A Pill for Promiscuity: Gay Sex in an Age of Pharmaceuticals (Q+ Public) (Paperback)

A Pill for Promiscuity: Gay Sex in an Age of Pharmaceuticals (Q+  Public) By Andrew R. Spieldenner (Editor), Jeffrey Escoffier (Editor), Andrew R. Spieldenner (Contributions by), Jeffrey Escoffier (Contributions by), Andrew Holleran (Contributions by), Steve MacIsaac (Contributions by), Daniel Felsenthal (Contributions by), Kane Race (Contributions by), Nicolas Flores (Contributions by), Alex Garner (Contributions by), Deion Hawkins (Contributions by), Pam Dore (Contributions by), Addison Vawters (Contributions by), Lore/tta LeMaster (Contributions by), Ariel Sabillon (Contributions by), Justice Jamal Jones (Contributions by), Jeff Weinstein (Contributions by) Cover Image

A Pill for Promiscuity: Gay Sex in an Age of Pharmaceuticals (Q+ Public) (Paperback)

By Andrew R. Spieldenner (Editor), Jeffrey Escoffier (Editor), Andrew R. Spieldenner (Contributions by), Jeffrey Escoffier (Contributions by), Andrew Holleran (Contributions by), Steve MacIsaac (Contributions by), Daniel Felsenthal (Contributions by), Kane Race (Contributions by), Nicolas Flores (Contributions by), Alex Garner (Contributions by), Deion Hawkins (Contributions by), Pam Dore (Contributions by), Addison Vawters (Contributions by), Lore/tta LeMaster (Contributions by), Ariel Sabillon (Contributions by), Justice Jamal Jones (Contributions by), Jeff Weinstein (Contributions by)

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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. 
ANDREW SPIELDENNER is Executive Director of MPact: Global Action for Gay Rights and Associate Professor of Communication at California State University-San Marcos. Openly living with HIV, he writes about LGBTQ community, HIV and disability, serving as co-editor for the collections Intercultural Health Communication and Post-AIDS.
 
JEFFREY ESCOFFIER is a research associate and faculty member at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research. He was one of the founders and the publisher of the pioneering LGBTQ journal OUT/LOOK and is author of the books Bigger Than LifeAmerican Homo, and Sex, Society and the Making of Pornography (Rutgers University Press). 
Product Details ISBN: 9781978824553
ISBN-10: 1978824556
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication Date: February 10th, 2023
Pages: 142
Language: English
Series: Q+ Public