Our new beach towels have arrived! Inspired by the California Boy Style of Mel Roberts’ photography, we have recreated the beautiful graphic towels in 6 different color-ways.
Snatch them up here.

Summer is on the way!

What will you be reading on the beach?
Check out our Beach and Surf themed books, magazines and photographs!

Do you love this image as much as we do?
See more of this and other Mel Roberts photography here, and download an interview with the Mel here!

 Light Blue: White


gvsAdLargeWe are having a Welcome Sale as a welcome to friends old and new!

Everyone at Gay Vintage Sleaze wants to thank you all for the warm reception we have received. We have been live for only 4 months and have been really feeling the love; now we think it’s about time to give that love back!

Use code #takeitoff at check out for a 20% discount.

Please feel free to contact us through email or to check us out on Instagram!

Come Hither

The world of gay popular erotica – or, to put it in more joyously – Gay Vintage Sleaze, is a window into the representation of not only gay sexuality but of masculine beauty itself.

The materials on display here lived a life subterranean in their day.  While we continue to battle for the right to love whomever (and however) we choose, we know all too well how precious (and possibly precarious) our current hard-won civil and social rights are.

Within the domain of this archival and sales site, we invite you to wander through the visual history of 20th century gay publishing, eroticism and otherwise, and to grasp a feel for the community spirit of the queer life from the beginnings of our modern age through the dawn of the digital age. The print artifacts on the site – books, magazines, journals, photographs and pamphlets – are still vital and expressive, documenting the oft-too slow progress of a universal sexuality too powerful for many to comfortably appreciate.