Welcome to the Blog!

Tony Cavanagh welcomes you to his world of books (first and foremost!) and to the things he loves best on the other pages here. After six blogging years, I’m having something of a reorganisation and culling many old posts and associated images to make room for new things. This blog home page offers more information about my books and will also signpost additions to the ‘Fitness, Acrobatics and Gymnastics‘ pages (see Index) and also to the ‘Gay Expression‘ page – these being the themes which run through my first three books. Purchasing books helps to support the blog, and most readers rate them well!

Before we get there, there is a fourth book published October 2017 and a fifth half completed. So let’s start with the most recent offering:

A ‘reluctantly’ gay boy, cast out of his community for discovering his sexuality… can he find the true meaning of his life and his true love, or does fate have more s*** in store for him? Best classified as ‘Romantic Fiction’, I think, the book explores Native American beliefs as his shape-shifting ‘spirit guide’ struggles to make things right for him. Darker influences are also at work, however, and his life holds many surprises and disappointments before the final dénouement. Click on the cover for a link to buy direct, and support this blog… e-versions of all the books are also available. And, if  you must, because they don’t pay the author much, there is Amazon…

Three earlier books, written in the first person, chart the life and times of a British teen relocated to the USA who quickly finds another like-minded exiled Brit with whom he shares a love of acrobatic sports and, very shortly after, with whom he shares his gay love. Surrounded by a caring group of sporting (and mainly gay) friends, things nevertheless start to go badly wrong and there are clearly people around who do not wish them well. They discover a life as a touring show… and also a future life as gay dads, but there is much else waiting in store for them before they can be ‘happy ever after’…

Notice too that these covers combine locations of the stories combined with acrobatic images and some Chinese characters: the significance of these emerges early in the first book.


So there we are – welcome. Scroll down for the latest posts, or cross to the other pages for Fitness, Acrobatic and Gymnastics images –  a lifestyle we enthusiastically support – or to Gay Expression for  occasional musings and images related to the gay lifestyle. You will not find porn here.

This blog is also for guys who admire other guys who put real effort into their physical development. On that ‘fitness’ page I encourage you to think how good the fitness lifestyle is for you. The rules are simple:

  1. Make an effort to improve your own fitness this year (you’re NEVER too old);
  2. Enjoy the pictures (and comment please on what you see, and feel free to ‘FOLLOW’);
  3. Buy a book (preferably, all of them) to support the continuation of the blog!

AND: you can even try combining the reading with your workout!

The blog is essentially G-rated; the earlier books get a little explicit from time to time about gay guys doing what gay guys do – you don’t have to be gay to enjoy them – just be gay-friendly. 

And now, as they used to say on the old TV game shows: “Come on Down!”⇓ or alternatively Sideways (to the other pages!)

*** Many pictures  on all of the pages… like the one on the left illustrating what we love to do… will sticky-2-readenlarge if you click on them ***


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Hot (with Update Alert!!)

Hot and strong… enjoying the sun! That time of year for great-looking boys to show off what they have built!

What’s more, I’ve updated the other pages with some great gymnasts (click here), a few wrestlers (click here), some acrobatic handstand dudes (click here) as well as some gay cuddles (click here) and a few gently-gay images as well (click here). And, if you need still more hotness, keep scrolling down!!

You can never get too much sun! Enjoy it while it lasts!

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Training done? Fun time, then!

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Boys Who Have…

…clearly… put in the hours / done the work / seen the results!!

(I know you guys need to check the image on your screen – but it would good to see a smiling face as well. No such luck with the next one either!)

Tell you what – maybe get some professional help…

Hmmm. Those studio backgrounds are a bit boring though. Let’s try something else!

Can’t understand that particular background! Never mind…

Ah! The messy bedroom background. Better than the loo, I suppose. And at least he didn’t hide behind the camera! The next one is probably a selfie too, but one that works…

The right diet helps…

The key, though, is the weights…


…or a creative alternative…

OK. 40 great guys – enough for today I hope.

Check out all the other pages on this site for more fitness, athletic guys and a little gayness on the side.

You could do worse than start with this:

My (fourth) modest literary effort, whose sales go to support this blog. Click on the cover, or mail me gymacrobat@gmail.com for discounted copies mailed anywhere in the world! (Except maybe South Africa, where a consignment seems to have locked in a warehouse in J’burg for six months… – we’re on the case…)

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Turning the Heat Back UP

After cooling off with the snow boys in the previous post, we turn up the heat and celebrate guys in Speedos enjoyig the summer!

As well, I have added 16 new images of caring couples to the CARING AND SHARING page (click here).

Also updated: 28 handstands on the HANDSTAND CENTRAL GALLERY #1 page (click here)! Do explore ALL the pages in the index at the top of this blog page! And now, on with the Speedo boys:

Finally, it’s goodbye from him and, for today, goodbye from me!

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A Chance to Cool Down

It has been a bit hot in Europe recently. Perhaps time to cool off?

We never hit 40C+ here, but it was still pretty hot. Certainly glad of opportunities to cool off. Since we are nearer to next Christmas than last Christmas, here are 28 images of guys (suitably shirtless) enjoying themselves in the snow and ice! Or, at least, we like to think that they are…


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Two Of Each…

Two of each… acrobats (as here, Jack Atherton beneath, not sure who on top)), and 28 new images of gay couples CARING AND SHARING on the separate page that celebrates gay love (click here). As I constantly try and remind everyone, there are numerous pages on this site now covering acrobatic sports, gentle gay themes (no porn) and so forth. Go explore.

