Today marks the release of a brand new Irish gay magazine called QUENCH.
It is where ‘thirst and thought collide.’
The sex-positive magazine is digital-only and designed specifically for smartphones, with the first issue now available to read free of charge on quench.ie .
The first issue of QUENCH contains the following articles, interviews and photoshoots readers can look forward to:
● Sex On PrEP
● Chemsex Consent
● Fetish Exploration
● Sports Militia
● Femme Form
● Adrian + Shane
● Eggplant Soup
● RIP Tumblr
● Fully Loaded
The magazine is unafraid to discuss anything that’s taboo in Ireland. It will include provocative photoshoots along with features dealing with sex, sexuality, fetishes, competitions and more. This was discussed in detail in GCN’s June issue article “QUENCH: thirst meets thought.”
QUENCH editor Aidan Quigley, said: “I used to work for GCN magazine and while I was there I realised that there was a very real gap in the market for this kind of content in Ireland, so I decided to do something about it and create QUENCH.
“The thing is, gay men are engaging in practices like chemsex and getting into situations that can be tricky to navigate because people don’t openly talk about these topics. And if people aren’t talking about these things, how is anyone supposed to know how they’re meant to act. I think straight people have a lot more examples in both life and fiction that show them how to deal with difficult situations – hopefully, QUENCH can even
the balance a little.”
Quigley powerfully continued, citing the deeper purpose of the magazine: “I’m hoping that QUENCH magazine will not only be read by gay men and appreciated for its content, but that it will also push the boundaries of what is considered acceptable within Ireland and give gay men a space where they can talk about all their NSFW issues. This way, they can get the confidence and perspective to manage those parts of their lives better.”
In addition to dealing with topics around drug use, QUENCH had highlighted services available for those who may need help with detox from chemsex or club drugs.
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