A subculture of gay men participates in a radical form of sexuality and community known as leather. Through intimate forms of encounter, using such tools as pain-pleasure, bondage and role-play, leather can bring a shift of consciousness and a new vision of the self. This innovative book pioneered in sensitively exploring and celebrating leathersexuality. As relevant today as when it was written 20 years ago, Urban Aboriginals is an intimate view of the Gay male leather community. Within its pages, Mains explores all aspects of this prominent yet widely misunderstood scene.
Author: Larry Townsend
Publisher: L.T. Publications
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Social Science
Larry Townsend's first handbook was an immediate cult classic upon its release in 1972. Its publication was the first step to bringing gay `leathersex' out into the open. Presented here in a completely revised and updated edition, this is still the most authoritative work in the field and is sought after by beginner and advanced practitioners alike.
Author: Peter Hennen
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 2008-11-15
Genre: Social Science
Over time, male homosexuality and effeminacy have become indelibly associated, sometimes even synonymous. In Faeries, Bears, and Leathermen, Peter Hennen contends that this stigma of effeminacy exerts a powerful influence on gay subcultures. Through a comparative ethnographic analysis of three communities, Hennen explores the surprising ways that conventional masculinity is being collectively challenged, subverted, or perpetuated in contemporary gay male culture. Hennen’s colorful study focuses on a trio of groups: the Radical Faeries, who parody effeminacy by playfully embracing it, donning prom dresses and glitter; the Bears, who strive to appear like “regular guys” and celebrate their larger, hairier bodies; and the Leathermen, who emulate hypermasculine biker culture, simultaneously paying homage to and undermining notions of manliness. Along with a historical analysis of the association between effeminacy and homosexuality, Hennen examines how this connection affects the groups’ sexual practices. Ultimately, he argues, while all three groups adopt innovative approaches to gender issues and sexual pleasure, masculine norms continue to constrain members of each community.
Lambda Literary Award finalist In Sassafras Lowrey's gorgeous queer punk reimagining of the classic Peter Pan story, prepare to be swept overboard into a world of orphaned, abandoned, and runaway bois who have sworn allegiance and service to Pan, the fearless leader of the Lost Bois brigade and the newly corrupted Mommy Wendi who, along with the tomboy John Michael, Pan convinces to join him at Neverland. Told from the point of view of Tootles, Pan's best boi, the lost bois call the Neverland squat home, creating their own idea of family, and united in their allegiance to Pan, the boi who cannot be broken, and their refusal to join ranks with Hook and the leather pirates. Like a fever-pitched dream, Lost Boi situates a children's fantasy within a subversive alternative reality, chronicling the lost bois' search for belonging, purpose, and their struggle against the biggest battle of all: growing up. Sassafras Lowrey is a straight-edge queer punk who won the Lambda Literary Emerging Writer Award and was named to the inaugural Trans 100 list by We Be Trans. Sassafras's books, Kicked Out, Roving Pack, and Leather Ever After, have been honored by organizations ranging from the National Leather Association to the American Library Association.
Out and Proud in Chicago takes readers through the long and rich history of the city's LGBT community. Lavishly illustrated with color and black-and white-photographs, the book draws on a wealth of scholarly, historical, and journalistic sources. Individual sections cover the early days of the 1800s to World War II, the challenging community-building years from World War II to the 1960s, the era of gay liberation and AIDS from the 1970s to the 1990s, and on to the city's vital, post-liberation present.
Author: Vincent L. Andrews
Publisher: Adynaton Publishing
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Genre: Leather lifestlye (sexuality).
Expanding upon his original now out-of-print work, “The leatherboy Handbook,” and including even more of his own experiences in the leather community as well as some of the best source material available, Vincent Andrews has created a wonderful resource for anyone interested in the “leatherboy subculture” that many believe will become the “companion” volume to Larry Townsend’s seminal work, The Leatherman’s Handbook.
Author: John Norman
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release Date: 2014-04-29
In 1974, the author of the controversial and popular Gor novels revealed his vision for an exciting, fulfilling sex life for all. Imaginative Sex outlines John Norman’s philosophy on relations between the sexes. In the first nine chapters, from “Imaginative Sex: The New Sexual Revolution,” through “Love, Hunters and Evolution,” “Marriage, Sex and Normality,” “Sex and the Brain,” “Marriage and the Ventilation of Emotions,” “Privacy,” “Disease,” “Requirements for Imaginative Sex,” to “Imaginative Techniques,” Norman details and develops his theories and ideas about sex in the modern age. In the tenth chapter, “Sensuous Fantasies: Recipes for Pleasure,” he presents fifty‐three scenarios designed to reintroduce fantasy and intimacy to the bedroom. Examples include: the Aphrodisiac Fantasy, the Rites‐of‐Submission Fantasy, the Lady Fantasy, the I‐Am‐His‐Slave‐Girl Fantasy, the Safari Fantasy, and the Blindfolded‐Lovers Fantasy, as well as many other sensuous suggestions, detailed for the enjoyment of all truly adult readers. Find out what really lies behind the philosophy of Gor and the ways in which role-playing can spice up any love life. The book ends with an epilogue and a set of appendices that cover these important topics: Garments, Ties, Apparel in Fantasy, Notes on How to Buy a Slave Girl, and Notes on Investments, Documents, and Conception.
"Girl Sex 101 is the best sex guide in years." - DIVA Magazine Girl Sex 101 is a sex-ed book like no other, offering helpful info for ladies and lady-lovers of all genders and identities, playful and informative illustrations on each page, and over 100 distinct voices, plus a hot narrative that shows you how to put the info to good use! Learn how to navigate the twists and turns of female sexuality, with special guidance from thirteen guest sex educators including Nina Hartley, Sex Nerd Sandra, Jiz Lee, Tristan Taormino, Julia Serano, Reid Mihalko and more! Girl Sex 101 will teach you... *The bits and pieces that make up female sexual anatomy *Simple ways to communicate in the heat of the moment *How to build a Road Map of your partner s pleasure *Essential moves for cunnilingus, strap-ons, hand sex and more! *Positions to avoid fatigue and generate the power you need to rock your girl's world! You'll gain confidence to please your girl, no matter what your hands-on experience. Buckle your seat belt and get ready to ride!
Look beyond the fantasies of whip-cracking dominatrixes and cowering slaveboys, and you'll find real women and men in caring, consensual female-dominant relationships. Yet, given that social norms grant the majority of power to men, how do these relationships work? TammyJo and Fox have been building their female-dominant relationship for many years, and have gathered their most important discoveries and theories into this important manual. You'll learn: - how to take your roles beyond the bedroom - the role of rituals, contracts and protocols in day-to-day femdom life - how to achieve training and growth that complement the nature of the relationship - how each individual can get his or her needs met within the context of a consensual disparity in power - how to integrate fetish desires into the relationship - how to cope with the realities of life (illness, work, family) without losing touch with the relationship ... and much more.