John Myers

Co-owner & VP of Operations, John is a thinker and a doer. He's a whiz at working through policies and procedures but loves taking time to explore the urban environment in which he lives and calls home. He also appreciates getting his fancy tickled.
  • Love Pop, Greeting Cards, Shark Tank

    After Lovepop You’ll Never Look at Greeting Cards the Same

    Cakes and candles often take center stage at celebrations and special moments. Sometimes the one thing overlooked is the greeting card. Hallmark’s story began in 1910 when 18-year-old J.C. Hall who had nothing but two shoeboxes of picture postcards under his arm began selling them in Kansas City, MO....
  • Kinkster MAG Interview with Costume and Underwear Designer Marco Marco

    Marco Marco Designer Reveals the Secret to His Success

    You’ve seen his underwear (maybe you’re wearing some right now), you’ve seen his costumes (think Iggy from the EMAs, Fergie at Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, Britney Spears’ angel costume for her Vegas show, and Katy Perry’s cupcake bra) and you’ve seen the web-series in which he’s featured for the...
  • Playing Cards, Games, Poker, Art

    How to Bring Style and Design to Your Next Poker Night

    Are you ready to put some style and sophistication into your next poker night or Texas Hold Em’ game? We’ve got the deck for you from Playing Arts. This is also such a smart, spectacular, and incredible way to bring artists together for a project and demonstrate we are...
  • Nodus Collection, Wallets, Leather iPhone Cases

    Minimalist Style with the Nodus Collection of Wallets

    I like my wallets to be stylish and well crafted with a touch of something special about them. My current one was a birthday gift from Coach but it’s a bit bulky and I’m starting to feel a little like George Costanza from Seinfeld. My wallet has served me...
  • Backbacks, Locktote, Product Review

    Flak Sack, Leader of the Pack

    In August 2016 I wrote “TrustBag vs. Flak Sack, Battle for the Worry Free Drawstring Backpack,” which touched upon the marketing and information available at the time for the two bags which were hitting the scene. The owners of Loctote® Industrial Bag Co., the makers of the Flak Sack, contacted...
  • NYC Artist, Pato Paez, Art, NYC Art

    Artist Pato Paez Shares How to Engage More with Art and Social Justice

    Argentinian-born Pato Paez is an artist, curator, and creative director who has built over 15 years of experience in the art world. He has been titled an “enfant terrible of the art world, ” and his art has been characterized by bold swathes of deep color, with designs often...
  • Tony Moran, Music, iTunes, DJ, Interview

    Tony Moran Discusses his “Moodswings” With Kinkster MAG

    Two-time Grammy nominated remixer, producer, singer-songwriter Tony Moran is one of the most well-known DJs in the house music genre, regularly playing to massive crowds at events throughout the world. In 1981 Tony began his career in Brooklyn with childhood friend Albert Cabrera as part of the production team...
  • The Art of Popular Culture With Alvaro Arts

    Alvaro of Alvaro Arts, renowned painter/illustrator particularly in the fashion and entertainment industries, recently took the time to interview with us about his works, his connections, his interests, and what’s in store in 2017, and we’re delighted to share it with you. Imbued with admiration for the beauty and...
  • Kinkster NYC, Trump, Imm

    Kinkster MAG Founder, “We Will Continue to Be Inclusive & Welcome All”

    Dear Kinkster Brands NYC Family, As a culturally conscience website and online publication for gay men and our LGBTQ allies, and as the Founder, I cannot ignore what’s happening around me. A loyal reader suggested that we were too silent about immigration. I am happy to contribute to the...
  • Feature, Interview, Photographer, InkedKenny, MEN as seen through the lens of inkedKenny

    An Exclusive with inkedKenny, A Man Seen Through Our Lens

    If you haven’t seen our new Kinkster NYC storyboard photos yet, you’re in for a huge treat! We recently collaborated with inkedKenny Photography to share our latest visual stories through his specific vision and what’s been called by some as his “hyper masculine” aesthetic. You’ve likely already seen some...
  • Mark DeMarko, Music, DJ

    DJ of 2016: Mark DeMarko

    Naming Mark DeMarko “DJ of 2016” is our way of acknowledging the ability of an individual to elevate us with music, their beats, and their ability to create a dance party whether we’re on a dance floor in a club or dancing nude in our own living room.  Mark DeMarko mastered that...
  • Interview with Ships Have Sailed Frontman Will Carpenter

    Kinkster MAG has been following Ships Have Sailed for some time but only recently were we prepared to interview the band with Will Carpenter as its lead. The perfect time to introduce these talented musicians to our readers could not have been better than the week they are scheduled...
  • Music, Female Rapper, DEVMO, LGBTQ Artist

    Female Rapper DEVMO Set to Dominate in 2017

    On the release of her latest single and music video “Wah Wah Wah”, I got a chance to learn more about up and coming talented female rap artist DEVMO who is pushing the boundaries, in good ways. In this latest release, she tells the true story of falling for...
  • Neo-noir queer indie film Daddy's Boy premiers in NYC

    Interview with “Daddy’s Boy” Director Daniel Armando

    Daddy’s Boy is the latest film release from the innovative studio Novo Novus. This 78 minute film whisks us from the barrio onto a gay porn set and behind the closed doors of a burlesque studio. The film is a “luscious, black-and-white queer neo-noir that exposes the complexities of...
  • HIV, Barebacking

