The Reader's Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies surveys the field in some 470 entries on individuals (Adrienne Rich); arts and cultural studies (Dance); ethics, religion, and philosophical issues (Monastic Traditions); historical figures, periods, and ideas (Germany between the World Wars); language, literature, and communication (British Drama); law and politics (Child Custody); medicine and biological sciences (Health and Illness); and psychology, social sciences, and education (Kinsey Report).
Release on 2012 | by Donald L. Boisvert,Jay Emerson Johnson
Author: Donald L. Boisvert,Jay Emerson Johnson
This ground-breaking and eye-opening book examines the intersections of religion and same-sex desire, from St. Augustine to Hinduism to contemporary LGBT and queer culture. * Contributions from 28 distinguished North American and international scholars and activists from a variety of religious traditions * A comprehensive index of key ideas and concepts
Release on 2007-11-08 | by Darren Langdridge,C. Richards,Meg John Barker
Contemporary Perspectives on Sadomasochism
Author: Darren Langdridge,C. Richards,Meg John Barker
Pubpsher: Palgrave MacMillan
Psychological and medical perspectives on sadomasochism have historically been concerned with understanding it as a form of psychopathology. In the past (but still often today) studies of S/M have been concerned with extreme and most often non-consensual acts. However, more recently there has been growing interest in exploring the meaning of S/M in non-pathological ways. This book directly addresses this development, presenting some of the most recent cutting edge work on S/M by leading international scholars who all seek to understand rather than pathologise. This includes the latest thinking on theory and practice, academic-community pieces, as well as the presentation of new empirical findings across the range of identities and practices that constitute S/M.
Release on 1996 | by Anthony Peter Macmillan Coxon
Sexual Diaries and Gay Men's Sex in the Era of AIDS
Author: Anthony Peter Macmillan Coxon
Pubpsher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
The most extensive and up-to-date account of gay men's sexual behaviour, drawing together data from the innovative 'sexual diaries' research conducted by Project SIGMA with some 1000 men over seven years. Detailed analysis of sexual encounters and sex sessions documented by the diarists shed new light on received accounts of gay men's responses to the threat of AIDS. The book concludes with a far-reaching and insightful analysis of the prevalence of highest-risk behaviour and the extent to which this is practised by different individuals. Throughout the text the perspective is that of the men themselves, with generous quotations from their diaries in addition to interprative commentary with graphics and figures.
The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade
Author: Justin Spring
Pubpsher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Drawn from the secret, never-before-seen diaries, journals, and sexual records of the novelist, poet, and university professor Samuel M. Steward, Secret Historian is a sensational reconstruction of one of the more extraordinary hidden lives of the twentieth century. An intimate friend of Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, and Thornton Wilder, Steward maintained a secret sex life from childhood on, and documented these experiences in brilliantly vivid (and often very funny) detail. After leaving the world of academe to become Phil Sparrow, a tattoo artist on Chicago’s notorious South State Street, Steward worked closely with Alfred Kinsey on his landmark sex research. During the early 1960s, Steward changed his name and identity once again, this time to write exceptionally literate, upbeat pro-homosexual pornography under the name of Phil Andros. Until today he has been known only as Phil Sparrow—but an extraordinary archive of his papers, lost since his death in 1993, has provided Justin Spring with the material for an exceptionally compassionate and brilliantly illuminating life-and-times biography. More than merely the story of one remarkable man, Secret Historian is a moving portrait of homosexual life long before Stonewall and gay liberation. Secret Historian is a 2010 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction.
Companion to the 'New Bottoming Book', this is a completely revised and updated edition of the best-selling underground classic for nearly a decade. Gives even more insight and ideas for those who want to be a successful player.