The Warwick Rowers have released their latest swoon-worthy calendar to raise money for a good cause.
The 2018 edition features the University of Warwick's rowing team posing nude for their initiative Sport Allies, to promote inclusion in sports by eliminating homophobia.
Rower Jorge Tallo Soria said while it was intimidating to strip down for the first time, the calendar promotes an important message.
"I think it’s something really different, getting naked and getting naked for a reason," Soria told PinkNews. "It’s something I hadn’t done before, I had got naked at the beach or whatever but never for the camera."
"We are embracing other people’s sexuality and in this case the sexuality of LGBT+ people. Once you know the reason, it makes sense getting naked," he added.
Rower Jacob Howard-Park said while they are opening a dialogue on homosexuality in sports, people still need to be aware on how careless words can have a negative impact on someone.
"If you’re a gay person who hasn’t come out, people using the word gay in a negative way can have a negative impact on you," Howard-Park said.