Dancing Around the Volcano: Freeing Our Erotic Lives: Decoding the Enigma of Gay Men and Sex (Paperback)

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    Guy Kettelhack is the author and coauthor of more than twenty-five nonfiction books. He lives in New York City.
    In the tradition of Frank Browning's The Culture of Desire comes Guy Kettelhack's provocative, honest, unapologetic look at the sex lives of gay men. Dancing Around the Volcano is essential reading for the American gay community.

    Gay men have long been told that regardless of their individual characters and desires, they should aspire to a monogamous model in their romantic and sexual relationships. Now, Guy Kettelhack wants to "tell the truth about the sex gay men are really having," offering a path to sexual liberation that embraces the conflicts and paradoxes of sex.

    Using the voices of different men who tell of their experiences, Kettelhack questions the assumptions about the "pathology" of promiscuity, sexual compulsion, prostitution, sadomasochism, fetishes, and celibacy. These personal stories are often sexy, sometimes funny, almost always poignant in their honesty, and startling in their insights. We hear about everything from hustling to monogamous gay relationships, from the baths to the private bedroom, from fisting to French-kissing. What emerges is a sex-positive take on the whole gamut of gay male sexual behavior.

    Celebrating the ingenuity with which gay men manage their sexual and aggressive drives and fantasies, Dancing Around the Volcano is a passionately pro-sex book with potentially healing--even revolutionary--implications for everyone: gay or straight, male or female.

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    ISBN 9780609801512
    Genre PSYCHOLOGY / Human Sexuality
    Format Paperback
    Pages 196
    Publisher Date 1997-09-16 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Three Rivers Pr
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 0.35 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Freeing Our Erotic Lives: Decoding the Enigma of Gay Men and Sex
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Kettelhack, Guy
    Country of Origin United States

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