    HIV Stigma and Barebacking, When Activists Fail

    We were recently taken aback by an anonymous fan’s email to Kinkster MAG. Images arrived to our inbox of a to-be-nameless high profile person who has been an ardent activist for reducing stigma associated with being HIV+. This person appears to be active on a hook up site devoted...
  • Jack'd, #ChangeTheGame

    Jack’d Leads Change with #ChangeTheGame Campaign

    Earlier this year we interviewed the executives at the gay app Jack’d who candidly discussed their intentions to lead conversations within the gay community to combat negativity, racism, and sexism. “We have a responsibility to represent their interests, and are fully committed to addressing racism within the...
  • Gay Parenting, diblings, siblings, sperm donors

    The Rise of the Dibling, Donor-Conceived Siblings

    The number is unknown, but upwards of 60,000 donor conceived births take place every year. Straight-coupled, single parents, and same-sex couples would not have the families they do today without the assistance of sperm and egg donors. But, there are serious alarm bells sounding around the serious lack of...
  • Mommie Smearest, book review, L LeSueur

    ‘Mommie Smearest’: High Camp with a Message

    From the moment I picked up my Kindle and started to dig into MOMMIE SMEAREST: See Joan Crawford In Bitch Selfie Ain’t Make You No Movie Star, the fake posthumous autobiography of Joan Crawford, I knew I was going to be lost in a campy, catty, silly story. But...
  • Drinks & Food, Cocktails, Liquor

    5 Apple Based Drink Picks for Fall

    One of the highlights during this time of year for me has always been the ability to enjoy fantastic fresh fruits that have ripened, in particular apples, which interestingly are the second most valuable fruit grown in the USA after oranges. According to PickYourOwn.org the most active period for...
  • Flak Sack vs. TrustBag

    TrustBag vs. Flak Sack, Battle for the Worry Free Drawstring Backpack

    By now you’ve likely seen the videos for the “bulletproof” TrustBag developed by a German “startup.” Advertised as the perfect mix of premium material, technology, functionality, and design representing an eco-friendly and sustainable product. We never tested the TrustBag but were intrigued enough to do some research. The videos...
  • Polyamory, open relationships, and pursuit of legal protections

    And Then There Were 3+, Polyamory Working Towards Legal Protection

    We’ve recently written about the conundrums of marriage and open relationships, and differences in sex drives when you’re in a monogamous relationship, and lately I have been exploring polyamory which has been all the rage this year. Even as a gay man, years ago I struggled with the notion...
  • Camo Fashion men

    Camo Fashion Still Reigns for “Hunting” Season

    Hunting season will soon be upon us. Whether you’re out sludging through fields and streams looking to literally shoot your prey, or you’re scouring your hook up apps, or you’re hopping from bar to bar on the hunt for some fresh meat, camouflage is a great way to go....
  • gay dating, same-sex relationships, effects of porn, gay men, LGBTQ

    What Porn Does to Intimacy

    Compartmentalizing the physical act of sex from the emotional side of sex is nothing new among gay men but when the physical and the emotional combine, the fireworks fly and you have the best sex ever. In his article for the Huffington Post, “The Real Reason Why So Many Gay...
  • Gay Bars, Alcohol, Non-Alcohol, Beer, Wine, Liquor, O'Doul's

    Rediscovering Gay Bars but without the Alcohol

    Bars have always been a place for me to socialize with close friends and catch up on the week’s activities, listen to music, dance, meet others, and just let my hair down. As a young, gay man coming to terms with my sexual orientation, learning the ropes, and determining...
  • Groomarang, Shaving, Male Grooming, Men's Beards

    Shaping Up Your Hairy Face with Groomarang

    When I saw this product from the UK, I had a flashback to the Flowbee. Remember those commercials with kids and adults getting their hair trimmed by a vacuum system? There were different attachments for different lengths and cuts. Handy dandy tools for our grooming needs are nothing new....
  • sex drive, monogamy, gay dating

    How to Handle Sex Drive Differences in a Monogamous Relationship

    Kinkster MAG reader James, recently asked for our thoughts on the effect to a relationship when individuals in a couple have differing sex drives. I’m not a sex or relationship therapist so take my comments simply as someone who was in a long term monogamous relationship (10 years), who...
  • gay dating, gay men, NYC

    5 Fun & Frisky Daytime Date Ideas

    To celebrate one of my birthdays several years ago, my ex and bestie took me on a scavenger hunt / Amazing Race style run around New York City. We visited three fun venues I had never thought to explore. Taking time during the day was a great way to...
  • Voss Events, Brandon Voss, Gay Clubs

    Celeb Event Producer Brandon Voss Chats with Kinkster MAG

    In light of the shooting massacre at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando in June we wanted to learn a bit more of what’s going on with safety and security at clubs and large events. We also wanted to learn more about the state of nightlife. So who better to...
  • lgbtq rights, republican platform 2016

    Trump’s Support of LGBTQs Out of Sync with GOP Platform

    Now that the RNC is over, I had to step back and give a little more thought to the 24/7 blitz of sound bites coming across social media and the news outlets during the convention and prepare myself for the Democratic Convention this week. Donald Trump’s nomination acceptance speech...
  • elongated tees, tall tees for Men

    Tall Tees, From Controversial Trend to Mainstream Style

    Within the past few years celebrities like Kanye West, Justin Bieber, and Jaden Smith, have been spotted in more modern versions of what is known as the tall tee. Ever wonder how the elongated style of shirt came about, well, last fall, Cameron Wolf highlighted the rise and fall of...
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