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Image Anal Pleasure and Health
(275 Pages) Vibrators have played a role in women's sexuality since the late 1800s. They have now become big business, and recent research indicates that ten per cent of sexually-active adults use vibrators and other sex toys in partner sex.
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Image And the Band Played on: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic
(640 Pages) An examination of the AIDS crisis exposes the federal government for its inaction, health authorities for their greed, and scientists for their desire for prestige in the face of the AIDS pandemic
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Image And the Band Played on: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic
(640 Pages) An examination of the AIDS crisis exposes the federal government for its inaction, health authorities for their greed, and scientists for their desire for prestige in the face of the AIDS pandemic
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Image Between XX and XY: Intersexuality and the Myth of Two Sexes
(195 Pages) Examines the conception of two sexes as a social, not biological, construct, and argues that gender is not easily determined and that intersex individuals should be accepted for what they are, discussing the effectiveness of gender reconstruction and other related topics.
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Image Chronicle of a Plague, Revisited: AIDS and Its Aftermath
(264 Pages) Discusses the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, emphasizing the impact the epidemic had on the gay male population in New York City, and the sudden resurgence of AIDS cases in that same community today.
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Image Dancing Around the Volcano: Freeing Our Erotic Lives : Decoding the Enigma of Gay Men and Sex
(178 Pages) 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 sure to become 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.
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Image Exile & Pride: Disability, Queerness & Liberation
(186 Pages) Rev. ed. of: Exile and pride: disability, queerness, and liberation. 1999.
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Image Gay & Lesbian Medical Rights: How to Protect Yourself, Your Partner, and Your Family
(219 Pages) Synopsis: Gay & Lesbian Medical Rights is a comprehensive guide to you and your partner's rights in the medical system. Written in a straightforward, easy-to-understand style, this long-awaited title provides all the information you need to protect yourself and your partner during routine medical care, an illness or crisis, and when planning for the future. It covers a range of issues important to every gay person, his or her partner, and family, including: Telling your doctor you are gay or lesbian -- Partner notification laws -- Policies concerning blood, organ, and sperm donations -- Finding GLBT-friendly therapists, couples therapists and addiction-treatment facilities -- Ways to get financial assistance for medical care -- Finding and qualifying for drug trials -- Accessing infertility treatment -- Gay & Lesbian Medical Rights goes on to explain how to protect your rights using health care directives, living wills, hospital visitation authorizations, wills, emergency contact cards, DNRs, assisted suicide, powers of attorney, and HIPAA consents. Financial concerns-including health insurance, long-term care insurance, and your partners' responsibility for medical bills are also discussed. You'll also learn about your partner's rights with regard to end-of-life concerns (autopsies, hospice, funeral and burial), life insurance, retirement-plan beneficiaries, transferring assets, and family leave/bereavement leave. A special section covers rights regarding children-how to authorize treatment for a child who isn't legally yours, how to choose a guardian, how to take family leave when a child joins your family, and much more. Specific information is also provided for seniors and TG individuals about their particular medical rights and concerns. Gay & Lesbian Medical Rights is the essential guide that will answer all of your questions, including many you never would have thought to ask!
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Image Guide to Getting It on
(672 Pages) Proudly Announcing the 10th Edition of the GUIDE TO GETTING IT ON Few people had heard of Bumble and Hinge when the last edition of the "Guide To Getting It On" went to press four years ago. No one in their right mind would have guessed that Chaturbate would become the 28th most popular website in the US, or that women in college would pay for their tuition by selling pics on a website called OnlyFans. And good luck to any guy who calls a woman to ask her for a date instead of texting, because she'll probably think he's a stalker. Anyone who says "Why would we need a new edition of a book on sex?" needs to throw away their flip phone and wake up. Each new edition of the "Guide to Getting It On" has risen to the challenge of helping young adults negotiate an ever changing landscape of sex and relationships, and the new 10th edition is no different. Today's young adults are the first generation who began watching the most explicit porn in history on their phones in Middle School. They have very different expectations and needs from a book on sex today than when the first edition of 'The Guide' was published more than twenty-five years ago and was praised as one of the best books on sex ever written. At a time when YouTube has become the source of all wisdom, the 10th edition of the "Guide To Getting It On" remains the one book on sex that people still want to buy, read and share with a partner. And for readers who value videos, several chapters of the 10th edition have links to videos that were made to go with the book.
