Gay-themed pin-up magazine Meat has had it with you body-shamers out there, and they’re taking a stand: They’ve gathered together a band of “everyday” fellows to take off all their clothes for their 2018 calendar.
Editor Adrian Lourie says he wants to “defy the body shaming that goes on in the gay community.”
“Photographing naked men in bed is a great way to celebrate the bodies of ‘ordinary’ gay men.”
Cover star Fernando wrestled with whether to doff all his clothes or not:
“It wasn’t an easy decision to pose naked for meat but, now I’m absolutely proud of myself for doing it. I thought I would never be picked because of my body shape and I wanted to prove that you can be hairy and have a belly and it can be sexy.”
Warren, a digital marketing manager who is featured in the calendar, adds:
“So many of us have issues with our bodies; we think we’re too fat, too skinny, too pale, our c*cks are too small, our bums not pert enough or we’re too hairy. We are constantly comparing ourselves to others, but we need to take a moment to learn to be with happy with what we’ve got and see that there’s no such thing as the perfect body.
“I’m not toned, I’m ginger, hairy, I don’t go to the gym and don’t have big muscles, I’m pale as snow and my bum jiggles but I now love being naked again. Confidence is sexy – so own what you’ve got and be proud lads!”
Take a glimpse at what the calendar has in store for you: