Unlimited Intimacy: Reflections on the Subculture of by Tim Dean

By Tim Dean

Barebacking—when homosexual males intentionally abandon condoms and include 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 understanding tasks, barebacking is surely radical habit, habit that the majority humans might really condemn than comprehend. hence the time is ripe for Unlimited Intimacy, Tim Dean’s riveting research into barebacking and the unique lifestyle that has grown round it.

Audacious and undeniably provocative, Dean’s profoundly reflective account is neither a manifesto nor an apology; as a substitute, it's a looking out research that assessments the very limits of the research of intercourse within the twenty-first century. Dean’s vast study into the lifestyle offers a travel of the scene’s bars, intercourse golf equipment, and websites; deals an particular yet subtle research of its pornography; and records his personal own studies within the tradition. yet eventually, it's HIV that animates the talk 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 susceptible, 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 greatly approximately how intimacy works.

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

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