Lil Nas X, Taylor Zakhar Perez, and Laith Ashley Source: Instagram

The Best Thirst Traps

Shawn Laib READ TIME: 10 MIN.

As we close in on the end of 2023, it's the perfect time to look at the sexiest thirst traps of the year. Celebrities have gifted us with some incredibly hot and exciting content in the last 12 months; bathtub photos, bulges in briefs, and random objects covering up the unmentionables only help to force the imaginations of fans into maximum overdrive.

We may want to marry our celebrity crushes, but the reality of never fulfilling this wish can be alleviated with a steamy IG photo. Here are the best thirst traps of 2023!

Michael Cimino


Michael Cimino has held a special place in LGBTQ+ TV fans' hearts ever since his role in Hulu's coming-of-age classic "Love, Victor." Cimino has since evolved into a heartthrob in real life, often posing with weekly thirst traps that show off his immense physical beauty. The most viral pictures in his bag this year probably come from this June 2023 montage of him in the bathtub wearing nothing but flowers. Cimino somehow stays classy and turns up the naughty meter at the same time!

Lil Nas X


Lil Nas X has actually had a relatively quiet 2023 by his standards. The "Old Town Road" singer hasn't been in the news as much as before and has stayed away from the social media controversies that typically surround him. Nas X still gifted the public with this sexy thirst trap in July 2023, showing his incredibly fit body and aesthetic in front of the water and buildings while on vacation. Here's hoping for some new music in 2024!

Taylor Zakhar Perez


"Red, White, & Royal Blue" was one of the biggest rom-coms of 2023 on Prime Video. Taylor Zakhar Perez starred next to Nicholas Galitzine in the adaptation of Casey McQuiston's novel, where he plays the son of the President of the United States (Uma Thurman). The gorgeous actor's sex appeal and abdominals certainly drew millions of eyes to the screen as he's no stranger to being a sex symbol after also appearing in Netflix's "Kissing Booth" film series. His semi-shirtless fashion show appearances make for memorable thirst traps on Instagram.

Noah Beck


Sometimes it seems unfair that all some people have to do in life to succeed is look pretty. When you look like social media megastar Noah Beck, endorsement deals and legions of thirsty fans follow you around daily. Beck is no stranger to teasing his contingent online while also adhering to his principles, never crossing a line into inappropriate. His thirst traps are often rated PG-13, allowing him to become the crush of teenagers and adults alike.

Troye Sivan


Troye Sivan has had one of the best years in music. The queer singer earned critical acclaim with his new singles "Rush" and "Got Me Started." He even got Hollywood star Timothee Chalamet depicting him in a viral "Saturday Night Live" sketch. Sivan infuses his music and thirst traps with a mesmerizing sex appeal, and in this post, he decided to dabble in OnlyFans-esque content with a look at his butt and happy trail.

Kit Connor


Kit Connor turned in another brilliant performance as Nick Nelson in the Netflix hit "Heartstopper" in 2023. While many fans appreciate Connor's ability to portray Nick's issues with family, bisexuality, and coming of age, others lust for him to take his shirt off. This viral picture of Connor working out early in the summer showed how bulky the actor has gotten recently, with some fans wondering whether he'll ever join the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

Brandon Flynn


Brandon Flynn is most known for his performance in the popular show "13 Reasons Why," but he's also been a regular in Calvin Klein underwear shoots for years. Flynn knows people want to see him shirtless and nearly naked, and the thirst traps of him in his underwear make queer fans swoon all over the internet. Flynn previously dated LGBTQ+ pop icon Sam Smith.

Laith Ashley


Laith Ashley has been a huge inspiration for transgender men all over the world and had a breakout moment this year after starring alongside Taylor Swift in her "Lavender Haze" music video. Queer fans have been familiar with his thirst traps and beauty for quite some time, though. Ashley stuns in the thirst trap above with glasses and blonde hair.

Shawn Mendes


Does a photo with all your clothes on classify as a thirst trap? It does if the subject of the photo is Shawn Mendes! The popular Canadian singer wore a thirsty open sweater shirt at a party hosted by jewelry company David Yurman in November 2023. We hope Mendes continues to share his thirst traps and music with the world this coming year!


by Shawn Laib

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