Love, Beastly: Essays on Sluthood by popular LGBTQ+ writer Alexander Cheves, will publish on October 1, 2021. The collection explores the unique dynamics of sex and love in LGBTQ+ relationships, along with the politics of pleasure-seeking and the philosophical rightness of hedonism, as Cheves sees it.
“I started writing to share my experiences in kink, high-risk sex and dating with HIV to help others feel less alone. It became a journey of discovering and owning my sluttiness,” says Cheves. “Slut is another word for expert. I don’t think we’ve fully destigmatized that word as a culture. Doing so is especially necessary in this era of internet censorship and content policing.”