Lesbians for Men

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Author: Dian Hanson

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783836559607

Category:

Page: 360

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Men love girls who love girls: 125 years of faux lesbian fantasy photographyStraight men have always had a thing for lesbians, or more correctly, for essentially straight women willing to do other women for their viewing pleasure. When a man sees two women together there s no jealousy that another man s getting the woman he can t, as with heterosexual porn, just the joy of everything he likes times two, and the unshakable fantasy that women that wild would surely invite him to join in.Yes, it s unrealistic, but that doesn t make it any less popular, and photographers have been documenting these faux lesbian couplings for over 100 years. Lesbians for Men is the first photo book to acknowledge such photos are created to fuel male fantasy, to explore the reasons, and to trace their origins back to 1890, and forward to the present day.Over 300 photos, in black and white and color, celebrate the obliging women who ve kissed, fondled, and fulfilled men s lesbian cravings, in images created for pornography as well as fine art . Contemporary photographers include Nobuyoshi Araki, Guido Argentini, Bruno Bisang, Bob Carlos Clarke, Ed Fox, Ren Hang, Petter Hegre, Richard Kern, Will Santillo, and Kishin Shinoyama. Subjects range from simply affectionate to everything two women can do when they want to please male viewers as much as each other.Text in English, French, and German"

Lesbian Sex Secrets for Men

What Every Man Wants to Know about Making Love to a Woman and Never Asks

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Author: Jamie Goddard,Kurt Brungardt

Publisher: Plume

ISBN: 9780452281332

Category: Self-Help

Page: 273

View: 9858

This frank, frolicsome, and wonderfully illuminating book draws on the sexual advice and sex secrets of lesbians to help men become better lovers.

O.m.g. I'm Lesbian

So Natural, So Right

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Author: Zoe Jasmine

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 1468951009

Category: Self-Help

Page: 1

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During adolescence, most young women begin to be aware of sexual feelings and to take an interest in dating. Many young women feel physically attracted to men. But other young women feel physically attracted to women. You may notice that you feel ?turned on? by other women. You may feel different from your girlfriends, like you don't fit in sometimes. When your girlfriends are checking out the guys, you may find yourself checking out other women. Going out with men may not interest you. You may find yourself wondering, "Why aren't there any men like these terrific women I keep meeting?" You may also feel confused or unsure about whether or not you're a lesbian. You may feel confused because you're attracted to both men and women, and that's okay. Some women have relationships with both men and women throughout their lives. Some women eventually decide to be exclusively lesbian or exclusively heterosexual. Sexuality usually develops over time, so don't worry if you aren't sure.

Psychological Perspectives on Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Experiences

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Author: Linda Garnets,Douglas Kimmel

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231504942

Category: Psychology

Page: 832

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Designed for both the undergraduate and graduate classroom, this selection of important articles provides a comprehensive overview of current thought about the psychological issues affecting lesbians, bisexuals, and gay men. The editors have revised and updated the introduction and included a new set of articles for the second edition, most of which have been published since the release of the first edition of Psychological Perspectives. The book is divided into eight sections that deal with the meaning of sexual orientation; the psychological dimensions of prejudice, discrimination, and violence; identity development; diversity; relationships and families; adolescence, midlife, and aging; mental health; and the status of practice, research, and public policy bearing on homosexuality and bisexuality in American psychology.

Queer Style

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Author: Adam Geczy,Vicki Karaminas

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1847887368

Category: Design

Page: 192

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Queer Style offers an insight into queer fashionability by addressing the role that clothing has played in historical and contemporary lifestyles. From a fashion studies perspective, it examines the function of subcultural dress within queer communities and the mannerisms and messages that are used as signifiers of identity. Diverse dress is examined, including effeminate 'pansy,' masculine macho 'clone,' the 'lipstick' and 'butch' lesbian styles and the extreme styles of drag kings and drag queens. Divided into three main sections on history, subcultural identity and subcultural style, Queer Style will be of particular interest to students of dress and fashion as well as those coming to subculture from sociology and cultural studies.

The Vampire Film

Undead Cinema

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Author: Jeffrey Weinstock

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231850034

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 144

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This introductory volume offers an elegant analysis of the enduring appeal of the cinematic vampire. From Georges Méliès' early cinematic experiments to Twilight and Let the Right One In, the history of vampires in cinema can be organised by a handful of governing principles that help make sense of this movie monster's remarkable fecundity. Among these principles are that the cinematic vampire is invariably about sex and the vexed human relationship with technology, and that the vampire is always an overdetermined body condensing what a culture considers other. This volume includes in-depth studies of films including Powell's A Fool There Was, Franco's Vampyros Lesbos, Cronenberg's Rabid, Kümel's Daughters of Darkness, and Merhige's Shadow of the Vampire.

