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|Ch. 1||Introduction and overview||3|
|Ch. 2||Gay men's sexuality and psychotherapy : from cure to affirmation||31|
|Ch. 3||Why do men bareback? : no easy answers||65|
|Ch. 4||Trips and slips||101|
|Ch. 5||Cruising the Internet highway||141|
|Ch. 6||Love in the time of plague : male couples, sex, and HIV||179|
|Ch. 7||Love, sex, and trust||207|
|Ch. 8||Can barebacking be curbed? : what (if anything) works?||247|
|Ch. 9||Conclusions : sexual freedom and sexual responsibility||283|
|App. 1||Negotiated safety agreement questionnaire||299|
|App. 2||Safer barebacking procedures||303|
|App. 3||Squashing the "super-bug" : an open letter to gay and bisexual men||309|
Posted March 16, 2008
This exhaustive and comprehensive book is a must-read for anyone involved in HIV prevention, HIV mental health, gay men's mental health, public health officials, and others. It is, finally, a thorough and intelligent discussion of a complex topic that is too often dumbed-down and discussed hysterically rather than rationally. Shernoff is a legendary New York City therapist, long-time AIDS survivor, and most recently, cancer survivor, whose comprehensive contributions to the gay community are immeasurable. While the book is heavily researched, heavily referenced, and complex, it is also the most intelligent discussion yet of a 'sexy' and 'hot' topic, and refuses to succumb to platitudes, patronizing, stigmatizing, or simplistic explanations (as are so often offered by others, including misguided public health officials and conservative gay activists) for condom-less sex among gay men.
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