Sex Between Men: An Intimate History of the Sex Lives of Gay Men Postwar to Present

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A psychosocial history of the sexual behavior of gay men, from World War II to the present day, integrates oral history, historical research, and analysis to trace the evolution of contemporary sexual consciousness. $25,000 ad/promo. Tour.

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From the liberating discovery of "buddies" in the World War II trenches to the brutal repression of the '50s, from the heady possibilities that emerged in the wake of the Stonewall uprising to the hedonistic lovefests and ecstatic extremes of the baths and sex clubs of the '70s, and finally from the psychical and emotional carnage of the AIDS-plagued '80s to the '90s sex clubs, Douglas Sadownick provides a full-scale psychosocial analysis of the sexual behavior of gay men. Combining personal testimony, thoughtful commentary and glimpses of social history from archival material, "Sex Between Men" puts the sex back in homosexual.

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Douglas Sadownick has written about sex, AIDS, and the gay political movement for The Los Angeles Times, L.A. Weekly, The Village Voice, and The Advocate. His first novel, Sacred Lips of the Bronx, was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. He lives in Venice, CA.

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