A Pill for Promiscuity (Kobo eBook)

A Pill for Promiscuity By Andrew R. Spieldenner, Jeffrey Escoffier, Andrew R. Spieldenner, Jeffrey Escoffier, Andrew Holleran, Steve MacIsaac, Daniel Felsenthal, Kane Race, Nicolas Flores, Alex Garner, Deion Hawkins, Pam Dore, Addison Vawters, Lore/tta LeMaster, Ariel Sabillon, Justice Jamal Jones, Jeff Weinstein Cover Image
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For a generation of gay men who came of age in the 1980s and 1990s, becoming sexually active meant confronting the dangers of catching and transmitting HIV. In the 21st century, however, the development of viral suppression treatments and preventative pills such as PrEP and nPEP has massively reduced the risk of acquiring HIV. Yet some of the stigma around gay male promiscuity and bareback sex has remained, inhibiting open dialogues about sexual desire, risk, and pleasure.

A Pill for Promiscuity brings together academics, artists, and activists—from different generations, countries, ethnic backgrounds, and HIV statuses—to reflect on how gay sex has changed in a post-PrEP era. Some offer personal perspectives on the value of promiscuity and the sexual communities it fosters, while others critique unequal access to PrEP and the increased role Big Pharma now plays in gay life. With a diverse group of contributors that includes novelist Andrew Holleran, trans scholar Lore/tta LeMaster, cartoonist Steve MacIsaac, and pornographic film director Mister Pam, this book asks provocative questions about how we might reimagine queer sex and sexuality in the 21st century.

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9781978824577
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication Date: February 10th, 2023