Q:My fav gay mag? A: DNA Magazine

My monthly treat!

Gays and girls (this truly applies only to G&G’s). This afternoon I have decided to introduce you to DNA Magazine. We all know our gay mags in the UK, be it Attitude, GT, The Pink Paper etc. There are plenty to choose from. However, I think a lot of you dont even know about the Australian DNA Magazine. Which is why I have decided you tell you all a little bit more.

I got familiar with DNA when I was living down under, back in 2003, when I was young and limber. I moved to Oz to see what all the fuzz was about and soon discovered that the county is littered with hot men, speedo and beaches. Perfect combination. I stumbled accross Aussiebum and then within few months picked up my first copy of DNA. It was issue 32, safe to say that I was hooked.

DNA was launched in 2000 in its native Australia and has for few good years been the best-selling magazine for gay men within the borders of that amazing country. Not only does it have beautiful pictorials, most issues have few fashion spreads concentrating on underwear, swimwear and sports gear. There are of course the occasional sweater (worn with speedo of course). They only use the hottests guys and somehow manage to find the most amazing pieces of clothing to wrap the guys in. I have bought numerous pieces of “clothing” after seeing them in DNA, be it swimwear or a snood. Must admit, they have a great eye to use the sexiest male models in the fashion stories. Winners! However, not only do they amazingly steamy photos but great feature stories about things that us as gay men are actually interested reading (in my opinnion of course), such as what is it like being gay in Iran, male rape, gay cruises etc. Every month we get pieces about grooming, working out, music, celebrity profiles, amazing travel pieces and of course the very witty and overly sex loaded column at the back cover.

DNA keeps me smiling on montly basis and I urge all my gays to pick up a copy sooner than later. It doesnt cost the earth and will keep you looking back from months. I have almost every issue since the first one, missing perhaps eight (which I am planning to back order) and my fav copies are kept on display on the coffee table right with the other magazines. It’s in my dna so to speak.

Man, the new underwear by Aussiebum

I woke up to an email this morning from one of my favorite brands, Aussiebum. As most men (gay men to be precise), I am obsessed with underwear, swimwear and such and Aussiebum feeds that addiction oh so nicely. I actually got introduced to the brand back in 2003 when I moved Down Under. Back then I hadn’t seen any of the products in London and was totally blown away by the colors and cuts they were serving me. I fell in love with Aussiebum then and there and have stayed fairly loyal ever since. I say fairly as so may other brands are trying to pull me away with various success rate. However, the first place I still look is Aussiebum if in need of underwear that makes everything look amaze or for swimwear that enhances the natural hawtness! Hmmm. Speedo.

Anyway, this morning I was notified about an entirely new range to hit the street, Man. A new refined version of the brief (I am def a briefs kind of guy for a good reason). They have stripped away all the heavy branding, the shape is masculine and sexy, almost timeless feel. The fabric mix is supportive, but I can only imagine how light and gorgeous they will feel on. Two color, the classic white and a lovely charcoal, I would quite like both, thank you.

Yes, please. Thank you.

I WANT – Aussiebum Graduate

Green to go with my skin

I am in the mood for new underwear. Maybe it is the birthday talking, but I would like to get something new in the underwear draw. Just something nice, cute and of course little sexy. I have been searching the earth flat and looked at many brands, Todger, Timoteo, Rufskin and visited sites like Banglads. However, it seems that my mind have been made and I am seriously in need (kinda like in heat) for the Aussiebum Graduate. To be honest, I have been eyeing up The Graduates for few months. Keep looking at them, thinking that I want a pair and then going back to thinking that they might be too young so to speak.

However, I have now decided (for sure) that I must get a pair as I adore the shape, the shortness of the leg and the little pattern. GIMME! Still not sure about the color, the pink would go great with grey and I most often wear big grey woolly socks at home, the blue would make my eyes sparkle and the green would look great against my skin tone. Hmmmph. The easiest solution of course I to buy all. I’m not made out of money, so that isn’t going to happen. Yet.

I’m thinking about wearing these not only under my jeans to brighten up my working days,but on their own at home (plus perhaps woolly socks and my glasses) for the “Graduate” look. I may be 32,but with these on I shall feel 17.
Dear Birthday Fairy, you know what I would like! (To fit 29 inch waist, thanks)

with my woolly socks

To speedo or not to speedo’oh?

Green dot marks the top spot! (collage from Aussiebum images)

To speedo or not to speedo’oh? That’s a question (in my opinion) that’s does come to the minds of gay (this post is purely gay themed) men all over the world at least once in their life time. For me it comes few times per week. We all know that I am obsessed about being fit, no I’m obsessed about looking good (vanity rules). I don’t care a huuhaa about how much I can lift or push, but that my body looks good, great even. It isn’t about strength and as my PT  says “Train the vain” and “No pain, no vain”. 

When a speedo pops into a discussion, you immediately get few points of view, mine are usually positive, unless of course the person wearing the speedo needs one that’s sized XXXXL (why even make speedo’s in that size?). I won’t apologise for being fattist when it comes to wearing a speedo. I’m not also going to beat around to the dick anymore and just come out and say it. “My name is Marko and I’m a speedo wearing homo”. That’s better. I am now almost 32, few days away and have figured that I still have few years of speedo wearing ahead of me, I shant be one of those 40 something guys on the beach, you know the type? Uber tanned, looks like they used to have a rocking body and now it’s all two inches lower than few years ago and only covered in yellow speedo. Ugh. Each of their own and all that jizzle. I work hard for the body that I have and I honestly think that I can pull of a speedo quite nicely, so going to enjoy wearing very little to the beach until the time comes to put on something longer.

I personally think that speedo gets a lot of bad rep from guys that wear them wrong. Yes, your read correctly, there is definitely a way to wear them wrong. Wear them too tight and in the wrong colour and we can all see 00 and 7,which isn’t a bad thing if it is your man and it’s just the two of you in the pool, in fact that can be quite nice! Nom Nom. Or wear them too big and they will be around your ankles sooner than you think, for various reasons. I favour the speedo, on the right guy (me) with the right physique they look hawt, be it the tighter ones (ones that Olympic divers wear) or the slightly looser version, like the green ones in the images above. Muscles and speedo go well together in my black book, make the speedo wet and you have a sequel in your hands. I do get annoyed about the bad rep of the speedo as sometimes, I do feel like I should put on something else. Something that covers a little more, this has always so far stayed at the thought. Not once have I actually pulled shorts on top of my speedo and I won’t, not for few years yet. I am holding my ground.

The likes of Aussiebum have of course had a positive effect on the way the speedo is seen, offering all different styles of speedo for guys to wear. I still believe that speedo is a “gay thing”, don’t know if I have ever seen a straight man wearing a speedo unless of course they are Olympic divers. I have bought quite a few pairs from Aussiebum and recently have noticed that I am steering away from the tighter fit and option for looser clingy type. This may of course be something to do with changing preferences, for some reason I think I can now pull off the looser version better than the skin-tight ones. Maybe this is me growing up in my Speedo – Age? Perhaps so. I thank Aussiebum and DNA Magazine for making it more accessible and may I say entertaining to buy your speedo and wear it with pride. DNA Magazine features guys in different shapes on monthly basis, wearing teeny looking swimmers, I appreciate those pics and I do believe that they have been a part of boosting my confidence to wear mine in the pool or at the beach. I do sometimes try my extensive collection on, to check if I can still “pull them off”. So far, so good. I cant complain. Damn it. At some point I am going to have to start covering up, but until that day comes, I am going to wear my speedo proud. I look hot in little speedo, that’s a FACT. Now, let me enjoy it.  

I am wearing my speedo proud.