Category Archives: Shirtless Male Celebrities

The Almost-Definitive* David Beckham Shirtless Post

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As is the case with Ben Cohen, putting a ‘definitive’ label on anything to do with David Beckham is as limiting as a Madonna Greatest Hits album: there’s always more to come. Mr. Beckham actually paved the gay-friendly way for Mr. Cohen, presenting himself as a straight ally more through his flaunting of a metrosexual style, pin-up caliber poses, and calendar and photo shoots that were aimed strategically at the groins of most gay men. He scored, we swooned; he disrobed, we gasped; he started an underwear line, we ate it up. Since the start of this website, David Beckham has been a constant source of eye candy and inspiration.

Here is an almost-comprehensive list of Mr. Beckham’s past posts. There are a lot, but I haven’t heard anyone complain about their prolific nature given the specimen on display.

It all began (at least post-website-revamp) with his Butt and his Bulge.

A decent way to start, things soon got interesting, if questionably exciting.

The evolution of Beckham’s package.

Forget Justin Trousersnake, Beckham’s got the real deal.

The basic boxer brief showed off Beckham’s best assets.

Bodywear by Beckham.

Oddly enough, he didn’t receive his first Hunk of the Day crowning until 2012.

Nobody does a promotional video better.

Always a top contender for a Greatest Hunks collection

And a mainstay for the decade of this website.

The battle of the century: Ben Cohen vs. David Beckham. Who’s sexier?

The 2nd battle of the century: David Beckham vs. Mario Lopez.

David & Daley.

The best David Beckham posts are those that are purely gratuitous.

Ever wonder what he smells like?

Forget the subway tile, it’s the underwear.

That age-old dilemma: bulge or butt?

The pre-cursor to this post, in brief.

David Beckham and a tease of nudity

More nudity, and less.

Beckham and his budgie smugglers.

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The Definitive* Sexy Ben Cohen Post

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* Definitive until Mr. Cohen deigns to take his shirt off and drop trousers again, which will hopefully be soon…*

Ben Cohen has proved fine fodder for the sort of sexy posts that populate this wayward blog, and if I’ve pushed him more than, say, David Beckham (whose turn will come tomorrow) it’s because Mr. Cohen is also a staunch straight ally, standing up for gay men and women the world over, and standing behind his anti-bullying efforts with hard work and dedication. His hirsute bearish looks certainly don’t hurt his cause, and that’s a good part of why he’s featured here as well.

Here are a few links wherein we featured the looks, and half-dressed sexiness, of Ben Cohen:

This may have been Ben’s first appearance here – way back in 2010.

It is said that he has an enormous hose.

He seems to enjoy boxer briefs.

And regular briefs, in blue.

He likes to strip to his underwear for video too.

It’s the hair, isn’t it?

Actually, it’s probably his butt.

Is he sexier than David Beckham?

He just may be.

Especially if he goes full-frontal first.

But shirtless Ben is more than just fine.

Especially when getting ready to dance.

The best part of Ben, however, may be his Attitude.

And the fact that he’d give you the shirt off his back.

Nah – it’s the way he fills out these white briefs.

With these gargantuan balls.

David Beckham returns the sexy volley tomorrow…

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Hunk of the Day: Joey McIntyre

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This Hunk of the Day goes out to my pal Gina, who has loved Joey McIntyre for as long, and as much, as I have loved Madonna. While never a big fan of the New Kids on the Block (oddly enough) I’m of the generation that considered this the greatest boy band in the world – and a few still do. Considering they’re still selling concert tickets, who am I to argue? (Bonus: the boy band meta-mash-up video at the end of the post. In a way, it’s mind-blowing.)

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Hunky Reprise: Ricky Schroeder

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Red-hot gingers have long been a favorite here, and Ricky Schroeder proves no exception. Though he’s already been named a Hunk of the Day, he’s bulked up and toned himself into an even more desirable specimen, as evidenced by his recent Broadway Solo Strips show. As part of this year’s Broadway Bares event, he’ll be doffing more clothing in the near future, and if you are interested in supporting him, check out his donation page here (all benefits go to Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS). I’m all for a good cause, particularly when it comes cloaked in such prettiness.

