By Richard Andreoli
An olive-skinned, dark-haired model slowly peels his shirt off to reveal smooth, perfect pecs, bulging arms, and rock-hard abs. As he lifts the weights, beads of perspiration slowly drip down to his skimpy, sweat-stained shorts. Every pump of his tight muscles is lingered over, but his shorts stay on until it becomes clear: This isn't the usual jerk-and-squirt scene you've come to expect from porn palace RandyBlue.com; it's the website's new fitness forum.'
'Gay men want to look good, love to work out, and they come to our site every day,' says site founder Randy Blue. 'So why not give them some really good information while they're here?'
Adonis (not his real name), a 27-year-old straight Greek-Italian stud, has been training clients for eight years while modeling for such outlets as Men's Workout, International Male, Exercise for Men Only, and the Abercrombie and Fitch catalog. Blue originally approached Adonis (above) to perform in sex scenes on the site -- many of Blue's models are gay for pay -- but the legit model declined; however, the two quickly became friends and developed this new concept instead.
Adonis's pages launched in January 2008 with videos for training specific body parts as well as a blog where he fields fitness-related questions, offers advice, diet tips, and more. It's sexy without being salacious -- these workouts don't include pop shots -- and though future videos have him training with Blue's models, these won't evolve into sex. So why would a successful, straight model make the jump into the gay-porn pen?
'Some models would rather be on the cover of Vogue for $200 just to say they were on the cover of Vogue than to be featured in something adult and make 10 times that amount,' Adonis says. 'For me, the motivation is financial. Plus I have great trust and respect for Randy.'
Money aside, Adonis's focus is on working out. 'I just love training and fitness. You can constantly refine your body. I find it creative. I love interacting with people and helping them achieve their goals.'