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Gay Sex: A Manual for Men Who Love Men--Revised Edition Paperback – July 1, 1998


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Alyson Books; Revised 2nd edition (July 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 155583468X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1555834685
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 10.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,197,181 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

We live in a world obsessed with (and appalled by) sex. Open any magazine--certainly any gay male magazine--and you will find it clogged with sexualized images. But a fundamental, hardcore American puritanism still prevents open, honest, and useful discussions of sexuality. While this is true for heterosexuality, it is even more so for gay men and lesbians. Jack Hart's Gay Sex is a fine, witty, and eminently reasonable guide to being a sexually active gay man in the world today. Like Felice Picano and Charles Silverstein's The New Joy of Gay Sex (a classic in the field), Hart's book is an all-purpose guide to living a sexually energetic and fulfilling life. Gay Sex gives gay men all they need to know, from tips on how to meet men (in bars, on the Net, in the street) to negotiating safe sex (from talking to finding the right condom) to dealing with relationships (be it sex-buddy or monogamous). There are also discussions on the mental-health aspects of masturbation, fantasy, dating, bondage, S/M, recreational drugs, role-playing, and general physical well-being. Hart's writing is clear, concise, and informative; he never overloads the reader with too much scientific information or confusing detail and never adopts a patronizing or moralizing tone. By treating sex as a vital and exhilarating aspect of everyday life, he manages to both introduce these topics to the novice in unthreatening and helpful ways and inform and enlighten those who have been out and about for years. --Michael Bronski

About the Author

Jack Hart's first book was the best-selling Gay Sex: A Manual for Men Who Love Men. Since then he has edited several erotica series, including My First Time, Straight, and Twink. He most recently edited the pirate erotica collection Treasure Trail.

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A must have for the gay male!
THug By Nature aka Tom
I was looking so long for a book like this and i finally found it since i myself am gay and want to know on all the positions of gay sex.
Thomas Maguire
This is the best book I have ever read on the subject of men who love other men.
Rlarvick@hotmail.com

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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Jon on August 23, 2000
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This book is good for understanding various aspects of gay sex from the vanilla to the kinky to safety. The title is a bit deciving though. A manual implies it shows one how to have sex (such as "The Ultimate Sex Book" for heterosexuals).
A lot of this stuff can be found by searching the internet on various sexual and health related sites out there.
The book does go indepth with some topics giving graphic and visual descriptions of various acts that might help the novice, but a veteran to Gay sex would not really benefit from this book as will those who do not have access to the Internet to get this information.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 13, 1999
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A pretty dumbed down version of "being gay." Not so much a sexual manual, per se, as a handbook for those who need definitions of things like "bars" and "genitals." Breaks no new ground, and you;d be much better off with the better written, better illustrated, and more comprehensive "New Joy of Gay Sex."
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 12, 1999
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I found this book interesting and a source of some ideas. The drawings were good and the discussion frank, noncritical and useful. The advice was helpful too, in meeting other guys and figuring out how to try some things for fun. I don't know what one of the reviewers was "shocked" about - the book is about gay sex, so naturally that's what it describes - and well depicted too. Enjoy, especially if you're new to the scene.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Dr. XXX on June 20, 2002
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Except for "The Joy of Gay Sex," how-to-books about homosexual lovemaking were still in short supply when this title reached print...Although I have a sentimental attachment to "The Joy of Gay Sex" for being the first of its kind, and the one that came along when I really needed it, Jack Hart's book is every bit its equal. I might even give it a slight edge. For other gay men, I recommend it highly.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Rlarvick@hotmail.com on December 2, 1998
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This is the best book I have ever read on the subject of men who love other men. I have lived the homosexual lifestyle every since I was 10 and this book describes it perfectly. I recommend this as the perfect Christmas gift for the man in your life.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 13, 2002
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This book is excellent for the youngest ones, kids that are getting started with their gay lives, and when they don't know what to say, what to think, or what to do... For most of us, it is just a "fine" book, nothing we haven't already read on the internet, or discussed with our friends or boyfriend. If you think you are gonna find hot pics (as the one on the cover), tips, or something new you didn't know, you better think twice before you get this book.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 26, 2000
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When I was a kid my aunt gave me a copy of Our Bodies Ourselves and it explained all the trials of puberty for a boy in a very general manner. This book is good for the young gay teen that needs alot of questions answered in a non-threatening way. As an adult I would have preferred a hardcore Kama Sutra.
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Frank Diaz on April 27, 2005
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This book i guess is a manual... but i would discribe it more as a dictionary. It summariz'z a word like testicals in one sentance and then talks about it in a few paragraphs. In my opinion Ultimate Gay Sex is a lot better than this book. Plus UGS has actuall photography to help get a better ideas, this book has some hand drawn pictures. Hope this helps.
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