Alexander Cheves is an author, essayist, sex educator, and former sex worker. His debut book, My Love Is a Beast: Confessions from Unbound Edition Press, became a #1 bestseller on Amazon within weeks of publication and was the bestselling nonfiction title from Small Press Distribution for over 15 months. It won the 2022 Geoff Mains Book Award from NLA International.
Cheves is a contributing editor at The Advocate where he launched the “Sexy Beast” column for Advocate.com in 2016. To date, the column has generated the site's best traffic on record. He currently writes the "Last Call" column in Out Magazine. His bylines include VICE, Them, Document Journal, Out Traveler, and more. In 2021, he received an Excellence in Journalism award from the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association and was named to the Out 100, an annual list of the 100 most influential queer people. He is Editor-in-Chief of Hinterhaus, a magazine about Berlin nightlife launching in 2024.
Cheves has been a guest on many radio shows and podcasts, including Loveline and Dan Savage's Savage Lovecast, and he appeared on the 2021 Netflix special Sex: Unzipped. He has spoken on panels at SXSW, The International AIDS Conference, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and elsewhere. His essays were published in Unsafe Words: Queering Consent In the #MeToo Era from Rutgers University Press and The Experiment Will Not Be Bound, a literary anthology from Unbound Edition Press. His second book is scheduled for release in 2025.
Originally from the American South, he now lives in Berlin. He is a member of the Berlin Queer Writers Circle.