PHOTO: Ben Cohen Wants You To Take His Underwear Home

MORNING GOODS: Ex-rugby star Ben Cohen has already cemented his position in the gay firmament with his StandUp Foundation, which battles bullying and homophobia. But if he keeps posing in his underwear like this, we’re gonna have to nominate him for sainthood.

Here are some images from his recent photo shoot with Bluebuck underwear, which will be donating a portion of proceeds from Ben’s special line of skivvies to StandUp. (Don’t worry: the bruises are just makeup—we think.) “We are looking to affect the next generation,” says Cohen. “We want to create cultural change and we are doing that by using our StandUp brand to communicate that it is not cool to bully, but it is cool to stand up.”


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  • Paul

    I would definitely take his underwear home with me if he was in them. Hell, I may just take some home anyway. It’s hard not to supportive of this as it goes to a great cause, and we always need undies. Thank you, Mr. Cohen for all your support.

  • chub4bears

    Time to mortgage the house!

  • Oh well

    Yum, I’m not usually a bear lover but he’s just the perfect little cub!

  • Spike

    Yet another Queerty underwear post. Must be hurting for hits and given they can’t continue with the inane Magic Mike posts, underwear posts.

  • Frank

    I’ll take his sweaty jockstrap instead…

  • Daez

    @Spike: This is hardly just another underwear post. This one is for a great cause. Of course, at $34 (American) I would rather just buy a reasonable pair of underwear and give the other $20 to the charity itself.

  • Gigi

    What an amazing man. I love this guy!

  • Oh well

    Queerty, the last two pictures are in error. We ordered a briefsless Ben, not Benless briefs! :(

  • Evan

    My lord is he hot! Yum.

    He should auction off 7 minutes of heaven for one lucky gay man. Now THAT would raise some serious money =)

  • Matt

    Ugh who cares about the media whore Ben Cohen, he’s NOT for LGBT rights or same gender marriage at all and just wants to make some fast cash and media attention from pretending to be for LGBT rights and our issues.

  • Raymond

    Dear lord! Please, pretty please, don’t pose like this anymore. My private parts are going to explode sky high. This guy is HOT AS HELL!

  • Daez

    @Matt: Cohen already had enough attention as a sports figure. He did not need to go the gay way in order to keep people interested; however, he has always been supportive of gay rights. Not everyone that supports gay rights is a media whore.

  • Marie Cohn

    Trifecta: British, Jewish, uncut.

  • kippers2222

    This guy is HOT HOT too bad he is not gay!!!

  • Baba Booey

    He wants all of you desperate, old queens to spend lots and lots of money on him to he can live lavishly. Rugby didn’t pay as well as old, lonely gay men.

  • Daez

    @Baba Booey: Where exactly do you get off? You are now making absolutely ridiculous claims. He does not take money from his foundation. That would be called embezzlement. His foundation is a separate entity.

    You really need to ask yourself why you hate this guy so much that you would make ridiculously false claims about him. Unless you are just trolling.

  • Baba Booey

    @Matt: Indeed he is a fame whore. His wife is his manager. If this guy was some fat slob, gay men would laugh at him. He is flown around on private jets and paid quite well by the HRC. It’s really disgusting that he uses “LGBT rights” as a ploy to feel his image and make lots of money. But, whatever works, he has bills to pay too, and lonely, old queens have no problem shoveling money out to him hand-over-fist. Which he very much appreciates.

  • Baba Booey

    @Daez: @Daez: Where do I get off? Not thanks to this guy, unlike you. Which is what he wants.

    This guy is made nicely – very nicely, by the HRC. Banking off of your rights. If you’re okay about that, great. I’m not. I find it appalling and expolitive. Great. Have a nice day. :)

  • Baba Booey

    @Baba Booey: made = paid

  • Daez

    @Baba Booey: You think that people that get involved in the cause should get no benefit from it at all? You have a very antiquated idea of charity. Everyone involved in charity wants some sort of benefit in this day and age.

    Also, I do not really get off on him, and I am far from a lonely old queen, but if this guy makes money for the cause, then who the hell are you to put him down because of it. What have you done for the cause lately?

  • Baba Booey

    @Daez: @Daez: As long as you pay him, his interest in LGBT rights will continue.

    I don’t make money off of gay rights. I’ve obviously touched a very deep nerve with you. Are you in love with him?

  • Daez

    @Baba Booey: No, I just get tired of people like thinking that all “charity” work should be done for free. People make money from causes. It just happens. I especially get tired of people like you that bitch about what others do when they are doing nothing themselves.

  • Baba Booey

    @Daez: I think you’re in love.

    You know nothing about me. But, you can think whatever your little heart desires.

  • Daez

    @Baba Booey: I have no desire to support this person. I have given no money to his cause. You have said nothing to make me believe you are not just the average person that bitches about what everyone else does while doing nothing. My guess is that you are between 20 and 23. You are the type of person that would not even bother signing a petition for a cause because it is above you. You most likely do not like this guy more because he is older than any other reason.

  • Cutemediclad

    No comment to make, other than bugger the underwear – will he come home and meet my mum?

  • Paul

    @Baba Booey: So Baba Booey is…boy, I’ve lost count…Aquarelle’s sixth personality we’ve seen at this point? The gay Sybill

  • darkorient

    Dear lord! It should be illegal for straight men to be this hot!

