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Fashion Designer Protests Russia's Anti-Gay Laws with Hot Guys and Boxer Shorts: VIDEO

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Belgian fashion designer Kristof Buntinx has a Russian protest of his own in the works, featuring a set of boxer shorts and a set of willing models.

Watch his video, AFTER THE JUMP...

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I am often on Facebook, as are virtually all young people and I was struck by the short films on the Internet of pestered and hassled young gays in Russia. At first I did not find it so serious that Putin is against homosexuals. That is everyone’s choice. I too do not want to love everyone. I decide for myself what my preferences are and with whom I want to hang around. But on seeing these films I felt sickened and I was disgusted. It is too much. If you do not like the fact that I am homosexual, I can learn to live with it. But to humiliate, attack and torture people is really going too far. I myself was always pestered and hit as a child at school. First as the young son of the teacher and after that because I was the queer of the class, I was the stereotype of a soft gay teenager. I had a barren youth as a result. There were however some people who sided with me and I still know who those people were and I am thankful for it.

Hence this campaign.

I myself have set to work with my graphic designer and I have made 17 patterns of Russian symbols and motifs for the creation of a collection of boxer shorts.

Buntinx says he plans to make a Russian gay calendar with the photos and wants to collaborate with the LGBT organization Cavaria in Brussels.

No word on how sales from his fashion campaign, 'To Russia with Love', will benefit oppressed LGBT people in Russia.

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(via the underwear expert)

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David Beckham Stripped Down and Oiled Up for New Bodywear Campaign: VIDEO

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David Beckham is ready to take the wraps off his new H&M Bodywear campaign but as in the past, the internet isn't really as interested in the clothing as it is in what's under it.

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A Brief Distraction with Felipe Jimenez: VIDEO

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Those of you who have been waiting for the latest behind-the-scenes video from underwear purveyor Joe Snyder starring model Felipe Jimenez are in luck this morning. Those of you who haven't been waiting are in luck as well.

Enjoy this brief distraction, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Curb's New 'Identity' Underwear Ad Will Steam Up Your Morning Commute: VIDEO

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UK based Curbwear has unveiled a new underwear line that encourages you to 'reveal your identity.' Wearers can even choose from 'Active,' 'Bottom,' or 'Versatile' waistbands to help add a *ahem* personal touch. 

Check out the steamy ad for the new line, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Interview with an Underwear Model: Benjamin Godfre - VIDEO

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The Underwear Expert continues its questioning of boys in briefs with model Benjamin Godfre who fills us in on his neck tattoo, his thoughts on marijuana, Polaroid art, his favorite drag queen, his impersonation of a 12-year-old girl, his six-pack, Amanda Bynes, his secret desire involving sushi, tips for selfies, and his favorite brand of underwear.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

For past interviews, see Pablo Hernandez, Derek Allen Watson, Greg S, Philip Fusco, Mark MacKillop, Go Green.

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Wounded Afghan War Vet Becomes (Underwear) Model Of Inspiration: PHOTOS, VIDEO

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The Underwear Expert recently sat down with Afghan war veteran turned underwear model Alex Minsky to talk about his journey back from the front-lines and transformation into a model of inspiration. Minksy, who lost his right leg after an IED exploded underneath him on June 1, 2009, has faced a daunting recovery:

"I came out of my coma and I was using alcohol as a tool to cope–to cope with the trauma that was going on in my own head and in my own life and I was like messed up, dude. I was real messed up. And then a series of very unfortunate events happened back to back to back bam bam bam. My younger brother passed away when he was 19 and I was 21 and then I used alcohol even more, to cope even more. It’s a progressive illness, so my alchoholism progressed further and further and further and I never slowed down. I felt that I was, that I deserved it. I felt like I was allowed to drink that much because, I don’t know.. because I could–because I wanted to. And that’s not the case. It was very unhealthy and it is very unhealthy and it was very, very bad for me. I don’t regret anything that I’ve done–any drinking, anything like that–but it’s not a healthy way of living. And it’s very hypocritical for me also because I promote healthy living all the time in every single aspect of my life. For years I’ve been promoting it in every other aspect of my life–except for my own personal abuse of alcohol. I would abuse the crap out of alcohol."

More than anything, Minksy hopes to be an inspiration to others.  He tells NBC 4 Los Angeles,

"Just because I don't have a leg doesn't mean it's going to slow me down. I want people to look at me and not give up. Not quit."

Check out a few more photos from Minsky's shoot with The Underwear Expert as well as a video from NBC 4 AFTER THE JUMP...

(all images Gabriel Gastelum exclusively for The Underwear Expert)

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