New York Girls

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Author: Richard Kern

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: 9783822881804

Category: Photography

Page: 208

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Reviving the Tribe

Regenerating Gay Men's Sexuality and Culture in the Ongoing Epidemic

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Author: Eric Rofes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317763858

Category: Education

Page: 318

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Reviving the Tribe creates a rich and brutally honest portrait of contemporary gay men’s lives amidst the seemingly endless AIDS epidemic and offers both autobiographical self-examination and a relentless critique of current sexual politics within the gay community. Fearlessly confronting the horrors experiences by surviving gay men without giving way to hopelessness, denial, or blame, Reviving the Tribe offers an inspiring blueprint for the gay community which faces a continuing spiral of disaster. In Reviving the Tribe, Author Eric Rofes argues that a return to the interrupted agenda of gay liberation may provide long-term motivation to keep gay men alive and spur rejuvenation of new generations of gay culture. By interweaving social history, psychology, anthropology, epidemiology, sociology, feminist theory, and sexology with his own journey through the epidemic, Rofes provides a moving and compelling argument for stepping out of the “state of emergency” and embracing a life beyond disease. He boldly offers a plan for community regeneration focused on restoring mental health, reclaiming sexuality, and mending the social fabric of communal gay life. Rofes asks unspoken questions lurking in gay men’s minds and suggests answers to these questions, hitting such controversial topics as: gay men’s sex cultures of the 1970s why “educated” gay men continue to become HIV-infected changing forms of gay masculinity the opening of new sex clubs and bathhouses leaving “rage activism” behind links between the Holocaust and AIDS unacknowledged roots in the feminist movement of gay men’s AIDS response mass denial of chronic trauma among gay men The refusal to confront the ever-intensifying manifestations of AIDS has seriously endangered the foundation of contemporary gay communities. Rofes argues that many gay men suffer from the ”disaster syndrome,” a psychologically determined response that defends individuals against being overwhelmed by traumatic experience. In Reviving the Tribe, he provides a radical critique of contemporary gay political culture and suggests alternatives which offer the opportunity to face history, grapple with decimation, and regenerate communal life. Cautioning that an honest analysis of recent gay history and urban cultures promises neither to stop gay men’s suffering nor to end continuing HIV infections, Reviving the Tribe provides gay men with a clear lens through which they might scrutinize their lives, come to a new understanding of the epidemic’s impact on their generation, and redirect activism. This courageous and inspiring work brings Rofes’commanding intellect and twenty years of grassroots gay activism to bear on the challenging task of reconstructing gay life in the new mellennium. Reviving the Tribe is filled with insight of special interest to gay men, lesbians involved in the mixed lesbian/gay movement, sociologists, public health workers, psychologists, counselors, sex educators, religious leaders, and AIDS prevention policymakers searching for fresh vision.

Sexualities, Spaces and Leisure Studies

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Author: Jayne Caudwell,Kath Browne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113574016X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 168

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This edited collection explores the important connections between sexualities, geographies and leisure studies. Chapters consider aspects of sport, leisure and tourism and show how sexualities are produced and reproduced within these spatial realms. The critical and interdisciplinary analyses—which are evident in the collection—focus on sexuality and the socio-cultural power relations produced through and in the spaces of leisure. These theoretical discussions are all informed by recent research findings and, importantly, extend existing debates within the fields of geography and leisure studies. A range of appropriate and relevant topics are covered, including critical debate on sexism, homophobic, heterosexism and heteronormativity as well as specific LGBT experiences of sport spectatorship, socialising, Mardi Gras and skiing. This book offers a unique collection and it is the first of its kind. This book was published as a special issue of Leisure Studies.

Virginia Woolf

Lesbian Readings

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Author: Eileen Barrett

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814712634

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

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The last two decades have seen a resurgence of critical and popular attention to Virginia Woolf's life and work. Such traditional institutions as The New York Review of Books now pair her with William Shakespeare in promotional advertisements; her face is used to sell everything from Barnes & Noble books to Bass Ale. Virginia Woolf: Lesbian Readings represents the first book devoted to Woolf's lesbianism. Divided into two sections, Lesbian Intersections and Lesbian Readings of Woolf's Novels, these essays focus on how Woolf's private and public experience and knowledge of same-sex love influences her shorter fiction and novels. Lesbian Intersections includes personal narratives that trace the experience of reading Woolf through the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. Lesbian Readings of Woolf's Novels provides lesbian interpretations of the individual novels, including Orlando, The Waves, and The Years. Breaking new ground in our understanding of the role Woolf's love for women plays in her major writing, these essays shift the emphasis of lesbian interpretations from Woolf's life to her work.