Now lets re-join our acrobatic pairs:

(OK, the top there is a girl, but we’ll let that pass… especially as the next partner is a dog…)

Let’s finish with an oldie!


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Fighting Kids

Kids + mud… and a greasy pole and pillows as well! Looks great fun.

‘Fighting Kids’ is also a website (pay site) featuring South African teens wrestling and foot-fighting – I’ve just posted some of them in an update on the WRESTLING GALLERY #1 page (click here) along with some more mud, snow and oil captures.

The ‘Fighting Kids’ also love flexing, posturing and mucking about, so here are some more of them that don’t really fit into ‘Wrestling’ as such: obviously ‘set-ups’ by their photographer, but fun:

Moving on:

Bigger ‘kids’! …

Obviously this closing image is a set-up to sell underwear (I usually avoid posting those, but….):



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Fit for Purpose

Whatever the sport: acrobatics, gymnastics, bodybuilding, athletics, wrestling, swimming, street workout… … you succeed best if you craft your body and make it fit for purpose. Strength, flexibility… This post celebrates those guys who are proudly showing us that the have been doing exactly that!

The weights gym is clearly an ideal base!

Don’t forget we have other pages on this site celebrating all of this – go explore!

Fitness, Acrobatics and Gymnastics 1 (click here)

Fitness, Acrobatics and Gymnastics 2 (click here)

Wrestling Gallery 1 (click here)

Handstand Central (click here)

Zillions of photos included in all the previous blog posts, too!

A healthy diet helps – though we’re not sure about this one…

…perhaps this guy’s diet is more suitable?

Always more fun to train with a like-minded friend…

…these lads clearly share the same goals!

But back to showing off individual development:

Not really much point in that vest, is there. Most guys don’t wear one for posing!

…and definitely not when showing off in the open air…

Some guys like supplements…

…we don’t, as it happens. With most of the guys who post themselves on the net, you can’t be sure.

Bodyweight exercises are a great way to get going …

…and you don’t have to be in the desert!

Just the simple push-up works wonders:

…which can turn into more adventurous exercises as you slowly improve:

9 is a good age to start regular training – bodyweight first, then carefully supervised weights. If not watched, they’ll go too heavy and potentially cause permanent damage. That said, some famous lifters, like Andrey Kostash, have been very successful: here’s a young picture of the intensity he trained:

Gymnastics is THE great sport for young boys to help their development:

Enough ‘chat’ for moment. Enjoy some more pictures without commentary:

Some young lads enjoy showin’ off for their mates at home:

(and if what you’ve got is as good as his, why not?!!)

And, of course, the art of the selfie!

Yep, bathroom mirrors are popular for that!

…although we do wish that people would not include their toilet seats! I’ll spare you that.

Perhaps this is the ultimate selfie?

I notice that I have wandered ‘off topic’ again. It happens.

Some people regard ‘bodybuilding’ as a bit gay, although I have one book on the subject in which the author rather pugnaciously asserts that he has never met a gay bodybuilder. Rubbish: we have, lots. In fact, we must ‘fess up to being a gay couple ourselves – but then anyone who has read my first three books will be well aware of that, since they cover our gay love affair mixed in with our sports, circus touring and assorted adventure. As their publisher has now gone into liquidation, you can get them direct from me at gymacrobat@gmail.com

There is a fourth book – total fiction – orphaned gay lad goes out into the world to find – something (he’s not sure what): different publisher, still functioning, a better introduction to my writing I think and you can also get it direct from me as well.

Without giving to much away, a fifth book is also half finished. Another boy, another trek. This one isn’t gay, by the way. This is only a spoiler if you already read Let The Future Find Me, but I will say that, of the two, one boy ends up ‘happily ever after’ while the other only does so in a manner of speaking.

There is no suggestion that the remaining fit lads on these pages are gay – nor in any post, except perhaps for those couples who make it obvious – see the Caring and Sharing page (click here) and its forerunner (now full) Gay Expression (click here)  which also contains other images likely to appeal to the gay clientele, as does the current Gently Gay (click here) but don’t go looking for porn because you won’t find it.

And now for some more fit lads as promised.

And a quartet to make a great finale for the post!

Enjoy the exploration of the site. If you like what you find, please support the site by buying some books. And feel free to leave comments, either here or via e-mail to gymacrobat@gmail.com




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Heating Up, Cooling Down

As Europe (even the UK!) heats up (45C in France!!), some boys here are taking the opportunity to cool down! Here on the Eastern Algarve we have the benefits of a cooling Atlantic breeze off the sea, so we’re about normal (30C).

Introducing a clearly loving and affectionate couple their serves to remind me to encourage exploration of two other pages on this site: Caring and Sharing (click here) where we are currently a new gallery of exactly that, and an earlier one in similar vein – Gay Expression (click here). There are plenty more, of course, in all the previous blog posts – and all the other pages are worth exploring too! And now, here’s another couple:

More fun by the water:


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Black and White Boys

Just for a change! We often think  that B&W shows off great development better.

More flexibility than ‘development’ in this next one – the gymnastic ‘manna’ postion:

…and, since we’re on the subject…

I can think of safer places to perform headstands…

Cheeky  guy getting his development checked out, to end for today:



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