charge it via USB, which is functional, if not slightly funny. I slept with it plugged into my computer, juicing shoulder to shoulder with my phone.

 

While I don’t totally understand the need for an external remote (pictured below), it’s certainly making writing this post a whole lot easier. Yes, HUGO is currently inside me. I’ve cranked him up almost as high he can go since the first sentence of this review. My morning orange juice is vibrating in my hand every time I take a sip.

 

 

 

 

Setting #1 is a constant, humming vibration. The lowest vibration is very gentle, the pressure from his shape more present that the whirring; the highest vibration makes it hard to fully focus my eyes. We’re talking dynamic range here, folks.

 

Setting #2 is an intense pulse, almost as if someone is turning him on and off inside me. …

Wednesday 03.04.15

Do: MASTURBATE WITH YOUR MIND

I just opened my weather app on my phone and I am thinking where the hell should people go this Wednesday? Not to sound like a NYC broken record, but this weather is not right. I recommend you to stay in, keep your day simple. No parties, no hookups, no events, no nothing. Disconnect from the world and reconnect with yourself. Masturbation is important, at GAYLETTER we do it very often, and look how relaxed we are. One orgasm away from a coma! This week we want you to try something new. Something you probably haven’t done in a while — masturbate using nothing but your brain. That’s right, no TUMBLR, no DVD’s, no magazines and especially no iPhones. Just you and your penis, getting to know each other again. Turn off the lights, light a candle, think of a past hookup or think of nothing. Take as long as you need, this isn’t a race honey. It may feel weird at first, but give into it. Your brain is much more powerful than any 2D image. Yes darl, isn’t it lovely? You can thank us after you clean up.

FREE, YOUR PLACE.

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Tuesday 06.17.14

Colby Keller does America (and Canada too)

Help the artist/writer/porn star afford a romp across the continent

Back in April, artist/writer/sex columnist/perfect porn star Colby Keller announced that he was being evicted from his apartment in Baltimore. Having called the city home for the last ten years, Keller saw the eviction notice as a sign: not only of the growing gentrification of the city, but one that also meant it was time to move on into the great unknown. For Keller, being the adventurous, gorgeous trailblazer that he is, that great unknown involves buying a van, a mattress, and a camera in order to travel across the US and Canada recording a porn in every state and province along the way. Aiming to do all of this in less than a year, Keller has now taken to Indiegogo for help getting this infallible venture on the road, with a slew of awesome perks to go with it.

 

The self-described ‘art-nerd porn icon’ has made signed postcards, t-shirts, personalized videos (as clean or dirty as you like), and original illustrations all available depending on how much you want to contribute to the project. If you’re feeling generous, you get a “Spanking Station” hosted by the bearded star in your hometown. If you’re feeling extra generous, you get to actually direct a porn with Keller and another model, wherever and however you want. It’s a porn aficionado’s dream come true, to say the least. He’s got a month to reach his goal of $35,000, so now’s a good time to start forking over your extra cash and/or life savings so we can all enjoy this extra sexy road movie together. …

Thursday 09.19.13

Jake Bass is a Bad Ass

The 22-year-old Porn Star is about to get high

Cocky Boys‘ model Jake Bass got very comfortable with us after having a cup of coffee, smoking a joint and taking a bath. We had a nice chat about everything from fucking girls, to being in love, to modeling for Givenchy. Jake gives great answers, we can see why this boy is so popular.

 

 

How old are you? 22, my birthday was the 22 of February, so this is my year.

 

When was the first time you had sex? I was 16 years old. It was a mess with my first girlfriend.

 

Why did you decide to do porn? I didn’t decide.. It just happened, I hope no one honestly wishes to do this work. Some people need to do it, but I don’t think they want to do it. I don’t know how to explain it.

 
Why do you say that? Isn’t fucking fun? I don’t think so, I mean I love the life I live now don’t get me wrong, but like anything good, it ends…You’re only as relevant as what you sell, technically. And I lucked out becuase for some reason I must give off a Teen Idol vibe and my following is immense for the little time I’ve been doing this, and it’s only growing and believe it or not, most of my fans are girls, moms, school teachers, haha

 

 

How did you come up with your Porn Star name Jake Bass? My real name is French and American’s butcher it when they say it, I simply liked the name Jake, and its a username I would kept on whatever game I would play, or character I would make up for whatever RPG video game or even DND when I was a lot younger, and Bass .. …

Monday 09.09.13

It Takes One to Tenga

Let’s be real: there’s a stigma that comes with owning sex toys. I’m all for watching videos of “straight” guys fucking fleshlights, but I’ve always thought that masturbation toys were for guys who couldn’t get laid. I’ve been scared by the idea that someone could walk into my dorm room and ask me about the dick-sized tube by my bed, prompting me to awkwardly explain how I sometimes ejaculate into it.

 

But the TENGA Original Vacuum CUP (pictured left) and the Tenga Soft Tube Cup (right) has completely changed my opinion on masturbation toys. The exteriors of both toys are very graphic and sometimes they feature a print with a collaborative artist (recently Keith Haring) leaving behind the alien/machine aesthetic that most masturbation toys come with. Having an artistic print on the exterior makes the Tenga more approachable and less creepy. Not to mention the fact that the design allows me to let go of the paranoia of it being found: “it’s a……pencil case!”

 

 

 

 

Both the Vacuum cup and Soft Tube cup have an air hole at the top that allows you to control the strength of the vacuum suction. The interior of each cup differs, and both offer unique sensations that need to be experienced to understand. I used them with my boyfriend and we enjoyed both.

 

They’re both a lot of fun, the only problem is they’re designed to be disposable, which to be honest is a tad environmentally unfriendly. They say you get up to five go’s with each Tenga, but from my experience it was more like 10 before the insides got squishy. …

Friday 04.12.13

We’ve been a fan of Max Ryder since we first saw a photo of him on Tumblr about a year ago. We then found out at the time he was the latest exclusive model for Cockyboys—the Brooklyn based arty porn company. We finally got to chat with Max and take a couple of pics. It’s often weird meeting porn stars in person, there’s a level of visual intimacy that is absolutely one sided and can lead to all parties feeling a bit awkward. However Max is so shy and polite and sweet that you can’t help but like him—he has no ego and put everyone at ease. He’s also super cute and unfailingly forthcoming as you’ll see from our conversation.

 

 

Where do you live? Currently I live in a suitcase, but when I’m back in New York I live in Williamsburg.

 


Why in a suitcase? Work has me all over the place doing appearances, it’s gay porn award season, filming, etc etc.

 


Where have you been filming? I just spent all of January filming my newest project ‘Road Strip‘ in Palm Springs and LA!

 


Where did you grow up? A small town in Connecticut. Full of tractors, trees, and cows.

 


When and why did you decide to do porn? Actually it will be exactly a year on my birthday, March 16th. It was actually very unplanned. Right place, right time.

 


Tell us more? Well I don’t think anyone ever plans to do porn and if they say they did they are full of shit. …