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Hi! I’m Beastly (Alexander Cheves). I’m a freelance writer and blogger focusing on sex, dating, relationships, kink, HIV, and queer culture.
“Beastly” started as my pup name but has become my nickname and general moniker, particularly in the gay kink community. I write the Sexy Beast column for The Advocate, our nation’s oldest LGBTQ news source, and I am the copywriter and social media manager for Fort Troff (NSFW). My work has appeared in Vice, Out, Pride, Plus, SheWired, Project Q, GC Magazine, Mend, and Gayety. Please visit my website to read my published clips or to contact me directly.
I was born in Charleston, South Carolina and spent my childhood hopping between Zambia, South Africa, England, and the United States. I love movies, really rough sex, going to the gym, and overpriced clothes. I am generally a terrible boyfriend.