The Soul Beneath the Skin: The Unseen Hearts and Habits of Gay Men

The Soul Beneath the Skin: The Unseen Hearts and Habits of Gay Men

by David Nimmons

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The Soul Beneath the Skin: The Unseen Hearts and Habits of Gay Men by David Nimmons

Among the most acclaimed books on the gay male experience, The Soul Beneath the Skin explores the wide variety of social and ethical experiments in gay men's lives, and their implications both for gay men and society at large. David Nimmons radically reinterprets gay men's sexuality, intimate relationships and ethics by looking at seven patterns of behavior widely practiced by gay men but rarely acknowledged: non-violent public culture; high rates of altruism, service, and volunteerism; robust sexual caretaking; friendship patterns of diffuse intimacies; friendship with women; diverse forms of sexual union; and unique forms of bliss and pleasure seeking.

These social innovations, striking similar to the teachings of the great spiritual traditions, suggest a new and profound public ethics, a stirringly optimistic vision of a social revolution as radical as it is unnoticed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312320409
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 11/01/2003
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Dave Nimmons, founder of Manifest Love, has been a gay leader in New York since 1983. He served as President of New York's Lesbian & Gay Community Services Center for six years, for three years directed HIV prevention and education at Gay Men's Health Crisis, and is an internationally-known HIV prevention theorist.

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