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Hi! I’m Beastly (Alexander Cheves). I’m a freelance writer, editor, blogger, copywriter, and content producer. “Beastly” was originally my moniker in kink — my dog name, the name my boyfriend called me at the club, the name my first dominant used after he put the collar on. Today it’s an affectionate nickname used by friends and lovers — and, bizarrely enough, by total strangers who’ve read something they like here or elsewhere.
I write the Sexy Beast column for Advocate, the longest-running LGBTA+ news source in the United States, and I am head copywriter for Fort Troff (NSFW), a nationally recognized web-based fetish retailer. My work has appeared in many publications including Vice, Out, Pride, Plus, Gayety, Fenuxe Magazine, and others. Please visit my website to learn more.
This blog is my first love. It was around before my other writing, my more professional writing, and will probably be around after. I take time on each post and sit down with each message for a personal, one-on-one response. If you like what you read, please consider supporting me by becoming a patron. Click here.
If you send me a message, don’t worry, it’s free, and I’ll likely answer it, but I do ask for an optional $10 donation if you’re able to pay. Every dollar helps.