Mr. Schroeder can go from scorching drag queen to perfectly-pumped hunk in the flick of wig, as these photos will attest, and it’s a toss-up as to which version is hotter. He’s also on Twitter at @RickyASchroeder for those who want to Tweet his ass. (And you know you do.)

{All photographs graciously provided by Mr. Schroeder.}

And here’s a scintillating tease of his Broadway Strips performance – ooh la la!

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Neil Patrick Harris: Almost Nude


This is a tide-you-over post until my review of ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch‘ gets posted in a quick tick-tock during this string of Broadway posts. For now, thank the blessed folks at Rolling Stone for this nifty and racy cover shot of Neil Patrick Harris naked but for a strategically placed (and questionably hung) top hat. Mr. Harris has already been christened a Hunk of the Day here, but he’s in a different sort of shape for his role as Hedwig. More on that later… for now, enjoy the near-nudity, and the official cover.

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Hunk of the Day: Adrian Grenier

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There’s a fun reason for this Hunk of the Day selection, that will be revealed later today. For now I will just say that he does play a part in the New York adventure that is currently taking place here. This is Adrian Grenier, whom some people know from his role on HBO’s ‘Entourage’. I’ve never seen a single episode of that show, but I did enjoy Mr. Grenier’s all-too-brief turn in ‘The Devil Wears Prada,’ in which he provided a much-needed dose of male cuteness.

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Hunk of the Day: Peter Nelson

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Continuing our shirtless Broadway kick of late, the Hunk of the Day is Peter Nelson. Notable credits include hoofing it through ‘Chicago’ and ‘Cinderella’ and displaying his finest assets in ‘Broadway Bares.’ His dance background shows with every one of his moves, resulting in that rather perfectly-sculpted body, and he’s got the brains to back it all up, with a Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience. Thankfully for us, he’s put the medical career on the shelf while he pursues (and attains) theatrical work.

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Naked Broadway Hunks

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The city is gearing up for this year’s big Broadway Bares event, so it seems as good a time as any to do a gratuitous post of the nude males of the Broadway stage. The gentlemen featured here are, I believe, all going to be a part of the naked festivities, and a few have graced this website in the almost-altogether as well such as Joshua Michael Brickman, Brandon RubendallTodd Hanebrink, Ricky Schroeder, and Nick Kenkel.

Other Broadway notables who took their shirts off here include Christopher Johnstone, Nick Adams, Adam Jacobs, and Mario Lopez (a Broadway baby for his ‘Chorus Line’ appearance.)

One day I’ll make it to the Broadway Bares event, but for now I’ll rely on Matthew Rettenmund’s encyclopedic recaps (and super-sexy pics and videos) at the bodacious Boy Culture blog.

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Hunk of the Day: Girish Taurani

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This Hunk of the Day makes me want to throw a Bollywood Party – and that may not be such a bad idea this summer. His name is Girish Taurani, and he made his film debut last year in ‘Ramaiya Vastavaiya.’ Smoldering dark eyes, thick mane of wavy hair, and a body only the young can manage, he’s a welcome addition to the pantheon of Hunkdom we’ve assembled here over the past few years.

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Shirtless Royalty: Prince Harry

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Leave it to Prince Harry to provide the only tantalizingly shirtless glimpses of the Royal Family – but really, what other member would you rather see sans clothing? I think Prince William has passed his expiration date, even if he is destined for the throne. Kings are rarely sexy. Princes on the other hand can be very sexy. Especially when they’re totally starkers. (That means naked.)

Once again: everyone loves a ginger.

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That’s James Franco Nude?

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No, not really. And we know gratuitous male nudity here. Below is the supposed “nude selfie” that James Franco posted in the middle of the night, then quickly deleted. Boo on both. First of all, it’s not nudity. Second, why the sudden shyness for such a relatively innocent photograph? I love Mr. Franco’s collection of selfies, shirtless and otherwise, as well as his philosophical take on the role selfies play in our culture, so I’m not sure why he so precipitously took the pic below off his Instagram account. Show some balls!

