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Public Sex in a Latin Society - Jacobo Schifter

Public Sex in a Latin Society

Paperback Published: 30th November 1999
ISBN: 9781560239864
Number Of Pages: 206

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Explore the risks and rewards of seeking and having sex in public places!Public Sex in a Latin Society is one of the first books to explore the lives of people who look for sex in public places and the dangers involved--from murder to HIV infection. The book examines why many gay men have been murdered by sex workers who frequent public sex places, such as the parks, bathhouses, or saunas, and suggests some basic safety rules. Containing interviews with police officials, murderers, and sex workers, Public Sex in a Latin Society explores the motivations for seeking public sex, why gay men who have sex in public are sometimes murdered, and how these killings could be prevented. This eye-opening book contains studies that examine mechanisms for assault and crime and examines data on the roles that sexual and physical abuse play in sex workers and their clients. Public Sex in a Latin Society explores Latin society's Catholic church-influenced negative view of homosexuality, explaining why gay men are seen as the equivalent of murderers and thieves, why the topic is censored in the media, and why client murders are rarely investigated.Public Sex in a Latin Society discusses the dangers facing public sex seekers and suggests guidelines, such as:

  • refrain from flaunting wealth or wearing fine jewelry or clothes when looking for public sex to decrease the chances of getting mugged or physically assaulted
  • never try to negotiate changes to the agreement or method of payment after sex--this can bring on physical harm or even death
  • do not make advances or ask for sexual acts that were not agreed upon and be especially careful about everything relating to anal sex
  • never take drugs or drink alcohol while seeking sex in order to be alert if you are attackedPublic Sex in a Latin Society provides you with a shocking analysis of how public sex in Latin America has become part of the Latin economy without advancing sexual liberation or social equality. This provocative and intelligent book will give you a better understanding of Latin American sexual culture.

The Pornography Revolution
AIDS as a Trigger
The Body Revolution
Methodology of the Study
The First Study (1989)
The Second Study (1998)
The Quantitative Study
The Qualitative Study
The Geography of Desire (1989)
The Parks and Surrounding Areas
Movie Theaters
The Geography of Desire (1998)
Parque Monumental
New Pickup Parks
Shopping Mall
Public Pools
La Llanura
Pornographic Movie Theaters
Pornographic Videos
Man.....Without Words
The Language Metaphor
School for Public Sex
The Language and "La Différence"
Gay Clientele
The Gay Model of Public Sex
Violence and Public Sex
Thou Shalt Not Communicate (Juan's Story)
Invaded Bodies (Alberto's Story)
The Eroticism of Danger (Pepe's Story)
Nonverbal Sex (Emilio's Story)
The Need to Disconnect (Miguel's Story)
The Worst Nightmares
Cacheros and Locusts (Chapulines)
The Vulnerable Body
Little Red Riding Hood Confronts the Big Bad Wolf
The Look: from Chapulines to Princes
Clash of Cultures
The Language of Crime
Triggers to Chapuline Violence
Ten Rules that Could Save Your Life
A Visit to the Castle
Is Public Sex Revolutionary?
Police Officers
The Trained Body
If you Live with Men ...
Deliver Us from Temptation
Appendix: Survey of Sexual Practices in Public Sex Places
ILPES Questionnaire for Men Who Visit Bars, Discos, and Restaurants
Reference Notes Included
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781560239864
ISBN-10: 1560239867
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 206
Published: 30th November 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1