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

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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. ...
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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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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345414960
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/18/2000
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 648
  • Product dimensions: 8.95 (w) x 11.26 (h) x 1.68 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2001

    Informative, Useful--Truly a Book 'For Us'

    New York's Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) has amassed a wealth of AIDS-related information in its 20 years. The group has just published a comprehensive guide to gay male health, 'Men Like Us: The GMHC Complete Guide to Gay Men's Sexual, Physical and Emotional Well-Being.' The result is a snappy, savvy, and indeed almost encyclopedic look at our sexual, physical and emotional health, with common-sense language and lots of information. My personal favorites are Part One, called 'Sex Basics.' and Part Three, 'Major Medical,' which deals with the realities of AIDS in a very sophisticated yet easy-to-follow format. This section really shines. Part Three also includes a very knowledgeable 'user's guide' to getting the most out of a hosptial stay. Anyone of any immune status can benefit from this. Part 2, 'Body Basics,' was just fine, but it contains exercise and cardiovascular tips that are relatively easy to find elsewhere. If the book let me down anywhere, it was Part 4, which tended to lump spiritual and religious topics together in a somewhat superficial treatment. But this is a minor concern in such an important book as this. 'Men Like Us' deserves a space on your coffee table and would make a great gift to any guy, regardless of immune status. A hardbound version is available.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2000

    A valuable contribution to the literature of men's health

    This book is a great achievement. It is an extremely well researched and thorough resource. What distinguishes it from other health books is the craft with which it is written. The prose is witty and accessible. It is a pleasure to read. Reading it one gets the feeling that it is written by an intelligent, caring and trustworthy friend. Men Like Us focuses specifically on the needs of gay and bisexual men in ways that recognize the great diversity within these categories. Men Like Us covers an enormous amount of material often overlooked in general men's health books, and so it provides valuable information for all men, regardless of how they identify themselves.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2000

    Everything You Always Wanted to Know...

    An amazingly good job of pulling together what every gay man should know -- it seems like everything I've wondered about was covered, with facts and figures, good advice and facts, all in a smart and really funny style. It was my best birthday gift this year, and will be a reference on my bookshelf for years.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2000

    The gay bible is here!

    Daniel Wolfe's 'Men Like Us: The GMHC Guide to Gay Men's Sexual, Physical and Emotional Well-Being' is a book I can't recommend enough. More than 'Our Bodies, Ourselves' for gay men, this is a clever, entertaining and comprehensive user's manual that any man who likes/loves/lusts after men -- HIV-poz, HIV-neg, don't know, whatever -- should read. I've read it cover-to-cover, and learned -- and laughed -- the whole way through.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2000

    Great book-funny, gay and informative

    Finally, a health book that talks about not just sex (although there's a lot of great discussion of that), but also the whole range of gay men's lives--aging, spirituality, fitness, medical tests. And it's funny. And hot. And informative. My friends and I even take turns reading some of the stories in it out loud to each other, which is alot more than you'd expect from a health guide.

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