Alexander Cheves is the editor-in-chief of Hinterhaus, a new magazine dedicated to Berlin nightlife, launching in 2023. He is best known for his work as contributing editor at The Advocate and his widely-read “Sexy Beast” column. He writes columns for Out Magazine and Document Journal and runs the Love, Beastly advice blog, notable for its frank, unflinching answers to questions about queer sex. His work has appeared in VICE, Them, the historic kink magazine Drummer, and many other publications.
In 2021, he received an Excellence in Journalism award from the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association and was named to the Out 100, Out Magazine’s annual list of the most influential queer people. He appeared alongside Dr. Ruth and other sex educators in the Netflix special Sex Unzipped and continues to do speaking and media events.
His debut book, My Love Is a Beast: Confessions from Unbound Edition Press, was named the #1 bestselling memoir from Small Press Distribution and an international bestseller on Amazon within weeks of publication, and has remained on multiple bestseller lists. His work will appear in the forthcoming Unsafe Words: Queering Consent in the #MeToo Era from Rutgers University Press and in an experimental anthology from Unbound Edition Press. His second book will publish in 2024.