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Tom of Finland and Alam Wernik lead Attitude's Sex & Sexuality issue

We're celebrating the sexier side of life in this month's sizzling edition of Attitude.

2020-04-23

The world might be on lockdown, but queer sexual expression is running free in Attitude's Sex & Sexuality issue.

This month's sizzling edition of Attitude - out now to download and to order globally - pays homage to our community's sexual past while looking firmly to the future as we mark 100 years since the birth of Tom of Finland and meet adult performer Alam Wernick for a lockdown shoot that takes cues form the celebrated artist's work.

The Sex & Sexuality issue brings with it a special limited edition Tom of Finland cover, which you can secure in print by subscribing here now (while stocks last).

Subscribe now to secure your copy the official Tom of Finland centennial edition of Attitude’s Sex & Sexuality issue, while stocks last (© 1977 Tom of Finland Foundation)

Inside, we examine Tom of Finland's legacy as we look back on his work's subversive power and meet the new queer artists taking inspiration from his hyper-homoerotic vision.

Tom of Finland's partner and co-founder of the Tom of Finland Foundation, Durk Dehner, also opens up about his relationship with the late artist in a world exclusive interview shedding more light on the man behind the leather boys.

Alam Wernik, shot by Harol Baez exclusively for Attitude's Sex & Sexuality issue, out now

In an issue celebrating sex and sexuality, it's only right to take a closer look at those using their to make a living, and adult star Alam Wernik dons leathers of his own as he poses for an exclusive shoot while in lockdown in New York.

Alam Wernik, shot by Harol Baez exclusively for Attitude's Sex & Sexuality issue, out now

As he leaves porn studios behind to tap into the power of emerging platforms liek OnlyFans, the Brazilian tells us how he's finding sexual and financial freedom in creating his own X-rated content.

Meanwhile, Attitude’s Sex & Sexuality issue also sees us have a catch up with Perfume Genius – aka Mike Hadreas – about his forthcoming fifth album, Set My Heart On Fire Immediately. Th 39-year-old singer, who's been at the forefront of queer music for a decade, gets real about his new hyper-masculine aesthetic, queer shame and how Liz Phair’s music helped him embrace his sexuality.

Fellow musician Josef Salvat opens up about being no stranger to self-isolation, detailing how he went into meltdown mode in Berlin for over three months which led to the creation of his aptly-named new record Modern Anxiety, and how his latest single, Paper Moons, was written about a friend’s chemsex struggles.

Artist provocateur Sam Morris bares all as he talks about his work, which aims to shine a light on the softer side of gay sex by blurring the line between art and porn – often with himself as the subject.

Artist and activist Topher Campbell shares his story with us, reflecting on his long journey towards finding joy in the richness of his identity as a black gay man – a topic he explores in his short film Fetish.

 In our business profile section, we meet Josh Morris and Greg Davis, founders of inclusive sex-toy company Kandid – no doubt getting inundated with orders as we all seek new ways to satisfy ourselves in lockdown.

Speaking of satisfaction, bearded, beautiful and unapologetically black drag queen Freida Slaves takes over our Big in a Wig page – just don’t mention the words “belly button” to her...

Pioneering actor-turned-activist (and now House of Lords member) Michael Cashman shares his Life Lessons with us, opening up about life after the death of his partner, co-founding Stonewall and his take on Brexit.

For our newly-reworked Word on the Street feature (now Word on the Web during these troubled times) we had the pleasure of speaking to an orgy of fansite performers to find out what they wished they’d known about gay sex growing up, from consent and experimentation to aloe vera gel and chastity!

And in Real Bodies, we meet tattooed amputee world pole champion Andrew Gregory, who lost his right leg after a motorbike accident but found a new lease of life when he started spinning and winning.

This issue's style section sees a host of queer creatives – including Matt Lambert, Portis Wasp and Ashish Gupta – reveal how sex and sexuality influences their work and why it's important to keep pushing the envelope in fashion.

Rounding off the issue, the terminally delightful – or currently terminally detained – drag queen BenDeLaCreme shares a few of her Favourite Things, from Disney princesses and musical characters to her Drag Race best Judy.

See it all and more in Attitude's Sex & Sexuality issue, out now to download and to order globally

Subscribe now to secure your copy the official Tom of Finland centennial edition of Attitude’s Sex & Sexuality issue, while stocks last.