Alexander Cheves (pronouns: he/him/his) is a freelance writer and reporter covering sex, culture, wellness, and nightlife for numerous publications including VICE, Out Magazine, Them, Plus, Into, and The Body. In 2016, he launched the sex and dating column "Sexy Beast" in The Advocate, the longest-running LGBTQ magazine in the United States, where it has generated the digital magazine's best traffic. In August of 2020, Cheves signed a two-book contract with Unbound Edition Press. His first book, a collection of essays, is scheduled for release in the fall of 2021. As a branded copywriter and content creator, Cheves has written and edited content for brands like Lexus, BMW, Nasty Pig, LELO, Fort Troff, and others. In December of 2020, Cheves publicly came out as a sex worker to draw draw attention to the spate of censorship laws and anti-sex worker legislation in recent years.