Author: Jane Ward
Publisher: NYU Press
Release Date: 2015-07-31
A straight white girl can kiss a girl, like it, and still call herself straight—her boyfriend may even encourage her. But can straight white guys experience the same easy sexual fluidity, or would kissing a guy just mean that they are really gay? Not Gay thrusts deep into a world where straight guy-on-guy action is not a myth but a reality: there’s fraternity and military hazing rituals, where new recruits are made to grab each other’s penises and stick fingers up their fellow members’ anuses; online personal ads, where straight men seek other straight men to masturbate with; and, last but not least, the long and clandestine history of straight men frequenting public restrooms for sexual encounters with other men. For Jane Ward, these sexual practices reveal a unique social space where straight white men can—and do—have sex with other straight white men; in fact, she argues, to do so reaffirms rather than challenges their gender and racial identity. Ward illustrates that sex between straight white men allows them to leverage whiteness and masculinity to authenticate their heterosexuality in the context of sex with men. By understanding their same-sex sexual practice as meaningless, accidental, or even necessary, straight white men can perform homosexual contact in heterosexual ways. These sex acts are not slippages into a queer way of being or expressions of a desired but unarticulated gay identity. Instead, Ward argues, they reveal the fluidity and complexity that characterizes all human sexual desire. In the end, Ward’s analysis offers a new way to think about heterosexuality—not as the opposite or absence of homosexuality, but as its own unique mode of engaging in homosexual sex, a mode characterized by pretense, dis-identification and racial and heterosexual privilege. Daring, insightful, and brimming with wit, Not Gay is a fascinating new take on the complexities of heterosexuality in the modern era.
Stefan Baker, who used to be my best friend and bro, is a totally cocky bastard. And he knows it too. With his backwards cap, lopsided grin, and ripped bod gifted from the gods, he struts around town like he owns it. But I won't let him own me, no matter how hot he's gotten over the past eight years since he went off to become a pro baseball player in the major leagues - and since we had our brutal falling out and everything fell apart. And I definitely won't stare at him no matter how many times he parades in front of me wearing next to nothing. What a cock tease. But when a hard night lands him at my front doorstep - desperately in need of a place to stay - I get one look into those rich blue eyes of his ... and realize our story is far from over. My former "bro" and I are about to define a whole new term for the steamy, beautiful mess that's about to happen between the two of us. * This is a stand-alone, angsty, slow-burn M/M romance with a guaranteed HEA and no cheating.
Two teen boys explore each other's bodies at the lake house one summer day... A straight college student engages in a bisexual threesome that evolves into man-on-man lovemaking... A gay college student is seduced by his curious, straight roommate... An afternoon of video games turns into a four-man sex romp... And more! This collection of hardcore erotic short stories details the sexual explorations and awakenings of straight, bi-curious young men as they explore their sexuality with fellow straight men, gay friends, bisexual acquaintances and others. Acclaimed erotic author Drew Shadrot's hardcore gay erotics is now available for the first time in print! These tales of hardcore gay erotica offer something for every fan of the genre...
Author: Carlos Andres Gomez
Release Date: 2013-11-05
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
In one of his most powerful spoken-word poems, award-winning poet, actor, and writer Carlos Andr�s G�mez recounts a confrontation he once had after accidentally bumping into another man at a nightclub. Just as they were about to fight, G�mez's eyes inexplicably welled up with tears. Everyone at the scene jumped back, as if showing vulnerability was the craziest thing that G�mez could possibly have done. Like many men in our society, G�mez grew up believing that he should be ready to fight at all times, treat women as objects, and close off his emotional self. It wasn't until he discovered acting that he began to realize the true cost of squelching one's emotions - and how aggression dominates everything that young males are taught. Plummeting graduation and employment rates and dire teen suicide statistics show that young males in our society are at a crisis point. G�mez seeks to reverse these alarming trends by sharing lessons about life, love, and vulnerability. Man Upgalvanizes men - but also mothers, girlfriends, wives, and sisters - to rethink the way all men interact with women, deal with violence, handle fear, and express emotion. A supremely gifted storyteller, G�mez urges men of all ages to break society's rules of male conformity and reconsider not just what it means to be a man but what it means to be a goodman. 'A book that will make us all more enlightened.' Hill Harper, Bestselling Author of Letters to a Young Brother 'Carlos Andr�s G�mez delivers a pwerful message . . . An important read that will create a much needed dialogue.' Russell Simmons, Author of The Bestselling Do You! and Super Rich
Author: Susan Block
Release Date: 2014-10-30
In this unique and paradigm-changing book, internationally acclaimed and controversial sex educator Dr. Susan Block offers a brilliant new view of human sexuality, war, peace and community, inspired by a role model who isn't even human: our closest genetic cousin, the bonobo.With a provocative, humorous and engaging style that makes science fun and ecology erotic, The Bonobo Way boldly asks: What do these great apes know about sex--and the rest of life--that we don't? Here are some things we know about bonobos: They have lots of sex. They never kill each other. They empower the females.They stay younger longer.They live in peace through pleasure.And we thought humans were the smartest apes! For decades, experts have used the "killer ape" paradigm to explain why humans murder, make war, bomb and behead each other, and supposedly always will. Sure, our common chimp cousins kill, but do they tell the whole tale?Luckily, no. The Bonobo Way shows the other side of the story, presenting the bonobos as a new great ape paradigm for humanity that could change the world... or at least improve your love life. "This book is really good... something I rarely say these days! The Bonobo Way is whimsical yet serious, easy to read yet thoroughly researched, challenging yet ultimately deeply comforting. Dr. Susan Block is living proof that bonobos aren't just sexy and fun--some of them are damned smart, too."Christopher Ryan, Ph.D. author of Sex at DawnFrom the lush depths of the rainforest to the satin sheets of your bedroom, Dr. Block takes you on a fascinating journey, weaving stories, studies, theories and fantasies into possibilities and a practical path of action, presenting a very different kind of "12-Step Program" to release your "inner bonobo," help save the real bonobos from extinction and energize all facets of your life. Whether you don't know bonobos from bananas, or you think you know all about these amazing creatures, The Bonobo Way will show you the way to a happier, healthier, sexier life, and a more peaceful, sustainable culture.