  • eddy

    Wel he’s so mush better now that he lost a lot of fat I find him a super male

  • Baba Booey

    @Paul: I’ve really touched a nerve with many of you. The stereotype that gay men are hyper-sexed, but also obsessed with straight men is really proving to be true in this case.

  • Baba Booey

    @Daez: seek medication.

  • jj

    I fail to see how this is ben using the gay community to make a profit when hes donating a large portion to charity. There is just no pleasing you bitchy old queens. Get over it. Your bitter, old self will never look like this…

  • Mk Ultra

    Ben is just great. Tall, gorgeous, with a great, friendly smile and all around great personality.

  • Paul

    @Baba Booey:
    Baba Booey said “The stereotype that gay men are hyper-sexed, but also obsessed with straight men is really proving to be true in this case.”

    Well Baba, maybe if you ever get lucky enough to get laid in your lifetime by something that has a heartbeat and isn’t made of rubber or plastic, you’ll understand that seeing a hot, hairy guy and liking it is a rather normal guy reaction.

  • John

    Can I take Ben home as well as his underwear, and preferrably not wearing his underwear!

  • Marc Davis

    Damn . . . please expand the ad campaign. We need to see the posterior side of those shorts before purchase. And, is there a special donation for getting any already worn? Ah ha.

  • Daez

    @Baba Booey: Really? Is this what this comes down to. You are so incapable of forming a cohesive thought that the thoughts you do espouse sound like they came from someone in Kindergarten. No wonder you hate real gay activists.

  • John

    Matt, are you as stupid/suspicious/uncaring as you sound…@Matt:

  • Jim

    He is absolutely totally gorgeous and how can you not adore him. I will dream of him as he is a wonder of the world. Thank you for sharing this with us. Jim

  • Anthony

    If you actually do some research and follow the guy on Twitter, you’ll know that he’s quite sincere and has been for many, many years. Someone who only does something when they benefit don’t go out of their way to do things like he does.

  • Jim

    Ouch to Matt. Your a rainmaker and not in a good sense. So what he leverages his work to help his image. We should all be so diligent. Not many other guys in his position would do the same. And so what old queens write checks to make your life better than the hell they went through. How about a thank you Matt and a sense of appreciation instead of your misplaced bitter resentments. I feel sad for you. Jim

  • MileHighJoe

    @Baba Booey: Oh, honey, your envy is showing and it’s not pretty.

  • Aquarelle

    @Paul: Oh Paul, honey. When will finally get over your obsession with me? I will *never* be interested in the likes of you.

  • no one

    Ben Cohen – Gay4Pay but doesn’t put out.

    All you sad homos who fall for this shit.

  • Jim

    Dear Matt,

    Thank you for your last baiting comment. At least now we all know your agenda and your type. You are undoubtedly homophobic and closeted with severe sexual identity confusion. I am happy you are able to get some authentic sexual satisfaction by coming to this web site and see the beautiful pictures of these gorgeous men who you adore as much as we do. The male form is so beautiful isn’t it and it is so glorious to be intimate with a man you adore and to give him all your love. Do not be ashamed. It is OK and a gift from God. It will be liberating for you and eventually your self-hatred and your acting out and projecting your self hate onto others will release you from your pain. Are you cute? How do you stack up against Ben. Don’t be a doormat Matt. Show your pride and join the parade and enjoy your short miserable life better. Peace.

  • Matt

    Jim that’s nice, quit describing yourself.

    I’ve been out for decades since I’m in my late 40s. I’m glad others here are seeing the truth about Ben Cohen.

    As far as the parade goes I stopped going to pride events decades ago when they started being totally corporate and pointless.

  • Jim


    I am so sorry. I totally missed the fact that you are so sophisticated. By the way, check out the voting. You’re on a losing side and I still think you are homophoic even though you have been “ot for decades”. I don’t march in parades either, but I do not put them down. Let people have fun. Who am I to judge? And Matt, I love men and I love being a man and I love Ben so let me love him and fantasize and go protest without us having to listen to your resentments. You are a bitter man. Que triste?

  • Gay Bacon

    @Baba Booey: “If this guy was some fat slob, gay men would laugh at him…”! Jealousl much?? So fit is in, fat is out in our culture. Adapt or settle for less :)

  • Baba Booey

    @no one: bingo.

  • Oh well

    He’s bear-licious!

  • John Hancock

    Ben, you are amazing!! I’d buy your undies anytime! :)

  • shannon

    ewwwwwwwwwww this guy is fugly! He is not any sort of ALLY to LGBT people at all just wants to make cash off of us! SMH

  • David K

    Oh my!!!! I can just smell the manleyness in those underwear…

  • Patrick

    Some facts:

    Ben Cohen is not paid by the HRC and never has been.

    Ben Cohen is not managed by his wife and never has been. Some wrongly perceived a former PR manager to be his wife.

    Ben Cohen has never stepped foot on a private jet and most often flies coach at his own expense.

    Ben Cohen is not paid one dime by his Foundation; in fact, he donates profits to the Foundation.

    Patrick Davis
    President, Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation, Inc.

  • Kiro

    I know this is Queerty so there have to be some negative comments about literally anything and everything, but this man really seems beautiful inside and out, and that is really all there is to say on the matter. Good on him.

  • eddy

    he’s so wonderful now that he stopped rugby He lost a couple of pounds and so he’s really sexy i just wish that he was gay but he’s gay friendly that’s all so mush Ben i luv you and frenchkis you

  • Royce

    @Callum: While the guy on flickr is no slouch, that’s not Ben Cohen.

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