32 hot shots show what gay pool parties are really all about

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Gay Atlanta's long goodbye to summer has already started, and so have the last round of the season's signature events. No not beer busts; calm down. Say so long to pool parties with this collection of eye candy.

Even if you didn’t get tickets to the sold-out Ready 4 Hope AIDS Walk Pool Bash on Saturday, you’re still likely to get a poolside invite between now and Labor Day. Our never-ending treasure trove of photo archives gives us access to everything you need to know about wrapping up summer in style.

Despite the words “pool party” on both the invite and everybody’s lips, it’s less about the pool and more about the party. After you pick up tips from the studs below, see about serving your sexy swimsuit with a side of man candy. Here’s what gay pool parties are really all about.

 

Remember: It’s probably not about the pool.

 

 

Unless it is.

 

 

But watch the hair. Let’s not get crazy.

 

 

It’s about friends.

 

 

And friendly friends.

 

 

And frenemies.

 

 

Of course, it’s at least partly about nearly naked men.

 

 

And the drag queens who love them.

 

 

And a little of both.

 

 

And a little more of both.

 

 

And a lot of both.

 

 

It’s about that tasty variety pack of shapes and sizes.

 

 

With tats.

 

 

Or without.

 

 

With sass.

 


 

And ass.

 


 

It's about the boys.

 

 

And the men.

 

 

It's also about accessories.

 

 

And props.

 

 

Did we mention the guys? Because we're all about that.

 

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