Reprints issue 2 of the seminal gay zine Straight to Hell, founded by Boyd McDonald and still being published today. Largely comprised of letters from readers recounting their frank and explicit sexual encounters, STH is a document of McDonald’s unabashed and unflinching fascination with sex at its most extreme, depraved, and above all, honest. His aim was to bring sex to the height of shamelessness, insisting that there was no such thing as “pure heterosexuality,” that being straight was a denial of deep erotic desires. STH was monumental for its time, giving a voice to all kinds of men throughout the entire country who embraced and celebrated aspects of sex that were thought unspeakable in most outlets. This reprint is an essential testament to STH’s enduring legacy.
Issue 2 of STH includes the following features: “Noted Cocksucker Joins Staff,” “Dick Cavett Sucks,” “Cocksucking in Vietnam & Elsewhere,” “Guide to New York Shrinks,” the classifieds section “Peddle Your Butt,” and “The Shit House Wall.”