Alexander Cheves (pronouns: he/him/his) is a freelance writer and editor covering sex, culture, 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 site's best traffic. In August of 2020, Cheves signed a two-book deal with Unbound Edition Press. His first book, a collection of essays, is scheduled for release in the fall of 2021. As a brand copywriter and content creator, Cheves has produced multimedia and editorial content for diverse brands including Lexus, BMW, Nasty Pig, LELO Pleasure Products, and many others. In December of 2020, Cheves came out publicly as a sex worker to draw attention to the spate of anti-sex worker legislation in recent years.