Dancing Around the Volcano

Dancing Around the Volcano : Freeing Our Erotic Lives: Decoding the Enigma of Gay Men and Sex

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A provocative, honest, and forthright look at the sex lives and sexual attitudes of gay men. "Guy Kettelhack has written one of the smartest, wisest books on sex I've ever read. . . . DANCING AROUND THE VOLCANO shows us that the sexual journey is the journey of the soul, and like all significant voyages, it cannot, must not be a safe journey".--Frank Browning, author of THE CULTURE OF DESIRE.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 13mm | 264g
  • Three Rivers Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0609801511
  • 9780609801512
  • 1,295,181

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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 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.
Celebrating the ingenuity with which gay men manage their sexual and aggressive drives and fantasies, Dancing Around the Volcano is a passionately pro-sex book with potentially healing--even revolutionary--implications for everyone: gay or straight, male or female.
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About Guy Kettelhack

Guy Kettelhack is the author and coauthor of more than twenty-five nonfiction books. He lives in New York City.
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