Even The Advocate Isn’t Above Trafficking In Cheap Skin Reports

We haven’t paid much attention to the “Do gay media rely on sex to sell?” question because the answer is so painfully obvious: Yes, we do. And shameless: No, we don’t have any reservations about it. But we would like to take this opportunity to note that even The Advocate, which positions itself as the most serious of all gay media, and which usually left sexy time to its sister mag Out, isn’t above baiting its gay readership with the breaking titillating news item reporting on a straight cast member of the Real World/Road Rules receiving an oil rub down, while wearing a string thong, from a gay guy. They really are competing with the blogs, aren’t they?