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Nico Tortorella: ‘There’s nothing more masculine than bottoming’

'The Walking Dead: World Beyond' star discussing the stigma surrounding anal sex in the Attitude November issue.

By Jamie Tabberer

Nico Tortorella has spoken out about sexual roles and ‘bottom-shaming’ in the Attitude November issue, out now to download and to order globally.

Put simply, they say: “There’s nothing more masculine than bottoming.” Amen to that!

The Walking Dead: World Beyond star, who goes by they/them pronouns, is in a queer, polyamorous marriage with Bethany C. Meyers, having tied the knot in 2018.

Asked about the stigma which still surrounds men – gay or straight – enjoying receptive anal sex, sexually-fluid Nico replies: “I think that’s just a problem with the a**hole in general, and deeming certain body parts as dirty or filthy.

Nico Tortorella talks sexuality, sobriety and the joys of polyamory in the Attitude November issue, out now. (Photography: Harol Baez)

“I think that is a deep-rooted issue with the body in general, whether you’re male-bodied or female-bodied.”

The 32-year-old star – who has previously described themself as ‘versatile’ sexually – goes on: “But I think specifically for men to be put in this ‘sub-position’ is not masculine, when anyone who’s bottomed ever knows you need to man the f*** up to get the job done.”

(Photography: Harol Baez)

Nico – also known for the TV show Younger – adds: “So I don’t think there’s anything more masculine than bottoming, let’s be honest.”

Can we get that on a T-shirt, please?

Read the full interview in the Attitude November issue, out now to download and to order globally.

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