Of course, it’s not Franco’s fault that the media has gone and made something out of nothing. It’s quick-on-the-draw and desperate-for-headlines bloggers like myself who said it was a naked selfie, but I like to delve a deeper. So for now, this gets categorized under ‘Shirtless Male Celebrities‘ and ‘Underwear‘, but not quite ‘Gratuitous Nudity.’ He’ll have to work harder for that. (Like he did in this post, where he gives a glimpse of his bare ass.)

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A May Day Spattering of Male Celebrities in their Underwear

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To christen this lusty month of May, let us take a look-see at some of the men who have already been featured on this site… in their underwear (and maybe out of it.) A guy in his skivvies can be a glorious thing to behold – but it all depends on the guy and his underwear. (Donald Trump in a pair of rumpled boxer shorts, for example, not so much. Same goes for Justin Bieber – eww to all the Beliebers.) The gentlemen below him, however, look better in precisely that mode.

Far more exciting than the Biebs is Chris Salvatore, which makes sense seeing as how he just released his first line of underwear, which includes the pretty-in-pink number he so perfectly fills out here.

Speaking of pink, check out the shirtless Aaron Schock, who, while not in his underwear here, might as well be. Sooner or later his naked Grindr texts are going to hit the internet, mark my words.

The amazing Russell Tovey is no stranger to selfies in his skivvies, and I have yet to hear a complaint.

While the following photo is not Tom Daley in his underwear, or even his Speedo, it’s welcome for its sunny and shirtless aspect – a much-needed blast of happiness and good weather from anywhere other than the Northeast right now.

And finally, bringing up the rear, literally and figuratively, is Harry Judd. Decidedly OUT of his underwear, as Mr. Judd often is. I’m still not hearing any complaints.

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Hunk of the Day: Steve Jones

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Another stud from across the pond, Steve Jones is the Hunk of the Day. A presenter and host (or are they one and the same?) Mr. Jones has done some work on these shores as well, in ‘The X Factor’ I believe, and for that he made a shirtless stop-over at ‘Ellen.’ I’m not sure he realizes this, but I’ve always had a thing for Welsh boys. Someone let him know.

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Those Promiscuous Gays

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Sometimes it seems we need a Visio Organizational Chart to keep track of the gay-listers and their dating histories. Politically-incorrect title of this post aside, and stereotypical characterizations of gay men as sex-obsessed bed-hoppers suspended, it’s interesting to note how we navigate the tumultuous waters of dating – particularly when the spotlight of this online-age sees almost all.

Let’s take, for instance, the tangled web of the men featured in this post. We begin with Reichen Lehmkuhl, who started off, if I remember correctly, as a model gracing the cover of Instinct. From there, his star rose in ‘The Amazing Race’ and then the gay-themed soap ‘Dante’s Cove’. He capped off the last decade with a stint on the gay reality series ‘The A-List.’ (And let’s not forget his Hunk of the Day honor.) He first dated Chip Arndt, then moved on to Lance Bass. And Rodiney Santiago (seen above.) And Ryan Barry (seen below.)

As for Lance Bass, he moved on to Pedro Andrade. And Ben Thigpen. And Michal Turchin, to whom he is now engaged. Let’s end on that happy note, because pretty soon the exes may start dating each other, and that’s going to make heads explode.

(Actually, maybe it’s just two guys who dated a lot of other guys…)

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Hunk of the Day: Pedro Andrade

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Here’s a new hyphenate that has not been used for a Hunk of the Day before: journalist-actor-model ~ and in this case it refers to Pedro Andrade. Hailing from Brazil, Señor Andrade is a former boyfriend of former Hunk of the Day Lance Bass. Personally, I think… well, never mind what I think on who traded up or down. And for all the former going on, the current is sizzling hot.

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