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The ins and outs of gay sex : a medical handbook for men
Goldstone, Stephen E.
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New York : Dell Pub., 1999.
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xii, 276 pages ; 21 cm
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RA777.8 .G65 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Finally--the book for every gay man's bedside table.

At last! Answers to the questions you're too embarrassed to ask--but always wanted to know!

Why does it hurt down there?nbsp;nbsp;Is it really safe to do that?nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;What does it mean when something looks like this--and how do I make it go away?

Chances are you never learned anything about gay intimacy from your parents, your school, or your family physician.nbsp;nbsp;Here, at last, is reliable, comprehensive information on a wide spectrum of gay medical concerns, written by an eminent surgeon and recognized authority on gay health issues.

With up-to-date facts, interviews, and case studies from the author's practice, The Ins and Outs of Gay Sex goes far beyond HIV concerns, combining a complete education about the safe and pleasurable practices of male-male sexuality with a comprehensive medical volume.

Here are the facts about what you need to know to keep your sex life hot and healthy, including:

The rules of safe anorectal stimulation.

Symptoms to send you running to the doctor.

Foreplay, sex toys, and other accessories.

Viral and nonviral STDs-don't wake up with an unpleasant surprise!

Treatments for impotence and other sexual dysfunctions.

Diseases that can be spread without penetration.

Drugs...relationships...doctors (how to find the right one for you), and much more.

Author Notes

Dr. Stephen E. Goldstone has a busy surgical practice in the New York metropolitan area. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, is on the teaching faculty of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and holds appointments at two New York City hospitals, Mount Sinai Medical Center and Cabrini Medical Center.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

For almost two decades, many have viewed the AIDS epidemic as paramount among gay men's health concerns. While never ignoring its centrality, Goldstone reminds his readers that there are myriad other considerations not only for self-identified gay men but for all "men who have sex with men." Among the wide range of sexual practices and concerns Goldstone covers are anal intercourse, sexually transmitted viral and bacterial infections, impotence, oral sex and HIV transmission, as well as recreational and prescription drug use and abuse. He also discusses ancillary cultural issues such as how being monogamous, living in an open relationship or having numerous sexual partners can affect safe sex practices. Goldstone's medical information is up-to-date and accurate; although, as he points out, treatments for AIDS change almost monthly. While the book covers the safety and health aspects of body piercing, its lack of information about the health implications of the wide range of sadomasochistic practices prevalent in the gay male community is a drawback. On the other hand, Goldstone has a positive, nonjudgmental attitude toward sex. This openness, combined with a chatty style (replete with bad jokes and not very subtle innuendo, reminiscent of David Reuben's Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sex but without the moralizing), makes Goldstone's book unusually reader-friendly. Includes charts and illustrations. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved