Unlimited Intimacy: Reflections on the Subculture of by Tim Dean

By Tim Dean

Barebacking—when homosexual males intentionally abandon condoms and embody unprotected sex—has incited loads of surprise, outrage, anger, or even disgust, yet little or no contemplation. Purposely flying within the face of a long time of safe-sex campaigning and HIV/AIDS information tasks, barebacking is definitely radical habit, habit that the majority humans may really condemn than comprehend. hence the time is ripe for Unlimited Intimacy, Tim Dean’s riveting research into barebacking and the targeted way of life that has grown round it.

Audacious and undeniably provocative, Dean’s profoundly reflective account is neither a manifesto nor an apology; in its place, it's a looking research that assessments the very limits of the research of intercourse within the twenty-first century. Dean’s broad examine into the culture offers a journey of the scene’s bars, intercourse golf equipment, and sites; bargains an specific yet refined research of its pornography; and files his personal own reviews within the tradition. yet eventually, it's HIV that animates the debate round barebacking, and Unlimited Intimacy explores how barebackers take into consideration transmitting the virus—especially the concept intentionally sharing it establishes a brand new community of kinship one of the contaminated. in line with Dean, intimacy makes us weak, exposes us to emotional probability, and forces us to drop our mental boundaries. As a devoted scan in intimacy with out limits—one that makes these metaphors of intimacy fairly literal—barebacking hence says very much approximately how intimacy works.

Written with a fierce intelligence and uncompromising nerve, Unlimited Intimacy will end up to be a milestone in our realizing of sexual behavior.

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