Sexy Origins and Intimate Things

The Rites and Rituals of Straights, Gays, Bi's, Drags, Trans, Virgins, and Others

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Author: Charles Panati

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780140271447

Category: Social Science

Page: 526

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A compendium of facts about sex reveals the origins of words, practices, and taboos, and discusses topics ranging from history's first love poem to the earliest known sex-change operation

Gay Male Pornography

An Issue of Sex Discrimination

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Author: Christopher N. Kendall

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774810777

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 270

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The 2000 case of Little Sisters Book and Art Emporium v. Customs Canada provided Canada’s highest court with its first opportunity to consider whether the analysis set out in R. v. Butler - in which the Supreme Court identified pornography as an issue of sex discrimination - applies to pornography intended for a lesbian or gay male audience. The Court held that it did, finding that, like heterosexual pornography, same-sex pornography also violates the sex equality interests of all Canadians. Christopher Kendall supports this finding, arguing that gay male pornography reinforces those social attitudes that create systemic inequality on the basis of sex and sexual orientation - misogyny and homophobia alike - by sexually conditioning gay men to those attitudes and practices. The author contends that as a result of litigation efforts like those brought by lesbian and gay activists in the Little Sisters case, the notion of empowerment and the rejection of those values that daily result in all that is anti-gay have been replaced with a misguided community ethic and identity politic that encourages inequality. This is best exemplified in the gay male pornography defended in Little Sisters as "liberation" and "central to sexual freedom." Gay Male Pornography rejects the equality claims of gay male pro-pornography advocates and argues that there is little to be gained from sexualized conformity. To date, no one has taken the position that gay male pornography violates the legal right to sex equality. This book does that and, as such, it will be of value to scholars of law, sociology, and gender studies, as well as to all who have an interest in equality and justice.

A Desired Past

A Short History of Same-Sex Love in America

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Author: Leila J. Rupp

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226731551

Category: Psychology

Page: 232

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A fascinating tour of same-sex love across four centuries of American history begins with European observations of native sexual practices when they arrived on American shores and chronicles a wide array of alternative behaviors.

The Whole Lesbian Sex Book

A Passionate Guide for All of Us

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Author: Felice Newman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781573441995

Category: Reference

Page: 376

View: 5580

Offers a comprehensive guide to lesbian sex, discussing techniques, intimacy, health issues, and sex toys.

Sexy Media?

Gender/Queertheoretische Analysen in den Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaften

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Author: Skadi Loist,Sigrid Kannengießer,Joan Kristin Bleicher

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839411718

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

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In medial bestimmten Gesellschaften stehen »Medien« und »Gender« in interdependenten Beziehungen. Die damit einhergehenden Dynamiken werden von den Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaften einerseits sowie von den Gender- und Queer Studies andererseits erforscht. In einem transdisziplinären Brückenschlag werden in diesem Band unterschiedliche Theorien und Methoden vorgestellt, angewandt und kritisiert. Die Beiträger_innen analysieren, wie sich Konzepte von Geschlecht und Sexualität in aktuellen Medienprodukten, medialen Kontexten und Aneignungsprozessen manifestieren.

I Love Cash

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Author: Kimberly Maryie Enterprises

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465394753

Category: Fiction

Page: 396

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Kendall Cashmon, 26, is a single, sharp, and fiscally savvy investment advisor for a prominent investment firm in Atlanta, GA. Now, after 5 years of being molded into a rich and successful member of the senior advisory team by her mentor and boos, Charlie Chiles, Kendall is seemingly on her way to the top. That is until she receives a bombshell announcement from her trusted mentor, and shes introduced to a new colleague, the sexy and accomplished Xavier Aldrich. Instantly attracted, Xaviers presence at the firm causes internal conflict for Kendall as she begins to question her priorities in life, as falling in love was never supposed to be in the plans. Succeeding Charlies unexpected surprise, the truth about the world of wealth and luxury that Kendall thought she knew so intimately begins to unfold. Kendall will be faced with tough decisions not know who to trust that will challenge her values and ultimately affect her new found love, her career, and the one thing she cherishes most in life. www.KimberlyMaryie.com

The Consumer Society Reader

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Author: Juliet Schor,Douglas B. Holt

