On some level the matter seems to be one of pure economics: sex sells. Remember the magazine HERO? I was a subscriber. Did it last? No. Did it have lots of naked boys in it selling God Knows What? No. Truth to tell, was it a great magazine? Probably not in the big scheme of things, but they did try, those guys. They tried hard to mine the whole gay-men-as-a-lifelong-couple thing. It seemed a radical thing at the time. But then, love between two guys that mingles the head, heart and groin together is.
PS. For intellectual and philosophical-spiritual reading, I seek out the Gay and Lesbian Review as well as White Crane Journal.
Be the love you seek.