A book every gay man should own.

  • cityguy39

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    Dec 20, 2007 2:48 PM GMT
    Hey guys, I was just reading the forward to my copy of "The Joy Of Gay Sex" by Dr.Charles Silverstein and Felice Picano. I'm curious about two things. One, how many of you own the previous editions. Two, if you own any of them, how do they compare to eachother. I have the revised 3rd edition, I think it's a great book esp for younger guys coming up and out. What do you guys thinkicon_question.gif

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    Dec 20, 2007 5:57 PM GMT
    This might sound stupid, but what is it about? Like does it give you tips or what?
  • cityguy39

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    Dec 20, 2007 6:50 PM GMT
    Go to amazon and check it out, it's not what your thinking, seriously.

    Doug
  • Squarejaw

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    Dec 20, 2007 6:51 PM GMT
    It's been a loooong time, but as I recall, the earliest edition was more practical, and the newer edition was more philosophical. I preferred the earlier, practical edition. It actually was full of tips.

    (Does the new edition, for example, give a step-by-step procedure for those nervous about their first time getting fucked? The early edition had advice that I still give to young 'uns. And even a female co-worker, one time.)
  • cityguy39

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    Dec 20, 2007 7:25 PM GMT
    Hey SquareJaw, there actually is a section called first time, it's ok. I don't think any book can talk you through that, but it helps to see a perspective on the subject itself. There is also an illustration of the top guy(who has on a condom) looseing up the bottom. Each of the illustrations also promote condom use in all the sex acts which I think sends a very positive message.

    Doug
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    Dec 20, 2007 7:28 PM GMT
    Dont have it.
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    Dec 20, 2007 7:37 PM GMT
    since i doubt its in the library and i wouldnt dare check it out ill have to try a bookstore sometime.
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    Dec 20, 2007 10:06 PM GMT
    I have it, but I don't remember which edition I have. It really is a great, handy guide. I'm not sure it has anything you couldn't find on the internet, but seeing as it's actually written by doctors you can be sure that you can trust it.
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    Dec 20, 2007 11:38 PM GMT
    Yeah, got the old and new...both hot. get it.
  • Csrobbie2000

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    Dec 21, 2007 7:09 PM GMT
    OMG, that is the first gay book I read. I remember hiding and sneaking it to the checkout so nobody would see it. Well, that was years back then. LOL.
  • petcollins86

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    Nov 18, 2014 9:52 PM GMT
    Here you have another book. Enjoy it icon_smile.gif

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    Pet
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    Nov 18, 2014 10:27 PM GMT
    cityguy39 said... previous editions ... how do they compare to eachother ...
    im just looking at the third edition. It seems to start off with a "Brief History of The Joy of Gay Sex" section up front.

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  • HottJoe

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    Nov 18, 2014 10:32 PM GMT
    I remember seeing an earlier edition of this book that was from the late 70s, I think, and I believe Edmund White contributed to it. But it described rimming as a very fringe and unadvisable practice, and I was like, damn, this book sucks.
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    Nov 18, 2014 10:45 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidI remember seeing an earlier edition of this book that was from the late 70s, I think, and I believe Edmund White contributed to it. But it described rimming as a very fringe and unadvisable practice, and I was like, damn, this book sucks.

    icon_eek.gifhow could they? Burn them all. icon_mad.gif

  • Nov 19, 2014 8:24 PM GMT
    The Bible. Y'all going to hell sinners.


    In all seriousness though, it is a good book to read. Know thy enemy, isn't the worst tactic to play.
  • HottJoe

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    Nov 19, 2014 9:11 PM GMT
    PrinceofRavens saidThe Bible. Y'all going to hell sinners.


    In all seriousness though, it is a good book to read. Know thy enemy, isn't the worst tactic to play.

    You actually read the whole thing?

  • Nov 19, 2014 9:20 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    PrinceofRavens saidThe Bible. Y'all going to hell sinners.


    In all seriousness though, it is a good book to read. Know thy enemy, isn't the worst tactic to play.

    You actually read the whole thing?
    Ive read it 5 times. Although I skipped the letters & the psalms 2/5 of those times. It's actually a pretty interesting book. It's content is far removed from what majority of Christians believe it to be, and I take great joy in preaching that to them if they start on me.
  • martinaston

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    Nov 20, 2014 7:22 AM GMT
    "The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's World" _ Alan Downs