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On the Down Low

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A bold exposé of the controversial secret that has potentially dire consequences in many African American communities

Delivering the first frank and thorough investigation of life “on the down low” (the DL), J. L. King exposes a closeted culture of sex between black men who lead “straight” lives. King explores his own past as a DL man, and the path that led him to let go of the lies and bring forth a message that can promote emotional healing and open discussions about relationships, sex, sexuality, and health in the black community.

Providing a long-overdue wake-up call, J. L. King bravely puts the spotlight on a topic that has until now remained dangerously taboo. Drawn from hundreds of interviews, statistics, and the authors firsthand knowledge of DL behavior, On the Down Low reveals the warning signs African American women need to know. King also discusses the potential health consequences of having unprotected sex, as African American women represent an alarming 64 percent of new HIV infections. Volatile yet vital, On the Down Low is sure to be one of the most talked-about books of the year.

“A survey by the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta found that nearly a quarter of black HIV-positive men who had sex with men consider themselves heterosexual.”

—Essence

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In this bold expose of the controversial, closeted culture of sex between black men who lead "straight" lives, the author explores his own past and puts the spotlight on a topic that has remained dangerously taboo.

About the Author

J. L. KING is an HIV/STD prevention activist, educator, and author. His expertise has been cited in national publications such as the New York Times and Essence, and his television appearances have ranged from The News Hour with Jim Lehrer to Black Entertainment Television. The father of three, he lives in Chicago.

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hill71086, November 9, 2008 (view all comments by hill71086)
More black women need to read this book!!!!!!!!!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780767913997
Foreword:
Harris, E. Lynn
Publisher:
Harmony
Author:
King, J. L.
Author:
Harris, E. Lynn
Author:
King, James L.
Author:
J. L. King with Karen Hunter
Author:
Hunter, Karen
Location:
New York
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Sexuality
Subject:
Men's Health
Subject:
Gay Studies
Subject:
Men's Studies - Masculinity
Subject:
Attitudes
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
African American bisexual men
Subject:
African American bisexual men - Attitudes
Subject:
Health and Medicine-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
62
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.16x5.24x.45 in. .34 lbs.

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