Men Like Us: The GMHC Complete Guide to Gay Men's Sexual, Physical, and Emotional Well-Being

Men Like Us: The GMHC Complete Guide to Gay Men's Sexual, Physical, and Emotional Well-Being

by Daniel Wolfe
     
 

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THE DEFINITIVE RESOURCE FOR ALL ASPECTS OF GAY MEN'S SEXUAL, PHYSICAL, AND EMOTIONAL LIVES, this indispensable, landmark book will empower you to take charge of your health, your relationships, and your life.

For nearly two decades, Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC), the world's largest and most respected not-for-profit AIDS service organization, has provided… See more details below

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THE DEFINITIVE RESOURCE FOR ALL ASPECTS OF GAY MEN'S SEXUAL, PHYSICAL, AND EMOTIONAL LIVES, this indispensable, landmark book will empower you to take charge of your health, your relationships, and your life.

For nearly two decades, Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC), the world's largest and most respected not-for-profit AIDS service organization, has provided vital support, education, and health information to gay men in the New York City area. Now, with Men Like Us, their guidance—and the insights of hundreds of gay men across America—can help you. Practical, down-to-earth, and accessible, this authoritative health resource covers such topics as

- Finding Doctor Right
- Your sex life vs. the rest of your life
- Sexually transmitted diseases: How to protect yourself, tell if you have them, and treat them
- 5 tests and vaccines no gay man should go without
- Guidelines for gay couples: Rekindling romance in long-term relationships
- Aging well: Strategies for mind and body
- An AIDS primer: Choices for the newly infected; antiviral drugs and how they work; deciding when to start antiviral therapy; determining if your therapy is working; and what to do if it's not
- Spirituality: Waking up inside; working for the gay good
- Mental matters: Meditation; stress reduction; finding a therapist; dealing with depression, anxiety, and psychotropic medications

Filled with expert advice—from leading doctors, lawyers, therapists, and fitness instructors to "ordinary gay men" whose stories provide important voices of experience—Men Like Us opens a window onto the ways we gay men, in all our diversity, carefor ourselves and each other.

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Library Journal
The former director of communications at the Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC), Wolfe models his encyclopedic guide on the classic Our Bodies, Ourselves, as did his former colleague Robert Penn, author of The Gay Men's Wellness Guide (LJ 2/1/98). As might be anticipated, the topics addressed range widely (including, e.g., anatomy, sex, relationships, illness, spirituality, aging, and diet), emphasizing both the vast varieties and basic commonalities of gay men. Appendixes provide contact information (including web sites) for a wide variety of organizations, listings for "transgender, transvestite, and intersex resources," and citations and references to supplement each chapter's endnotes. The refreshingly witty and nonjudgmental prose, numerous illustrations, and easy-to-read format make this appropriate for all collections. (One caveat: neither the table of contents nor the index was available to this reviewer, so the ease of finding specific information is unknown.)--James E. Van Buskirk, San Francisco P.L. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
Hero Magazine
Daniel Wolfe's Men Like Us is a witty and comprehensive user's manual for gay men. The thick book is a bible-of-sorts on virtually every topic of interest to gay guys: from coming out and spirituality to diet and exercise; from anal eroticism to recreational drugs and beyond.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345414960
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/18/2000
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
648
Product dimensions:
8.95(w) x 11.26(h) x 1.68(d)

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