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On the down Low: A Journey into the Lives of "Straight" Black Men Who Sleep with Men

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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 author’s 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.”

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An analysis of the lives of homosexual and bisexual African-American men who outwardly live their lives as heterosexuals discusses the societal taboos that reinforce sexual secrecy and contribute to a disproportionate rise in HIV infection among African-American women. Reprint. 60,000 first printing

Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307419170
Subtitle:
A Journey into the Lives of "Straight" Black Men Who Sleep with Men
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Foreword:
Harris, E. Lynn
Author:
J. L. King with Karen Hunter
Author:
J. L. King
Author:
King, J. L.
Author:
Karen Hunter
Author:
Hunter, Karen
Subject:
Health & Fitness : Men's Health
Subject:
Health & Fitness : Sexuality
Subject:
Social Science : Ethnic Studies - African American Studies -
Subject:
Social Science : Gay Studies
Subject:
African American bisexual men
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Attitudes
Subject:
Men's Studies - Masculinity
Subject:
Men's Health
Subject:
Sexuality
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Gay Studies
Subject:
African American bisexual men - Attitudes
Subject:
Health and Medicine-General
Subject:
Family & Relationships : Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Mens Health
Subject:
S-H-MALE SPECI849EndCap
Subject:
Self Help-Male Specific
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
2004
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
190

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Gay and Lesbian » Fiction and Poetry » General
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Mens Health
Health and Self-Help » Psychology » General
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » Relationships
History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » General
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Mens Studies

On the down Low: A Journey into the Lives of "Straight" Black Men Who Sleep with Men
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Product details 190 pages Crown Publishing Group - English 9780307419170 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An analysis of the lives of homosexual and bisexual African-American men who outwardly live their lives as heterosexuals discusses the societal taboos that reinforce sexual secrecy and contribute to a disproportionate rise in HIV infection among African-American women. Reprint. 60,000 first printing
"Synopsis" by , 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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