Gay Men and Anal Eroticism: Tops, Bottoms, and Versatiles by Steven G. Underwood

By Steven G. Underwood

homosexual males exhibit their preference—and the explanations in the back of it!

homosexual males and Anal Eroticism: Tops, Bottoms, and Versatiles is a no-holds-barred exam of 1 of society's so much power taboos. In a remarkably candid selection of frank and forthright interviews, 21 homosexual males speak about the position anal intercourse performs of their lives and relationships and their offerings to behave as insertive (“top”) or receptive (“bottom”) partners—or either (“versatile”). Ranging in age from 21 to sixty five, the boys talk about the explanations at the back of (and effects of) their offerings; how they outline their sexual roles (and how these roles are outlined via homosexual society); problems with energy, belief, and vulnerability; and the idea that (in either instantly and homosexual society) that tops and bottoms are socially and morally unequal.

those particular interviews, carried out by way of the writer within the Boston and Provincetown components, rejoice selection in homosexual men's sexuality whereas debating no matter if choice is genetically established or socially formed—a debate mostly neglected in social technological know-how reviews. the boys interviewed—including homosexual porn icon Cole Tucker—discuss perceptions muddied by way of stereotypes, preconceived notions, and exaggerated eventualities, and the meanings homosexual males assign to anal intercourse, together with dominance and submission roles with regards to masculine/feminine, aggressive/passive implications. The interviews additionally hide each one subject's own heritage as a homosexual guy, secure intercourse within the AIDS period, youth traumas, first-time sexual encounters, loves, wants, and obsessions.

The interviews for homosexual males and Anal Eroticism supply insights which are equivalent elements considerate and outrageous, funny and heartbreaking:

  • Aaron, age 24: “I type of fell into this picture of myself as being a truly competitive backside, a man who knew what he sought after and who did not want any wimps applying.”
  • Danny, 21: “There’s a approach approximately being a best … it is kinda like preserving the ship.”
  • Sam, 36: “I hate to claim it, yet I’m a backside … I don’t wish to be pointed out like that simply because i believe it turns me into whatever all of the manner from my toes as much as my head.”
  • Eddie, forty two: “I wager I get pleasure from extra being a best than a backside simply because i have not discovered an outstanding top.”
  • and Cole Tucker: “A actual act does not relatively make you a best or a backside. it is a functionality, an natural functionality of what you do. it is the dynamics of the place you come back from.”

The revealing disclosures of homosexual males and Anal Eroticism express equality in man-to-man intercourse to be as different because the variety of people who pursue it. Addressing conventional misunderstandings and misconceptions of homosexual males as both “limp-wrested fairies” or masculine “trade,” the e-book uncovers that there's even more to this complicated factor than own preference.

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