Fit, muscular, tanned, shirtless… and smooth!

Male acrobats tend to work shirtless for several reasons – it’s a hot, sweaty business, perhaps we think we look good, but also for safety. ‘Skin-on-skin’ is safe when being supported by a partner. So, in our ‘old days’ back in Tennessee, we used to have discussions with our performing partners about body hair. Zach, in particular, always wanted to shave his chest but we insisted that he didn’t, the ‘fuzz’ on both pecs blending beautifully into his Latino skin tone. Neither Dave nor I is hugely endued, so we never have.

Models almost always do it, and deal with armpit hair too. That’s another thing.. particularly exposed when doing arm balancing! Again, we never have: it looks after itself, and no-one in an audience has ever complained. We also appreciate the so-called ‘treasure trail’ up from the pubes to the belly button and slightly beyond. So that has always stayed with us, too.

Today’s post looks at a particularly nice set of ‘smoothies’ (chest-wise), some with armpit hair and some without. 50 pix, 51 guys. Enjoy.

Smooth chests and oil somehow go together:

(However, oiling up and acrobatics absolutely DON’T go together!)

(We don’t usually do skinny boys here, but there’s something about that picture)


If you don’t know where all this chat about acrobatics and Tennessee is coming from, look no further than these three books, available from me directly at (can mail to anywhere in the world at discounted prices following the bankruptcy of their publisher!).

A fourth, smaller, novel about a lonely gay boy cast out from his community and in search of a future is also available (its publisher still exists – click on the cover!) and also directly from me at a discount:

…and don’t forget to check out the other pages on this blog for many more great pictures!


About tonycavanagh

Born Northampton UK; school Oxford UK and Oak Ridge Tennessee, where I met my wonderful partner Dave, also from UK. Oak Ridge is our main training base for acrobatics and circus stuff, but we also established a base in Wales (UK) to serve us when we are working in Europe. Our 'story', of finding gay love, learning the acrobatics trade and then of how we got shot at during our show (and worse was to follow - just to prove that the risks of being an acrobat are not always the most obvious ones!) are now available in my three books 'Loving the Boy', 'The Power of Love' and 'Against All Odds'. Links available on most blog posts. Actually, waiting for the imminent arrival of the first printed copies was far scarier than anything we do in performance. A fourth book - not about us but exploring the sadness of a gay Native American boy denied his true identity - is currently with an agent for evaluation. watch for 'Let The Future Find Me' in due time. And now to book five... another boy, another quest... seems its always boys...
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