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Image Health Care Disparities and the LGBT Population
(240 Pages) This edited volume fills an important gap in health communication, exploring the significant disparities in access to health care and health coverage that LGBT individuals and their families face. With cutting-edge empirical research, the essays examine the social and structural factors that lead to the stigma and discrimination that LGBT populations experience.
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Image Henry and Glenn Forever and Ever
(32 Pages) In the latest installment of the greatest love story ever told, Glenn's mother, freshly unearthed from beneath the bricks, moves in with him and Henry. Without giving too much away, Glenn's mommy issues come to the surface as she critiques his art, replaces his wardrobe, scrubs their dungeon, and recalls his childhood. Glenn tries to sell his signature to a UPS driver, takes a punch, and has some daydreaming adventures with a plunger. Henry, "a loud guy with a good work ethic," shows his darker side and indifference to a fan as he drinks black coffee and bonds with Glenn over their distaste for their own bands; two men who suffer best alone together. Additional pin up art by Andy Belanger, Katie Skelly, and Tom Scioli. Darkest and best issue yet.
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Image Other Voices: The Style of a Male Homosexual Tavern
(212 Pages)
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Image Out in Theory: The Emergence of Lesbian and Gay Anthropology
(329 Pages) A companion volume to Lewin and Leap's Out in the field, this study presents lesbian and gay anthropology as a distinct specialization and addresses the theoretical issues that define the emerging field. The essays detail the scholarly, personal, and political factors that affected the emergence of lesbian and gay anthropology; they define the lesbian and gay anthropology's scope and subject matter and consider how feminist anthropology helped define the field, and how transgendered experience, queer theory, race and class studies are promoting a new direction of inquiry.
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Image Science of Desire: The Gay Gene and the Biology of Behavior
(272 Pages) Explains how a genetic link to behavior was found, and considers its moral implications
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Image Sexual Inversion: A Critical Edition
(351 Pages) Critical edition of work originally published 1897.
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Image Sexual Inversion: A Critical Edition
(364 Pages) This book is a reprint (with a critical introduction based on new archival research) of the first English medical textbook published on homosexuality: Havelock Ellis and John Addington Symonds' Sexual Inversion. First published in 1897, only a very small number of the original printing of this important text survive today.
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Image The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People:: Building a Foundation for Better Understanding
(368 Pages) At a time when lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals--often referred to under the umbrella acronym LGBT--are becoming more visible in society and more socially acknowledged, clinicians and researchers are faced with incomplete information about their health status. While LGBT populations often are combined as a single entity for research and advocacy purposes, each is a distinct population group with its own specific health needs. Furthermore, the experiences of LGBT individuals are not uniform and are shaped by factors of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, geographical location, and age, any of which can have an effect on health-related concerns and needs. The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People assesses the state of science on the health status of LGBT populations, identifies research gaps and opportunities, and outlines a research agenda for the National Institute of Health. The report examines the health status of these populations in three life stages: childhood and adolescence, early/middle adulthood, and later adulthood. At each life stage, the committee studied mental health, physical health, risks and protective factors, health services, and contextual influences. To advance understanding of the health needs of all LGBT individuals, the report finds that researchers need more data about the demographics of these populations, improved methods for collecting and analyzing data, and an increased participation of sexual and gender minorities in research. The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People is a valuable resource for policymakers, federal agencies including the National Institute of Health (NIH), LGBT advocacy groups, clinicians, and service providers.
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Image Understanding Asexuality
(192 Pages) In a world where people often feel compelled to advertise their sexual inclinations and preferences, many people identify as asexual, lacking sexual attraction to either men or women. This book introduces the idea of asexuality as a fourth category of sexual orientation and reveals the historical, biological, and social aspects of asexuality.
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