OK, so we know we should’ve had this list of the ten dreamboats who kept our hearts (and other parts) a-flutter over the last twelve months ready to post last week along with the rest of our year-end roundups, but in the interests of thoroughness we felt obligated to go back and rexamine every one of their photos and videos we have stashed on our hard drives one last time just to make sure our choices were the right ones. So you can be sure that the lineup you’ll find after the jump represents our final word on the subject. (That is, until we realize that we forgot someone and go back and shuffle things around when we think no one’s looking.) In the meantime, without further ado …
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Gay Fleshbot’s Top Ten Crush Objects Of 2006
Although you might think that Lucas Entertainment exclusive Ben Andrews earned a spot on this list for his most notable physical attribute (all eleven inches or so), what made our hearts flutter the most where young Ben was concerned this year is how good he looks sporting that whole geek-chic glasses-and-polo-shirt look when he’s not in front of the camera. After all, if there’s anything we lover more than a megahung twink, it’s a nerdy megahung twink.
· Ben Andrews @ MySpace (myspace.com)
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Our Tagalog isn’t what it should be, so we can’t be sure exactly what it says in the Wikipedia entry for Cologne-based model Jerome Ortiz. But since pictures are worth a thousand words, maybe we don’t need to know much more about him aside from what we can see with our own eyes anyway. At only 5’9 and 150 pounds he might be one of the more diminutive crush objects on our list, but through the magic of phsyique photography he appears much, much larger … and has become one of the most popular fitness models on the interweb in the meantime. Hopefully we’ll have a chance to learn more about him once Lufthansa announces their next round of super-saver fares …
· Jerome Ortiz (asianhunk.net)
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No list of crush-worthy porn stars would be complete without the dreamy Jason Ridge, who combines model-quality good looks and a physique to drool over with being one of the most dependable performers on the gay porn scene. And if that weren’t enough, reading over his blog will convince you that he seems to be a genuinely decent guy as well. What’s not to love?
· Jason Ridge (official site @ jasonridge.com)
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It isn’t just the “thick” part of Tom’s handle that we’re so smitten by (though let’s face it: a twentysomething twink with a piece of equipment that comprises approximatly 78.4% of his total body mass does have its appeal): we love the fact that in an age of increasingly splashy big budget porn productions, he knows that all you really need to please your audience is a web cam, a well-chosen soundtrack playing in the background (the Morrissey and Bjork tracks in a few of his early clips are a nice touch), a collection of clingy briefs, and a ten inch uncut dick that won’t quit.
· Skinnythick (skinnythick.co.uk)
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Porn star, fashion icon, and now house music superstar (well, almost)—is there anything the eminently crushable Johnny Hazzard can’t do? Far from being a tattooed flash in the pan on the porn scene, Johnny continued to expand his career in new and interesting directions over the course of 2006 … and shows no signs of slowing down yet. Here’s hoping he sticks around for a while—after all, we don’t come guys who are as sweet and level-headed as he is (and who look as good both in and out of cutting-edge couture) in our line of work every day.
· Johnny Hazzard (official site @ hazzardxxx.com)
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When it comes to the strong and silent (and muscular and hairy and exotic) type, there aren’t many porn performers who can hold a candle—or any other insertable object—to the smouldering Francois Sagat, who was everywhere in 2006 and who came dangerously close to being overexposed here on Fleshbot for a spell. But honestly, can you blame us?
· Francois Sagat (official site @ francoissagat.com)
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It’s no secret why fun-sized Brian Hansen was chosen as Buckshot’s first exclusive performer: surely it had everything to do with that thousand-watt Colgate smile of his. (OK, we guess there’s a few other things they may have noticed too.) Hansen did some runway and fashion modeling in his native Australia before making his porn debut in Buckshot’s “Big Rig”—and hot as that was, it was his scorching scene with Matt Cole in “Manly Heat Part 2″ that earned him a place in our list this year. While his official website is still under construction (“I promise it will be different and ‘meatier’ than the other sites. Whatever you think that means.”), we’ll wait around for more of that perfect ass as long as we have to.
· Brian Hansen (official site @ brianhansenxxx.com)
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Bubble butted versatile hottie Jason Tiya began his career go-go dancing on Christopher Street, began appearing in low-budget productions for outfits like New York’s Big City Productions … and over the course of the year became a bona fide porn superstar, due in no small part to his onscreen cherry popping by Fleshbot crush object emeritus Marc Williams. So what other milestones lay in store for the tantalizing Tiya in 2007? We’re getting moist just thinking about it.
· Jason Tiya (profile @ smutjunkies.com)
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Proving that that Best Newcomer award he received at the 2006 GAYVN Awards back in March wasn’t a fluke, Roman Heart earned his stripes this year in a clutch of high-profile Falcon appearances … and transformed from a muscley twink to a full-fledged slab of “Beefcake” before our very eyes. At the tender age of twenty, it’s obvious his best is still to come—but no matter how big he gets (literally or figuratively) he’ll always be that adorable trophy-licking studlet we first fell in lust with as far as we’re concerned.
· Roman Heart Fans (Yahoo! Group)
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According to his MySpace profile, this time a little over a year ago Seattle boy Cole Ryan had yet to have sex with anyone, much less on a porn set. What a difference a year makes: since then he’s made some memorable appearances for Randy Blue, was signed as a Titan exclusive (where he turned in some seriously hot performances in “The Chest” and Joe Gage’s “Arcade on Route 9″), became a free agent, and ended 2006 with an award-worthy supporting star turn as Michael Lucas’ put-upon lover in “La Dolce Vita” … to say nothing about the fact that we’ve been completely head over heels with those puppydog eyes, winning smile, fuzzy chest, and just about everything else since the first time we spotted him. The kid’s clearly a natural. Who says there’s no happy endings in porn?
· Cole Ryan @ MySpace (myspace.com)
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Honorable Mention (or, We Wouldn’t Kick Them Out Of Bed For Eating Crackers Either):
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Previously: 2005 Dreamboats of the Year