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Risky Sex? : Gay Men and HIV Prevention - Dwayne Turner

Risky Sex?

Gay Men and HIV Prevention

Paperback Published: 3rd July 1997
ISBN: 9780231105750
Number Of Pages: 208
For Ages: 22+ years old

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In candid, in-depth interviews, gay men discuss their experiences in the age of AIDS, their attitudes toward sex, and their motives for engaging in behaviors that are widely considered to be dangerous health risks. Revealing that such factors as guilt for being HIV negative, alcohol and drug use, and low self-esteem are possible causes of continuing dangerous sexual behavior, Turner also recommends ways to promote safer sex while respecting the choices and judgments of gay men.

Turner presents a well-designed study... of sexual behaviors of HIV negative gay men...between the ages of 30 and 44, living in West Hollywood... in the early 1990s... He found that the men practiced safer sex almost all the time, but also on occasion had unprotected anal sex. Turner relates his findings to the probable evolutionary origins of basic human urges, and describes probable interactions between these urges and the cultures that coevolved along with human biology... Although methodologically and theoretically sophisticated, the book is also as lucid and well written as a good novel. Choice

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Embracing the Jaguar
History, Risky Sex, and Relapsep. 1
Johnny and Ralph: Commitment and Trustp. 17
Bob: Oral Pleasuresp. 34
Phil: Binge and Purgep. 50
Alexander: Knowing Betterp. 65
Roger: Curious Sexp. 79
Jerry: Leather Sexp. 90
Theorizing Sexual Pleasure: Fuzzy, Evolutionary, and Culturalp. 109
Adapting to HIV: Intervention Strategiesp. 128
Appendix A: Methodologyp. 149
Appendix B: The Samplep. 155
Bibliographyp. 161
Indexp. 175
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ISBN: 9780231105750
ISBN-10: 0231105754
Series: Between Men-Between Women: Lesbian & Gay Studies
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 3rd July 1997
Publisher: COLUMBIA UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.09 x 15.42  x 1.37
Weight (kg): 0.3