(Photo from The Berry)
Dayum! We have reason to break out the bubbly, as 2010 was a great year for chick-smut! Yes, I am happy to report that our wish from a year ago was granted, and there are now some great web sites and magazines for us ladies to enjoy. For example, several months ago Hot Movies for Her
began offering a Men of Monday
blog feature. The men shown are often gay porn stars, but we love our gays. My interviews
with gay bloggers
last June mark some of my proudest moments at FanGirlSwoons. Additionally, we have confirmation that Filament
magazine, which continues to grow in sales and distribution, can be found at Good Vibrations
stores. What's more, the recently launched KONG magazine
looks promising. And though we are still awaiting issue #2 of CandyRain
, those gals appear to be having lots of fun partying with sexy men. It almost makes me wish I lived in Brooklyn so I could join in on the fun. In San Francisco, we are pleased to have Bawdy Storytelling
.Arrow of Adonis
, Pervy Girl
and Naked Men, Happy Women
all continue to provide NSFW goodies on the regular. Ms. Naughty
keeps up with her sexy and insightful blog, and also chronicled the positive developments in chick-smut in 2010
. The waves made by Erotica Cover Watch
continue to be felt as nods to the female gaze are growing. I loved reading the blog post
s from Erika Lust
and film reviewer Maryann Johanson
. For written erotica, we have the fabulous Kristina Lloyd
got on board with its Men We Love issue. The guys filling its pages are not who I would have chosen, but then, my favorite male celebrities read like a who's who of the sexy men of TheCW
. And while Cosmopolitan US
falls way short in the man candy department, its UK version
makes us happy we have the Internet.Abercrombie & Fitch provided us with supermodel hotness
. For an all male revue, Chippendales
and Thunder from Down Under
continue to perform in Las Vegas and elsewhere.
The launch of Swoonworthy
is a welcome addition to the web. The site pops with hotness from the worlds of pop culture, sports and music. So, let's all like Swoonworthy on Facebook
and follow Swoonworthy on Twitter
already. For more worksafe
hotness, The Berry's daily eye candy
never fails to dazzle, and online magazine The Frisky
also offers some good photos and commentary on the hot men of our time. And let's not forget Man Candy on Tumblr
As for me, I always rely on my favorite standby for male hotness: television. TV is my porn. I believe it is a medium has had this female gaze thing down pat for as long as I can remember.
Some may have been puzzled earlier this year when I put on my Twitter that Don Draper
, the lead character of the highly-rated show Mad Men
, is a wuss
. For months I had been planning a long post explaining my point of view of Draper and this ridiculously over-rated show. Yes, Jon Hamm
, who expertly portrays Draper, is very hot. But, there are plenty of
other sexy men on TV who are more fun to watch. I prefer male characters who are younger, taller, buffer, and more heroic than Draper.
Case in point: Supernatural
. The show's fandom is the best. They welcome newcomers like me with open arms, and together we have put the show on the cover of TV Guide
. Not only was the show's main character, Dean Winchester
, voted TV's best alpha male
, he is even considered by some to be a feminist
. Alpha males must be brave and take real risks while fighting to save people rather than harm them. That is precisely what Sam and Dean do, in stark contrast to the narcissistic misogynists on Mad Men. The Winchester Brothers are not only defiant in the face of death, but also defiant in the face of eternal damnation, something that would surely scare the smug swagger right out of Draper & Co. Suffice to say, I would like to see those corporate douchebag wussy boys on Mad Men survive Hell, as Dean and his brother Sam have.
When it comes to television programs, I prefer a narrative that can be summed up thusly: The world will be saved by young, buff studs. The Winchester Brothers are all about saving people. What's more, the Winchesters have a way with seduction
. The actors who play them, Jensen Ackles
and Jared Padalecki
, have become good friends while on the show
. Did I mention that they are hot? Jared has the best body in Hollywood, hands down, and Jensen's face has been called the 8th Wonder of the World.
Elsewhere in TV land, Gossip Girl
, which has at least four hot guys on it, has been off the hook this season. Katie Cassidy, formerly of two other shows on TheCW
, has finally found her niche as Juliet. Chuck and Blair have such sizzling chemistry, and their relationship is the most delicious take on modern romance I have seen.
Also in the realm of sexy television, if you haven't been watching re-runs of The Dukes of Hazzard
on CMT, you don't know what you are missing. Namely, a prominent display of family jewels
on two of the sexiest men ever to grace the small screen. See a sample of Duke style hotness here
As for my blog here at FanGirlSwoons, I really appreciate the support I have gotten from many of you to keep going. I intend to keep posting, but doubt I'll have time to post more than about once per month. In the meantime, I will continue to enjoy the rest of the great chick-smut on offer.
Happy New Year to all!