Nothing up his sleeves. Nothing but murder... Jason West, hot-shot special agent with the FBI's Art Crime Team, is at the Wyoming home of Behavioral Analysis Unit Chief Sam Kennedy, recuperating from a recent hit-and-run accident, when he's asked to consult on the theft of a priceless collection of vintage magic posters. But before Jason can say "presto change-o," the owner of the art collection turns up murdered in a National Forest. When the dead man is revealed to be the Kubla Khanjurer, a much-hated part-time magician accused of revealing the highly guarded secrets of professional illusionists, it seems clear this is a simple revenge killing-until Jason realizes an earlier suspicious death at the trendy magic club Top Hat White Rabbit might be part of the same larger and more sinister pattern.
Sex For Smart Women is erotica, elevated. Adrienne West is a normal girl who isn't afraid to ask for what she wants--the anti-Anastasia Steele. Her sexual curiosity leads her to venture beyond tropes as she offers up the secrets of 15 shameless encounters, including the time she stripped for her boss, slept with her best friend's father, and for one week, offered up sex to her boyfriend whenever he wanted it. In this bold collection of adventurous tales, West's writing satisfies the erudite and the erotic in all of us. Note: Best read in the bath.
This collector's edition of Tom Bianchi's "Fire Island Pines" is limited to 67 numbered copies, and comes in a special orange cloth slipcase with a tipped-in cover image. It also contains a fine art giclee print signed and numbered by Bianchi. In 1970, fresh out of law school, Bianchi began traveling to New York, and was invited to spend a weekend at Fire Island Pines, where he encountered a community of gay men. Using an SX-70 Polaroid camera, Bianchi documented his friends' lives in the Pines, amassing an image archive of people, parties and private moments. These images, published here for the first time, and accompanied by Bianchi's moving memoir of the era, record the birth and development of a new culture. Soaked in sun, sex, camaraderie and reverie, "Fire Island Pines" conjures a magical bygone era.
Author: Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2016-03-08
Genre: Social Science
This book is an intimate journey into the experiences and insights of 79 Australian women in relationships with bisexual men. The research, revelations, and reflections in this book tell us much about global constructions and understandings of intimate relationships, sexual desires, and love, and the socio-cultural representations and labeling of genders and sexualities.
Author: B. Pini
Release Date: 2013-08-29
Genre: Social Science
This book contributes to the growing literature on men and masculinities, but does so through a methodological lens. It addresses methodological approaches and challenges for feminist and pro-feminist studies of men and masculinities.
Author: J.L. King
Release Date: 2007-12-18
Genre: Health & Fitness
A bold exposé of the controversial secret that has potentially dire consequences in many African American communities Delivering the first frank and thorough investigation of life “on the down low” (the DL), J. L. King exposes a closeted culture of sex between black men who lead “straight” lives. King explores his own past as a DL man, and the path that led him to let go of the lies and bring forth a message that can promote emotional healing and open discussions about relationships, sex, sexuality, and health in the black community. Providing a long-overdue wake-up call, J. L. King bravely puts the spotlight on a topic that has until now remained dangerously taboo. Drawn from hundreds of interviews, statistics, and the author’s firsthand knowledge of DL behavior, On the Down Low reveals the warning signs African American women need to know. King also discusses the potential health consequences of having unprotected sex, as African American women represent an alarming 64 percent of new HIV infections. Volatile yet vital, On the Down Low is sure to be one of the most talked-about books of the year. “A survey by the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta found that nearly a quarter of black HIV-positive men who had sex with men consider themselves heterosexual.” —Essence
Author: Ritch C. Savin-Williams
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date: 2017-11-13
Genre: Social Science
A growing number of young men today say they are “mostly straight” and yet feel a slight but enduring desire for men. Ritch Savin-Williams explores the stories of 40 mostly straight young men to help us understand the biological, psychological, and cultural forces that are loosening the sexual bind many boys and young men experience.
Is it any wonder that college boys are the stuff of fantasies the world over? These dreamy hunks stride across campus, stirring lust in their wake. Whether toweling off after a swim, lurking in the library stacks, or engaging in some male bonding at the frat house, these gorgeous undergrads are good for page-turning, arousing action. An explicit collection of gay erotica, College Boys explores the first feelings of lust for another boy, all-night study sessions with a classmate, and the excitement of a student hot for teacher. This steamy collection relishes the joys of self-discovery and the revelations that happen when a young man has freedom to pursue his interests?in bed and out. From coming out to falling in love, these stories of sexual awakening will evoke trembling, heart-pounding, sweaty-palmed excitement. Featuring the top erotic authors Rob Rosen, Simon Sheppard, Neil Plakcy, Christopher Pierce, Rachel Kramer Bussel, and more. With searing male-on-male action and wickedly inventive writing, these stories are more provocative, authentic, smart, edgy, and hotter than gay erotica published anywhere else.