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595587586

Category: Social Science

Page: 502

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The Consumer Society Reader features a range of key works on the nature and evolution of consumer society. Included here is much-discussed work by leading critics such as Jean Baudrillard, Susan Bordo, Dick Hebdige, bell hooks, and Janice Radway. Also included is a full range of classics, such as Frankfurt School writers Adorno and Horkheimer on the Culture Industry; Thorstein Veblen's oft-cited writings on "conspicuous consumption"; Betty Friedan on the housewife's central role in consumer society; John Kenneth Galbraith's influential analysis of the "affluent society"; and Pierre Bourdieu on the notion of "taste." "Consumer society--the 'air we breathe,' as George Orwell has described it--disappears during economic downtruns and political crises. It becomes visible again when prosperity seems secure, cultural transformation is too rapid, or enviornmental disasters occur. Such is the time in which we now find ourselves. As the roads clog with gas-guzzling SUVs and McMansions proliferate in the suburbs, the nation is once again asking fundamental questions about lifestyle. Has 'luxury fever,' to use Robert Frank's phrase, gotten out of hand? Are we really comfortable with the 'Brand Is Me' mentality? Have we gone too far in pursuit of the almighty dollar, to the detriment of our families, communities, and natural enviornment? Even politicians, ordinarily impermeable to questions about consumerism, are voicing doubts... [and] polls suggest majorities of Americans feel the country has become too materialistic, too focused on getting and spending, and increasingly removed from long-standing non-materialist values." —From the introduction by Douglas B. Holt and Juliet B. Schor

New Queer Cinema

The Director’s Cut

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Author: B. Ruby Rich

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822399695

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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B. Ruby Rich designated a brand new genre, the New Queer Cinema (NQC), in her groundbreaking article in the Village Voice in 1992. This movement in film and video was intensely political and aesthetically innovative, made possible by the debut of the camcorder, and driven initially by outrage over the unchecked spread of AIDS. The genre has grown to include an entire generation of queer artists, filmmakers, and activists. As a critic, curator, journalist, and scholar, Rich has been inextricably linked to the New Queer Cinema from its inception. This volume presents her new thoughts on the topic, as well as bringing together the best of her writing on the NQC. She follows this cinematic movement from its origins in the mid-1980s all the way to the present in essays and articles directed at a range of audiences, from readers of academic journals to popular glossies and weekly newspapers. She presents her insights into such NQC pioneers as Derek Jarman and Isaac Julien and investigates such celebrated films as Go Fish, Brokeback Mountain, Itty Bitty Titty Committee, and Milk. In addition to exploring less-known films and international cinemas (including Latin American and French films and videos), she documents the more recent incarnations of the NQC on screen, on the web, and in art galleries.

The Ladder

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Lesbianism

Page: N.A

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Cinema of Outsiders

The Rise of American Independent Film

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Author: Emanuel Levy

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814752896

Category: Social Science

Page: 601

View: 1513

A Los Angeles Times Bestseller The most important development in American culture of the last two decades is the emergence of independent cinema as a viable alternative to Hollywood. Indeed, while Hollywood's studios devote much of their time and energy to churning out big-budget, star-studded event movies, a renegade independent cinema that challenges mainstream fare continues to flourish with strong critical support and loyal audiences. Cinema of Outsiders is the first and only comprehensive chronicle of contemporary independent movies from the late 1970s up to the present. From the hip, audacious early works of maverick David Lynch, Jim Jarmusch, and Spike Lee, to the contemporary Oscar-winning success of indie dynamos, such as the Coen brothers (Fargo), Quentin Tarentino (Pulp Fiction), and Billy Bob Thornton (Sling Blade), Levy describes in a lucid and accessible manner the innovation and diversity of American indies in theme, sensibility, and style. Documenting the socio-economic, political and artistic forces that led to the rise of American independent film, Cinema of Outsiders depicts the pivotal role of indie guru Robert Redford and his Sundance Film Festival in creating a showcase for indies, the function of film schools in supplying talent, and the continuous tension between indies and Hollywood as two distinct industries with their own structure, finance, talent and audience. Levy describes the major cycles in the indie film movement: regional cinema, the New York school of film, African-American, Asian American, gay and lesbian, and movies made by women. Based on exhaustive research of over 1,000 movies made between 1977 and 1999, Levy evaluates some 200 quintessential indies, including Choose Me, Stranger Than Paradise, Blood Simple, Blue Velvet, Desperately Seeking Susan, Slacker, Poison, Reservoir Dogs, Gas Food Lodging, Menace II Society, Clerks, In the Company of Men, Chasing Amy, The Apostle, The Opposite of Sex, and Happiness. Cinema of Outsiders reveals the artistic and political impact of bold and provocative independent movies in displaying the cinema of "outsiders"-the cinema of the "other America."